After hitting the trails with the Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX, evaluators said again and again that this is one of the most balanced machines.
“I really like the driving balance of this machine. It is quiet, reasonably sporty with good acceleration, but it’s easy to drive when loaded or just tooling around the ranch,” says John Lumkes, ag engineering professor at Purdue University. “This is an easy machine to recommend for all-around use, and I can see owners being very happy with the balance it strikes between sport and utility, driving performance, ergonomics, and payload.”
Another evaluator adds, “One thing I really like about this machine is the mix of work and play features.”
“The engineers have done a good job of tuning this for both sport and utility,” says Lumkes. “Variable-assist power steering has been in automobiles for a few years now, and it’s great to see it in UTVs.” Another evaluator, Mick Frazier, says, “The Arctic Cat is easy to steer and does well cornering.”
The Arctic Cat was taken out on the trails unloaded and loaded to half of its rated cargo capacity. Joe Greving, co-owner of Cedar Rapids Tire in Iowa, comments on the handling capabilities. “This machine handles far better with a load,” he says. “It steers much better and still has lots of power.”
Laurie Bedord, Successful Farming magazine advanced technology editor, appreciated the added storage space under the hood and large cargo box. She also liked the location of the gauges and park. “I like that the gauges are in front of the steering wheel and that park is incorporated into the gearshift instead of a separate parking brake,” she says.