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Old 06-05-2018, 01:14 AM
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Default Textron Releases New Prowler Pro


A 50-horsepower, whisper-quiet, 812cc EFI engine offers all the grunt needed to be a reliable work partner or haul big game:


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Nice looking.
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:42 AM
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I've talked to guys at the factory and they say the diesel they are testing is even quieter. So quiet that they sometimes try to start an engine that's already running.
 
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I wouldn't be in a big hurry with Textron, they still have a lot of issues to correct before I would have confidence to make a purchase.
 
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Originally Posted by Kymco 450i View Post
I wouldn't be in a big hurry with Textron, they still have a lot of issues to correct before I would have confidence to make a purchase.



I'd buy one. They don't have any more issues than any of the other companies. These are really just Arctic Cat under a different name. If anything the management, engineering, and production are all held to a higher standard.
 
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I'd probably go with a Can-Am Defender HD8 over this. Both very similar in size and power but I'd rather have the Can-Am 800cc v-twin over this engine.
 
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Originally Posted by greg74 View Post
I'd probably go with a Can-Am Defender HD8 over this. Both very similar in size and power but I'd rather have the Can-Am 800cc v-twin over this engine.




That's not the only engine you can get in an Arctic Cat / Textron. If you have a need for speed you could get the Wildcat with the 951cc Dual-Cylinder, Closed-Loop EFI Engine.

AND.... I'm calling BS on the claim that the AC/T only has 50hp in the 812cc engine!!! I think they meant to say the 500. Their website says the 812cc is a QUOTE "80HP EFI Engine 59 lb-ft of Torque".

https://textronoffroad.txtsv.com/sid...ility/stampede


According to the Cam-Am website the HD8 only has QUOTE "HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque"

https://can-am.brp.com/off-road/side.../defender.html
 
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I mentioned the HD8 because its the model most similar to this. I saw Yamaha just released the 2019 Wolverine X2 2 seater and it now offers the 847cc twin. It now has a dump bed, previous Wolverine models didn't have that. As far as the 812cc having only 50 hp, I believe thats correct. The Stampede has a totally different engine, its an 846cc twin and yes it does have 80 hp. I'd like to see that engine in the Wildcat Sport, which still has the 700cc twin.
 
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Originally Posted by DeeDawg View Post
I'd buy one. They don't have any more issues than any of the other companies. These are really just Arctic Cat under a different name. If anything the management, engineering, and production are all held to a higher standard.
I have no issues with Artic Cat, they make great stuff! Look into Textrons background and you will find many issues...Textron bought A/C to use them to solve their issues. Remember Badboy Buggy that gave their customers NO warranty service??? That is Textron...those issues are still in court...
 
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Originally Posted by Kymco 450i View Post
I have no issues with Artic Cat, they make great stuff! Look into Textrons background and you will find many issues...Textron bought A/C to use them to solve their issues. Remember Badboy Buggy that gave their customers NO warranty service??? That is Textron...those issues are still in court...



LOL!!!! Textron is a massive corporation that builds everything from Beachcraft jet aircraft to Bell helicopters!!! I don't think they need an atv/snowmobile factory to teach them anything!!!! And AC isn't being used to solve any past issues with other brands.
 
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