Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
5P Outfitters, Marshall11, Gsphunter12, Elizzzabeth19, bigdog10610
63065 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 84338
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44320
BOBO the Clown 43040
bill oxner 42706
BMD 40628
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35001
SnakeWrangler 31629
facebook
Forum Stats
63065 Members
46 Forums
443353 Topics
6107553 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6758974 - 05/09/17 02:55 PM Best Side x Side for the money
jskin Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 5421
Loc: McKinney/Van Alstyne
Looking for a solid general purpose/utility side x side. Would like the crew option. What do you guys recommend?
_________________________
"While we are postponing, life speeds by"


Top
#6759027 - 05/09/17 03:30 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
TX0303 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 168
Covered here about once per month. You have the Ranger camp and the Mule camp. Both will serve well.

Top
#6759042 - 05/09/17 03:48 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: TX0303]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26956
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: TX0303
Covered here about once per month. You have the Ranger camp and the Mule camp. Both will serve well.


Don't forget the "they are a waste of money" camp. I'd buy a tractor instead.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#6759061 - 05/09/17 04:05 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
titan2232 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3833
Loc: Conroe, TX
I bought a Ranger 570 crew at the beginning of the year for $14K (the cheapest I could find with power steering)

It has a really smooth ride even with 1000 lbs of total cargo and my kids get my moneys worth riding it many times every week (I don't keep it at the ranch)

Haven't had it long enough to say anything else except the turning radius mad


You will need to plan your turns a day in advance with the crew model
_________________________


Top
#6759066 - 05/09/17 04:11 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
txshntr Online   content
T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 35001
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I'll be getting a mahindra from Gavin. After driving it all weekend on the Javi hunt and comparing it to the John Deere and Polaris, it's the one I want.
_________________________

Top
#6759076 - 05/09/17 04:20 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: redchevy]
Navasot Online   content
Hollywood

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27546
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: TX0303
Covered here about once per month. You have the Ranger camp and the Mule camp. Both will serve well.


Don't forget the "they are a waste of money" camp. I'd buy a tractor instead.


Not always... they can be just as much of a tool as a tractor just not for the same jobs
_________________________


http://www.j5tractors.com/

Top
#6759091 - 05/09/17 04:31 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
Hunter-Steve Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 1047
Loc: Plano. TX
Does anyone have any reviews of the Can Am Defender's? How do they compare to the Mule and Ranger?
_________________________
NRA Life Member - NRA Certified Instructor

Top
#6759383 - 05/09/17 08:31 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: TX0303]
Mr. T. Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 2130
Loc: Hunt in Cass County, live in T...
Originally Posted By: TX0303
Covered here about once per month. You have the Ranger camp and the Mule camp. Both will serve well.

Yep! I got a Mule and a tractor...and I'm happy happy happy..
_________________________
Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.
www.pagosaspringscabin.com

Top
#6759442 - 05/09/17 09:08 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
CharlieCTx Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1493
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Honda Pioneer 700 or 1000-4, all day long.
_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10+AAC Cyclone - Kel-Tec RFB+Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar XQ-50
ATN OTS 336-70mm 60hz Thermal Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top
#6759530 - 05/09/17 10:35 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6314
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Turned 1206 hours on my Nov. 2014 Polaris 900 crew today. Love this rig. grin

Top
#6759603 - 05/10/17 06:08 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
BMag Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 127
If you are a big guy, like myself, the Yamaha Viking VI has the most leg room. It also fits my wife, three kiddos, and me pretty well. I picked mine up for $12,000 with power steering. No complaints about the second one yet. I didn't have the first one long enough to ride it much. Someone decided they needed it more than I did I guess. I recommend getting an insurance policy on anything you get.

Top
#6759676 - 05/10/17 07:59 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: KG68]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26956
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: KG68
Turned 1206 hours on my Nov. 2014 Polaris 900 crew today. Love this rig. grin


That is pretty impressive, I have a 2015 year model truck with 27,000 miles on it that only has 700 or so hours on it. You use that thing a lot!
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#6759835 - 05/10/17 09:48 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
Gumbeaux Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 2894
Loc: Georgetown
Agree they're all pretty solid. I'd go with the best combination of dealer and price. I went with the Mule Pro-FXT myself.

Top
#6761843 - 05/11/17 08:59 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
Brother in-law Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 26836
Mule pro ftx

And it fits big people, quick set up and change rear seat, pretty quiet, not all plastic

Top
#6762039 - 05/12/17 06:59 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: CharlieCTx]
BigRon Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 1519
Loc: Wise County
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Honda Pioneer 700 or 1000-4, all day long.


Honda makes outstanding equipment. It's hard to go wrong with most brands mentioned in this thread. But, get power steering. The power steering option is one of those things I didn't know I needed until I had it. Now I would never buy a sxs or atv without it. None of us are getting any younger and power steering helps with safety, fatigue, and general handling.
_________________________
"Every man dies, but not every man lives." William Wallace, Braveheart......

I will not lie, cheat, or steal. Nor tolerate those who do.

God is so good to me.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide