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Re: UTV thoughts
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2019, 03:05:47 PM »
yes, ford is re releasing the ranger. but they american sized it. it will no longer be the little utility truck it used to be. The truck everyone loved.

I agree with the trucks being to tall as well. the amount of space around the wheels is just dumb. unless you want to modify it.

I am all for big tires but not on my work truck. I have a jeep for that :)

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Re: UTV thoughts
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2019, 08:14:32 PM »
I was looking at the mahindra ones at the farm show. really nice units. But my #1 top complaint on everything is

STOP AMERICAN SIZING EVERYTHING!!!!! it does not have to be huge to work!!!!!!

you guys notice the lack of "mini" trucks on the market now? Even the tacoma is the size of a midsize. My wifes jeep is only 6" narrower than my fullsize truck.

These newer units are to wide to fit on my 5x8 trailer. that also makes them to wide to fit on all of my trails.
That is exactly why I got the Kubota 400, the smallest one Kubota made. I know it's not as rugged as the bigger diesel units but I've got a tractor for that and that little 400 with an appropriately sized trailer has hauled a lot of firewood over about 6 years and not one problem.
Stihl 041, 044 & 261, JD 2355 4X4 w/fel, JD 620, Yamaha Kodiak 400 & trailer, Kubota 400 RTV,  P&M OWB, 75 acres to play.

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Re: UTV thoughts
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2019, 03:06:13 PM »


 UPDATE: finally took position of our UTV. Overall I love it! With spring thaw conditions here we were able to get to the cabin ( about 10 km in the woods) without tearing the road all up. Pack up the box with all our gear, load up the  two dogs and drive it off the trailer to the woods! Very comfortable and quiet. It is nice to be able to jump in with the saw and clean up the odd tree which needs to be removed, junk it up throw it in the back ..done. We were able to get back in twice now without having to rip and tear with the truck and possibly not even getting in with the truck. So far very happy with my decision. 

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