Polaris Ranger

Submitted: Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:30
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Has anyone had any experience with these?

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Reply By: hoyks - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:43

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:43
I've never driven them but Defence has bought a swag of 4x4 and 6x6 models. Not real fast but the speed limit on base is only 40km/h and it certainly would beat walking.

For a dedicated farm vehicle, they would be a lot cheaper than a 4x4 ute and good fun. The weather shielding leaves a bit to be desired though.
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Follow Up By: hoyks - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:48

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:48
That's a new ute by the way ;-).

After reading your other post, I think it is Polaris that makes a quad that has the seat convert into a 2 seater.

For the money though, get a Sierra with a set of muddies and save the fun tickets for something else.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 13:08

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 13:08
There a pretty good machine.I worked as a Polaris tech for 5 years and alot of farmers had them and if they had have greased them there would have been minimal problems.Brake pads wear out pretty quick in mud, unis do to if not grreased weekly.
Dont touch the TM model, has heaps of problems.You can get two speed limited keys for the 5oo and 700??, differant colour means differant speed.(carnt remember the speeds) but they are the quickest out of the group for this type of machine ie Kawasaki, Yammy etc.
We used to sell quite a few to the Antarctic div. and they used to kit them out to the max. full cabs and heaters, winches,snow tracks,everything.Looked great but quite expensive all up.
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Reply By: Member - Ian S (NT) - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 19:15

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 19:15
Hi Troppo,

There is a property dealer called Lobo Lancaster in (I think) Ravenshoe who has taken a Polaris 6 wheeler across the Simpson Desert twice. He knows as much as there is to know about them. Look him up and say Ian at Mt Dare suggested the contact.

Ian @ Mt Dare
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Reply By: mark I - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 20:36

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 20:36
We have 2 of the 4x4 ones on a farm I work at and so far have been great. We traded one last year with over a 1000 hrs on the clock and no major problems. They are a 3 seater where most of the competitors are only 2. Kubota make one with a diesel motor and a hydraulic tip tray which is worth a look. Did you look at the Polaris RZR ? . The Polaris is by far the most comfortable to ride in.None of them are cheap.

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Reply By: Big Mike - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 23:27

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 23:27
I recently had a go around a tight track at speed in a Tom Car (Tom Kar), an Israeli army designed thing would like to get for my farm. Great fun, smooth as and try and tip one over, no chance. (And no, I don't work for them)
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