John Deere Gator Forums banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey all,

I'm a rancher by trade that has JD equipment, but has run strictly Polaris products.... we do everything with our rangers, and they have actually replaced our ranch pickups.

My issue with them has been poor design. in 4 years I'll put on about 2500 hours, and the ranger isn't liking it. I've had problems with suspension bushings/ball joints wearing out, shock bumpstops getting knocked out, clutches going bad, vapor lock, fuel pump issues, wire harness problems and steering column splines stripped out.

I'm considering the deere because I think they look a little more stout, and maybe a little more geared toward work than play yet still can go over 40 mph?

I'm considering the 825i, but my local dealer has them priced at 15K for one without a cab, and about 20,000 for one with a cab.... currently, I can buy a Polaris for a lot less than that.

Is there anyone here who has put a lot of hours on the Deere and could tell me if these things are good for the long haul?

I'm not brand loyal, so I'm going to use whichever one keeps the most money in my pocket while getting the same job done.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
904 Posts
Welcome to the forum!!!!!!

I am a Polaris and Deere fan, so hopefully this is an unbiased opinion.

Polaris is cheaper and has a awesome ride!!!! The bushings and ball joints are crap, always have been. I have no problem with Polaris what so ever.

Deere is more pricey, warranty and deere are awesome!!!!!!!!! The fit and finish is way better and the quality is better.

The 825i and the 855d are perfect for work on the farm. Here at work (I am in the Erosion & Sediment Control Industry, a division of Construction) and we have 2 620i's, a diesel 6x4, and a 550 S4 and we beat them to death.

The RSX 850i is good for work and fun. I use it personally for fun and then riding around the jobs.

Deere's warranty is way better, I have only had to change oil on my machines except for a few axles my guys have broke. My dealer is awesome and always treats me and my machines right. Deere always takes care of my things when the dealer asks.

I don't think you will go wrong going with deere.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top