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Hey All

So we're in Sutton, Quebec, Canada
My brother and I live on a 200 acre property with some roads and trails.
We want to buy a new or used Polaris utility for the following:
Work on the property - trail clearing, carrying tools, pulling trailer, winter tread-work like
tree clearing, cross country ski tracks, maple sugaring, etc.
Some forest trails are narrow, so maybe not longer bed and wider models?
We need enough pull for forest hills in mud or snow - with tools, logs, stones, etc.
Enough pull to make nice ski tracks in winter on hilly terrain.
Closed or partially closed cab for winter, mud and cold rainy conditions.
We won't be using for off road joy riding - but it's fine if it can do some of that.

And we're looking at pros & cons of electric vs gas models.
Driving will usually be very on and off - and not more than 4 or 5 hours in a day.

We also wanted advice as far as accessories like treads for winter, trailers, lighting, etc.

Thanks in advance
 

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Skip electric. Cold weather reduces power. Buy a gas model, keep a battery tender handy, and use fresh gas. And do periodic maintenance regularly. As far as size and specs that is your preference.
 

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Get a gaser you won’t like Lead acid in the winter
 

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You better add a track setup for your winter use. Your going to need them for your winter use.
 

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Skip electric. Cold weather reduces power. Buy a gas model, keep a battery tender handy, and use fresh gas. And do periodic maintenance regularly. As far as size and specs that is your preference.
What is the trick for using fresh gas? We won't be using it all the time in Spring/Summer/Autumn? And even less in Winter. So any tricks for this situation that I guess a lot of owners are dealing with?
What is a battery tender? thx
 

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We need enough pull for forest hills in mud or snow - with tools, logs, stones, etc.

This is why you'll need a set of tracks. At least in the snowy months.

A ranger does many things well. But a tractor it is not.
With a budget of $12k CAD, what year/model/mileage do you figure could be in our budget?
We could go a little higher - example for a closed or mostly closed cab option for Winter. (heating, music?)
Thanks
 
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