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#16 2011-10-18 11:24:18

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

By the way, what was the cost of that soft cab you have :?: In 2005 they were not available and only the hard cab was available. It was way too pricey and still may consider the soft cab as long as it is cheap enough and easy to remove when needed.....

The soft top comes off and goes on pretty easily - maybe a 5 minute job tops once you know what you're doing, including mounting the doors. That's good because it isn't recommended for trailering at high speeds. I'll give you the full price and dealer discounted price I paid for each part. I'm in Alaska, so you might be able to beat these in the "Lower 48". This kit fits the 400/500/EV.

Item #.................Description.........Price....Discounted
PO2877854-067....Soft Top/Back.....310.79   264.17
PO2877855-067....Doors, Canvas....388.49   330.22
TOTAL...........................................699.28   594.39

I also used the plexi-glass full windshield, PO2877707, 310.79 / 264.17, so the full enclosure ran 858.56.

It isn't a perfect seal at the bottom corner of the doors, but all around excellent fit. The doors latch magnetically and the windows zip down for ventilation when needed. It does an excellent job of keeping out the rain and holding in the heat when it gets cold outside. I think I'm going to enjoy clearing snow this winter a lot more than I have the past 17 years up here! smile

Does that include the windsheild as well :?: .....


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#17 2011-10-18 13:53:13

redmoose
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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Yes, the full enclosure with plexiglass windshield, rag top, back and two doors with zip-open windows ran $858.56 after the dealer discounts.

Ron


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2011 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI
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#18 2011-11-02 00:45:51

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Finished installing rear-view mirror and battery minder on the Ranger. I think we're ready for the winter cold and snow now, but it would be nice if the 66" Sno-glide plow blade would arrive before the first big snow!  lol I've been told it shipped yesterday, so maybe by next week.


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#19 2011-11-02 16:28:17

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Finished installing rear-view mirror and battery minder on the Ranger. I think we're ready for the winter cold and snow now, but it would be nice if the 66" Sno-glide plow blade would arrive before the first big snow!  lol I've been told it shipped yesterday, so maybe by next week.

Waiting for pictures when the big snow comes wink ...


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#20 2011-11-05 15:04:46

Badley
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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Finished installing rear-view mirror and battery minder on the Ranger. I think we're ready for the winter cold and snow now, but it would be nice if the 66" Sno-glide plow blade would arrive before the first big snow!  lol I've been told it shipped yesterday, so maybe by next week.

Waiting for pictures when the big snow comes wink ...

Yeah. Lets see that Reanger clearing some Alaska snow  8)

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#21 2011-11-10 22:38:56

redmoose
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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Finally had some real snow to plow today - about 6 inches. The Ranger tore through it as easily as when I was plowing just an inch or two.   I'm carrying 200 pounds of sandbags in the bed for traction, and the tire chains are still riding in the bed, too. They're still new in the box.  big_smile

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Ron


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2011 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI
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#22 2011-11-14 15:14:48

Badley
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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Looks like work Ron wink I assume 6" would be considered a "dusting" in Alaska  lol

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#23 2011-11-14 19:53:32

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Badley, 6" might be a little more than a dusting, even up here, but it sure doesn't close the schools or the airport or anything like that. smile Maybe clearing snow with the Ranger will get to be more like "work" later on, but only if I forget how much "fun" it was to follow my snow-blower around for an hour in the cold and snow.  roll  Even then, I was always thankful not to be clearing the driveway with a shovel! big_smile I guess it's all in the perspective. I can't wait to see how much better the 66" plow designed for snow works than the generic 60" we are still using, but I'm sure glad I bought the 60" as a "back-up". The 66" is still on back-order!  sad

My wife had another 6" to clear after I left on a trip to Asia. It was Sunday morning, and the old normal routine was having to get up 90 minutes early to run the snow-blower, cool down, shower, change from work clothes to church clothes and head into town. Instead, she got up almost at her normal time, had breakfast, got dressed and made up for church, then used the Ranger to clear the driveway. She says 25 minutes in a heated cab is far better than an hour in the elements, and when she was done, she just parked the Ranger, started her car and was off - with a big Polaris-induced smile on her face. I haven't heard a single complaint about the purchase of the Ranger, plow, cab, or especially the heater! wink

Ron


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#24 2011-12-22 13:43:39

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

NEW UPDATE! Apparently Polaris only bobbled badly, but recovered. I'd given up on getting the 66" Sno-Glide plow I ordered in early September. I was told they were no longer available, :cry:  so instead I ordered a 60" two-way steel plow. This morning my wife got a phone call from my dealer asking if I'd prefer the 60" 2-way or the 66" Sno-Glide blade. It seems after almost three months of hassles including two "shipped" notices that resulted in nothing showing up, MY BIG BLUE SIXTY-SIX INCH SNO-GLIDE BLADE CAME IN TODAY! No one knows how it got into a different shipment than the supplier said it was in, but it is waiting at our dealership. My wife is going to pick it up on her grocery run into town today, so it will either be: A) waiting for me to install when I get back from my trip since there isn't any big snow in the immediate forecast, or B) already installed on the second push frame and mounted on the Ranger if the weather man is wrong and she needs the bigger blade before I get home!  Hallelujah! I guess it's a MERRY CHRISTMAS after all!  big_smile

Ron


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#25 2011-12-22 22:19:06

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Glade to hear the good out come big_smile


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#26 2012-01-03 23:25:00

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Well, the 66" Sno-Glide Plow has been mounted and pushing snow for about 10 days now.  smile  Here are a couple of photos.

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I've got to say the Ranger is a snow-moving machine with this plow! big_smile

Ron


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#27 2012-01-05 16:35:22

Badley
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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Looking good! We haven't had any snow to move this year  :cry:  Looking like we are headed back into a drought cycle.

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#28 2012-01-20 05:21:29

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

Looking good! We haven't had any snow to move this year  :cry:  Looking like we are headed back into a drought cycle.

No drought here this year. I had to go out and push the snow mounds back from the edges of the driveway to make room for the next dump. Here are a few pics of the Ranger at work.

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Loving the new 66" Sno-Glide plow!  big_smile

Ron


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#29 2012-01-20 12:10:25

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

We might be getting some rain tonight and tomorrow in So Cali but it has been dry all winter here. It is funny when I see the local TV stations having stories like storm watch and all hell breaking lose in L.A. when a light drizzle comes through the area roll


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2003 Rampage 365 Toy Hauler.
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#30 2012-01-20 23:44:53

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Re: Stock 2011 Ranger 500 EFI ready for winter work!

The way this winter is going I'm going to have 100+ hours on the Ranger before spring... 98% with the plow mounted, and all of it in the driveway or the street in front of my house!!!  yikes


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