March 16th, 2010, 12:21 AM
Where did you end up buying the EV? My dad lives in Jackson, MS and is 85 years old. He loves hunting but he can't walk as far as he used to. We are currently using Sportsman 500's but would like to get an electric for him.
Originally Posted by Huntertrey
March 16th, 2010, 09:37 AM
That is great to know about BBB vs. Polaris EV. Having never driven the BBB, I could only speculate. You have the facts. That's also a great point on gas vs electric for working. It would be terrible to drop over $10,000 and be disappointed in the working ability of electric.
Have you used a snow blade on your gas Ranger? Is power steering a big deal?
March 16th, 2010, 09:47 AM
I had a 500 Ranger 6X6 with a snow blade. And it really pushed some snow for what it is. I've never put a blade on a 4x4, but one could only assume they wouldn't do quite as well. Just keep in mind the blades on these atv's are shorter than what's on trucks. If your getting a lot of snow these wouldn't do nearly as well as a truck balde. Here in Indiana we don't get too much snow in comparison to what other parts of the country sees.
Originally Posted by phantom1
March 16th, 2010, 11:28 AM
I tested a 2010 Ranger with power steering and it was sweet. I never put a plow on my Ranger because I have a blade for my tractor. If anyone is planning on using an electric vehicle to plow and turn up the soil, I think they will be disappointed in any of the current electric models.
March 16th, 2010, 12:43 PM
I got mine at Hattiesburg Cycle. Dealerships got limited numbers of them. I had a deposit on mine since august last year.
March 16th, 2010, 12:48 PM
Im interested to see which hunting personalities end up using the EV?? I reallly dont think they will need any actors to sell this thing!!
March 16th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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March 16th, 2010, 01:48 PM
What is a hunt VE somebody posted never heard of it
March 16th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Our dealer said the EV model was in very limited supply. He test drove them in Minnesota last year and they told him then he could only get one this year. He said he begged and pleaded and got three so far. They sold 137 Rangers last year. Business is obviously good, in spite of the economy.
March 17th, 2010, 08:58 AM
Originally Posted by madbower
I have a plow on my Kawasaki Teryx and it moves snow like a champ. Makes short work of the all the neighbors drives.
March 17th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Don't get me wrong, i'm sure 4x4's push very well. But those 6x6's are a freak of nature! I never got it stuck in snow or mud and i really tried a couple times. Of course anything can get stuck, if ones tries hard enough. The bad on 6x6's is the turning radius, and more moving parts, 2 extra tires. All equalling more money to maintain properly. But if anyone had some real nasty places to go through, consider a 6x6. But overall practicality would def. be with a 4x4.
Originally Posted by Steeler Fan
Which is why we traded our 6x6 in for a crew cab 4x4 700. This thing has a lot of storage under the front seat, tilt steering, speedo, trip, and electronic fuel guage. It turns tighter than the 6x6 even with the longer wheelbase. And the power is smooth and ample. Plus it's camo, always a cool thing.
March 17th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Those Crews are pretty sweet! Way to long for my use.....at least without throwing a chainsaw along for the ride, my property is way to tight. The ability to haul people/gear and still tow a hefty load is pretty darn impressive though! My neighbor has a 6x6 Polaris Ranger and it has been a great machine for his needs. He doesnt plow with it, but he does use it regularly for work around his place. He hauls an impressive load of firewood with it that is for sure!
March 17th, 2010, 06:16 PM
go to stealth4x4.com and check out the stealth.
March 23rd, 2010, 08:53 AM
Hey, any new adventures with your EV? Have you tested how much weight you can tow or beat any gas models in hills or mud? Also, were you saying the $10,900 in camo included all those extras?(winch, etc) Thanks!
March 23rd, 2010, 10:21 AM
Well, I just got back from a weekend turkey hunting with my new EV. Everyone at camp was very impressed. We drove right up on turkeys in this buggy. High mode really has nice speed and low mode will go through some slick stuff. I made it through a spot that my buddies bad boy buggy had to winch out of. Quiet with good range and great power. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Mine did not come with any extras like a winch.
March 23rd, 2010, 10:39 AM
I kinda figured you could beat the Bad Boy with the EV, probably was easy. Even the BBB could beat my golf car, so I like them all. I'm just dreaming and getting free endorphins from all this discussion from you guys that now have them. I see them already going for about $8400 used on ebay. I think about 100 hours on them, maybe demos up in Minnesota. Must be some huge dealer up there.
It would be neat to hear how your EV's are doing against their gasoline counterparts. Even if they don't always win, they will probably always be much more quiet. It will take some kind of muffler system on gas machines to win that battle.
Keep it going guys and thanks!
March 23rd, 2010, 11:26 AM
Thanks for all the good info on here. I should be picking up an EV in less than 2 weeks. I will post some photos and HD video. I currently have a 2000 Magnum 500 and will do some comparisons.
March 23rd, 2010, 02:11 PM
Used it at a freind's camp last weekend. They have really good roads so it was more about range. one swampy area it did great in. Had no issues. Rode for about 3 hrs on and off scouting. ran up on all kinds of game from deer to quail!!! I really like it for what I use it for!!!! i will be chasing the thunder chickens at my camp again this weekend. Ill let you know. I will see if i can get some video.
March 23rd, 2010, 04:12 PM
Do you like to run it on high most of the time? I worry about battery life if I run it in high constantly. I have not used it enough to see how much difference it makes (high vs max range mode) to the batteries.
March 24th, 2010, 09:07 AM
Me either. I switch it depending on the terrain. range not an issue yet 4 me!!
March 24th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Also, I started a Polaris Ranger EV owners group in the social group section. Sign up now!!!
March 24th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Great idea! Hope to be on there in a couple weeks.
Originally Posted by Huntertrey
March 26th, 2010, 09:46 AM
You guys obviously need a good place to test your machines in the mud and hills. Now as luck would have it, we have hills and it has been raining this week here in Indiana...especially right where I live. All you have to do is bring your machines and we will try them out!!!
I have not talked to the wife yet, but I feel sure we can offer free storage year round and particularly during the hunting season!
March 26th, 2010, 10:16 AM
Now thats a prime example of the generousity us Hoosiers have! Good work Phantom.
Originally Posted by phantom1
March 27th, 2010, 09:32 AM
I do what I can....still waiting on participants...what's up with that?
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