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#6354903 - 07/01/16 05:01 PM UTV recommendations
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My grandson has decided we need a UTV for hunting and play but mostly hunting.
What say you guys on a good one without going to far overboard price wise? Anyone's to stay away from?

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#6354909 - 07/01/16 05:06 PM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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#6354916 - 07/01/16 05:12 PM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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#6354927 - 07/01/16 05:23 PM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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Polaris ranger, from all the ones I've been in Polaris is pretty superior
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#6354930 - 07/01/16 05:26 PM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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Polaris Ranger, Kawasaki Mule FTX, Honda Big Red or the Mihindra are the four I would look at.
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#6355071 - 07/01/16 07:42 PM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Polaris Ranger, Kawasaki Mule FTX, Honda Big Red or the Mihindra are the four I would look at.


Have been loyal and happy with my Rangers, mainly for the smooth ride...
But check out Navasot's UTV's at J5 Tractors...That Diesel unit is a Smooth machine and new warranty is pretty outstanding up


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#6355188 - 07/01/16 09:37 PM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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I've always been a Ranger fan. I just bought another a few months ago. But, I came REALLY close to going with a Honda Pioneer. I think that's a good machine also.

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#6355346 - 07/02/16 06:51 AM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: BA223]
decook Offline
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Originally Posted By: BA223
I've always been a Ranger fan. I just bought another a few months ago. But, I came REALLY close to going with a Honda Pioneer. I think that's a good machine also.


I did too. I was looking at the 1000 but no one had the color I wanted so I had to wait 3 months. While doing some studying I started reading of clutch issues on these models, enough to scare me away. I bought the Pioneer 900 instead. Great machine.
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#6355488 - 07/02/16 09:34 AM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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To touch on the clutch issues on a lot of the high speed UTVs youll see plenty that get bad reviews for the clutch issues. But most not all are because of the ones buying these to put around on and doing so in high range and that chance doubles when just putting around with a load. .. the clutch even in a ranger is not made to work low speeds continuous in high range.
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#6355510 - 07/02/16 09:56 AM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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I've got a Kubota RTV I've been happy with. It's slow and rides rough but it'll pull anything and low maintenance.

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#6355609 - 07/02/16 11:29 AM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
Pinkus Offline
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Can am commander, get the 1000 xt , there is a camo model and will run 70Mph when ya want to have fun.
When I bought maverick I could have got loaded xt in camo for 15k ish.


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#6356553 - 07/03/16 10:00 AM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
To touch on the clutch issues on a lot of the high speed UTVs youll see plenty that get bad reviews for the clutch issues. But most not all are because of the ones buying these to put around on and doing so in high range and that chance doubles when just putting around with a load. .. the clutch even in a ranger is not made to work low speeds continuous in high range.


Yeah Navasot I think you're right. I also think that a lot of the issues are also caused by the new owner not reading the manual and treating these things like automobiles which they are not.

I wrote about the Pioneer 1000 that uses a dual clutch, but doesn't have a torque converter like the Honda 700's do (or so I have read). If it did, I would have waited the 3 months.
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#6356597 - 07/03/16 10:46 AM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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I'm not an owner yet, but I've been test driving and doing research. For the money the Honda pioneer 700 is probably the best deal.(Honda no longer makes he big red) the only knock on the pioneer is at elevation it has issues. I test drove a ranger 900 and it was nice but it has belt issues. You will notice the belt drive at slow speeds in reverse. It was quick though! My personal favorite at around $2000 more than the pioneer is the Yamaha Viking. They are setup nice and have lots of room.
The New mules are kinda ugly, and slow, but from what I understand they are tough, and have a 3 YEAR warranty.
As a said I like the Viking, but my pocket book says get a pioneer. I just don't trust Rangers. I'm not loyal to any make, I'm just looking at what Gets me the most for my money.

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#6356671 - 07/03/16 11:50 AM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: shightower]
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Originally Posted By: shightower
I'm not an owner yet, but I've been test driving and doing research. For the money the Honda pioneer 700 is probably the best deal.(Honda no longer makes he big red) the only knock on the pioneer is at elevation it has issues. I test drove a ranger 900 and it was nice but it has belt issues. You will notice the belt drive at slow speeds in reverse. It was quick though! My personal favorite at around $2000 more than the pioneer is the Yamaha Viking. They are setup nice and have lots of room.
The New mules are kinda ugly, and slow, but from what I understand they are tough, and have a 3 YEAR warranty.
As a said I like the Viking, but my pocket book says get a pioneer. I just don't trust Rangers. I'm not loyal to any make, I'm just looking at what Gets me the most for my money.


How fast you looking to go on a UTV? The Mule FTX goes as fast as I want off road. I have the Teryx4 and have only had it in high range 3 times, low range will do 35
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#6356783 - 07/03/16 01:34 PM Re: UTV recommendations [Re: majekman]
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I don't know how fast? I'm still trying to figure that out. I will say that the ranger 900 was fast enough!!

My main concern is not speed on the lease, but if I take it out on trails etc. I know that I will want the extra power and speed to play.

Again this is why I haven't purchased one yet, I'm still trying to figure out what I want exactly.

Bigpig I will agree for a hunting lease only rig the Mule is very good.

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