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mccuha

I’ve wanted a utv for a while.  I think over the summer I finally get one.  For you guys that have one is one brand better than the other. What made you choose the one you have. Im probably going to get a basic model that does have 4x4.    So what do you say

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Kansas Bound

Honda Pioneer from what I hear. 700 or 1000

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sharptail grouse

We use ATVs extensively for work and I am thinking of starting to switch over to UTVs for their greater load capacity and safety. I have always been a solid Honda man (for many, many applications) but I am told by those in the know that Honda is not the best choice for a UTV. These folks tell me that Polaris and CanAm are the most reliable UTV brands. I too would be interested in what other folks have to say here.

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RayB

I have the Polaris Ranger, fell for the advertising, test drive them all and get the best price. They are all good.

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Talon1

I've had pretty good luck with my 2013 Polaris Ranger 6 x 6.

I bought it back in 16. I chose this one because I wanted a used rig (couldn't really afford the expense of a new one), and I couldn't find a used one that wasn't worn out. Most of the used ones around here were two years old with 6K miles on them.  I found this one at a local dealership and it had less than 2000 miles on the odometer. It had been well taken care of, and they didn't have a large price tag on it. Probably couldn't get rid of it being that it is a 6 x 6. It was a trade in from a guy that would trade in about every 2-3 years. He always got a new 6 x 6.

I'm sure people have different opinions on what brands are the best, but I have friends that have the Polaris Rangers and have had good luck with them. I also have some friends that bought Can Ams two years ago, and they love those as well. They are smooth riding machines for sure.

 

I like the larger bed on the my rig as well as the storage box. I like to be able to store my vests and extra clothes out of the weather. Some of the smaller rigs are more challenging when it comes to storage.

 

 

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mccuha

any body have a Mule. I know they were the first UTV's to come out. Ive read some reviews on them.  I'd like to find a used UTV but I know there are plenty of people that dog them and are worn out by the time theyre done with them. I'm looking at getting a base model with no real bells and whistles.

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aje4

I have a Honda Pioneer 2014 with the rear pop up seats.  I use it primarily to plow my driveway and ice fish.  It has been a wonderful UTV.  I don;t have many hours/miles and I tend to take care of my stuff.  I plan on having it for many years to come.  On a side note, my ATV’s are Polaris Sportsman 550’s and I have been pleased with them.  We use them for minor trail riding and ice fishing.  Only issue with them was starting in extreme cold temps.  Polaris told me it was a switch (that I changed last year) so I won’t know until later this winter if the fix works.

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aje4

My toys....

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OldSarge

I’ve had both a 2008 Polaris 500 Ranger and now a Honda Pioneer 1000 LE. The Polaris wasn’t a bad machine but was maintenance intensive. It ate wheel bearings and bushings. I REALLY like my Honda. I will only be buying Honda going forward. 

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troutchops

I bought the Kawasaki Mule for deer hunting, firewood, and snow plowing on the homestead. For that kind of work its perfect, for sport riding not so much.  

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SelbyLowndes

I bought an electric powered bad boy buggy a few years ago to use for put out quail "hunting".  It is quiet and works pretty well, but when the batteries go bad it's $900 to refuel...SelbyLowndes

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Kansas Bound
1 hour ago, aje4 said:

My toys....

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I have the same Budweiser Mirror of a setter. 

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aje4

Nice....one of my CL or garage sale finds!

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MAArcher
20 hours ago, mccuha said:

I’ve wanted a utv for a while.  I think over the summer I finally get one.  For you guys that have one is one brand better than the other. What made you choose the one you have. Im probably going to get a basic model that does have 4x4.    So what do you say

 

I'd get out and evaluate the trail systems you'll be riding on.  Around here, a UTV can only access about 30% of what an ATV can.  They are just two wide and not maneuverable enough for the tight and ever overgrowing trails we have.  .  

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mccuha
35 minutes ago, MAArcher said:

 

I'd get out and evaluate the trail systems you'll be riding on.  Around here, a UTV can only access about 30% of what an ATV can.  They are just two wide and not maneuverable enough for the tight and ever overgrowing trails we have.  .  

want use it on trails. Just our property doing chores, used for hunting and used in TX on my quail property.  50/50 work/hunt.

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