Long Term Product Review
Polaris RANGER EV
October 2011 -
Horse and Hound Show at Leone Equestrians. The Ranger EV
was perfect for the horse show. Golf carts are all over the place, but I did
find a Ranger 500 on the grounds as well. The mid-sized Rangers are super nimble
around all the horse. The other thing that is really nice is the turf mode rear
differential. With a push of a button, you can go from unlocked two wheel
drive to locked two wheel drive. And then one more click for four wheel
September 2011 -
Our Ranger EV is coming in handy this weekend down at Leone Equestrians
facility. Both kids are showing at the Pickwick Medal show so having our EV here
is invaluable for getting back and forth from the gates to the barn. And the bed
is great for hauling saddles and other supplies.
And the best thing is the
EV's battery power is super quiet so we don't spook any horses.
August 2011 -
Good thing we have the Ranger EV and our
towable rough cut mower because
Crowley Ranch would need more alpacas to keep up with the grass if we
June 2011 -
I was out doing some field mowing with our
Polaris Ranger EV
yesterday and looked down at the hour meter. We just clicked off our 100th hour
with our EV and it is going strong. This unit is over a year old and we use it
all the time without any issues.
Our Ranger EV is used mostly for light duty work (hauling hay, chicken scratch,
firewood or concrete bags), but is also used quite extensively to tow our
Kunz Rough Cut Mower.
The conditions of our pasture are often wet and muddy, so it isn't easy work
either - four-wheel drive is a must.
I really like not having to worry about gas as well. It is super easy to plug
it in every few days and in the morning, everything is good to go.
May 2011 -
Our Polaris RANGER EV was put to use yesterday hauling tools for
trimming tree branches. I also put a strap on this dead tree and dragged it over
to the burn pile. I was a bit surprised that the EV had enough torque to pull
out of the thick grass and mud, but it didn't even flinch.
April 2011 -
Our lawn has some bare spots and a few low areas. I am using our Polaris Ranger
EV to haul loads of compost from out back to the lawn. The EV's size and
unlockable rear diff (aka turf mode) are perfect for this task so I don't tear
my grass up.
Using the Polaris Ranger EV to haul downed branches in the alpaca's pasture. The
ground is super wet still so the EV's size and weight help to not tear the grass
Nelly seems right at home sitting next to the EV. Probably because I was able
to sneak up without any engine noise.
February 2011 -
With the winter storms hitting northern California hard last week, there are
lots of downed branches to clear. The Polaris Ranger EV is perfect for this kind
of work because of its' relatively light weight and 4x4 help it get through the
mucky parts without tearing big ruts.
January 2011 -
Hauling a load of wet red clay in the back of the
Ranger EV from all the
fence post holes I dug.
Polaris Ranger EV to move the compost pile over to a new bigger and better
location. Don't have a tractor with a bucket so the Ranger EV works great.
The mid-size Polaris Ranger
EV is small enough to get places many other UTVs can't.
Hauling a roll of 5 ft. no climb fence our to the pasture. Have to drive across
a muddy section and two-wheel drive won't cut it. The Polaris Ranger EV can haul
and has all-wheel drive. No issues with getting stuck. Try doing that with a
We used the Polaris
Ranger EV to haul gates, posts and tools out to the pasture today.
December 2010 -
The Ranger EV is great this time of year for doing cleanup. It is lighter and
more nimble than many other UTVs and when the rear differential is unlocked, it
doesn't tear up the ground as much. But with a flip of the switch, I have a true
4x4 UTV that can get through the muck.
I am officially ready for all the leaves to stop falling! I have been mowing and
raking a bunch the last two days. The Ranger EV has been handy hauling
everything out to the compost pile.
November 2010 -
Using the Polaris Ranger EV to load wood from around the yard in the truck.
Heading to my father-in-laws tomorrow with a load tomorrow.
With its mid-size the Ranger EV is great for tight spots like gates and
Last few storms have created a mess in the yard. The Polaris Ranger EV is
awesome for hauling all the downed branches.
October 2010 - Working around the pasture and garden
I used the Polaris Ranger EV to haul loads of compost over to my wife's garden.
She likes to keep things organic, so this pile of decomposed leaves and cow
manure is perfect. Hauled three loads of compost over to the garden. Dump bed
on the Ranger EV is super nice for unloading. I raked it out and then went to
work with the roto-tiller.
Our friends won our neighborhood largest pumpkin contest. My daughter and I are
hauling it back to their house with the Ranger EV. It weighed in at 138 lbs!
September 2010 - Lots of work for the Ranger EV
Had a few low spots out in the pasture that I wanted to level off. Loaded some
dirt in our Polaris
Ranger EV to get it out in the pasture. Since the EV is much lighter than a
truck and has turf mode, I don't tear up the wet ground. Plus the dump bed makes
unloading a breeze.
We now have 61 hours on our Ranger EV and it is going strong.
Used the Ranger EV to tow a Kunz Rough Cut Field Mower
Used our Polaris Ranger EV to prepare the pasture for seeding. I am pulling the
drag harrow, which is heavier than it looks and has tines that break up the
soil. The Ranger EV does not even flinch. Very impressed with the performance.
Our Polaris Ranger EV is getting a workout today. From hauling yard debris to
the burn pile to moving oak firewood the EV performs well.
My wife likes to compost as much as possible. This time of year the lawns are
growing fast and the oak leaves are falling like crazy. I set the Polaris Ranger
EV up in the front yard and fill the bed up. Then run out back and dump all of
it in the compost pile. The grass clippings really get the process going. Box
Capacity on the Ranger EV is 500 lbs. and the tilt Bed makes quick work of
August 2010 -
Polaris Ranger EV is super handy for hauling hay and straw out back.
I had a leak in a 2" distribution line and it is a pain to get to and repair.
The Polaris Ranger EV sure comes in handy for hauling all the shovels, pump and
Running around in the Ranger EV checking on the cows and turning on sprinklers.
It is a cool morning in northern California today. Almost feels like an early
July 2010 - Lake Almanor. We brought the Ranger EV up to
Lake Almanor for the Fourth of July weekend. Participated in the 4th of July
Parade in Chester and also went for two different trail rides.
Chester 4th of July Parade
Out for a few trail rides in the Plumas National Forest with the Ranger EV, RZR
S and RZR
June 2010 - Using the Ranger EV to haul bark. Tilt bed is
perfect for dumping.
June 2010 - Used the EV to haul parts out for a solar well pump
June 2010 - The cows sure are curious around the Polaris Ranger
EV. They don't know what to think when I drive by with some hay in the back.
June 2010 - Hauling brush with the RANGER EV
May 2010 - Used the Ranger EV out in the pasture today to haul
some old fence material around the yard and pasture. The calves sure did
express an interest in the EV.
May 2010 - Drove on my lawn today, and I didn't tear it up!
The turf mode rear differential setting is awesome.
May 2010 - The Polaris Ranger EV did a great job pulling
the new chicken coop
April 2010 - Used the Ranger EV to haul some 15 gallon redwood
trees. Try doing that with your golf cart! The RANGER
EV has a 500 lb. Lock & Ride cargo box
April 2010 - Capital City Classic Tournament Horse Show at
Leone Equestrians. The Ranger EV was perfect for the horse show. Golf carts
are all over the place, but the Ranger EV has the bed for hauling stuff
around. We were very impressed with how quiet it was and how well it was
able to maneuver through the crowded isles.
April 2010 - Took delivery of our demo unit today. Took it
out to check on the cows. It was amazing how much closer we could get to the
cows with how quiet it was. Drove in some very sloppy mud and the
RANGER EV didn't even notice.
June 2010, Polaris R&D Facility - Got to try out the new
2010 Polaris RANGER EV at the Polaris R&D facility in Minnesota.
Polaris Ranger EV
Polaris Industries, Inc.
2100 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
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