The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently approved a new model from John Deere for 2016 – the RSX860i. You can see the certification here.
If you are familiar with John Deere Gators, you’ll notice that name is very similar to John Deere’s first Sport UTV – the Gator RSX850i.
The Limited Edition DARPA Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS and GEM electric vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals to be held June 5-6, at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif.
The Challenge Finals will have robots perform a number of tasks in a continuous course, simulating what might be encountered in a real disaster situation. DARPA will use the Ranger XP 900 EPS to help demonstrate a robot’s ability to operate and to egress from a vehicle, since they are among the tools commonly on hand in disaster zones.
Yamaha is giving away a new Wolverine R-Spec UTV in Hunter Green through a sweepstakes with the 2015 National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day. You can enter to win at www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday.
This is the eighth year Yamaha is sponsoring NHF Day. The sweepstakes will be promoted online and at NHF Day events nationwide. Outdoorsmen and women, 18 years-of-age or older, can enter to win by simply registering online through the end of October 2015.
Yamaha was awarded the 2015 FinOvation Award from Farm Industry News magazine for its Viking VI Side-by-Side Utility vehicle. The FinOvation Award is designed to celebrate the spirit of innovation and recognize new products that have received the most interest from Farm Industry News readers.
This is the second consecutive year Yamaha has received the award. In 2014, the premier Viking model that introduced the first true three-person seating capacity in a SxS vehicle earned a FinOvation Award.
Yamaha Outdoors has been a longtime partner and supporter of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of outdoorsmen and women and the important contributions they make to the environment and economy. To help raise awareness and excitement for NHF Day in 2014, Yamaha donated a Viking Side-by-Side – a new high in the level of support for the day’s events and participants.
Dorothy Jones of Blanks, La., was randomly selected as the winner. An avid hunter, Jones will soon be enjoying the class-leading comfort and superior off-road capability offered by her new 2014 Viking.
Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports will support the first ever ‘American Side X Side Team’ to race in the 2015, 25th Anniversary, Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. Sara Price and Erica Sacks will be tackling one of the toughest All-Female Sporting events on the planet in a factory supported Kawasaki Teryx Side X Side built by IMG Motorsports.
The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is a nine-day race located in Morocco, Africa where approximately 160 teams and 300 competitors come together to tackle the terrain without the help of GPS. Using nothing but outdated maps, teams are forced to navigate through the incredibly tough terrain with nothing but a compass and their will to succeed. This navigational challenge will be a true test for the Kawasaki IMG Motorsports team. They will navigate with the goal of traveling the shortest distance from Point A to Point B, ranging anywhere from 700 miles to 3,000 miles.
Bobcat has unveiled its 2015 four-wheel drive 3400 and 3400XL Utility vehicles, which boast improved suspension systems, industry-leading payload and towing, faster travel speeds and more integrated accessories.
Both the 3400 and 3400XL models have a sealed constant velocity transmission and are available with two engine configurations: a 40-horsepower (570 cc) gas engine or a 24-horsepower (1120 cc) diesel engine. The gas and diesel engines provide operators with greater performance – up to 40 mph with a dealer-installed kit.