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    As a Search and Rescue member in southern California, side by side UTV have been approved for use in the field. I was looking for feed back, pro or con, on the polaris ranger 6x6 as an all practical unit as compared to any other atv or four wheel ranger. I feel that your knowledge and experience in Alaska on various models would be helpful in making a wise decision.


    Thank you, Robert

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    It is the best go anywhere utility vehicle out there for it's size and weight. It's extremely comfortable over rough terain, and I have personally seen it go thru alder fields nearly 20 foot tall, and some of the trees with 2-3 inch bases. a few on here have had reliablity issues, but that may be the driver and not the vehicle. my two cents says you can't go wrong with this machine.

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    For the type of terrain in California I think it's purpose would suite fine. Up here we go stomping into some very rough terrain and yes, breakages do occur.


    Check the Polaris site I believe they offer a military-type diesel Ranger model.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    For the stated purpose I think it would be hard to beat. I would lay out all my gear and build a bed rack with mounts to organize it and maximize the load space. In Iraq we used gators modified to haul NATO liters. Lots of possibilities with a little fabrication and ingenuity!

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    +1 from me. It is hard to beat. the only down side I could come up with debating between the Ranger and Sportsman was the width and would it be able to sneak through the tight spots. If you aren't running through thick where you need to be skinny, go with the Ranger.
    I have been sold on 6 wheels now for over 10 years. in my opinion there is no comparison between 4 and 6. unless someone gives me one with 4, I will always have 6 wheels.
    I questioned the reliability as mine was burning oil for the first 200 miles out in the middle of now where. but added oil till we were able to get it to the shop. they went through it, made the necessary repairs, and for the last 50 miles no problems (knock on wood).

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    After going out with a 6X Ranger and a 6x Sportsman, I would cross over in a heartbeart. Sportsman 6x if I didn't have the necessity for a 3 seater too. All equally did very well, the 4x shined in some muddy areas, were as the 6x floated.

    Regardless, I was impressed. 6x will be my next

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