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Side by side or ATV?

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Old 08-28-2018, 11:42 AM
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I think you're right about that one being meant for side loading. Otherwise it would have foot high rails perpendicular to the floor on the front and both sides, like all the same length trailers I see.
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:09 PM
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The trailers with the side ramps are often referred to as "Landscaping trailers" and I found one that will fit the bill. It'll fit a combo ATV and SXS.

And on that subject I've decided I will start with the ATV and narrowed it down to 2 machines: Can Am Outlander 1000 or 850 and Polaris Sportsman. I'll start a new thread for feedback on these. Thanks!
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:16 PM
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You know, those are the two machines I shopped, except I wanted the "2 up" models, and I wanted the 1000cc engine for Colorado thin air at 11,000 feet. I'm from Minnesota and have a great deal of respect for Polaris. How is this for silly buying decision? The Polaris machine was black on black on black. And I felt the fit and finish was a little bit rough. However it is a top seller. The Outlander was a pretty blue, and I felt the fit and finish was a bit better. I did respect the Rotax engine. So far I don't regret my decision. I've had zero problems with it, only fun.

Maybe start your buying decision thread in the category called General Discussions, Buying an ATV.

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Old 09-06-2018, 09:30 PM
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Nice machine! The Polaris and Can Am are the top 2 in this category I think. I am leaning towards the Can Am though. It's about 8% to 10% cheaper than the Polaris in Canada, probably due to transport and duties... I will be testing the 850 and 1000 Limited Edition next week. Either way, you can't go wrong with those 2. thanks!
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Franky65 View Post
Nice machine! The Polaris and Can Am are the top 2 in this category I think. I am leaning towards the Can Am though. It's about 8% to 10% cheaper than the Polaris in Canada, probably due to transport and duties... I will be testing the 850 and 1000 Limited Edition next week. Either way, you can't go wrong with those 2. thanks!
Can-Ams were way higher than Polaris here in the states the last time I checked the prices, but it's been awhile. Maybe they aren't so bad now. That was one reason I didn't get one. Another reason I didn't want a first generation Can-Am was the weak frames they had. AFAIK the new ones don't have that problem, just the G1 frames. I read a few posts on here about guys with the old models who hit a stump or something while not going too fast and bent their frames. I hit a stump on my Polaris and it only bent a tie-rod. A guy I used to ride with did the same thing on his Grizzly, just bent the tie-rod. Neither one of us was going slow either. I'll be looking at Can-Am whenever it's time to get a new ATV.
 
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:44 AM
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Can Am dropped the price of their Outlander by $400 to $700 for 2019, depending on model.
 
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by AdrenalineRush View Post
Can Am dropped the price of their Outlander by $400 to $700 for 2019, depending on model.
They're sounding better all the time.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:52 PM
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Yes, true on the body - I also heard the same. But have heard recent generations of Can Am have better body. The new Tri-Mode and A-frame arms (like the Polaris already had) are signs they are making competition in this category. They also dropped the prices on 2019 models from 2018.

I tried the Polaris and will be trying the Can Am 1000 Thursday. It better be good cuz the Polaris was pretty impressive - handling and climbing!
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:02 PM
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When I looked on Polaris' website they're still showing the 2018 Sportsman 1000. It was 1 HP more than the 2018 Outlander 1000, but the 2019 Outlander now has 1 HP more than the Sportsman had last year. As far as I can tell the 2019 Sportsman 1000 will be the same HP as the 2018. The Can-Am 976 cc V-twin should be more powerful than the 24 cc smaller 952 Polaris twin. It should actually be putting out even more power than that. It's 2.5% bigger but only putting out 1% more power. Can-Am would have to get 2 more hp out of their new engine to match last year's Polaris engine's power/size ratio.

Believe it or not the Outlander 1000's estimated dry weight is 21 pounds heavier than the Sportsman 1000's. If that's right the Outlander has 2.6% more weight but only 1% more power, meaning the Sportsman has a better hp/weight ratio. But Polaris may be underestimating the weight intentionally and that could be BS. Either way, they both have ridiculous amounts of power. And the Outlander may be less likely to catch fire. Who knows?
 
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I'd probably get the Can-Am over the Polaris myself too. I've never liked the shifter on any of the Sportsman models.
 

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