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Newbie here... looking for help

Discussion in 'General Side X Side Discussions' started by JCap24, Jul 15, 2019.

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  1. JCap24

    JCap24 JC SXS Nation Rookie

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    Hi All... Newbie here. I apologize in advance for my ignorance on the topic, but I've been going crazy doing my own research. Looking to buy a UTV for the sole purpose of stalking/hunting. I am a big night hunter (mostly boar) and would like something that I can use to navigate the property (roughly 1000 acres) without spooking the animals too bad. The terrain is mostly dirt and grass with some sand areas. There are a couple of dry creek beds i would have to cross.

    I have been looking at the Polaris Ranger EV, but limited availability has me looking at some gas alternatives. Ideally, i could find a gas ATV that is quiet, can seat 4-6, and is reliable. I've seen some ads regarding the prowler pro. Any one have any experience? Is the Ranger EV the best option?

    Thanks for your help in advance!!!
     
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    Rockin Ronnie Ron Moderator

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    Welcome to the Nation JC.

    If your wanting quite then the electric is going to be your best option unless you spend extra money on exhaust.
     
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    Seastacker Carl Moderator

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    With your needs, I am leaning toward electric as well. I have not heard many of these that I consider "quiet". Even with good mufflers, there is a lot of engine, clutch and transmission noise that comes with them. If there is one you have in mind, go and hear it in person for sure to see if it meets your needs.

    PS...love watching those boar hunting videos on you tube. Nasty invasive species in your parts.
     
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    JCap24 JC SXS Nation Rookie

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    Thanks guys. That's what I was thinking as well. Anyone have any insight on the Polaris EV vs the Textron EV?
     
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    airshot Ken SXS Nation Expert

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    Yes, I see one major problem...no plug to recharge out in the woods! Limited travel distance and a few years down the road when it comes time to replace those batteries...ouch...they are not cheap! Look at electric cars that are 3-4 years old and new batteries are 4-6 thousand dollars, no one wants them then, very poor resale. Somethings to consider....
     
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    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Regular

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    JC You might want to take a look and drive a Mule Pro FXT before you buy. I come upon a lot of game in mine and they are as surprised as I am. I know for a fact that Kawasaki is used on game ranches in TX to move hunters. RM
     
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    CIAMissionary1 Richard SXS Nation Rookie

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    I would say can am defender or Polaris ranger. I love my Yamaha Viking. Just really gutless compared to the rest of the utility pack.
     

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