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#6758974 - 05/09/17 02:55 PM Best Side x Side for the money
jskin Offline
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Registered: 11/12/09
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Loc: McKinney/Van Alstyne
Looking for a solid general purpose/utility side x side. Would like the crew option. What do you guys recommend?
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#6759027 - 05/09/17 03:30 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
TX0303 Offline
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Covered here about once per month. You have the Ranger camp and the Mule camp. Both will serve well.

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#6759042 - 05/09/17 03:48 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: TX0303]
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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.
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#6759061 - 05/09/17 04:05 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
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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
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#6759066 - 05/09/17 04:11 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
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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.
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#6759076 - 05/09/17 04:20 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: redchevy]
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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
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#6759091 - 05/09/17 04:31 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
Hunter-Steve Offline
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Does anyone have any reviews of the Can Am Defender's? How do they compare to the Mule and Ranger?
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#6759383 - 05/09/17 08:31 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: TX0303]
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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..
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#6759442 - 05/09/17 09:08 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
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Honda Pioneer 700 or 1000-4, all day long.
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#6759530 - 05/09/17 10:35 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
KG68 Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
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Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Turned 1206 hours on my Nov. 2014 Polaris 900 crew today. Love this rig. grin

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#6759603 - 05/10/17 06:08 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
BMag Offline
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Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 114
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.

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#6759676 - 05/10/17 07:59 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: KG68]
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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!
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#6759835 - 05/10/17 09:48 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
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Registered: 09/11/09
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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.
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#6761843 - 05/11/17 08:59 PM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin]
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Mule pro ftx

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

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#6762039 - 05/12/17 06:59 AM Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: CharlieCTx]
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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.
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