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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 07:27:59 PM »
My brother has a Kubota and likes it.  It does ride rough compared to my 4 wheeler, but they are for different uses. He bought a gas unit as he did not have other diesel equipment.

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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 11:07:55 PM »
Cat has one now. Made by textron off road that is really a arctic cat
don't know why cat would ruin there good name by putting it on an artic crap  :-X :D :D
Out here Cat doesn't have such a good name other then the 568.

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Re: utv's
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 11:11:03 PM »
I have an older rtv 900 with little issues we spray timber and carry saws where we can with it or carry the local ODF( stream and wildlife ) checkers for the state out to job out if possible only had to replace a driveshaft and a wheel end once in 2k hours.

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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 04:17:28 AM »
At the prices for new ones my golf cart is looking better everyday. I miss a good deal at a sale a few months ago. Maybe I'll keep looking for a used one, I don't have to be in a hurry.
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 06:48:19 AM »
i paid less than 9000 for mine

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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 12:13:57 PM »
used ones in good price range are usually completely beat to death or you have to be really fast to get it.

The cub cadet version that Coxy has which is another rhino clone that matches my qlink go for about 7600 brand new last I knew.

I bought it for the drivetrain but then I figured out it worked really good so I put it back together and just ran it. Great machine really alot of fun and very useful.
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 12:33:43 PM »
I have a GEO Tracker. UTV with A/C and heat.
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 12:34:11 PM »
and street legal :)
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 12:44:22 PM »
Several years ago, one of the off road magazines did a comparison between a susuki sumari and bigger 4 wheelers, the susuki did real well,

At one time in Texas a company was building 4 wheelers out of bronco 11's, V6 engines and auto trannys, with 33 inch tires. They had 3 different body styles that I knew of, but didn't stay on the market long. I always figured they ran into some liability problems.
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 01:33:14 PM »
and street legal :)
Yepper! We beat that thing like a red headed stepchild in the woods then go gas up in town and grab a bite. All in style.
I think the Samurai has a solid axle in the front, seen several made as rock crawlers. Tracker is independent.
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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2018, 01:42:30 PM »
Lockers are your friend :)
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2018, 06:02:52 PM »
the utv is street legal to just read the dec web site 

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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2018, 06:24:46 PM »
street legal with SMV sign? and under 25 mph?

I didn't think anything like that was allowed on NY streets?
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« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2018, 06:46:21 PM »
The price of UTV's make me proud to use our old beat up Ford ranger 4wd.   

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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2018, 08:01:23 PM »
street legal with SMV sign? and under 25 mph?

I didn't think anything like that was allowed on NY streets?
the triangle and you need insurance  they are a utv not an atv they don't come with a title in ny but an atv has a title in ny    utvs  fall under a farm vehicle  I'm not shur about the racy type looking ones like the rzr 1000 if they have a title    the law has never stopped me on the main road i drive it up/down a county rd i have been going one way as they where going the other they may have been able to give me a ticket for no helmet and no seat belt cause i refuse to wear them  cant give me a speeding ticket cause it only goes  45mph wide open down hill  i even asked the sheriff about it and they said its a big grey spot in the law but if your not ripping around town and causing trouble do what you have to and have fun there is some info on them from the dec  and that's what i and a friend has gone by for about 8-9 years now with no trouble

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2018, 09:52:05 PM »
I have an 07 Ranger 6x6.....2000 hours & 13000 miles.

Full cab with heat.

Replaced some front end parts but the rear axles are fully locked together all the time. Turning ain't easy. On my second set of rear tires, 3rd set on the front.

Still on the original belt.....

It gets used a bunch hauling firewood, can't imagine how many face cord it's hauled out of the woods.

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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2018, 06:35:46 AM »
The sale that I should of got one at when for around $4200, Kubota diesel, top, windshield, hyd dump around 1500 hours. It was a rental, probably seen some rough times but I figure for that price if it had a problem maybe a couple $$ would fix it and I would still not have over $10,000 in it.
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« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2018, 07:14:59 AM »
A word about Kubota RTV and it's hydro trans: it's a mule, pleasant to drive and dependable, but if the trans gets loaded-up (ie. you're pushing something or lugging on it), it's difficult to shift. There's a relief valve you can use manually, which sometimes helps, but other times you have to shut it off to relieve the pressures. Not a huge deal, but a PITA at times. I believe the solved it in newer models.
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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2018, 08:55:57 AM »
2012 rtv900, no issues mechanically but has some quirks.
Was $10,000 at that time.
Doesn't like to start in cold weather and even when below 50 degrees must use the glow plugs.
difficult to shift out of gear on a slope unless the brake is depressed, wont go up a fairly steep hill when empty at full throttle, but does just fine when pedal is partially depressed.
I have a 3-1/2 foot rack on mine and heap it up with firewood with no problems.
A real workhorse and very easy on diesel.
Mine doesnt go anywhere near 45 MPH about 25 tops.
No road issues here and mine is not street legal, no lights turn signals etc.

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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2018, 01:51:16 PM »
I picked up an Arctic Cat '15 model that was old dealer stock and discounted nicely.  It's good for trail riding and hauling but needs better tires for the mud.  I looked around and was considering Ranger, Mule, and the RTV.  The Kubota is definitely a work horse but didn't suit my needs for off-road use.  The Ranger is probably the best all around, and I would have jumped at the chance to get one with the discount I got on my Arctic Cat.  If you are looking at aftermarket accessories, the Ranger rules the roost.
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