I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

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I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:17 pm

My father purchased a used 2011 Polaris Ranger 400 UTV (Utility Task [?] Vehicle) with the intention of using it to get around his rural property. Unfortunately, he passed away two weeks ago before he really got a chance to use it.

I travelled to Illinois for the funeral and to help my mother with paperwork, in addition to sorting through my father's things. She asked if I wanted the Polaris, but I declined, since my Virginia property is only 3.5 wooded acres, which I didn't think would justify owning it. During the 12-hour drive home, however, my wife surprisingly suggested that we take the UTV. I thought about it and decided that, equipped with a plow, it WOULD be handy to blade snow. Plus, with the dumping bed, it would make a great "wheelbarrow".

SO, when I went BACK to Illinois this past week to help my mom sort through things further and do some property maintenance, I brought the Polaris back to Virginia with me.

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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by brianural » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:05 pm

Chad, sorry for your loss, my Father just passed Sep 2nd of this year. I hope when you use the UTV, it brings fond memories back.
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by GHGoodwin » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:47 pm

:old: (+45 years). Sometimes it's good to listen to the missus.
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Daisy Cutter » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:06 am

You'll use it more than you think. I've always had a jeep and a 4wheeler so the idea of a UTV was silly to me...until I got one. My Ranger has never let me down and is now my most used yard tool.
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:46 am

Sorry for your loss, Chad. Lost my Mom just over two years ago.
As to the UTV, Dad recently bought a used Cub Cadet. Compared to my brothers Terex, it’s a truck. And very useful. It makes the rounds of both my brothers and sisters places because it can be driven there. Lots of ATV trails in N. Wisconsin make it possible.
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Tin Man » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:51 am

Sorry about your Dad. Remember him fondly when your not breaking your back with the chores.
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:16 pm

Sweeet! :D

Sorry about you dad tho. :( Both my parents are gone now.
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Lokiboy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:28 pm

Nice addition
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by tx2sturgis » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:13 am

Wow...and yeah sorry for your loss...

Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I was thinking a few years back, that you lived on a smaller city lot...typical back yard etc...So maybe you moved out in the country?

Anyway...yeah those are handy...and can be made street legal out in several western states...keep that in mind for Quartzsite!
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Lmo » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:00 pm

don't paint it ... :P

Now you can buy some of this stuff.

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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Rich Maund » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:47 pm

He'll be sit'n right next to you every time you have fun on it! Use it to think of him well!
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:09 pm

Thank you for the condolences, fellow 'Steeders.
My father's health steadily deteriorated after he retired from selling insurance to the point that he just wasn't enjoying life any more. I view his departure as a relief from his unpleasant situation. I'mma miss him, though.
Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I was thinking a few years back, that you lived on a smaller city lot...typical back yard etc...So maybe you moved out in the country?
Yes, I retired from the Navy this past June and moved from the city of Virginia Beach to 3.5 rural acres near li'l Gordonsville. The UTV would've been completely inappropriate for my previous city residence.
Now you can buy some of this stuff.
Funny you should mention these electric-hydraulic-powered accessories, Lew, since another inherited item is this neglected Rural King generator, which I need to service and source a battery.


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I've definitely been combing through websites shopping for accessories, trying to determine which snow plow to purchase.



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Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by wooden nickel » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:10 am

Hey Chad,
My oldest brother was a plank owner on the Enterprise. Nice chair.
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Claus » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:09 am

Sorry about your loss, Chad. Both my mom and dad are in their 80ies and don´t do well at all. So I have an idea what your´re talking about.

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seems to be a good keepsake and you´ll think about him every time you´ll use it. Nice and useful toy!
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Re: I inherited a Polaris Ranger UTV

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:00 pm

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