Minneapolis, Aug. 19, 2009 – Polaris Industries today announced the RANGER HD has been awarded “Best of the Best” by “Field & Stream” Magazine. “Field & Stream” also named the vehicle one of the “Best Off-Road Rides for 2009” in a previous issue.
“Polaris would like to thank ‘Field & Stream’ for naming the RANGER HD as the ‘Best of the Best,’” said Jan Rintamaki, marketing director of the Off-Road Division for Polaris. “It’s an honor to have the world’s leading outdoor magazine recognize the RANGER HD as a premier product for its readership.”
Built for ultra heavy-duty work applications, Polaris introduced the RANGER HD as part of its 2009 model year line-up. The vehicle has all the new RANGER features plus an exclusive Self-Leveling Suspension and Variable Assist Power Steering. The RANGER HD was introduced with Nivomat® shocks making it the first-ever Self-Leveling Suspension on a utility vehicle. When carrying heavy loads, the shocks automatically adjust the suspension resulting in the highest loaded ground clearance of any utility vehicle. Due to a lower spring rate, the Nivomats provide a smoother ride and the ability to go long distances at 50 MPH fully-loaded, making hauling loads quicker and easier.
For easier steering during heavy-duty work applications, RANGER HD also features power steering with exclusive Variable Assist. RANGER HD’s power steering allows for one-finger steering at low speeds and eliminates feedback at high speeds so the operator can work longer and enjoy the ride. The system is perfect for plowing as well as the new BOSS® Lift & Carry System that attaches to the front of the RANGER HD and can lift and carry up to 500 lbs.
Outdoor enthusiasts can see the RANGER HD in “Field & Stream’s” Gear of the Year, September, 2009 issue which is available on stands now.
With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.