Since I work on rocky places, I decided to sell it
I placed an Posting in Colorado, sold the 2000 Polaris for $3500 to the very first person who replied. I am taking it to Alburquerque, NM, Wednesday to hand it off, she is coming from Colorado Springs. I sold her the trailer as well, package deal for $4000, Cash.
The reasoning, the chain is exposed to the bottom, without chain guards, the rocky ground I deal with most all of the time, will only push against the chain often, it will come off many times while I am on my Hill Side so, chain linkage will not work for me. Shaft drive is the only possible solution for me.
Prior to this Polaris, I have the Quad of all Time, a Vintage Honda 300TRX full time AWD, shaft driven 1991. Due to being shaft driven and skid pads, I drove on rocks but never had this problem.
I never had any problem when just driving the Polaris on normal clearance areas. So, I know this Polaris chain issue is only a problem for Arizonan's with lots of rocky terrain. I can't have chains coming off, when I am on a 35 degree hillside, especially with a 6x6 which weighs 895 lbs, this is tough to pick up and hard to turn. Now, the new 6x6 Big Boss, 2009.2010.2011, are shaft driven, these would not be a problem for me but problem is $10,000 to purchase.
So, I sold it and will probably purchase some shaft driven alternative or just a Rock Crawler Jeep.
Last edited by Mark Gordon Cooper; 02-20-2011 at 08:24 PM.
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