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What will the sale mean to us owners?

Discussion in 'Wildcat Nation' started by peterouviere, Jan 27, 2017.

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  1. peterouviere

    peterouviere Peter SXS Nation Rookie

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    Learning Polaris stuff now, where were the plants before?
     
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    Pede SXS Nation Expert

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    Textron is a fairly good company, couldn't do anything with Polaris when they had them but it was just snowmobiles back then, they weren't much for RandD.
    I did some research on the Polaris Mexico deal and didn't find many good answers. The move was suppose to be a engine and component facility only, closed one in Wisconsin that I think was a bit dated, but shortly after that they remodeled all of their facilities to full manufacturing with the ability to assemble any one of there entire line, well the popular ones anyways. The move was to put them not only closer to their suppliers but buyers as well and all units produced in Mexico go to the southwest dealers.
     
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    I know they still do alot of mfging in Michigan, but I did hear at some point that they have a facility in Mexico. Not sure if it's just the parts that come form there, or if machines are actually built there.
     
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    From the research and question asking I did before I bought mine. The engine and some components of the 15 900xp did come from Mexico and you can see the stamp on the engine. But a lot of them are assembled in the US. I'm not sure how much or what exactly but some American labor is still done.
     
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    Polaris Mexican plant makes SXSs that were supposed to be for the Southwest states but they are showing up all over. Polaris main plants are in Minnesota and Iowa. The proposed import tax may have them rethinking their strategy.
    The Arctic Cat Textron deal could help raise AC to a higher level. They make good machines but have been lacking in HP.
     
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    Well, I have mixed feelings about the Bad Boy machines. I have driven a Stampede and I like the extended cab part and the more narrow cab. But it is overweight for some reason. The frame doesn't appear to be built of larger material. The engineering is not impressive and to me it looks marginal on strength in the front end. But then they have what looks like forged a arms?? The plastic is thin and kinda floppy. The styling to me looks a few generations behind most other sxs's out there. The wheel wells are pretty small for larger tires. This is Textrons in house designed rig.
    They aren't selling very well and they are still maintaining a price that is quite a premium to what an equivalent Polaris can be bought for. I personally am not impressed with Textron's sxs expertise.
    Maybe they will learn something from Arctic Cat. But it is going to take a large infusion of cash and effort in a short period of time to get AC's big motor sporty's competitive with Polaris and Can Am again.
    In this part of the country performance and then a competitive price is what sells and Polaris is king. Nothing else sells very well but the Can Am X3 is turning heads and getting more people looking at their other rigs. Arctic Cat has never done well and the last dealer in this area closed up about a year ago. If they can't compete with the fast RZR's and Can Am's they might as well not try around here.
    I honestly doubt they will keep up. Hopefully I am wrong.
     
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