Two New Ranger Work Vehicles
Polaris added two new vehicles to its Ranger utility line of side-by-sides: the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe. The new vehicles offer key features that are important to ag and rural lifestyle customers, such as diesel power with a hydrostatic transmission, treadle pedal, multi-link coil-over De Dion rear suspension, and, standard on the deluxe model, full climate control.
“Polaris continues to innovate our product offerings to provide solutions to a wide variety of customer needs,” says David Longren, Polaris. “In developing the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe, we wanted to create vehicles that offered maximum comfort and ease-of-use to cater to the needs of the agricultural or rural-lifestyle customer.”
At the heart of the new models is a 24-hp. Yanmar diesel engine with a hydrostatic transmission. The transmission features an engine braking system delivering a smooth and even deceleration while carrying a load for increased operator confidence. For comfortable traversing on any terrain, the models feature On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, which automatically engages all four wheels when more traction is needed and reverts back to two-wheel drive when the traction is no longer needed.
An innovative treadle pedal allows for travel in forward or reverse without shifting gears or removing hands from the wheel. This allows you to tackle tougher jobs in less time. To work harder and longer, the vehicles are equipped with a 90-amp alternator that provides power for cold-weather starting and gives you the ability to power several accessories at a time for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
The rear suspension supports a 1,250-pound cargo capacity and minimizes sag when fully loaded. It also maintains better ground clearance when trailering with up to 2,000 pounds. An extended length, pallet-size rear dump box, with gas-assist lift on the diesel HST and electric lift on the deluxe, provide ample space for hauling, and feature Polaris’ Lock and Ride cargo system for easy installation and removal of accessories.
For operator comfort, both models come standard with hydraulic power steering. Cab ergonomics such as tilt steering with 10 inches of motion, extra legroom, footrests, larger seat width, and easy cab ingress and egress deliver optimal operator and passenger comfort. For even more comfort despite the weather, the deluxe machine has a fully-enclosed, factory-installed cab with climate control, including heat, defrost, and air conditioning, and features 180-degree opening doors for easy entry and exit. A full line of cab, storage, and vehicle protection accessories is available.
The Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe will be offered in sage green and are available at Polaris dealerships in April. The Ranger Diesel HST model starts at $15,199.