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.
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.
Just curious if anyone on here owns a UTV that is NOT a Gator? Are you happy with it? Improvements you have made to it?
If you own a Gator and are not happy with it and wish you would have done another side by side?
I'm looking for information on Gators. The community where I live is currently using golf carts to do the work of a gator or l&g tractor. The carts are okay but overworked. We are thinking about getting used gators to, over time, replace the golf carts. The use includes pulling trailers...
Gizmo and I sort of hijacked another thread (not intentionally), and we both commented that there's no Snowmobile threads on here. So, I'm starting one.
Got one? Post up some pics and how/where you ride. I'll get it started:
Live in CT but ride in Western MA and Southern VT. My first sled was...
I have close ties too one JD dealership and I completely agree with the Owner, the Service Manager and all the employees I have encountered... popular consensus that I have been told except the salesman that sold me the Gator is JD should have stuck with tractors and lawnmowers (which I have...