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Old 12-08-2012, 09:50 AM
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Show us your utv

Considering purchase of a utv. I live on 7 acres and my home and boat/lift are on opposite ends of the property. Use my truck to get to/fr frontage but it is kind of big for the path and being in and out with swimsuits, towels and sunscreen is not good for the interior. Looked at golf carts but seems like utv has lots of other uses around my property with the winch, plow, dump box, etc.

Plow might be a little anemic for 700 ft of driveway but a good back up nonetheless.

Who owns utvs, what d'ya use me for, etc.

Currently considering a Polaris ranger 500 efi. Bench seat, dump box, windshield, winch, plow.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:36 AM
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I had a Yamaha Rhino then went to the Polaris Ranger 800xp. Use it for duck hunting. From a popularity standpoint, the Ranger is probably number 1 followed by Kawasaki, Artic Cat, Honda, and Yamaha.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:48 AM
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We have a john deer 550 xl gator. Mainly used to take elderly, gas, supplies and coolers to and from the dock. Very lite duty work, but it's more inexpensive than most and does well for our purposes. seats four or backseat can be used as a second bed. turning radius isn't ideal, it's long and takes a minute to navigate tight spots.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:27 AM
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I don't have one, just letting you know that the plow would be more than sufficient. I have a 46" plow on my garden tractor for about 400 ft of driveway and it does just fine...UTV would be even better with 4x4 and larger blade. I have a few friends that plow with UTV/ATV and are more than satisified.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:07 PM
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My Polaris Ranger has been without a doubt one of the best "work toys" I have gathered. 300 trouble free hours on it so far. Flat out back saver Our dock is @ the other end of the subdivision so the in and outs can be time consuming. Get in and out soaking wet, not a problem.. IMO 4wd would be a must, windshield is a great add on also. On the downside due to the hills involved my MC is a no go for the Ranger.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:17 PM
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i bought two 500 rangers last year .. love them ... the regular one will go absolutely anywhere. the crew is for the lake ... cruising around ... huge turning radius though

i love my rangers
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:09 AM
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i bought two 500 rangers last year .. love them ... the regular one will go absolutely anywhere. the crew is for the lake ... cruising around ... huge turning radius though

i love my rangers
Yeah....i am torn between the two...reg v crew. Did some more research and thinking about regular with the roll cage extension and removable jump seats in the bed

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:58 AM
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my regular one also double for running around out friends farm ... no way a crew would make any of those turns. i have also looked into those removable seats ... will probably get one

also, dont buy a cheap windshield. I bought a $150 one from polaris that scratches easily ... buy the $400 Koplin one that flips out in the middle a few inches for summer ventilation
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:47 AM
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:06 PM
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