In 2011, Polaris entered the diesel Side-by-Side segment, with the introduction of the new RANGER Diesel. The RANGER Diesel shared the same full-size chassis as the RANGER XP 800 with the same attributes that made the RANGER line the hardest working, smoothest riding vehicles on the market. For 2012, Polaris is introducing its second diesel model and third vehicle to its multi-passenger line up, the RANGER CREW Diesel.
The RANGER CREW Diesel shares the same 904cc, three-cylinder YANMAR® diesel engine as the RANGER Diesel, with the ability to carry six adults in total comfort. The engine is rubber-mounted to transfer minimal vibration to the operator, and provides low-speed torque to work harder. The fully-sealed, fixed center distance clutch driveline keeps water out of the clutches and provides better performance than competitive models.
RANGER CREW Diesel’s work ethic also includes a 55 amp alternator that gives the operator the ability to run many hard working, higher electrical load accessories, such as plows, extra lights, cab heaters and fans at the same time. It boasts a monstrous one-ton towing to tackle the toughest jobs and comes standard with a 2-inch hitch receiver to tow accessories with ease. Its 1,000 lb/454.5 kg capacity rear dump box has gas-assist dumping operation and accommodates many hardworking PURE Polaris accessories that go on and off in seconds.
RANGER Side-by-Sides are known to be the Smoothest Riding vehicles on the market and the RANGER CREW Diesel is no exception. Its long wheelbase combined with its fully-adjustable suspension creates a very smooth ride, even when fully-loaded. The vehicle’s suspension is the only four-corner adjustable suspension system that features Dual A-Arms with exclusive top-mounting-point adjustability. For recreational riding, the user can adjust to a softer setting or adjust stiffer for heavy-duty work. With a suspension travel of 9.6 in/24.4 cm up front, 9 in/22.9 cm in the rear and a ground clearance of 11.5 in/29.2 cm, the RANGER CREW Diesel provides a very comfortable ride.
To complement the suspension and travel, the RANGER CREW Diesel features On- Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac that keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to two-wheel drive when you don’t. When in two-wheel drive, the VersaTrac Turf Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns that won’t tear up the grass.
Inside the cab, the vehicle has the ability to carry six adults comfortably due to its superior comfort and ergonomics, including a slide-through cab design for easy entrance and exit that also provides lots of legroom. Leaned seatbacks provide extra comfort during travel and 10-inches/25.4 cm of tilt steering-travel provides plenty of steering wheel position options for the driver. For 2012, The RANGER CREW Diesel will be available in Sage Green.
Hardest Working Features
904cc, 3 cylinder, Yanmar® Diesel Engine
55 amp Alternator
1750 lb./793.8 kg payload, 1000 lb./454 kg cargo capacity, one ton/907.2 kg towing
On Demand AWD
High/Low beam headlights
Heavy duty front end protection, inset lights and the most protection for critical components.
Front full-bench under-seat storage and rear under-seat removable storage
Pallet-size rear dump box with gas-assist
ROPS Certified Cab
Lock & Ride®
Smoothest Riding Features
Easy-buckle driver and passenger safety nets
Adjustable Dual A-Arm
On-Demand, true all-wheel drive
9.6 in/24.5 cm front travel, 9 in/22.9 cm rear travel
11.5 in/29.2 cm Ground Clearance
Seating for six
Carries six adults comfortably with leaned seatbacks and lots of legroom
2 in/5.1 cm more leg room for rear passenger