Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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P olaris revolutionized the side-by-side category in 1997 with the introduction of the Ranger 6x6. Initially a single vehicle, the Ranger product lineup has grown into a family of possibilities that offers mid-size, full-size and multi-passenger layouts as well as gas, diesel or electric options. Ranger is an integral component of Polaris' off-road vehicle strategy and has earned the title of the industry's best-selling utility side-by-side, according to the company. The Ranger family currently consists of 17 models, seven of which are specifically highlighted as commercial vehicles. Rangers are designed to work, whether that be transporting people or hauling goods. They are ideal for commercial jobsites across the board, from construction sites to large entertainment events. Rider capacities range from two to six people. The Ranger 570 is Polaris' most popular commercial model due to its payload and class-leading power. Its ProStar 570 engine was specifically designed to achieve outstanding fuel efficiency, high power density and easy maintenance. With 1,500 lbs of towing capacity and 1,000 lbs of payload capacity, the Ranger 570 can han- dle even the toughest jobs with ease, says Polaris. More than 100 accessories are offered, including plow systems, full cabs and lighting and bed accessories. The Ranger 570 allows customers to create a personalized vehicle to suit their needs. The Ranger 500 4x2, which offers the industry's best util- ity side-by-side value, accord- ing to Polaris, is also a popu- lar model. Its automatic CVT transmission, independent rear suspensions (IRS), on- demand true all-wheel drive (AWD) with VersaTrac turf mode and electronic fuel in- jection (EFI) make the vehicle stand out in usability. With a single-cylinder ProStar 500 engine, the Ranger 500 has a smooth torque and 32 hp. Windshields, backup alarms, horns and beacon lights are always recommended for safety purposes. To secure and protect goods, Polaris manu- factures many bed accessories such as bed extenders and tool racks. In certain geogra- phies, Polaris recommends a full cab and HVAC to keep users comfortable and safe on the worksite. www.compactequip.com 101 Polaris The Extensive Ranger Product Lineup Has a UTV for Everyone and Every Application polaris.com Advice to Buyers "Keep the vehicle's intend- ed application at the forefront of your mind when making your purchasing decision," says Brandon Flaata, market- ing communications special- ist for Polaris. "Always consid- er vehicle capacities, ease of serviceability, accessory offer- ings and safety features. One of the many models in the in- dustry is likely to fit your spe- cific preferences and needs." Model (Max. Seating) Engine Horsepower Net HP Engine Type Max. Traveling Speed Fuel Tank Capacity Payload Capacity Operating Weight Ranger 500 (2) 32 hp Gas NA 9 gal 1,000 lbs 1,065 lbs Ranger 570 (2) 44 hp Gas NA 9 gal 1,000 lbs 1,073 lbs Ranger EV (2) 30 hp Electric NA NA 1,000 lbs 1,350 lbs Ranger EV Li-Ion (2) 30 hp Electric NA NA 1,000 lbs 1,328 lbs Ranger Diesel (3) 24 hp Diesel NA 10 gal 1,500 lbs 1,430 lbs Ranger Crew 570 (4) 44 hp Gas NA 9 gal 1,250 lbs 1,326 lbs Ranger Crew Diesel (6) 24 hp Diesel NA 10 gal 1,750 lbs 1,688 lbs UTILITY VEHICLES

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