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Old 10-12-2013, 10:15 PM
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I am trying to figure out what type of 4 wheeler I want. I realize many of you have one and I would like your input. I want this 4 wheeler for hunting, riding around on in the woods and fields, NOT racing. I am currently looking for a used one but I'm having trouble deciding what I need. What size engine would I need? I'm a big guy, 6'3" and about 275 lbs. Probably going to use this to haul things, pull things, etc... 500cc? I don't have a clue???

Also, I have heard MANY good things about Polaris and Honda. Any other brands you would recommend?
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:23 PM
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I basically want something super heavy duty... not sissy 4 wheeler. Please understand I know little about 4 wheelers (though I've driven them many times) and I know very little about small engines.
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I have a 2006 Bombardier Outlander 650.which is now Can-Am. It is a workhorse I've used it hard for pulling, plowing snow and riding nothing stops it the 650 is way more than I needed so I would suggest a 400 can-am. I'm sure you'd be plenty happy with that. I'm not knocking any of the others they all perform well. Good luck to you.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:29 AM
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The Honda Rubicon I had was a great machine. Many of the guys in Michigan where I hunt use Honda from 450 cc and up. Polaris 500 Sportsman series are nice machines, we've used one in PA for over 12 years. If I were to get another one it would be a sidexside Polaris or Yamaha as they are a bit narrower than the Honda's so going through the woods is easier. Got spoiled with running a machine that has a roof, windshield, throws heat out, and a dump bed!!!! 800 cc's would be where I'd look as it will do everything a 500cc engine will only better.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:04 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments and suggestions. I'm currently looking for something used but nice. Another question to throw at you is this: I know about mileage on cars/trucks/etc.. but what about hours on an ATV? How many is considered alot? For example, 100,000 miles on a car typically means the car has had a good life so far and probably has more to offer. What if an ATV has 100 hours on it?
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:08 AM
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I have a Honda Rancher 350 plenty of power plows snow like crazy. I have been skidding trees, hauling cord wood, raking drive way & food plots
I have had many a four wheelers I have owned Yamaha, kawasaki, Suzuki & now the Honda I have to say the Honda so far is my Fav. You just cant kill it but all the top manufactures make great machines
My wife & I have been 2 up trail riding with no problems climbing stopping
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Tator, 100 hrs on a machine driven by me good, driven by a young kid, might not be so good. Look at the machine close for signs of abuse/neglect. 100 hrs normally I wouldn't consider that as excessive. The honda's that my buddy has, 4000 miles on them and still going........
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make sure you get one that's water cooled. plowing and mowing will over heat an air cooled atv very fast
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HB my Rancher is a 2001 has air cooled havent had an issue with it yet & have over 400 feet of driveway but it does have an Aux fan so that may help

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