Polaris RANGER 800 HD
“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.”
Along with a brand new RANGER 4×4 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 new RANGERs work harder and are easier on the operator due to new improved thoughtful ergonomicsdesigned 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.
Polaris Ranger HD Specifications:
- Tough front end with bumper, inset lights, heavy-duty bash plate, dedicated vehicle tie down points and inset tow hook cage for additional front differential protection
- Exclusive, adjustable dual A-Arm front suspension with independent rear allows for 9.63”/24.5 cm front travel, 9”/22.9 cm rear travel
- Work-enabling ergonomics including tilt steering, easier steering effort and seat back angle
- Variable assist power steering critical for heavy duty applications
- Exclusive Self-Leveling Suspension in the rear automatically adjusts to heavy loads
- Available in Turbo Silver
- 40 HP, 700 EFI Engine
- 50 MPH/80.5 km top speed
- Full instrumentation
- On Demand AWD with Turf Mode
- 1000 lb./453.6 kg box, 1500 lb./680.4 kg total payload
- One ton/907.2 kg towing
- Removable under-seat storage
- Lock & Ride Cargo System
- Adjustable Dual A-Arm Front Suspension
- Independent Rear Self Leveling Suspension with Nivomat shocks
- Variable assist power steering
- 9.63”/24.5 cm front travel, 9”/22.9 cm rear travel
- 12”/30.5 cm Ground Clearance
- Seating for three
- Work-enabling ergonomics
- Available Lift & Carry with 500 lb capacity.
Polaris Industries, Inc. 2100 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
Website: Polaris Industries
With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use. Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.