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Was curious to know who uses an ATV (4 wheeler or side by side) when hunting. What brand did you buy and why?--Bboy623Yippee
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I have a 06 700 Suzuki Kingquad a  06 400 arctic cat  4x4 and a 2001 polaris trailblazer 2wd, my dad has a 325 and a 400,700 polaris sportsman and my brother a 500 sportsman and a 1999 trail boss. and my brother in law a yamaha kodiak and a raptor.
 
each has its upsides and each its down..
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My 4x4 is named Roy.  He was a wild mustang.  Yes, you have to feed him, and tie him up out in the woods, but he will take me places no four wheeler will go, and he is quiet.  Kinda like having stealth mode.


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Here is mine.  Yamaha Grizzly 700


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'04 Yamaha Kodiak 450

The terrain where we hunt and how I ride, I didn't feel the need for anything larger than a 500 (I also use it to trail ride, etc. up in the mountains with my buddies, most who have raptors, etc.). It does very well for a 4x4 ATV.

I'm looking at possibly getting the new 550 Grizzly and passing the Kodiak on to my daughter.

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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

My 4x4 is named Roy.  He was a wild mustang.  Yes, you have to feed him, and tie him up out in the woods, but he will take me places no four wheeler will go, and he is quiet.  Kinda like having stealth mode.


 
Nice 4wheeler...
Mine are too old now, and never did like guns.
 
I walk...
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'05 Polaris Sportsman 800.

Bought it because at the time, it was one of the few with fuel injection (a huge advantage if you periodically take it into high altitude), and I planned to work it hard, hauling stuff and pulling trailers.  At the time, only the Brute Force 750 had more HP (but the BF didn't have EFI then), but it had the highest towing capacity in the industry.  It also had higher ground clearance than most, and I wanted full independent rear suspension, low range, extra storage, and AWD front locker.


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94 Honda 300.  Because you put gas in it and ride.  Honda stopped making it because it was TOO GOOD. 
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Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

94 Honda 300.  Because you put gas in it and ride.  Honda stopped making it because it was TOO GOOD. 


My dad still has a 94 honda 300.  They are great machines.  Ours is dedicated as a snow plow now, we never take the blade off. 
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Hey Mike don't you just love those Maxis Bighorn tires?  Best tires we have ever used.  We have them on our Honda Rincons.  One of them  has over 6000 miles on the set and they still look nearly new.  They just last and last.  The traction they provide is amazing.  We have been running wheelers since 84, and those are the best we have ever used.
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This is my rig for Praire Dog hunting.   Big Grin
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LOL, that is sweet  Thunbs Up
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

LOL, that is sweet  Thunbs Up
Haha thanks. My dad and i put that together about 10 years ago when that Honda was brand new. That thing has been through hell and back and still runs like a champ. Excellent Honda has my vote in the ATV category.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

That thing dosent scare all of the game animals away svt?
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Originally posted by Derrik Derrik wrote:

 
This is my rig for Praire Dog hunting.   Big Grin
 
Excellent
 
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Hey Mike don't you just love those Maxis Bighorn tires?  Best tires we have ever used.  We have them on our Honda Rincons.  One of them  has over 6000 miles on the set and they still look nearly new.  They just last and last.  The traction they provide is amazing.  We have been running wheelers since 84, and those are the best we have ever used.


Absolutely!!!  Thunbs Up    Thunbs Up

Their excellent on the trails, in the mud, through creeks. I tested 'em for the first time up in the snow  by Tahoe this past July and they passed with flying colors. My buddy has these for his Rhino and I'll be getting them again (if they ever wear out).

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Dad has one of those I sold my four wheeler and bought my mini truck and built it. Mainly cause I wanted a mini truck but Chris or my Dad would let me take theirs if needed also. Chris' honda has seen a few feet of air with me in the seat. Peeker
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I also run a Yam Griz 700 with Maxis Bighorns. Love the power assist steering...good for an old fart like me.
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polaris 500 2004 and polaris 425 magnum 1994--rifle dude said it best.  we've ridden them hard and the maintenance bills have been few and far between.  Lots of mud and water and load hauling with trailers and on the machine have gone well! 
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Dad has one of those I sold my four wheeler and bought my mini truck and built it. Mainly cause I wanted a mini truck but Chris or my Dad would let me take theirs if needed also. Chris' honda has seen a few feet of air with me in the seat. Peeker
It wouldn't happen to be a toyota mini truck would it.
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Maybe something like this?
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Had an Arctic Cat 500 4X4 manual. It was plenty fast, and handled all the camp grunt work, including hauling in the smaller camper trailers. I had the Gator 28 Mudders on it, and a light set from Hell. The body was camoed, and the racks were upgraded. I installed fender flares, an oversize air box, and snorkel for getting across the creek when it was raining. Insurance paid me 10,000 when it was stolen.
I will get another Arctic Cat when I get the rest of my life back in order again. Looking at the big bore V Twins now. 
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