Polaris RANGER Utility Line Up: The Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding Side-by-Sides EVER

The Polaris RANGER is the, “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” utility vehicle on the market, and the 2009 line up introduces the ruggedly re-engineered RANGER that is the hardest working and smoothest riding RANGER EVER built. Along with a brand new RANGER 4x4 and RANGER XP, Polaris is introducing the new RANGER HD, the ultimate heavy-duty utility vehicle with Self Leveling rear suspension and power steering. “The 2009 line up is the most-significant and extensive product introduction in RANGER history,” said Matt Homan, general manager of Polaris’ Side-by-Side division. “We kept all the features that make a RANGER great, Electronic Fuel Injection, Independent Rear Suspension, Polaris True All-Wheel Drive; and completely re-engineered the rest to include more rugged styling, improved ergonomics, easier steering, more cab space and exclusive Adjustable Dual A-Arm front suspension, to create the next generation of RANGER utility vehicles that work even harder and ride even smoother.” To make the RANGER even harder working, Polaris completely redesigned the vehicle to tackle the toughest work applications. To create an exterior that could handle the nastiest work and most extreme riding conditions, Polaris outfitted the new models with the most-armored front end ever designed. The design offers protection for critical components such as the radiator, cooling system and front differential. The front headlights have been inset for added protection from rocks and branches, and the redesigned bumper with heavy-duty bash plate offers dedicated vehicle tie down points, massive central tow hook and inset tow hook cage for additional front differential protection. For those who require more lighting, the vehicle also offers auxiliary light mounting holes on the front bumper and bosses already installed for optional Halogen/LED distance headlights. The new RANGERs work harder and are easier on the operator due to new improved thoughtful ergonomics designed to let the operator work longer and enjoy a better ride. The new models feature more seat and leg space, reoriented gas and brake pedal for improved operator comfort, new angled-back seat that is similar to a car and a relocated brake lever for operation inside and outside of the vehicle. Polaris also redesigned the steering wheel for better steering with gloves and added standard tilt steering with the highest range of motion for maximum comfort. Along with tilt steering, the new models have a 50 percent easier steering effort which helps maneuverability in tight areas such as farm yards or woods. Polaris RANGER always has been known for its generous storage and the new RANGERs offer the only storage options designed for real life work and recreation. With a industry-leading 46 percent more dash storage than the competitors for convenient storing of farm, work and hunting items, and under-hood storage for those items not frequently accessed, such as a spare battery or tow ropes, the new RANGERs have the most productive storage in the industry. The RANGER XP and RANGER HD also have a removable under-seat compartment for added storage or an optional cooler insert that is offered by PURE Polaris. To make the smoothest ride in the industry even smoother, Polaris outfitted the new RANGERs with exclusive Adjustable Dual A-Arm front suspension in addition to it’s legendary smooth independent rear suspension. Exclusive to RANGER, the new models feature motion ratio and preload suspension adjustment front and rear. The new Dual A-Arm front suspension has two upper shock mounting points on each wheel giving a motion ratio adjustment that dramatically increases stiffness of suspension. The preload adjustment, available on each wheel, increases the initial spring compression for a 30 percent stiffer ride when needed. The new suspension allows for the maintenance of ground clearance (12 in/30.5 cm) and suspension travel (9.63 in/24.5 cm front, 9 in/22.9 cm rear) when carrying heavier loads and using accessories such as plows, cabs and sprayers for work applications. It also allows for easier use of after-market suspension packages and easy widening of vehicle for recreational purposes. To combat ruts, stumps and rocks, the new RANGERs also offer anti-kickback steering that reduces feedback over bumps and makes the vehicle steerable with one hand. For ultra heavy-duty work applications, Polaris is introducing RANGER HD which has all the new RANGER features plus an exclusive Self-Leveling Suspension and Variable Assist Power Steering. Known as the ultimate “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” side-by-side, RANGER HD is perfect for farm, construction site or any application that requires heavy hauling and towing. To complement RANGER ‘s exclusive, Adjustable Dual A-Arm front suspension, the RANGER HD features the first-ever Self-Leveling Suspension on a utility vehicle. When carrying heavy loads, the Nivomat® 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 such as fertilizer, feed or building materials 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. The RANGER CREW, the only six-passenger, electronic fuel injected and fastest people hauler on the market, and the monster-traction RANGER 6x6 round out the “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” RANGER utility offering for 2009. For more information click the link: http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-US/Ranger/Pages/Home.aspx