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#7055366 - 01/27/18 06:36 PM HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew
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looking at getting a new UTV

price of the ranger is considerably more.


what are the pro's and cons? I really like the can-am
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#7055624 - 01/27/18 10:30 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
scot Offline
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Registered: 01/17/08
Posts: 8391
Loc: Weatherford
Was in the market for a SXS earlier this year. Went to freedom power sports and they were all about the Can AM. The internet sure lens the way of the Ranger but the Mule pro with more wrrnty is fining respect. We needed up with a lightly used ranger. The only thing I will say about the can am as I felt the wiring was very sloppy. Not all heat think wrapped. Not tied tight to the frame. Just the min thing that stood out. Also didnít care for the non slip seating. It just felt like there was pine tar on the seat.


There are still probably 3 rangers for every Mule and Can Am on the lease.

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#7060529 - 01/31/18 03:04 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
Dien Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
Posts: 602
Loc: Grand Prairie
Can-am defender, less heat under your butt.

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#7060821 - 01/31/18 05:53 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: Dien]
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Registered: 07/20/07
Posts: 446
Loc: Denton,TX
Originally Posted By: Dien
Can-am defender, less heat under your butt.

Really? I havenít noticed.....I ave the Polaris and love it. I priced them all and they are similar but you get more power with the ranger. Like anything else, the add ons will get you.

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#7064249 - 02/03/18 10:45 AM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
ftworthian Offline
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Registered: 09/21/17
Posts: 21
Loc: Fort Worth TX
Txtrophy85--I faced the same delima, Can Am max HD8 with power steering vs Ranger crew 900 with power steering vs Mule Pro FXT EPS. I went Can Am and am very happy with it, but its only got maybe 30 hours on it thus far. I put essex surefoot t-hawks on it and have been using it as my quail rig since New Years.

I really am glad i went with Can Am. I don't check in on here often, but feel free to PM me for my number and i can fill you in on any questions you might have. The only nit picking negative i can find thus far, is you need to stop to put it into 4 wheel drive. Not a huge deal, i am just used to rangers which i have run for 15 years.

I would buy the Can Am again tomorrow if i faced the choice, and my hunting buddies all like it as well. Smooth even with heavy tough tires on it, quiet, plenty of power and its gets you where you need to go. Put a roof and glass flip up windshield and a back windshield on it. I am going to put some front a arm guards on it as some of the boots look pretty exposed. I follow dogs, I don't follow roads.

Cheers

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#7064447 - 02/03/18 03:01 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
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I ended up going with the HD8 defender max

Love it so far


Interesting though I didnít know the 4x4 was not shift on the fly
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#7064650 - 02/03/18 06:28 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Loc: Western Parker County
Mahindra hands down. You'll pay for it but is well worth it. Highest payload, towing and clearance on the market. Built solid by a tractor company.
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#7065214 - 02/04/18 09:45 AM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: Halfadozen]
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
Mahindra hands down. You'll pay for it but is well worth it. Highest payload, towing and clearance on the market. Built solid by a tractor company.


This ^^^^

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#7065810 - 02/04/18 05:57 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: Halfadozen]
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Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
Mahindra hands down. You'll pay for it but is well worth it. Highest payload, towing and clearance on the market. Built solid by a tractor company.



I donít know a single person that owns one.


If they are anything like their less than impressive tractors Iíll pass

We have a dealer in bandera close to where I live and see the machines but Iíve never been interested in looking at them

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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#7067164 - 02/05/18 04:49 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
Halfadozen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Loc: Western Parker County
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
Mahindra hands down. You'll pay for it but is well worth it. Highest payload, towing and clearance on the market. Built solid by a tractor company.



I donít know a single person that owns one.


If they are anything like their less than impressive tractors Iíll pass

We have a dealer in bandera close to where I live and see the machines but Iíve never been interested in looking at them



Give them a look for future reference, just wanted to throw that option out there but see you went with the Can-Am. A very solid choice but ground clearance might be an issue. Let us know how it works out in the field. I know quite a few Mahindra owners and everyone is very pleased. Mine is used in some pretty rough and hilly country and it performs great. Good purchase though - Can-Am is solid for sure.
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#7069660 - 02/07/18 01:17 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
ftworthian Offline
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Registered: 09/21/17
Posts: 21
Loc: Fort Worth TX
Halfadozen, why would ground clearance be an issue in the Can AM? I don't care, but curious as it is 11 inches of clearance i think.... I have not had any issues, and 11 inches of clearance is more than mule pro FXT, not sure what the ranger is. Mine works great in the field, but like i said its still new so who knows. I still own Rangers, but I hop in the Can Am every hunt.


Edited by ftworthian (02/07/18 01:18 PM)

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#7072534 - 02/09/18 05:41 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
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I got 12" of ground clearance with a 2" lift and 27" tires.


the breakover angle is not great because of the length but so far in the hills around Wimberley I have not touched the skidplate


I may upgrade to bigger tires once these go, and its not as nimble as a single seater, but I love the machine
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#7072673 - 02/09/18 07:15 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
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Registered: 02/15/15
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Loc: Addison Tx or Cisco Tx
I have a can AM commander 800r 2015 - over2k miles and several hundred hours so far and the only thing I have had to replace is the tires this year. And it will be due some brake pads after turkey season. And it is purely a Bad [censored] machine. been running it non stop in some pretty nasty West Texas hunting areas: rock/mud/water what ever just keeps on going.

Even used it once or twice to help pull out full size pickups

when you buy what ever sxs get the tires slimed:

suggest using :

Quadboss
QuadBoss Tire Sealant

Seals up to 1/2" puncture in the tread and 1/4" puncture in the sidewall

don't use the green tire slime it breaks down and will also screw up your rims over time.

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#7118437 - 03/21/18 08:40 AM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: txtrophy85]
sdunshee Offline
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Registered: 11/16/13
Posts: 110
Loc: murphy, tx: young/stephens cou...
Defenders are beasts, have an HD10 on 30" motoclaws and still has boat loads of power....best clutching and gearing out of them all. Don't worry about the stopping to put in 4wd too much, im always changing it on the fly when trail riding it as long as its at a constant speed.

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#7118728 - 03/21/18 12:53 PM Re: HD 8 Can-Am vs. Polaris Ranger 900 Crew [Re: sdunshee]
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Originally Posted By: sdunshee
Defenders are beasts, have an HD10 on 30" motoclaws and still has boat loads of power....best clutching and gearing out of them all. Don't worry about the stopping to put in 4wd too much, im always changing it on the fly when trail riding it as long as its at a constant speed.


You think 30Ē tires would be too big for the HD 8?

The 27Ēís on this one are kinda small
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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