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#6437941 - 09/04/16 12:03 PM Ranger diesel?
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I have a 2005 Yamaha Grizzly 660 I never use anymore. But do use a 2008 (purchased from a friend) 2008 Ranger 700. I keep 100 gallons of red diesel on the place, and I HATE ETHANOL! I'm thinking about selling both and getting a new Ranger diesel. 30mph is about as fast as I go anymore.
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#6438175 - 09/04/16 04:02 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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I drove one around a bit bring hydrostatic I did not care for it. Seemed really sluggish. If I were buying a diesel utv I would put my money on the kubota.

Walter

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#6438250 - 09/04/16 05:12 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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My Kubota will do a hair over 27 mph. Steel dump bed, with hydraulic dump mechanism. Will do either 2wd or 4wd. Glass windshield, with wiper. Roll cage and hard plastic roof. If you want a work machine, there's nothing better. If you want to drive fast and play, get something else.

They also come in the 'wimpy farmer' version, with doors and a/c and heat. I love harassing tlk, cause I know he has one.

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#6438494 - 09/04/16 08:49 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: 603Country]
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Good to know. Trouble is I don't know where the closest Kubota dealer is, and I've got Polaris 20 minutes down the road from the land, and Ag Power 10 minutes from home. Gator diesel?
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#6438587 - 09/04/16 10:02 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Kubota dealers are everywhere, but we don't notice them until we need one. You really should go kick the tires in a Kubota diesel UTV before you spend your money.

Only drawback I've found is that it doesn't do well in the mud with the std tires. One good thing is that you won't need to go to the dealer very much. The dang thing is pretty much bulletproof. I bought ours used in about 2006. Still got the same battery. Probably bad luck for me to say that.

I just replace fluids and filters once a year and keep on trucking.

The cup holders will hold a wine bottle. Just sayin...

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#6438601 - 09/04/16 10:16 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Six and mango is the kubota dealer around here. I'm not sure about the new gators. But I would still test drive them all to see which one you like best.

Walter

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#6438661 - 09/04/16 11:03 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Buddy has a Kubota, it's insanely tough, sips fuel, and never has any issues, but we've never gotten it to go faster than 21mph. He strictly hog hunts in his and for that very reason he's moving to crew model for more for his dogs and to be able to run faster. If the low 20's is fast enough for you then it sounds like it might be a good option.

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#6438813 - 09/05/16 08:21 AM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Check out the Deisel Units Navasot sells, he brought a demo to our Encinal Javalina Hunt and I was impressed
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#6438898 - 09/05/16 09:47 AM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: SniperRAB]
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Forgot all about those! bang

Thanks Scooter!
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#6438931 - 09/05/16 10:29 AM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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#6438989 - 09/05/16 12:04 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: Ramball36]
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I know two salesmen very well. Service and parts departments there suck. I can go look there, though.
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#6439165 - 09/05/16 03:22 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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As I understand it, the Kubota's are built like a tractor and don't do well in rough country's? I opted for the diesel Mule even though I have a Kubota tractor and generator.

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#6439172 - 09/05/16 03:26 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Forgot all about those! bang

Thanks Scooter!


Truly nice machines and I was impressed with the ride and speed, like yourself I have no desire to fly but it had plenty of Pep and he rode right along at the same speed and its a 30 dollar Cab ride to where we were hunting...Milage was impressive and the Cab Space and Seat had me sold...
I think that may be my next move when my Ranger goes to that Ranger Place in the Sky up


I would deal with Nav at J5 just for his service that's just my 10C Sir instead of a local and he would deliver and fix you up.

Good Luck Sir
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#6439367 - 09/05/16 06:05 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: FiremanJG]
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There's a Kubota dealership not far from you in Sherman. I have a diesel Mule. I like the unit's performance but the ride is rougher than I like.

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#6439521 - 09/05/16 07:44 PM Re: Ranger diesel? [Re: jetdad]
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I need smooth off road. The gas Ranger has been fine, and has even pulled the trailers I've asked it to. Just don't like how ethanol goes bad so fast.
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