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post #1 of 11 Old 01-23-2008, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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I want a quad....

that does it all. roll a mower attachment under it, put a blade on the front, a tow hitch, wings, inflatable raft, you know, the works.

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-23-2008, 08:11 AM
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Spendy, but I'd go with a Can-Am 650 800 is actually over-kill

http://www.can-am.brp.com/en-US/Vehicles/Outlander.650/


I've got a Polaris Sportsman 700. Polaris probably has the best ride and a top notch suspension, but they are heavy and the fit and finish isn't all that great. Mine's a gas hog also 8-10 messing around, can push about 20 crusing 40-45 on the trails and staying off the throttle.

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One thing I have noticed with the bigger bore Polaris is that they are extremely cold blooded. Starting on cold days can be a pain. Then the wait till they are up to operating temp is long as hell. Not much fun when racing for tip ups. I would stick to the 600 or smaller range if you plan to work it in the winter months.

Another note is to look into suspension locks if you are going to use implements such as a plow or mower deck. They keep the quad from bouncing all over to get an even plow or mow.

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I've never had a problem with my Polaris starting in the winter. Generally about the second time it turns over it fires up. ('04 carb)

My dad has a '02 700 and his starts up fine as well, don't think they take any longer to warm up than any other quad I've ridden.

Lots of people make the mistake of thinking they have to have the biggest quad they can get (ME) at the time, but after you have one you soon realize a 500-600 will do just about anything you need it to do.

I personally don't care for the Grizzlies, I've ridden an older on extensively out in the Black Hills one weekend and a friend has the new 700 with power steering. Love the steering, but I think if you really played hard with it, it'd be a problem area eventually. I think they just feel too small though and twichy.

Haven't ridden the newer Artic Cats, but the older ones 4-8 years old I haven't cared for when I've ridden them. Love to try out the new Thundercat though...

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I had most of the cold start trouble on an 800 EFI. That might have made the difference. The quad before that was the 500 HO with carb and I loved that thing as a utility quad. Never a problem and all the power I ever needed.

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Wisco, are you serious about the mower deck ? What brand has that ?

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if you're looking for pure power, check out the Kawi Bruteforce 650's and 750's. they cannot be touched for pure grunt. my personal fave in ride is the Grizzly 700. a dream to steer, no bar kickback and very smooth power and suspension. the Polaris have come a long way but they are VERY heavy and sluggish to turn.

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I have a two stroke 500 quadzilla , But I dont think ya want that.

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Wisco, are you serious about the mower deck ? What brand has that ?
The Mower decks I have seen mount to the back of the quad. I think they were more orientated towards field cutting, not really a fine finish or even cut like a standard riding mower would provide. I am sure they are generally used by people in tight areas or small fields for food plots, etc.

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I have a two stroke 500 quadzilla , But I dont think ya want that.
That thing must be a real handfull!

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Have you gotten anything yet ? If not, check out the Suzuki Eiger and the King Quad 700 - the 400 is an anvil, tough/tough/tough and comparitivly cheap also- the KQ 700 is really,really good aslo, but, its big.

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