I am new to the forum but have owned and used/lived with my 6X6 for the last 10 years. I live on a ranch of over 160 acres with mud, snow, hard pan, and forest floor. I use my ranger for predominately wood cutting, brush removal, rock, concrete and just about anything you can imagine. I have about 10,000 sq ft of lawn, a forest of pine trees in front of the house and animals. I have used this ranger at most every level and I am here to tell you I have never run out of Power, take me the rest of the way, or had to pull the winch out to get me there. My terrain is all steep rough hillside with 150 year old logging trails.
If I run out of traction with the 6X6 I don't need to be there. Only limitation is the turning radius. Has a tendency to track like treads in a straight line. You learn to live with it, and work within its parameters. I do not feel that a 4X4 would do as well, nor do I think I could transition to one. Not after breaking in on the 6X6. I have personally moved yards of dirt in this when I cut a new pad for my deck. The bed takes three 1/4 yard buckets at a time. Try that with a wheel barrow.
My only complaint is the wimpy electrical output from the magnito. I forget this is basically a motorcycle of sorts (mechanically). I can run out he battery in 15 minutes chocking trees with the winch. I plan an upgrade. Oh ya, I took this thing over a popular 4wd trail rock crawling. Everyplace this thing touched the ground, there was a tire Turing. Very impressive. Only other gripe, rigid frame, not much lateral flex due to the design of the 02 frames and rear trailer arm. Other Than That, it is very bullet resistant.
I'll post some pics one day. It's not perdy but it's a working SOB.
2002 ranger 6X6
Custom gun rack
Push bumpers W/D-Rings
Lift bed/3,500 LB WARN Winch
Custom quick links front and back
10,000 LB pull hook W/ drop & go link