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    About to Pull the Trigger on an 825i. Any Thoughts?

    My dealer is pricing me up the 825i with deluxe cab, and power steering. Any thoughts? I looked at the Rangers too but really like the glass cab on the Deere. Appreciate all advice!
    JD 2012 3320 end loader, 5' rear cutter, box blade, tiller,artillian forks, Fit rite hydraulic top link, 485 back hoe
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    I moved from a 850D to an 855D with power steering and I am more than thrilled. I drove a 825i and it was very nice. It was quick and had all the power of the Ranger. I think the build quality of the Deere is better than the Polaris. I also have a Polaris RZR XP 900 to compare to.

    The power steering on the new machines is very nice. The anti-kick back in the steering wheel is worth it if you drive off road much.

    I could go on and on, but I think your making a good choice. The Chinese motor in it is used in many of the Chinese cars and seems to hold up well, so it should last forever in that machine.



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    Sounds like an awesome machine to me! I wish I'd got the glass cab on my HPX, but I got the one I have for pennies on the dollar compared, if I had to do it over though, I'd pay premium and get the true glass cab. Not sure if it comes with a wiper or not, but you need a wiper. I don't have one on my cab and when snow plowing I have to keep a window squeegee in the cab and get out and clean the window occasionally.

    Power steering is the only thing I truly miss about my Gator. Great decision on that.

    As Brian mentioned with the Chinese engine, yes, it's made in China (I believe the brand is Chery but not positive), but this is a very high quality automotive engine. It should last you a long time.

    With the cab I'd suggest looking into a snow plow for the front. The Gator's plow amazing and is awesome to be out of the elements. Even if you don't order the plow now, the entire unit (hydraulics and all) comes off the Gator, making for an easy installation and removal at the end of each season.
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    Thanks all, bit the bullet this morning and traded my 2009 Polaris rzr-s for the 825i. Went ahead with the power steering, deluxe cab and doors. Damn that cab is expensive...

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    That has to be all of a 17K unit! They had one like that at my dealer in a diesel with the nice rims and all the options for almost 19K. I was floored!



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    Yep, the full glass cab is really pricey! I went cheap, and I wish I hadn't. You will love it! Congrats!
    2005 Deere 110 TLB - 3rd function loader, 3 rear remotes, thumb, top n tilt
    2000 Deere 5410 - 541 SL loader, 2 rear remotes, canopy
    2005 Deere Diesel HPX Gator - homemade cab, snow plow, hydraulic dump
    1953 Farmall Cub - front plow
    1984 Ford F8000 - Cat 3208 Diesel, 5+2 transmission, 8 yard dump
    2006 GMC 4500 Topkick Pickup outfitted by Monroe Truck

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    Very, very, very nice! And to think that in 1969 I paid 15K for my house, that I'm still in! Does that make me sound old? ~Scotty

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    Yea, they are pricey but the dealer gave me a very good trade allowance on my RZR-S. I can do so much more with this UTV that it was worth it. Oh, and Scotty, 15k for a home in 1969 was alot!

    RIP Polaris

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    ToddM Very ,very nice. Like that cab. Just wondering what part of WV? Bruceton Mills area is my location !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty370 View Post
    Very, very, very nice! And to think that in 1969 I paid 15K for my house, that I'm still in! Does that make me sound old? ~Scotty
    Not to me!
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