Polaris has unveiled a pair of new work-specific Ranger Side-by-Sides the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe.

The new Ranger vehicles offer features that are familiar are to agricultural and rural customers who have experience with tractors. Each of these new Rangers is equipped with diesel power, hydrostatic transmission, industry-exclusive treadle pedal, multi-link coil over De Dion rear suspension, and full climate control (standard on the Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe).

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"Polaris continues to innovate our product offerings to provide solutions to a wide variety of customer needs," says David Longren, vice president of Polaris' Off-Road Division. "In developing the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe, we wanted to create vehicles that offered maximum comfort and ease-of-use to cater to the needs of the agricultural or rural lifestyle customer."

2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Beauty

At the heart of the new Rangers is a 24-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine with a hydrostatic transmission. The transmission also features an engine braking system designed to deliver smooth and even deceleration while carrying a load. The Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe also feature Polaris' On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive, which automatically engages all four wheels when more forward traction is needed and reverts back to two-wheel drive when the traction is no longer needed.

Polaris boasts that the new Rangers have the only treadle pedal in the industry. A treadle pedal allows for travel in forward or reverse without shifting gears or taking hands off the wheel.  As well, the vehicles are equipped with a 90-amp alternator that provides what Polaris calls "best-in-class power for cold-weather starting" while also giving the operator the ability to power several accessories at once.

2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Treadle Pedal

Polaris chose to outfit the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe with multi-link coil over De Dion rear suspension. This suspension supports a 1,250-pound cargo capacity and minimizes suspension sag when fully loaded. It is also designed to maintain ground clearance when trailering with its 2,000-pound towing capacity. An extended length, pallet-sized rear dump box, with gas-assist lift on Ranger Diesel HST and electric lift on the Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe, provides space for hauling and features Polaris' Lock & Ride cargo system for easy installation and removal of accessories.

2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Rear Suspension Close

Both the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe come standard with Hydraulic Power Steering to help minimize driver fatigue. Other comfort features include tilt steering with the 10 inches of motion, extra legroom, foot rests, larger seat width, and easy cab ingress and egress.

COMPARISON: Read our preview of the Polaris Brutus Lineup

2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Working

Of course, for the ultimate in operator comfort in any weather, the Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe comes equipped with a fully enclosed, factory-installed cab with climate control including heat, defrost and air conditioning, and features 180-degree opening doors. A full line of cab, storage and vehicle protection accessories also are available.

2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe Front Left

The Ranger Diesel HST ($15,199) and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe ($20,999) will be offered in Sage Green and will be available at Polaris dealerships in April.

  2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST 2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe
MSRP: $15,199 $20,999
Engine: 904cc 3-Cylinder Diesel 904cc 3-Cylinder Diesel
Fuel System: Indirect Injection Indirect Injection
Cooling: Liquid Liquid
Transmission/Final Drive: Automatic Hydrostatic w/Treadle Pedal (H/L/N/Park) Automatic Hydrostatic w/Treadle Pedal (H/L/N/Park)
Drive System: On-Demand True AWD/2WD/ VersaTrac Turf Mode On-Demand True AWD/2WD/ VersaTrac Turf Mode
Engine Braking/Active Descent Control: Hydostatic EBS Hydostatic EBS
Front Suspension: Dual A-Arm 6 in. (15.24 cm) Travel Dual A-Arm 6 in. (15.24 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension: De Dion 6 in. (15.24 cm) Travel De Dion 6 in. (15.24 cm) Travel
Front/Rear Brakes: 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front Calipers 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front Calipers
Front Tires: 25 x 10-12; 489 25 x 10-12; 489
Rear Tires: 25 x 11-12; 489 25 x 11-12; 489
Wheels: Stamped Steel Stamped Steel
Length/Width/Height: 123.5 x 64 x 73 in. (314 x 163 x 185 cm) $13,299
Dry Weight: 1,643 lb (743kg) 2,011 lb (910kg)
Wheelbase: 84 in. (213.4cm) 84 in. (213.4cm)
Ground Clearance: 10 in. (25.4 cm) 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Fuel Capacity: 10 gal (37.9 L) 10 gal (37.9 L)
Bed Box Dimensions: 43.5 x 54 x 11.5 in. (110.5 x 137 x 29 cm) 43.5 x 54 x 11.5 in. (110.5 x 137 x 29 cm)
Bed Box Capacity: 1,250 lb (567 kg) 1,250 lb (567 kg)
Payload Capacity: 1,750 lb (793.8 kg) 1,750 lb (793.8 kg)
Hitch Towing Capacity: 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) 2,000 lb (907.2 kg)
Hitch Type: Standard/2" Receiver Standard/2" Receiver
Cargo System: Lock & Ride w/ Integrated Box Tie Down Lock & Ride w/ Integrated Box Tie Down
Lighting: 55W low/ 60W high, LED Tail 55W low/ 60W high, LED Tail
Factory Installed Cab: N/A Yes; Premium fixed roof, rear panel and interior lined doors. Tip-out glass windshield w/ wiper kit
Instrumentation: Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Hour Meter, Clock, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlets (2) Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Hour Meter, Clock, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlets (2)
Colors: Sage Green Sage Green

 
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