by Jon Crowley on 30/07/13 at 10:32 am
Polaris RANGER is the Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding line of utility vehicles available. The line offers full size, midsize and multi-passenger vehicles for hunt, farm, and trail. For Model Year 2014, Polaris will add three new vehicles to an already comprehensive offering, the RANGER CREW® 900, RANGER® 570 EFI and RANGER CREW® 570 EFI.
For Model Year 2013, Polaris defined a whole new class of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding with the new, full size RANGER XP® 900.
For 2014, all the benefits of the RANGER XP 900 now can be found on the all-new, multi-passenger RANGER CREW 900.
Similar to its hardest working three-passenger counterpart, the RANGER CREW 900 offers more power with its ProStar™ 900 engine that churns out 60 horsepower, a 50 percent increase over the RANGER CREW 800 EFI model, and has the ability to tow a ton. The ride is quieter due to the engine’s new location under the rear cargo box. The box features more tiedown points, provisions for easily-inserted box dividers, larger gate release and boasts a 1,000 lb/453.6 kg capacity. It also is wide enough to fit a pallet and is compatible with Lock & Ride accessories so the vehicle can tackle any hauling project thrown its way.
The RANGER CREW 900 has a wide variety of accessories available for a myriad of work applications. To ensure the vehicle is hard working and able to run more accessories at one time, Polaris equipped it with a high capacity battery and new stator for 30 percent more electrical power over the RANGER CREW 800 EFI. One of the most exciting accessories available is the Lock & Ride™ PRO-FIT™ cab accessories, designed for total integration. Similar to the RANGER XP 900 cab frame, the new RANGER CREW 900 frame also features profile tubing, providing a 360-degree sealing surface for every cab component. Windshields, roofs, doors and rear panels follow the shape of the vehicle, locking directly into the cab frame’s precision contours. Many PRO-FIT cab components feature Polaris-exclusive Lock & Ride™ technology for quick and easy on and off. The cabs are 60 percent quieter at idle and 40 percent quieter at 20 mph/32.2 kph.
To complement the hardest working features, the RANGER CREW 900 features a restyled, all-new cab and a more rigid chassis for a new class of smoothest riding in a multi-passenger vehicle. The completely redesigned cockpit fits five people more comfortably and offers class-leading ergonomics, including a new center console with added storage and cup holders. The adjustable driver’s seat, found on Limited Edition models, and standard tilt steering gives occupants more options in comfort. The new seat belts are easier to use and Polaris added a full shoulder harness for the rear, middle passenger. The cab also offers tons of storage both in-dash and under both the front and rear seats.
For an incredibly smooth ride and optimal handling that complements the RANGER CREW 900’s longer wheelbase, the vehicle features an all-new chassis that is more rigid, with increased torsional stiffness. This delivers a smoother ride, low vibration and the ability to tackle anything that stands in its way. The RANGER CREW 900 has easy steering with or without Electronic Power Steering (EPS), and features 5 in/12.7 cm more wheelbase, 1 in/2.5 cm more rear suspension travel and 11.3 in/28.7 cm of ground clearance.
The new unit also is easy to own and maintain. The wet sump engine, which offers 100 hours between service intervals, is easily accessed from under the rear cargo box, and has an easily accessible oil check and fill. It also features common metric fasteners for most parts and grease zerks to flush joints. For operator ease, there is fuel access on the driver’s side and a 11 percent larger gas tank that holds 10 gal/37.85 liters, making gassing up more convenient and less frequent.
The RANGER CREW 900 is available in Sage Green, Solar Red and Polaris Pursuit Camo. Limited Edition models include Sunset Red and Titanium Matte Metallic. Electronic Power Steering (EPS) is standard on the Polaris Pursuit Camo and Limited Edition models. The RANGER CREW 800 EFI and RANGER CREW Diesel, both offered in Sage Green, round out the 2014 full size, multi-passenger offering.
The midsize RANGER and midsize multi-passenger lines also have new members for 2014 with the introduction of the RANGER 570 EFI and RANGER CREW 570 EFI.
The RANGER 570 EFI and CREW 570 EFI have all of the hardest working, smoothest riding features found on the previous 500cc versions:
On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in their classes with the addition of a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder Pro-Star™ 570 engine delivering smooth, efficient power and 40 horsepower, giving the vehicles 25 percent more power than previous models. Originally launched on the RZR 570, the engine features dual overhead cams and 4 valves, along with an automotive style electronic fuel injection system. The RANGER 570 EFI and CREW 570 EFI also offer easier gear shifting for smoother operation due to a new transmission. And, with the engine now placed behind the seat, operators will have a quieter ride.
All RANGERs are hardworking and the RANGER 570 EFI and CREW 570 EFI are no exception with their 500 lb/226.8 kg of cargo capacity, 1,250 lb/567 kg. of towing, and 1,000 lb/453.6 kg and 1,250lb/453.6 kg payload, respectively.
To use more accessories at once, the units were equipped with a larger stator that provides 29 percent more electrical power making them more capable work partners. If you need to bring more than one person along, the RANGER CREW 570 EFI offers a second row of seating for two
The units’ On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive ensures they can tackle muddy pastures or rutted, rocky hunting trails, while the VersaTrac ensures you don’t tear up the grass. With a fullline of accessories, including Lock & Ride, cabs and plows, the RANGER 570 EFI and CREW 570 EFI can be outfitted to get any job done.
To complement its hard work ethic, the RANGER 570 EFI and CREW 570 EFI have smoothest riding features such as Independent Rear Suspension, long suspension travel and high ground clearance to ensure a smooth ride and less fatigue on the operator. For additional comfort and for the first time on midsize units, the Limited Edition RANGER 570 EFI and CREW 570 EFI will offer EPS.
The RANGER 570 EFI will join the RANGER 400, RANGER 800 Midsize and RANGER EV in the Midsize class and is available in Sage Green, Solar Red and Polaris Pursuit Camo, with a Gold Mist Limited Edition model with EPS. The RANGER 400 is available in Sage Green and the RANGER 800 Midsize is available in Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo, with a Gold Mist Limited Edition model also featuring EPS. The RANGER EV is available in Avalanche Gray and Polaris Pursuit Camo. The RANGER CREW 570 EFI is available in Sage Green, Solar Red and Polaris Pursuit Camo, with a Burgundy Metallic Limited Edition model with EPS. The unit will join the RANGER CREW 800 EFI, RANGER CREW Diesel and new RANGER CREW 900 EFI in the multi-passenger offering.
For Model Year 2013, the full size line saw the addition of the RANGER XP 900 which defined a whole new class of hardest working, smoothest riding. This model returns for 2014 in Sage Green, Solar Red and Polaris Pursuit Camo, with Sage Green and Solar Red EPS units also available. The Browning Limited Edition model returns for 2014, now standard with EPS and Engine Braking (EBS). Power steering, Limited Edition RANGER XP 900s include Titanium Matte Metallic, Sunset Red and White Lightning. The full size RANGER 800 EFI is available in Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo with a Limited Edition Model with EPS in Sunset Red. The RANGER Diesel
is available in Sage Green, and the RANGER 6×6 is offered in Avalanche Gray and Sage Green. All 2014 full size RANGER vehicles also feature a shoulder harness for the middle passenger.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the
Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.