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HVAC Ranger

Postby Traveler » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:16 am

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/ranger-utv ... ac-edition

I'm assuming this is the only gas powered UTV that's come out with AC. I suppose the compressor is electrically driven, unless they've added a belt. Seems expensive for what they are. Could almost buy 2 open air 900 Rangers for what they have this one listed at, but it does have most of the add-ons. Great Grandma thinks she wants one sitting at the home place. Hope she's not holding her breath. :)

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby lavacarancher » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:05 am

Holy mackerel, Traveler. That is over the top! If I ever buy another "UTV" it's going to be a jeep. Much cheaper, more reliable, more options and much easier to work on than my Mule. JMO

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby Faster horses » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:30 am

We got a new Honda Pioneer UTV because of the transmission (I only know this from listening in on conversations~ :D ) because it holds you back going downhill and we plan to take it to the mountains. Mr. FH LOVES it! We got the full cab and a winch and extra mirrors and it didn't cost as much as that Polaris. The air conditioning is about taking the cab off, or the windshield out, can't remember which because he bought it last fall and we didn't need A/C. These things are fun, they do serve a purpose, but the cost!!!??? :shock: WOW. I remember when new pickups cost less than that....much less...

I'm with buying a Xterra, or a Jeep or whatever. The Xterra we bought for $6500 was a fun vehicle, til someone borrowed and totaled it out. :cry2:
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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby 4Diamond » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:46 pm

I've bought 2 dodge Dakota's this year for under $7000 combined both with under 110,000 miles both 4x4. I don't think my cows are profitable enough for one of those fancy rigs. Oh yeah mine have ac and heat!

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby PureCountry » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Early 90's Suzuki Samurais or Chevy Trackers. Usually found in good shape for $5-10,000. Heat, AC, stereo, comfort, and the same size footprint as a UTV. I'm trying to get approval to use one on my work sites as well because the damn UTV's have gotten so expensive.
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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby Traveler » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:43 am

lavacarancher wrote:Holy mackerel, Traveler. That is over the top! If I ever buy another "UTV" it's going to be a jeep. Much cheaper, more reliable, more options and much easier to work on than my Mule. JMO
I'd kind of had this comment in the back of my mind. One of our uses for a Ranger is for a lady to hand out ear tags and a syringe, in the comfort and safety of a cab, from the window to the guy using an ATV that's just grabbed a calf that needs tagged......who's carrying a short bar for most protection needs that might arise. A lot of calves can be tagged in pretty good time that way. But maybe a little jeep could serve that same purpose, and may be light enough that a leg that might get run over wouldn't get broken, and room for kids in the back seat. I see that there's some low mileage kind of plain jane ones, still with AT and AC, pretty reasonable. I see a low mileage 4 banger Tacoma with AT can be had somewhat reasonably, too. Just mulling it over for now.

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby Brad S » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:53 pm

Is that light bar for adjusting attitudes on snuffy cows?

Years ago, my dad was calving out some waspy witches out of southern Colorado. You know how cows are much more likely to wool you around when their baby is almost wet, but after a couple days they settle down and let you tag babies. Those saguchie witches were on a man hunt for ever, and they'd hit a horse just for fun. I had a coyote wagon that sat up pretty high so I'd drive up to a new calf so the calf was on the passenger side. I'd get out the drivers door and crawl under the pickup and drag the calf under the pickup to tag him. They put some good whisky dents on the passenger side of my pickup.

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby Traveler » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:10 am

Brad S wrote:Is that light bar for adjusting attitudes on snuffy cows?

Years ago, my dad was calving out some waspy witches out of southern Colorado. You know how cows are much more likely to wool you around when their baby is almost wet, but after a couple days they settle down and let you tag babies. Those saguchie witches were on a man hunt for ever, and they'd hit a horse just for fun. I had a coyote wagon that sat up pretty high so I'd drive up to a new calf so the calf was on the passenger side. I'd get out the drivers door and crawl under the pickup and drag the calf under the pickup to tag him. They put some good whisky dents on the passenger side of my pickup.
Yes. Suppose I can admit to it being a short crowbar, there between the foot rest and up on the fender, without anyone throwing a fit?

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby lavacarancher » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:34 am

Traveler wrote:
lavacarancher wrote:Holy mackerel, Traveler. That is over the top! If I ever buy another "UTV" it's going to be a jeep. Much cheaper, more reliable, more options and much easier to work on than my Mule. JMO
I'd kind of had this comment in the back of my mind. One of our uses for a Ranger is for a lady to hand out ear tags and a syringe, in the comfort and safety of a cab, from the window to the guy using an ATV that's just grabbed a calf that needs tagged......who's carrying a short bar for most protection needs that might arise. A lot of calves can be tagged in pretty good time that way. But maybe a little jeep could serve that same purpose, and may be light enough that a leg that might get run over wouldn't get broken, and room for kids in the back seat. I see that there's some low mileage kind of plain jane ones, still with AT and AC, pretty reasonable. I see a low mileage 4 banger Tacoma with AT can be had somewhat reasonably, too. Just mulling it over for now.


Yes sir, I understand. Just stating for my own situation. And besides that you could certainly impress your neighbors!!! :lol:

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby Faster horses » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:35 am

We USED to have a jeep...a jeep pickup...back in the 60's. What a piece of trash. I guess that's why they aren't around any more. We were poor but I kept track of what that jeep cost us in expenses and we could buy a new Ford 3/4 ton pickup for that. So we did. We sold the Jeep and they had to put a rebuilt engine in it. Everything that could go wrong, did, with that piece of crap.
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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby Traveler » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:02 pm

Faster horses wrote:We USED to have a jeep...a jeep pickup...back in the 60's. What a piece of trash. I guess that's why they aren't around any more. We were poor but I kept track of what that jeep cost us in expenses and we could buy a new Ford 3/4 ton pickup for that. So we did. We sold the Jeep and they had to put a rebuilt engine in it. Everything that could go wrong, did, with that piece of crap.
How do you really feel about it? :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:

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Re: HVAC Ranger

Postby RSL » Mon May 01, 2017 5:54 pm

Suzuki Carry Mini Truck...
Heat, windows, will go anywhere a side by side will go, plated for public roads, dump box and cheap to buy and run. It gets 54 mpg highway, oil change takes 3L of oil. Also when Ranch decals are applied it is the greatest advertising tool we have ever found...
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