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Best Side x Side for the money #6758974 05/09/17 07:55 PM
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Looking for a solid general purpose/utility side x side. Would like the crew option. What do you guys recommend?


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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6759027 05/09/17 08:30 PM
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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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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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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



Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6759066 05/09/17 09:11 PM
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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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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: redchevy] #6759076 05/09/17 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
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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

Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6759091 05/09/17 09:31 PM
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Does anyone have any reviews of the Can Am Defender's? How do they compare to the Mule and Ranger?

Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: TX0303] #6759383 05/10/17 01:31 AM
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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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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6759442 05/10/17 02:08 AM
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Honda Pioneer 700 or 1000-4, all day long.


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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6759530 05/10/17 03:35 AM
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Turned 1206 hours on my Nov. 2014 Polaris 900 crew today. Love this rig. grin

Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6759603 05/10/17 11:08 AM
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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.

Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: KG68] #6759676 05/10/17 12:59 PM
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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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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6759835 05/10/17 02:48 PM
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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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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6761843 05/12/17 01:59 AM
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Mule pro ftx

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

Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: CharlieCTx] #6762039 05/12/17 11:59 AM
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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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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6762219 05/12/17 02:18 PM
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Do yourself a favor and go test drive a Mahindra after you test drive the others.


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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: redchevy] #6762435 05/12/17 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
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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.

And the "you can buy a used Jeep cheaper than a new UTV" camp.


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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6762622 05/12/17 10:03 PM
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If you need something portable, go buy the Pioneer that's on the classified section here.

If you want something to leave at the lease, I think the used/cheap Jeep idea is hard to beat.

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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6765310 05/16/17 10:39 AM
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Charlie has it right, Honda Pioneers are awesome and easy to tow, although mine stays at camp most of the year.


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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: BigRon] #6768124 05/18/17 11:37 PM
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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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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: Mr. T.] #6768230 05/19/17 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
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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..



Same here - each has its purpose.


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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: jskin] #6768633 05/19/17 03:30 PM
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Re: Best Side x Side for the money [Re: Hunter-Steve] #6807951 06/29/17 04:53 PM
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Test drove the Defender hd10 Eps, mule pro-fx and a ranger 900. Came home with the defender. Like all 3 but the defender just fit me best. Awesome power, great ergos, fit and finish was the nicest, crazy tight turning radius, super smooth factory clutching, big bed. Mine has a 2" lift on 30"s and it'll climb just about anything and haul about anything. Had 700+lbs in the bed last time at the lease and didn't bat an eye to it...pulled it great in High range and didn't even notice it in Low range. My only complaints is the factory battery was too small and the front visco-Lok locker is "meh", will be installing a lunch box locker in the front diff incase I ever need extreme traction

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