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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for a diesel four wheeler. I know Polaris made/kes one and Artic Cat just came out with one. Are there any others? Any suggestions? Does anyone have any experience with them?

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I heard the polaris was a gutless turd... I always wanted one, but talked to my friend that is a dealer and he said they were no good. Hopefully the Artic Cat one will do good.

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I heard the acrtic cat one is a beast, its a twin piston diesel.
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The Polaris was a loud rattling machine for sure. Those things would rattle and shake something awful at idle. They had lots of torque but only ran about 35mph. I have seen one with a small turbo from a kubota engine on it that made a hudge differance in power but the fuel flow was just too limited to get much out of it.

The AC is brand new, only thing I've heard is it also isn't very fun to ride but would be great for the farmer/rancher that spends lots of time at slow speeds.

Nothing else out there unless you get into the utiliy vehicles.

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What engines do the older diesel ATV's have?
I'm thinking about buying a ArticCat. Looks promising.
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for someone that likes big tires and deep mud or the boring worker rider I think the Arctic Cat would be sweet they said they hooked it up to a full size dodge and drug it around, even locked the brakes on the dodge and didn't even bog the motor just spun the tires. But as stated earlier doesn't sound fast if thats what your in it for.
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the arctic cat diesel well do 55 mph and the eng is from lambini out of italy they builb small oilburners for genarators and the have been doing it for a long time. i think it will be a good atv but not sure how fun i looked at one at the dealer and it has to be one of the heavyest build atv iv ever seen its frame and racks are strong and welded together write.
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if some one is lookin for a diesel side by side we just got a Kubota RTV900 a while back and its been awesome. 4x4 1200lb hydraulic tilt bed 4x4 with lockers and real tree camo its been great. will run about 30mph and pull our 300gal water tank like its nothing and thats 2400lbs

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The artic cat weighs about 800 lbs. i believe. pretty beefy.
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You're all in luck! I've had mine for just under 300 miles and I really enjoy using it for getting things done. It's a work rig, not a race toy like the kids might want. I plowed the driveway (2/3 miles) and the easement (1 mile) all winter with it and it wasn't bothered at all. Punctured a nice 1.5 inch hole in the plow blade and broke a filament on the winch cable somehow, but the ATV didn't suffer at all. I did add a engine block heater to it so it'd start easier when it's cold out, but other than that I haven't done a thing. It's full of stickers saying it's parts are made in Germany and the engine is Lombardini from Germany too I believe. I think it needs a couple pounds of turbo boost, but I'm pretty happy with it. With my fat ***, it weighs about 1000 pounds even, maybe a little more with a full 5.5 gallon tank. The fastest I've had it up to is about 43 MPH and it went through about ten gallons of diesel this winter. The CVT transmission it awesome :Thumbup: because it keeps the RPMs right where they need to be. I don't doubt it could tow a Dodge Ram. It's got a nice low range, selectable 4X4 or 4X2 and if you're in 4X4 you can lock in the front differential too. Makes it a challange to steer that way, but it can get you out of a pickle. I can't say enough good about it. A little bit of 2 cycle oil, about a cup or so per five gallons, and the clatter quiets down and the idle smooths out. I don't like this new ULSD. Doesn't seem to have enough lubricity for my liking... I bought it last October or maybe September thereabouts. Ask me anything...:smoke:
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