Farmers Weekly 2021 UTV Review

Polaris Ranger versus John Deere Gator versus Kubota RTV Utility Vehicles

Polaris Ranger V john John Deere Gator
Which diesel Utility Vehicle is right for you?

Check out what Farmers Weekly has to say when they compare the top UK & Irish competing Diesel Utility Vehicle models.

Each Model was put through a series of trials on a Shropshire farm to simulate the sort of daily chores these machines are expected to carry out.

Models on Test:

  1. Polaris Ranger Diesel

2. Kubota RTV-X 1100

3. John Deere Gator XUV 865R

4. Corvus Terrain DX4

Can’t decide between a Gator or a Ranger? Narrowed it down to a Polaris Ranger or Kubota RTV? Or just have no idea what to look for? Then this article will help you get to know the likes and gripes of each model. Below you will find a PDF copy of the full article for download.

COMING DECEMBER 2021 – The All-New Full-Size Electric RANGER

“The new electric powertrain will elevate the RANGER platform to a
whole new level of capability, durability and performance.”

– Steve Menneto, President of Polaris Off Road

Polaris revealed plans for its upcoming all-new 2022 RANGER EV. The vehicle will be a full-size 3 seat electric side-by-side utility vehicle featuring an electric powertrain from Zero Motorcycles. This could become a popular alternative for Irish Customers in need of a Powerful 4 wheel Drive Electric Utility Vehicle. At present there is only a very small range of Electric Utility Vehicles in Ireland so this will come as a big boost to Irish Electric Vehicle Dealers.

The new 2022 RANGER EV will be the first electric vehicle developed as part of the new rEV’d up partnership with Zero Motorcycles announced last year.

The exclusive partnership will see Zero’s electric powertrain technology employed in four-wheeled, off-road electric vehicles developed by Polaris. With US Manufacturers such as Tesla already proving to be changing the car industry with their electric models, we could see a similar shift in the ATV & UTV market with Polaris pushing to be at the forefront of Technology in the move to Electrification. We just hope that the Irish Government will soon be able to offer Grants for the use of electric ATVs and Farm vehicles in the near future which may offset the higher costs of electric over the petrol and diesel models currently available.

The company will officially unveil the 2022 RANGER EV in late December of this year.

See below the most recent update from the developments of this Vehicle. We at All Terrain Ireland are very much looking forward to its release, and believe this will be a game changer.

See how this all-new electric RANGER generates instantaneous torque allowing you to handle big jobs like plowing deep snow and towing heavy loads. More horsepower. More torque. All electric.

Join us at the National Ploughing Championships 2018


We’ll be on hand with Polaris demonstrating our latest vehicles in Tullamore, Co Offaly on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September 2018.

Make sure and pop by our stand to view the Polaris Off Road Vehicle Range. As the world leader in Utility Vehicles, and with their new factory recently opened in Opale, Poland the brand is quickly taking a stronghold with increasing sales in the EU and Irish Farming and Commercial Markets.

We’ll be on hand to demonstrate the vehicles and answer any questions you may have.

The National Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show.

The National Championships is now no longer just for ploughing or machinery enthusiasts, the modern event now features something for just about every member of the community.These include a Tented Trade Village, a Food Fair, Craft Village, Livestock, Forestry, Education, Lifestyle, Motor Show, Financial Services, Bio Energy and Agri Service. Along with this, there are many entertainment and special events taking place.Some of these include: Fashion Shows, Celebrity Guests, Sheep Dog Trials, Loy Digging, All Ireland Lamb Shearing, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady & Gent Competitions, Craft Demonstrations, Meggers, Celebrity Cookery Demonstrations, Outdoor Radio Broadcasts and much more.
With all this happening, the Championships attracts in excess of over 1,700 exhibitors and up to 291,500 visitors.

Polaris Ranger Frame Number Location

Locating Your Polaris Ranger’s VIN or Chassis Number

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your Polaris® UTV is a unique number used to identify your vehicle. It is stamped on the frame of your Ranger.

It is important to provide the correct Vin as Polaris Rangers purchased in Ireland or the United Kingdom (UK) or EU may not be the same as the equivalent machines made for the US market. For example the 2018 Polaris Ranger 1000D Diesel Tail light will be 2 pin on the US built Machine but the same Polaris part on the UK Ranger may be a 3 pin. This is why it is important to have the exact model variation details when purchasing parts which can only be found using the Vin number.

Important: The number will be 17 Digits.

Example: TAPRTED11GK005075

2015 & Newer Models:

LOCATION: Left Rear Wheel Well

Your RANGER’s VIN can be found stamped on the frame. Its exact location varies based on model. Most RANGER vehicles from model year 2015 until present feature a VIN stamp in the left rear wheel well. Exceptions are listed below.

Models Built Prior to 2015

From Series 11 RANGER vehicles (2003) through model year 2014, most RANGER models featured a VIN stamp in the left front wheel well. Exceptions are listed below.

Exceptions to the Above

The VIN for Series 99 and Series 10 RANGER was stamped on the frame rail under the left-hand side cover of the center console.

Series 99

Exceptions to the rule for model year 2015 and newer vehicles include: 2015 RANGER 800 EFI, 2015 RANGER 800 EPS, 2015 RANGER 6×6, 2015 RANGER Diesel HST, 2015 RANGER Diesel HST Deluxe, 2016 RANGER 6×6, 2017 RANGER Diesel HST and 2017 RANGER Diesel HST Deluxe. The VIN on these models can be found in the left front wheel well.

Exceptions to the rule for model year 2014 and older include: 2013 RANGER XP 900, 2014 RANGER 570 EFI, 2014 RANGER 570 EPS, 2014 RANGER Crew 570 EFI, 2014 RANGER Crew 570 EPS, 2014 RANGER XP 900 and 2014 RANGER Crew 900. The VIN on those models can be found in the left rear wheel well. The 2012 RANGER EFI Crew and 2013 RANGER Crew 500 have VIN stamps on the frame below the left rear passenger seat, in front of the left rear tire (as shown below).

VIN stamp

Record your VIN in your Owner’s Manual for easy reference. If you have lost your Owner’s Manual, click here to access it online and download it.

Use the VIN search tool to enter your VIN and find your vehicle’s year, model, warranty status, safety bulletins and more. Click here to use the tool.

Kawasaki Mule Parts Ireland

If your in need of parts or accessories for your Kawasaki Mule or ATV, then look no further. We can supply both genuine and aftermarket parts, so will always advise if there is a cheaper quality alternative than genuine. We ship daily throughout Ireland and the EU so if you can’t make it to the shop its not a problem. We carry fast moving parts in stock for the popular Mule 3010 & 4010 models, with next day shipping of your Kawasaki UTV parts available throughout Ireland. We are constantly updating and increasing our inventory, what we don’t stock we can order.

For parts inquiries please email or contact +353 53 9422522

Before calling we suggest you have your VIN/Frame number ready. Use the helpful tools below to find out the model and year of your Kawasaki. Just click on the photo below for the Kawasaki VIN Identifier to open and take you to the applicable parts illustrations.


You can also contact us using the below form:

Polaris ATV Frame Number Location

Locating Your Polaris Quads VIN or Chassis Number

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your Polaris® ATV is a unique number used to identify your vehicle. It is stamped on the frame of your ATV.

Sample VIN stamp

On vehicles from 1997 and newer, the VIN is 17 digits. Prior to that, a VIN was only seven digits.

Where the VIN is stamped depends on the model of your vehicle.

For ATVs from model year 2011 to the present, the VIN usually is located either in the front left wheel well or the back left lower frame rail.


Scrambler® models; Sportsman® 550, 850 and XP 1000 models; Outlaw®; Trail Boss®; Trail Blazer® and 2011 Hawkeye® models, the VIN is in the left front wheel well.

ATV VIN front left

ATV VIN left front 2


SPORTSMAN 400, 450, 500, 570, 800 and ETX models; 2013 HAWKEYE models, plus SPORTSMAN 6×6 models from 2011-14, the VIN can be found on the left rear frame.


SPORTSMAN 570 6×6 models from 2017 and 2018 feature a VIN stamp in the right rear wheel well.

6 by 6 VIN

From model year 1998 until 2010, all VIN stamps can be found on the frame in the front left wheel well.

A T V VIN left front

The below photo shows the location of the VIN on a 2005 Predator.

Predator VIN

For model year 1997, the VIN was stamped under the seat, on the right hand frame rail near the air box (C).

Model year 1996 vehicles have a VIN stamp either on the right side, in front of the shift selector box (A) or under the seat on the upper shock mount cross member (B).

A T V VIN locations

On vehicles from 1985-1995, the VIN can be found stamped stamped on the frame in the right-hand side foot well. Look in the locations pictured below.

A T V VIN locations

For youth ATVs from model years 2007 to present, the VIN can be found in one of two spots. It is stamped on the frame in the left front wheel well (pictured below left) for OUTLAW 100, SPORTSMAN 110, SPORTSMAN 90, OUTLAW 90 and PHOENIX 200 models. It can be found on the front of the vehicle (below right) for OUTLAW 50 and PREDATOR 50 models.

Youth A T V VIN locations

From 2004-2006, the VIN was stamped in the left front wheel well for PHOENIX 200 models, the right lower frame tube for Predator 50 models and on the right front upper shock mount for Predator 90 and SPORTSMAN 90 models.

The VIN can be found on the front of 2001-03 Predator 90, SCRAMBLER 90 and SCRAMBLER 50 models.

Record your VIN in your Owner’s Manual for easy reference. If you have lost your Owner’s Manual, click here to access it online and download it.

Use the VIN search tool to enter your VIN and find your vehicle’s year, model, warranty status, safety bulletins and more. Click here to use the tool.

The all-new RANGER Diesel from Polaris: Durable. Dependable. Capable


The new RANGER Diesel is made to perform to the highest standards for years to come

Polaris has introduced the all-new RANGER Diesel for 2019, developed specifically for markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Debuting in dealerships this spring, the new RANGER Diesel redefines refinement with the introduction of a brand-new diesel engine and updated chassis, along with superior levels of comfort, handling and driving capabilities that make it even more durable, dependable and capable.

Rodrigo Lourenco, Vice President and General Manager of Polaris Off-Road Vehicles EMEA, said: “We’ve taken the proven attributes of the existing RANGER Diesel model and upgraded almost every aspect so it’s tougher, more reliable and can tackle anything thrown its way.

“It’s the result of two years of research and development, fuelled by direct customer feedback and in-depth usage analysis; with a new engine and a new chassis, it is built for hard work.”

Refined performance with the all-new diesel engine

The new RANGER Diesel is made to perform to the highest standards for years to come. The all-new three-cylinder Kubota diesel engine is the most powerful engine in its class, delivering 24.8 horsepower and 40.8 of torque.

Paired with more consistent power and better torque distribution for a smoother ride, the new engine offers a lower cost of ownership thanks to over 200 hours between service intervals, plus a longer filter life and less oil consumption.

With the highest top speed in its class of 65kph, the RANGER DIESEL is built for the heavy-duty long haul.

Enhanced ergonomics with the upgraded chassis

The exterior design captures the essence of RANGER, boasting an aggressive style with its all-new one-piece chassis. More rugged throughout with reduced flex, the new chassis design is even more robust for an improved ride.

Internally, the RANGER Diesel has enhanced ergonomics for ultimate comfort; the wider chassis seats three people with plusher seats, increased storage, and more legroom to get in and out of the vehicle easily.

With all improvements being the result of customer usage analysis and feedback, the new RANGER Diesel has been developed for less engine noise in-cab and upgraded technology like a new digital gauge for a refined look and feel.

Built for the job at hand with class-leading capabilities

RANGER Diesel is built for the job at hand, and every job after that. With 1134kg of towing capacity and a 720kg payload capacity, ‘capable’ only scratches the surface. The RANGER Diesel also has the highest ground clearance in its class of 33cm – a 20% increase from its predecessor.

True on-demand technology

The new RANGER Diesel features on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD), meaning all four wheels engage automatically when the vehicle needs more forward traction and reverts back to two-wheel drive when it doesn’t.

The electric power steering (EPS) lets you ride all day with less fatigue, and Polaris installed technology like the Engine Braking System (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC), controls downhill braking for smooth, controlled descents on steep declines with or without a load.

More of the right tools for the job

Polaris is proud to offer over 200-engineered accessories to elevate every ride with the new RANGER Diesel. From cab systems to winches and plows, there’s an accessory waiting to make the RANGER work even harder and smarter.

The RANGER Pro Shield Cab System offers three-times better dust sealing than the competition, with multiple windshield, door, rear panel and roof options to fit any situation.

Featuring an improved door fit and tip-out functionality, the RANGER Diesel is better equipped than ever to get more done, year-round.

The RANGER line-up for model year 2019 consists of the following models:

RANGER 570 in Sage Green

RANGER EV in Avalanche Grey

RANGER XP 1000 with EPS in Sage Green

New RANGER Diesel in Sage Green

Polaris Parts Ireland

If your in need of parts or accessories for your Polaris Ranger or ATV, then look no further. With direct ordering access to Polaris’s Europe Parts Warehouses, you can be assured to receive your parts in a timely manner. We ship daily throughout Ireland and the EU so if you can’t make it to the shop its not a problem. We carry fast moving parts in stock for the popular sportsman and ranger models, with next day shipping of your Polaris parts available throughout Ireland. We are constantly updating and increasing our inventory, what we don’t stock we can order.

For parts inquiries please email or contact +353 53 9422522

Before calling we suggest you have your VIN/Frame number ready. Use the helpful tools below to find out the model and year of your Polaris. Just click on the link for the Polaris VIN Identifier to open:



Once you have the model no, you can use this to view your machines parts illustrations. Click the photo below to be taken to the Polaris Parts Fiche and enter your model no to begin viewing the available parts diagrams.


You can also contact us using the below form:


Polaris® Launches Industry Leading Work Utility Vehicle: PRO XD™



Minneapolis, MN (December 10, 2018) – Polaris Commercial has designed a breakthrough line of utility task vehicles (UTVs) purpose-built for work: the all-new PRO XD. The PRO XD line from Polaris offers three diesel-powered models built to withstand the tough duty cycles and usage on the worksite, boasting industry-leading payload and towing capabilities and unmatched durability, serviceability and safety tailored to the commercial working customer.

“Polaris Commercial is lazer-focused on delivering best-in-class capability, durability, serviceability, and safety to drive increased productivity for commercial work needs, missions, and markets. We listened, learned, and leveraged our nearly 65 years in this business and now we’re delivering the absolute best new UTV optimized for work,” said John Olson, vice president and general manager of Polaris Commercial. “These new vehicles will deliver huge value to our hard-working customers in the rental, construction, commercial and government sectors.”

The PRO XD provides industry leading payload of 1,930 lbs, towing of 2,500 lbs, and world-class mobility that’s expected from a world leader like Polaris. Extensive research with rental, government and construction industry leaders showed that customer productivity and profitability in work environments who use UTVs are driven by vehicle durability, serviceability and safety — which is exactly what the PRO XD provides. The vehicle models are the two-passenger PRO XD 2000D, which is available in either two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the four-passenger PRO XD 4000D available in all-wheel drive.


“Our expansive commercial and military customer base operate Polaris vehicles in the harshest environments around the world,” said Sean Cheatham, vice president of product development, strategy, and marketing at Polaris Commercial. “And we have incorporated their feedback into the development of the PRO XD.”



The Polaris PRO XD is engineered with industry-leading, long-lasting and robust components. Durability drives productivity and profitability by decreasing downtime, lowering the cost of replacement parts, and reducing maintenance labor.

  • Kubota industrial diesel engine
  • All-new rigid chassis design for industry-leading payload and towing capacities
  • Rust-free and dent-resistant composite bed, large enough to fit a full-size pallet
  • Heavy-duty, sealed driveline components to increase resistance from corrosive conditions
  • Reinforced seat base and heavy-duty seat material for the industry’s most puncture- and tear-resistant seat
  • Industry-first, 26-inch, non-directional jobsite tire designed for puncture resistance and longer life on hard-packed surfaces



The ability to easily identify issues and conduct simple service tasks on a vehicle at the jobsite is critical to keeping the machine running efficiently and delivering a better return on investment. The Polaris PRO XD is designed to increase vehicle lifespan and optimize uptime.

  • Engine maintenance intervals doubled to 200 hours — Polaris is the only vehicle brand to offer this standard on a diesel UTV — the result is less time and money spent on oil changes and extended use time
  • Improved vehicle fault alarms to notify users of potential issues that could cause serious damage to the vehicle. Alarms include low oil pressure, parking brake engagement, belt burn, and engine overheat
  • Relocated dipstick and air filter for easiest service maintenance through side access without the need to raise the bed
  • Front air intake for clean air ingestion, improved air filter life, consistent engine power and durability
  • Two-seat, two-wheel drive offering for driveline service simplicity
  • Polaris PULSETM Connector simplifies the process of adding electronic accessories like lights and radios to the vehicle’s power source, simplifying accessory installation and enhancing upfit possibilities



Safety is a major focus on jobsites to prevent losses and enhance effectiveness. Reducing accidents and injuries, avoiding mishaps, and enhancing situational awareness are key focus areas for our Polaris Commercial customers. That’s why the Polaris PRO XD incorporates safety features to stay at the forefront of jobsite compliance.

  • Industry-first orange seat belts and vehicle decals to improve vehicle visibility to surrounding workers and jobsite supervisors
  • Backup alarm, horn and parking brake standard
  • Vehicle starts only in Park with brake enabled
  • Industry’s widest foot wells to easily enter/exit vehicle with real work boots and gear
  • Speed limited to 26 miles per hour for jobsite compliance, with additional speed limiting capabilities down to 15 miles per hour for slower jobsite requirements driven by safety critical operations
  • Engine Braking System (EBS) for slow decent down hills
  • Fully sealed cab to prevent dust ingestion. This also makes the cab quieter thereby reducting noise hazards and fatigue.


Produced in Polaris’ state-of-the-art Huntsville, Alabama manufacturing facility, the PRO XD work vehicle is engineered to handle any construction jobsite, commercial work environment or government application, including operations and maintenance support, personnel transport, and emergency response. The Polaris PRO XD is sold and supported as part of the Polaris Commercial and Polaris Government & Defense portfolio of brands and encourages customization solution requests for improving work and mission productivity and safety at jobsites around the world.


UK based United Utilities use Electric Vehicle Fleet by Polaris


Maintenance staff at the Trafford, UK based United Utilities’ (UU) wastewater treatment works are using a fleet of EV Electric Utility Vehicles that run on power generated by the plant itself. The new electric Polaris vehicles replace five diesel vans, and are part of a drive by UU to cut carbon emissions at the site.

The machines are capable of traveling both on pavement and off-road, and the high ground clearance gives an added bonus over the use of conventional vans.

Polaris were the first manufacturer to introduce a competitive electric ATV or off-road vehicle back in 2010. Since then the vehicle has seen upgrades and improvements to bring the machines in line with the newest technologies.

For United Utilities the transition to Electric Utility Vehicles and the Polaris Ranger EV has been seamless.

Each vehicle is able to charge up at its own docking station at Davyhulme’s sludge recycling plant.

Davyhulme area business manager Keith Haslett said: “Davyhulme is a vast site and our engineers need transport to get around. By taking the diesel vans off the road we’ll save around five tonnes of carbon a year. What’s more, with our top speed pre-programmed to 15mph the electric cars mean we have to stick to the site speed limit, helping improve health and safety.”

The treatment works is UU’s biggest plant and will be energy neutral by 2018, with electricity generated on site from the biogas produced by the sludge digestion process. The biogas is used in five combined heat and power engines to generate renewable electricity – up to 80GWh per year.

For Ireland Electric Utility Vehicles too pose a great alternative to the use of conventional vans or 4x4s for all types of business’s that need goods and people moved both in and outdoors on large private or commercial properties. Facilities Maintenance & Management is just one of many applications that Polaris have targeted with their Electric UTVs.

For more info on what the Ranger EV can do for you or your business please contact us on 053 9422522 or email

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Source: Maureen Gaines, Editor, WET News

Polaris Announces Free Half Cab Promotion

Runs until 21 December 2018



Purchase a new 2018 Polaris Ranger Diesel HD EPS EU or Ranger Diesel HD EPS Tractor from selected Polaris dealers between 1 October 2018 and 21 December 2018 to receive a free half cab promotional package.

The half cab promotional package includes

1 x fixed glass windshield
1 x washer/wiper kit
1 x battery connection kit.

(Roof & Rear Screen fitted as Standard)

No cash or credit alternative is available. Non-transferable for other fitments, parts or accessories.

This represents a saving of €1,150 inc VAT. Hurry as this offer runs out on 21 December 2018.