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Need a utv opinion

Postby houstoncutter » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:11 pm

Need to by a side by side looking at a Honda Pioneer 1000. I've had good luck with a Honda Rancher 4wheeler. What do the rest of you use and why?
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby Cross-7 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:20 pm

Side by side is harder to fall out of than a an ATV plus they have seat belts and a cup holder.
That's all I've got
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:27 pm

I use a 6 wheel Polaris. 16 year old professional series. Very heavy and very slow. Just my speed.
If it is as good as the Rancher it should be great.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby dun » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:29 pm

Kawasaki mule. Of the UTVs I've seen it has the lowest bed so easiest for me to put stuff in. Not fast but it will get the job done.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby circlebllc » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:46 pm

For the money, the John Deere gator is the best option. I love mine. I have rode in a few side by sides. Extremely over priced and smaller beds.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby Atimm693 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:57 pm

The Gator and Mule have been around the longest and were actually designed for work.

I would stay away from the Honda DCT models until they are around a few more years. They're very complicated with a lot of moving parts and electronics. Hard to beat a modern belt drive.

I have not had the best experience with Polaris, but a few neighbors run the heck out of them and don't seem to have many problems.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:24 am

I drive a Mule Pro. It has been a very dependable machine for the abuse I have put it thru.

The Honda's get great reviews. I looked at one when I was buying my Mule. They are almost $5k more than the Mule Pro though.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:28 am

Kawasaki Mule my first one is 16 years old and still running every day to the fellow I sold it too.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby snoopdog » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:06 am

Yamaha rhino has worked well for us, no problems .
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby M-5 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:52 am

Kubota rtv the base 400 model is cheaper priced than any of the others.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby hurleyjd » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:54 am

I have a Kubota 500 that has worked well for us. Not fast but strong and reliable.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby ddd75 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:01 am

kubota, mule, or gator..


that honda is junk with the transmission it has.. plus they are hard to get in and out of.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby cfpinz » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:26 am

Atimm693 wrote:
I have not had the best experience with Polaris, but a few neighbors run the heck out of them and don't seem to have many problems.


What issue(s) did you have with the Polaris?
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:01 am

houstoncutter wrote:Need to by a side by side looking at a Honda Pioneer 1000. I've had good luck with a Honda Rancher 4wheeler. What do the rest of you use and why?


What are you planning on doing with it? Work or play or both?

All of them are pretty good now. It's more of matching them up with their strengths.
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Re: Need a utv opinion

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:16 am

I was all in for Kubota, but now Kubota went and changed the whole RTV. Maybe it's a better but I sure don't see how, and the 2 speed transmission instead of a 3 speed makes no sense at all to me. I do like the cab with AC, the heat has been bad but the knats have been absolutely terrible. Good luck on whatever you buy.
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