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Quick help- Teryx or Gator XUV

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I'm well into process of buying a UTV and just found this forum-looks like a lot of good info. I need to decide in the next couple of days...

I am buying a utv for mix of work and pleasure cruising, snow plowing and hobby farm stuff. I have a Brute Force (soon to be for sale) and golf carts.

I am a huge fan of Kawi twins, so I'm good with the XUV or Teryx in this area.
I like the heavy duty look feel of the XUV but the legroom is horrible. The Teryx seems nice all around, but I am wondering if it is HD enough for work, towing, pulling implements, etc.

Any/all thougths would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Every thing but pull implements. I would think you would eat alot of belts.

The XUv is my favorite work style vehicle



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Hi,

I'm well into process of buying a UTV and just found this forum-looks like a lot of good info. I need to decide in the next couple of days...

I am buying a utv for mix of work and pleasure cruising, snow plowing and hobby farm stuff. I have a Brute Force (soon to be for sale) and golf carts.

I am a huge fan of Kawi twins, so I'm good with the XUV or Teryx in this area.
I like the heavy duty look feel of the XUV but the legroom is horrible. The Teryx seems nice all around, but I am wondering if it is HD enough for work, towing, pulling implements, etc.

Any/all thougths would be helpful.

Thanks!
If you like John Deere wait for their sport model.
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When I was looking to buy side x side, my choices came down to the trex & the xuv deere. The big deciding factor was top speed on each,25 mph vs 45mph. The deere salesman said I could chip it & loose the warranty but gain 10%top end(2.5 mph). The bottom of the deere is no way flat so if you get hung up on a log or stump,there is no sliding off. You would have to winch or lift it over. I think they weigh about the same so not much difference there. Sporty v twin vs old mule engine. My choice v twin all the way & no regrets. Crow
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Thanks for comments...what about Ranger XP? Sorry, I know it's a Teryx forum but I'm guessing you all shopped around before Teryx?
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They'll both do the job you're wanting... The teryx won't have any problems pulling stuff around mine does just fine... Even when its overloaded and about sitting all the way on the ground in the rear.
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My dad has the xp. It is really nice. Much Much quieter than the teryx. Wider...can fit three up front. I have the teryx but if I wasn't set on the speed and performance issue I would go with the ranger hands down. Honestly. And that is not too say the ranger is a slow vehicle. It will be greatly quicker and sportier than the john deere you mentioned.
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The new ranger top speed is as fast or faster than the teryx right off show floor, but for me Teryx hands down the better for peformance over all, and the performance mods are unlimited
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I had the Mule and it is a work horse, did about anything I wanted it to do. The Teryx is nice, fast, great looking but it's not made for farm work. IMO. Make sure you drive as many different UTV's that you can before you choose. Get what you need, or one for the farm and one for the trails.
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I really think you would be pleased with the polaris. I know I know, I didn't use to be a fan but the ranger is a great product. I like how the rearend works(like a tractor) the inside wheel doesn't pull in a tight corner allowing much easier and accurate turning at slow speeds and doesn't destroy the ground....could be your yard ya know. The teryx will chew up the yard just trying to park it. Also you should be aware of the drawbacks of the teryx....the heat in the cab for one, a little noisy, seating for only two. If you want it to rip...go teryx cause it's awesome, if you want a gentle rig that can really work for you...go ranger. Give it a test ride at least. I have also been around john deere gators and xuv's (we use those and mules) to patrol powerlines here in Missouri. I wouldn't own either but thats what they buy us. I would put our experience on treacherous terrain up against anyones and though I don't like the mule I will say it is tough as nails.
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