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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
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    Central MN
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    Default Looking for side by side UTV information

    Reaching out to you guys to see what information can be provided as I know nothing about these units. My father is looking to purchase a used side by side (preferably have a small dump box on the unit) to keep up at the cabin. The unit will be used to work around the yard (toss a shovel, chain saw and what not in the back when he is working around the property), nothing extensive at all. He will want a plow on it to clean the driveway (not a large driveway about 20x50). He will use it to go out ice fishing and pull his small (think it is about 6x10) fish house out. Run down the road to the local resort to have a burger. Honestly I would be surprised if this unit would get 100 miles on it an entire year. He will keep this unit for the next 10 years. Realistically would a 500 be enough for him, or will he want larger? He is the type of guy that will spend a little money to get something good, but no way will he spend $10,000. He could care less about what brand or color it is. When looking at used units ya you can get a pretty good understanding of the units life by looking it over good but anything specific to look for? What is considered high mileage or mileage to stay away from? Thanks All

  2. #2
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    Dec 2009
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    Northern IL
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    Look at Cub Cadet. Reasonable and good options come standard.
    I have the challenger 750 crew and so far it's worked out fine.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2009
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    Kingston, IL
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    A 500 will be plenty for mostly work and some short rides. Im sure power will not be a problem. I see the ranger 500 for low to mid 7s brand new when rebates are applied. Theres plenty of other good brands also.

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    Location
    Greenland MI
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    Right now the Ranger 570 Mid size has a $1200 Rebate on it. You can get into a brand new 570 Mid for under $10,000. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.

  5. #5
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    Have him do some test runs. There are many options especially aimed at performance. Sounds like he doesn't need many of the fancy options. Try out the forward/reverse and dump box especially if going used. Anyone that has beat their UTV can tell you what fails.
    BTW, many of the utility versions have lower clearance. Most are pretty durable, but clearance will come into play pulling the ice shack.

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    Elkhorn, Wi & St. Germain, WI
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    I just bought a new ranger 900 and love it. I really like the turf option for the transmission so that it doesn’t tear up the grass around our property.

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