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700 Grizzly

hickslawns

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I have had a 400 Foreman, 400 Rancher, and 450 Kodiak. All have been adequate for plowing, hauling deer out, and basic needs. Our lawn roller is massive. My Kodiak will pull it but I need to let a bunch of water out. I've been pulling it with our Kubota RTV. At 2000# it leaves tire tracks and just isn't real maneuverable. I've always said a 400-500cc quad would be enough. I used a buddies 700 Grizzly the other day and didn't let any water out. I would have if the quad was struggling, but it really didn't. So. . . .tomorrow I'm going to look at (and likely purchase) a 2008 Grizzly with low hours and miles.

Honestly not sure there is a ton of difference. Features are very similar to our Kodiak. Grizzly might be physically larger. Displacement is obviously larger. I'm curious how much of the power difference is the fuel injection? Is it the EFI or the displacement that creates the power more noticeable? I don't know. I'll keep you all posted if I end up with it on my trailer. I'll have a low hour/mile Kodiak for sale if I do.
 

hickslawns

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Good luck Phil! I saw that roller on your Facebook, that thing is massive!!
That is what the ladies say. . . . :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Yeah. Right.

It really is a massive roller. I usually only fill it half way with water. Even then, 250 gallons of water is 2000# and the roller empty is an estimated 600-800#. Maybe heavier. It is on bearings. It should move around by hand fairly easily. It doesn't. Thing is gi-normous.
 

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Not quite as nice in person as I'd anticipated cosmetically. Runs out fine. Starts. Stops. Came with a plow, extra rims/tires (two rims damaged where he had to drill out a stuck lug nut), and the nice saddle bag/seat combo. Warn winch. I'm happy. It will do the job.
 

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triple_duece

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If I want to go fast it won't be on a four wheeler. Some of these guys have seen me on my KTM dirt bike. I got some zip when I want to go.
I have a 13 550. If you gonna store it where a mouse could be present. Pull the cowling where the battery is and place some rat poison.

I know a friend that had a $500 problem w rats camping on the flat area where the expensive harness is.