I've got 20 acres, 9 of which is rolling pasture, the remaining are wooded with trails, descending a ridge. The trails are, in a few areas, a bit steep. Very much walking trails, but a bit steep for my lawn tractor (JD D155) to get up if it's wet. This is Montana.
My heart is with Diesels - I even have a Diesel Grand Cherokee. My gut tells me that the 855, with the added torque of the diesel is a better solution for the trails, along with reliability, etc. that goes with diesel.
However, my dealer locally keeps pushing the 825i, touting that it has more horsepower than the diesel 855D.
What's the bottom-line truth here? Which would I be happier with? I understand the diesel is noisier if you add a cab, but which is the overall better Gator?
Need your help on this - the finance dept. has finally signed off on this, and I need to act quickly. I understand I may have to wait a bit to get the diesel, but that's OK. I believe a 38R is in my future, but I have to take this a step at a time with the finance dept. I'm sure you all understand.....
Your thoughts and suggestions?