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Polaris RANGER Crew Diesel Introduced

In 2011, Polaris entered the diesel Side-by-Side segment, with the introduction of the new RANGER Diesel. The RANGER Diesel shared the same full-size chassis as the RANGER XP 800 with the same attributes that made the RANGER line the hardest working, smoothest riding vehicles on the market. For 2012, Polaris is introducing its second diesel model and third vehicle to its multi-passenger line up, the RANGER CREW Diesel.
The RANGER CREW Diesel shares the same 904cc, three-cylinder YANMAR® diesel engine as the RANGER Diesel, with the ability to carry six adults in total comfort. The engine is rubber-mounted to transfer minimal vibration to the operator, and provides low-speed torque to work harder. The fully-sealed, fixed center distance clutch driveline keeps water out of the clutches and provides better performance than competitive models.
RANGER CREW Diesel’s work ethic also includes a 55 amp alternator that gives the operator the ability to run many hard working, higher electrical load accessories, such as plows, extra lights, cab heaters and fans at the same time. It boasts a monstrous one-ton towing to tackle the toughest jobs and comes standard with a 2-inch hitch receiver to tow accessories with ease. Its 1,000 lb/454.5 kg capacity rear dump box has gas-assist dumping operation and accommodates many hardworking PURE Polaris accessories that go on and off in seconds.
RANGER Side-by-Sides are known to be the Smoothest Riding vehicles on the market and the RANGER CREW Diesel is no exception. Its long wheelbase combined with its fully-adjustable suspension creates a very smooth ride, even when fully-loaded. The vehicle’s suspension is the only four-corner adjustable suspension system that features Dual A-Arms with exclusive top-mounting-point adjustability. For recreational riding, the user can adjust to a softer setting or adjust stiffer for heavy-duty work. With a suspension travel of 9.6 in/24.4 cm up front, 9 in/22.9 cm in the rear and a ground clearance of 11.5 in/29.2 cm, the RANGER CREW Diesel provides a very comfortable ride.
To complement the suspension and travel, the RANGER CREW Diesel features On- Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac that keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to two-wheel drive when you don’t. When in two-wheel drive, the VersaTrac Turf Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns that won’t tear up the grass.
Inside the cab, the vehicle has the ability to carry six adults comfortably due to its superior comfort and ergonomics, including a slide-through cab design for easy entrance and exit that also provides lots of legroom. Leaned seatbacks provide extra comfort during travel and 10-inches/25.4 cm of tilt steering-travel provides plenty of steering wheel position options for the driver. For 2012, The RANGER CREW Diesel will be available in Sage Green.

Hardest Working Features

  • 904cc, 3 cylinder, Yanmar® Diesel Engine
  • 55 amp Alternator
  • 1750 lb./793.8 kg payload, 1000 lb./454 kg cargo capacity, one ton/907.2 kg towing
  • On Demand AWD
  • High/Low beam headlights
  • Heavy duty front end protection, inset lights and the most protection for critical components.
  • Front full-bench under-seat storage and rear under-seat removable storage
  • Full instrumentation
  • Pallet-size rear dump box with gas-assist
  • ROPS Certified Cab
  • Lock & Ride®
  • Cargo System

Smoothest Riding Features

  • Easy-buckle driver and passenger safety nets
  • Adjustable Dual A-Arm
  • Front Suspension
  • On-Demand, true all-wheel drive
  • 9.6 in/24.5 cm front travel, 9 in/22.9 cm rear travel
  • 11.5 in/29.2 cm Ground Clearance
  • Seating for six
  • Carries six adults comfortably with leaned seatbacks and lots of legroom
  • 2 in/5.1 cm more leg room for rear passenger

About Polaris

With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® for recreational and utility use, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric powered vehicles.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry, among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and ORVs. The Company has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with Victory motorcycles and the acquisition of the Indian motorcycle brand. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the Global on-road low speed vehicle industry with internally developed vehicles and the acquisition of Global Electric Motorcars (GEM). Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicles accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at

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