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    off topic- polaris ranger Q's??

    Ok guys,

    I thought I was looking for a rhino, but after some research I realize that the ranger is the best machine for me. I need a hardcore workhorse, and the polaris seems to fit the bill. I need it for the lake house. No pavement, steep hills, ect. Top speed is not important, but towing, and load capacity are.

    What years are better?
    4x4 or 6x6?
    known problems?
    What years/ options can I get for around $7g's used?
    How low could I go on a new one realisticly price wise, with a winch and plow?
    When is the best time to hit dealers?
    What is the best polaris dealer in the NYC area? none are really close.

    I know this is a pwc forum, but I know and trust you guy's opinion, and don't feel like registering on a bunch of other forums.


    Thanks in advance,
    Mike


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    not to be a polaris sell out but iv seen some of them at tractor supply company , i wanna say there ez go but brand new they are 6 high an 7 low ,

    http://www.mytscstore.com/detail.asp...dFrom=Homepage

    they have 4x4 an 6x4 models there just not on tha page ,

    but anyways , tsc is a good place 2 buy equipment , parts are easy 2 find i mean come on its a tractor store , but if 11hp an 2 wheel drive doesnt stop ya at 6 low 7 high brand new you should check em out

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    I went through the same thing just about a year ago and wound up with a limited edition 700 Ranger, I didn't need a work mule but I needed the load and tow capacity with room for three and no others even came close.
    I almost bought the Artic Cat but after using both for an hour, it was the Ranger hand down.
    When I had my dealership I sold more 6X6 than Rangers, the hunters and farmer absolutely loved and swore by them.
    How far is New Jersey from you? Jay has always bested any deals I could find out my way. It'd be worth the drive if he carries the Ranger line.

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    97, that would be good, but 4x4 is a necessity. It needs to be fully loaded with fire wood and/ or pull a waverunner up a roughly 45* dirt, rocky hill.

    Al,
    I think the 6x6 is now called a ranger too. I didn't even think of Jay. Never been to his place, but he is only about 1 1/2 hrs from me. I'm just at the other end of the state. Just PM'd him.
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    Not sure I like the 6x6 for durability. The 4x4 I love for a workhorse.

    Of course don't forget to look at the John Deere.

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    The only problem with the JD is its price, way ugly and not anywhere near as fast as Polaris or Yami.

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    Also, I don't think the JD has suspension. I think it's all in the tires

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    I like the Ranger 4x4 and would be my first choice, and the Kawi mule second.

    The Deer has heavy duty suspension made for carrying loads, and durability...not speed. They all have suspension I think.

    http://www.deere.com/specsapp/Custom...=GC&pNbr=9861M

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    I'd go with the mule, since the kawi dealer is across the lake from me, but they simply don't have enough ground clearance. Same with the JD. I stand corrected though, they do have suspension.

    Speed is nice, but torque is nicer. If I could get my rubicon out there, I would. Too bad the place is on an island. . .

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