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#1 2012-09-15 20:11:09

Registered: 2012-03-25
Posts: 5

Re: Best UTV for work

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[size=18]Hi everybody! I’m new here and I wish to request for your help and advice. I hope to find dispassionate opinions.

I need to buy a UTV only for work. My priorities are reliability and torque. I need to climb (and descend) clayish very steep slopes, one with a small sliding rock surface (maybe 4 feet diameter, where rains “washed” clay) at a narrow point of the trail, so one side wheels have to ride on the rock. This trail is just at cliff edge at this point. A tractor struggled hard with this place recently to climb because wheel sliding on rock surface.

Big Red has engine brake that would be good for my need. I do not need a great cargo capacity, but it will be appreciated from time to time. I’m concerned about plastic bed strength. Honda does not inform about power or torque. Basic model has no roof or windshield. What is new on 2013 Big Red in regard to 2011 model? I may get a good price on a 2011 apparently new Big Red (clearance).

Otherwise, Club Car XRT 1550 seems good too. It has hard plastic roof, windshield, power steering, tilt steering, and 2 years warranty (Honda only 1). Does it still have carburetor? It seems out-of-date.

Kioti Mechron seems to be rock solid and has other advantages, but dealer is an issue (far from my place and bad service).

Kubota RTV 900 also seems to be rock solid but is much more expensive.

Rhino 700 has engine braking, but no roof or windshield, and less cargo capacity (only 400 lb).

Gator XUV 825 is 20 % more expensive than Big Red, without power steering, tilt steering, roof and windshield, and only 1 year warranty.

Polaris seems to have several good items but less reliability.

So, I’m expecting your opinions. Thanks![/size]  smile


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