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post #1 of 10 Old 02-09-2011, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at possibly replacing my 96 Sportsman 500 with the Diesel Ranger. Has anyone heard anything good or bad about this unit. I know it is new. Thanks in advance. Keith
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-22-2011, 07:26 AM
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I'm looking at possibly replacing my 96 Sportsman 500 with the Diesel Ranger. Has anyone heard anything good or bad about this unit. I know it is new. Thanks in advance. Keith
Good engine but I heard top speed was 30mph. Kinda for the farmer like the Kubotas.
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-19-2011, 12:34 PM
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i test dove one and top speed was 42 mph. on another forum i read the a guy got 300 miles per tank.
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-27-2012, 11:28 PM
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I have to agree the top speed on mine is aroun 40-45. The fuel gauge always seems to be full. I've had 3 different mules and the Polaris diesel blows them away.

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-28-2012, 12:48 PM
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Its a Yanmar engine

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-07-2012, 03:21 AM
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I am no authority on the topic actually, but I too have expressed interest in the diesel as a future purchase if fuel continues to become an issue cost wise. I'd also enjoy the larger bed over my ranger rzr I have now. Who knows...

I did take a look at the Yanmar website, it indicates world wide to include China and Russia. They produce oil burners for virtually every application one can think of. Note they are very well thought of as generators/power for sail boats, I mean the sea worthy sort.

They report not only are their engines reliable, but meet all EPA guidelines and mandates. I did not notice the term Blue Tech, however that term might possibly be a trade mark issue (Mercedes Benz...) As I am not quite done with the Rzr I will be closely watching the future development and improvements to this particular unit.

I am a wee bit prejudiced as I own a VW diesel and a Jimmy DuraMax... Oh! How sweet it is!


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Lovin my diesel so far. I'd stay away from the 2011 diesels if possable, unless they've had the clutch upgrade. There was also a recall/upgrade for the air intake ducting under the floor on some 2011s. so far the 2012s seem problem free. Acceleration on the 2012s is improved as well because of clutching upgrades.

Top speed stock on mine was 40 mph. even with about 300 lbs in the bed. (test drove it at home before I bought it) but when I put the polaris pro steel cab on it I knocked my top speed down to about 34. at 200 hours I decided to fabb up my own turbocharger setup, and I've been running with that now for over 250 hours. 450 hours in total.

It's been used on our ranch on a daily basis for hard work, hauling, transport, hearding cattle, fencing, and about everything else a ranger can do, and even some things a ranger shouldn't do, but does anyway.

Only factory improvements I'd make on it would be making Nivomat shocks and power steering standard, and maybe putting a little larger diesel in it, like an 1100? it's tight in there with the 900, so I doubt we'll see it for awhile.
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I just bought a 2012 diesel. It is at the dealer installing some accessories. Can't wait to get it home and plow some snow this winter. Keith
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If someone tells me how to post pictures that are 1.1mb I'll post some pics.
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-25-2012, 05:46 PM
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If someone tells me how to post pictures that are 1.1mb I'll post some pics.
Why not prep them for the web and then post them?

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