2013 Polaris Rangers

The Polaris RANGER line is the Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding utility vehicles on the market offering full size, midsize, and multi-passenger vehicles for hunt, farm and trail. For Model Year 2013, Polaris will add two new vehicles to the already comprehensive line-up. Defining an all new class of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding is the new full size RANGER XP 900; and the new RANGER 800 Midsize combines the 800cc engine with the midsize chassis for a spirited, addition that adds another value model to the family.
Back for 2013 is the industry-leading, full size RANGER 800 EFI, the standard of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding but for 2013, Polaris also welcomes an all new class of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding with the new, full size RANGER XP 900. Innovations such as a new ProStar 900 engine, all-new chassis, new restyled cockpit, more suspension, new flip-up seat storage, new Lock&Ride ™ PRO-FIT cab accessories, larger gas tank, easier serviceability and a quieter ride due to engine repositioning define a whole new class of utility side-by-side. The RANGER XP 900 will join the RANGER 800 EFI and RANGER Diesel in the full size category.

Hard working vehicles need power and the RANGER XP 900 delivers a new class of power with its all-new ProStar 900 engine which churns 60 horsepower, a 20 percent increase, for class-leading torque giving the RANGER XP 900 the ability to tow a class-leading one ton and haul 1000 lb/453.6 kg. The engine delivers smooth power throughout the RPM range thanks to its dual overhead cam design, 180 degree crank firing order and counterbalancing. The throttle control is smooth at all speeds and gear selections, including reverse. The RANGER XP 900 also is quieter with the engine now located under the rear cargo box. To complement the ProStar engine, the RANGER XP 900 features a new, durable drivetrain built to handle the unit’s higher horsepower. It also boasts the strongest belt on a RANGER vehicle so it can tackle the toughest of jobs, and has powerful cooling for the belt and clutches for optimal performance under all work conditions.

Storage is important for work applications and the new RANGER XP 900 offers the most storage in its class. For easier accessibility, the new under-seat storage features flip-up access giving the operator increased and easier-accessible storage
inside the cab, and the vehicle features lots of in-dash storage you’ve grown to expect from RANGER. Outside the cab, the RANGER XP 900 offers a new harder working cargo box featuring more tie-down points, easily-inserted box dividers and a smoother gate release. The cargo box has a 1,000 lb/453.6 kg capacity, can fit a pallet and is compatible with Lock&Ride accessories so it can tackle any hauling project thrown its way.
The RANGER XP 900 has a wide variety of accessories available for a variety of work applications. To ensure the unit is hard working, Polaris equipped it with a high capacity battery and new stator for 30 percent more electrical power to run more accessories at one time. The unit also features a new, easier to install winch mount for faster installation of one of the most popular accessories for a work vehicle.
Built exclusively for the new RANGER XP 900, Pure Polaris is offering new PRO Accessories. The collection includes a revolutionary, high-quality PRO-FIT line of cab accessories; a versatile, premium-quality Glacier PRO Plow System; and durable Polaris HD PRO Winches.

One of the most exciting, new accessory offerings available for RANGER XP 900 is the new Lock&Ride PRO-FIT cab accessories designed for total integration with the newest RANGER family member. The cab frame on the new RANGER XP 900 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, and are 60 percent quieter at idle, and 40 percent quieter at 20
mph/32.2 kph. More information about these industry-first cab accessories can be found in the Pure Polaris section of this press kit.
For work applications, PURE Polaris is offering a new Speedkey System that is remarkably smooth at the top speed limiter. The Yellow key limits the vehicles’ speed to 25 mph/40.2 km and is perfect for controlling speed during work-related projects or when lower speeds are needed. Along with these exciting products, Pure Polaris will have a full line up of accessories for the RANGER XP 900 making it one of the hardest working vehicles on the market.
To complement the hardest working features of the RANGER XP 900, the restyled cockpit and chassis are the new class of smoothest riding. The completely redesigned cockpit fits three people more comfortably and offers class-leading ergonomics. The lower seat, with adjustable driver’s seat on Limited Edition models, and tilt steering gives occupants more options in comfort, and the new seat belts are easier to use. New center-mounted gauges give the operator one place to look for ride data and the easy access to storage under the seat means tasks are
done quicker and more efficiently.

For an incredibly smooth ride and optimal handling, the RANGER XP 900 has 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 XP 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 travel and 12 in/30.5 cm of ground clearance. For increased visibility, the unit also features 25 percent brighter head lights that project more than 30 percent further adding 100 ft/30.48 meters of additional visibility.

The RANGER XP 900 is not only a new class of “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding,” but 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. The unit also features metric fasteners for most parts and grease zerks to flush joints. For driver’s ease, there is fuel access on the driver’s side and a 11 percent bigger gas tank that holds 10 gal/37.85 liters making gassing up more convenient and less frequent.

The RANGER XP 900 is available in Sage Green and Solar Red, with or without EPS, and Polaris Pursuit Camo. Limited Edition models include Sunset Red and Orange Madness, both offered with or without EPS. A Browning EPS model and an Audio Edition in Bronze Mist with an integrated Audio System including two dash-mount speakers and will be sold in limited quantities.

The RANGER 800 EFI will continue to be offered as a full size model for 2013 and will be available in Sage Green with or without EPS, Solar Red and Polaris Pursuit Camo. Limited Editions include Sunset Red and Black/White Lightning models both offered with or without EPS. Other full size models include the RANGER Diesel in Sage Green, and the RANGER 6×6 800 in Sage Green and Solar Red.

New to the midsize line, the RANGER 800 EFI Midsize combines Polaris’ reliable 800cc engine with the midsize chassis for a combination that provides Big Bore performance in a smaller, two-seat model that fits in the back of a pickup truck.
The RANGER 800 EFI Midsize has many of the hardest working, smoothest riding
features of its full-sized counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy duty front end protection, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in its class.

The RANGER 800 EFI Midsize is perfect for any customer looking for a midsized footprint and price, with full size power. The unit delivers on the RANGER promise of “hardest working” with real work capabilities such as 500 lb/226.8 kg of cargo
capacity, 1,000 lb,453.6 kg payload and 1,250 lb/567 kg. of towing. The RANGER 800 EFI Midsize’s smaller size, 800cc high output, EFI engine and lower price make it an attractive work partner for hunting, farming, maintaining acreage or doing chores around the property. It boasts 50 horsepower offering the rider plenty of get-up-and-go to ride to that favorite hunting spot, haul feed to livestock or just take a leisurely ride down the trail. Its On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive ensures it can tackle muddy pastures or rutted, rocky hunting trails, while the VersaTrac ensures you don’t tear up the grass. With a full-line of PURE Polaris products including Lock&Ride accessories, cabs and plows, the RANGER 800 EFI Midsize can be outfitted to get any job done.
To complement its hard work ethic, the RANGER 800 EFI Midsize has 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 and
passenger, making it a true “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” Midsize RANGER.
The RANGER 800 EFI Midsize will join the RANGER 500 EFI, RANGER 400 and RANGER EV in the Midsize class and is available in Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo with a Nuclear Sunset Orange Limited Edition model. The RANGER 500 EFI is available in Solar Red, Sage Green and a Magnetic Metallic Limited Edition model, and the RANGER 400 is available in Sage Green. To round out the Midsize offering, the RANGER EV is available in Boardwalk Blue and Polaris Pursuit Camo.

Polaris will continue to offer the RANGER CREW 800, RANGER CREW Diesel and RANGER CREW 500 in the Multi-Passenger
segment. The RANGER CREW 800 and 500 are available in Sage Green, Solar Red and Polaris Pursuit Camo as base colors with a Blue Fire EPS RANGER CREW 800 Limited Edition and a Sandstone Metallic RANGER CREW 500 available. The RANGER CREW Diesel is available in Sage Green.

Pure Polaris is offering a full line of accessories including cabs, plows, boxes and specialized products for all Full, Midsize and Multi-Passenger RANGER vehicles. More information about Polaris’ whole line of Off-Road Vehicle offerings can be found online at www.Polaris.com.

About the Author

Mike Lasher is a true Off Road enthusiast down to the core, Growing up in the back seat of a jeep exploring the deserts of Arizona and Nevada, as a kid, as so many of us did. Today Mike spends his free time on the trails with his family and friends in his Kawasaki Teryx or Jeep Wrangler. He also regularly competes in the Best in the Desert series and was second in points in 2009. For more information on mike you can visit www.lashermotorsports.com.

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