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Polaris Ranger 570
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Contributors to this thread:
Turk 27-Jun-18
Kodiak 27-Jun-18
Brotsky 27-Jun-18
Southern draw 27-Jun-18
MQ1 27-Jun-18
Deertick 27-Jun-18
Quinn @work 27-Jun-18
Bigdan 27-Jun-18
Jeff Pals 27-Jun-18
Scar Finga 27-Jun-18
swampyankee 27-Jun-18
drycreek 27-Jun-18
Turk 27-Jun-18
Bake 27-Jun-18
W8N4RUT 27-Jun-18
casper 27-Jun-18
JLeMieux 28-Jun-18
Habitat 28-Jun-18
beckerbulldog 28-Jun-18
Grasshopper 28-Jun-18
South Farm 28-Jun-18
PSUhoss 28-Jun-18
Bigdan 28-Jun-18
Turk 28-Jun-18
South Farm 29-Jun-18
Swampbuck 29-Jun-18
From: Turk
27-Jun-18
I am in the market for a new machine. I know that a lot of Bowsite members have one kind or another and actually use them. With that in mind, i would appreciate any input that anyone that has owned a polaris (preferably the full size 570 one). could give me.

From: Kodiak
27-Jun-18
My brother has got one. I tooled around on it in Wyoming last fall a lot. Good machine, not overly fast.

It'll do what it needs to.

From: Brotsky
27-Jun-18
Turk, I think guys will be able to give you a better answer if they know what you'll be using it for. Hunting/fishing? Work around the farm? Trail riding? Etc.

27-Jun-18
I have the mid size 570 no problems plenty of power for me. I use mostly hunting ducks in rice fields some deer hauling as well.

From: MQ1
27-Jun-18
I have a 2016 sportsman 570 X2 & love it. Check out the x2 model you might be inpressed.

From: Deertick
27-Jun-18
I have a 570 ... love it ... it does all that needs to be done for hunting and around the acreage. One problem: The air filter fits kind of screwy, and you have to be careful about that -- nothing that is a huge issue, though. Plenty of power for three hunters and gear, or two hunters, a bull elk, and camp in one load.

From: Quinn @work
27-Jun-18
Love my 2015 570. Nice comfortable ride and plenty of power for plowing and using it to get in and out of hunting areas rather than beating up my truck.

From: Bigdan
27-Jun-18

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I have a 2012 razor 570 its been the best of all the rigs I have had its got 12000 miles on it I have only had to replace the drive belt

From: Jeff Pals
27-Jun-18

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My sons using it for a deer this past December. Those are the best loads!
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My sons using it for a deer this past December. Those are the best loads!
Turk, I have had a 570 for a couple years. I can't say enough good about it. I love the size. The best thing about the size is it fits in the bed of a pickup. You have to hop the fender wells and it is a big load, but it works. I have used it to spray, haul fire wood, haul sand, tow an aluminum boat and best of all, haul out deer. If you have a heavy load or are towing you want to have it in low gear. It is also plenty fast. 45 MPH is not a problem and it will go faster if you stay on it. PM me if you have any questions. I can send you my number.

-Jeff

From: Scar Finga
27-Jun-18
Same as above, I loved mine and no problems with it!!

From: swampyankee
27-Jun-18
i have polaris ranger 800 6x6 and my brother has the 900xp. We use them for plowing and work and they have been great no issues.

From: drycreek
27-Jun-18
Mine is a 2008 700 I use it for everything. Sprayer in the bed, haul firewood, hogs, deer, seed, fertilizer and my carcass. The only thing I can complain about is how hot it gets below your knees in the summer. I've never had it to top speed, because I don't need to go that fast. I've hauled as much as 800 lb. in the bed. If I were to buy another, the only others I would look at would be CanAm or Honda.

From: Turk
27-Jun-18
Thanks for all of the replays!

Big dan, 12000 miles? Wow, that's amazing!!

From: Bake
27-Jun-18
I don’t have any experience with the 570, but I do have a 2013 800 EPS and it’s been great with no issues (knock on wood). I don’t use it as heavy as a farmer would. It doesn’t get daily use, but I use it a lot for local deer hunting, some farm and home chores, and have used it on a couple western trips. It will go everywhere I want it to, even through a lot of brush and timber, and will haul about anything I need to haul in the woods.

I think Polaris makes a good machine. Getting better all the time.

If you got a lot of thorns or are going to be on FS roads, I’d recommend having heavier tires put on when you buy it. I’m still on original tires with 2100 miles, but they’re full of fix-a-flat fluid

From: W8N4RUT
27-Jun-18

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Works for gun and bows
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Works for gun and bows
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Love mine

Scott

From: casper
27-Jun-18
i have owned a 2007 xp 700 ranger and thought it was really under powered, it shuddered at take off and blew belts every 1000 miles you ran it over 30 mph. bought a midsize 2013 with the 800 in it and would rate it at ok on power but it has lots of vibration at idle.

From: JLeMieux
28-Jun-18
I have a 2014 900 XP. I really like it. It has a ton of room and plenty of power. I went through my first belt pretty quickly before I knew to keep it in low unless running 20 mph or more.

From: Habitat
28-Jun-18
I have the full size 500 and it has room and power,tires grab alittle so takes some getting used to.If you buy pick what time of year as they have christmas and year end sales.I started googling rebates a couple months before I bought and ended up with 200.00 off any add on and an extension on my warranty.The rear windshield keeps alot of dust out and the roof and front windshield are great also

28-Jun-18
I have a 2017 570 midsize and it's great ride. I had a 2007 700xp before that. I have the full lock-n-ride package on mine, front and back windshields, roof and hard poly doors and heater with defrost. With all that on the engine noise can be loud in the cab. If I was going to do it again I would get the tip-out windshield to help with dust. Dust can be horrible is you don't get the seal kit. It has plenty of power for everything I do.

From: Grasshopper
28-Jun-18

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I have owned a 2014 X2, 2015 rzr 900 50" trail model, a 2017 900 ranger XP, and now a 2018 Ranger XP 1000.

If you really want a ranger, get the NEW BODY STYLE. In early 2018, it was only available on the 1000. At some point the smaller units will have it. They totally redesigned everything, chassis, engine clutch, springs, interior - everything! Having had the 2017 ranger, and now the 2018 - EVERYTHING about the 2018 is better - EVERYTHING. The turning radius is way better, the tires are bigger and better, the clutch is bigger and better. My new one doesn't have many miles, but have had no problems.

Your going to spend a bunch of money to get a 570, spend a little more and get the 1000. Just watch out - the accesory pricing is crazy. $2100 for doors, $800 for a heater, $800 for a windshield wiper. Ouch.

One last comment, I really like the electronic power steering. Some models have it, some don't, so look for it.

From: South Farm
28-Jun-18
Our 900XP has power steering and I can't imagine NOT having it. We beat the hell out of our 2013 Ranger and no issues yet to speak of. Accessories is where they get you, I totally agree, so keep an eye on C-list and let somebody else pay for 'em! Some good deals there..

From: PSUhoss
28-Jun-18

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Really like my 900 crew for hunting and most everything around the house and camp. If it were stolen, I would call in sick to work buy another one tomorrow. As others have mentioned, the accessories aren’t cheap, but make the rig so much nicer. The tip out windshield is a must get along with the power steering. Sooo nice. Good luck in your choice. Feel free to reply here or PM if you have any questions.

From: Bigdan
28-Jun-18

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From: Turk
28-Jun-18
Thanks to everyone for the replies! I ended up getting a 900 with power steering. Ill need to get a top, windshield and plow set up on it eventually but im glad to stop the shopping around.

From: South Farm
29-Jun-18
Time to get a little mud on the tires! Enjoy it, they're fun!

From: Swampbuck
29-Jun-18

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Get a metal roof, they’re the same price as the plastic Polaris ones and way more utilitarian. Worth their weight in gold. I put one on my 2012 ranger crew. Putting another on my 2018 ranger crew I’m picking up next Friday. $350 for the one on the 2012, about $600 for the 2018. Made out of diamond plate and powder coated. Look up FTD cabs / Polaris roofs. I’m not affiliated with them, just where I got them from

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