Polaris v CanAm v whatever side x side

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Polaris v CanAm v whatever side x side

Post by Boundry Rider » 15 Mar 2024, 6:52 pm

Going in for a shooting buggy/utv or side x side whatever the catchphrase is atm.
Whose got what and why?
Leaning toward the CanAm 900 so far...
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Post by wanneroo » 16 Mar 2024, 12:30 am

I have an older Kubota RTV 900. I call it my little mule. It's a diesel and fulfills many jobs.

To replace it I think down the road I like the Can Am Defender with the 6 foot long bed. The Can Am seems to have all the features I want.
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Post by GQshayne » 17 Mar 2024, 7:53 pm

My tip is do not buy one with a single cyllinder engine. The four stroke "thump" carries a liong way in the bush. Twins are a lot quieter.
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Post by Boundry Rider » 18 Mar 2024, 1:43 pm

Yup has to be multiple cyl, single cyl noise signature carries miles.
One of my station owners has diesel Mules, he rekons you rest your toe on the accelerator when you take a shot to get the vibration gap right. I'll stay away from diesels.
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Post by gunderson » 18 Mar 2024, 3:42 pm

for the cost of the damn things Id sooner take a grinder and welder to an old ute for a farm shootin buggy lol
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Post by Boundry Rider » 18 Mar 2024, 4:32 pm

Haha I know big $$$
I gotta drag it around a trailer with an RTT on top sometimes long distances (up to 1500kms) for outings
I've used old Falcons, a Jeep and a Jackaroo before back in WA as onsite rigs, but too big to tow around mobile though.
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Post by gunderson » 18 Mar 2024, 5:15 pm

Boundry Rider wrote:Haha I know big $$$
I gotta drag it around a trailer with an RTT on top sometimes long distances (up to 1500kms) for outings
I've used old Falcons, a Jeep and a Jackaroo before back in WA as onsite rigs, but too big to tow around mobile though.



Yeah rogee, The price turns me off immensely, being an engineer I would make my own should I want one... I just cant see where the money goes in them. Gotta just be toy tax
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Post by Faedy » 18 Mar 2024, 10:06 pm

I've got a polaris 570 side by side.
Great shooting rig.
I installed a 2nd battery for all my accessories so I don't get stranded.
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Post by wanneroo » 19 Mar 2024, 12:04 am

Yes I wouldn't mess with the single cylinder models.

The more HP and torque the better.

The advantage with these is they are lighter and smaller than a ute or SUV. In general if you take care of them and don't use them every day they last for years.

Here in the USA the SxS UTV thing is turning into a popular recreational sport. I saw in northern Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont the states have opened up hundreds of miles of trails which people drive these things on for fun. Where I live they are looking at opening up 300 miles of trails for them.
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