UTV KNOCK OFFS

radi0geek

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Looking for comments, reviews, opinions on hisun UTVs. Would like to hear from some folks who have actually own/owned one. I have been looking at reviews on several forums but there seems to be a lot of "I know a guy who had a friend who had a cousin who knew a guy that has one" stories. Or "I have a Yamaha and everthing else is crap". I have a Yamaha ATV, A Polaris ATV and a Susuki ATV, Arcticat Snomobiles and few more I will leave off. I like them all.
 

mbsieg

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Made in china enuf said I am in ATV motorcycle snowmobile repair. and have worked on them all including Hinsu........ If you want a cheap machine that is exactly what you will get bad air filteration bad drivetrain cheap plastic/controls. spend the extra 3-4K get a real one and be happy you did not spend 3-4K on repairs
 

radi0geek

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I am talking about the rhino clone. I use these things for work and will put like a 100 miles a year on it. Most of the ATVS and snowmobiles I have now are 7- 10 years old and all have 1000 miles or less on them. I just go a few miles at a time up and down a mountian. I do not ride them for fun so they get little overall use. So saving a few $K is tempting.
 

JimVT

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side x side 's are nice some you can haul easly. Check the payload on them, some don't have much. I would go with a used rhino that hasn't been modifiyed. Try entering hisun problems in a enternet search
jim
 

Doc

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Hey radiOgeek, I run another forum that has a dedicated following for the Kubota RTV. The things these guys do with them are amazing. One member posted about an electric UTV that was a whole lot cheaper, and had a few advantages. You might be interested in that or a used RTV or a used Rhino. The RTV's are diesel and will out last most of us. They will carry more of a payload also. Some have the manual dump and others have a hydraulic pump for the dump bed. After reading these guys posts I'm looking for a used RTV for my place. I have lots of hills and valleys and sure could use the hauling capacity. I have about 2k miles on my Honda ATV 400 ES. It's done me a great job but the RTV would sure be nice. If interested check out:
Net Tractor Talk: http://www.nettractortalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=133
Takes you directly to the RTV owners forum.
 

muleman

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I have the RTV 900 and it is a workhorse. Not a speed demon for sure but it goes about anywhere I want. I climb my power line and it is steep and I haul a lot of wood. They use a hydraulic pump for the dump bed and also have an option for hydraulic tools to run off the taps on the back of it.
 

radi0geek

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I still am looking for some one that has one. There is a place near Augusta Maine that sells them at thier power sports dealership along with other brand name stuff. They have a demo 2006 rhino clone that has a few K Miles on it. They have video and pics of the thing doing everthing from towing a snow trail drag with a set of tracks mounted on it to mud running and gravel pit cruising. The thing is still going strong and looks grate. It is hard to see the differance to the real thing. I sure would like to hear from some who has bought one before I pass on one.
 

radi0geek

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I would buy a new one. I can get a new deluxe version of the rhino for $7500. It has upgraded wheels and tires. It comes with an 800 cc honda clone motor. It has all the same features and if you put one right next to a rhino it is very hard to see any differnce. I did look at some older hisuns from a few years ago and they were no where near as good as they seem to be now. I am also curios how this is possable? How can hisun build these if they are not in kahoots with Yamaha? I am not trying to sing praise for these things, dont get me wrong. I would just like to find some people who actually own one and hear whay they have to say.
 

snow dog

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I have the RTV 900 and it is a workhorse. Not a speed demon for sure but it goes about anywhere I want. I climb my power line and it is steep and I haul a lot of wood. They use a hydraulic pump for the dump bed and also have an option for hydraulic tools to run off the taps on the back of it.




Muley, you can balance that thing on a power line. WOW I bow to your greatness.:wow:
 

muleman

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Muley, you can balance that thing on a power line. WOW I bow to your greatness.:wow:
Smartass! My line comes straight up a steep hill. The power line boys spanned 680 ft. between poles rather than have to bring in a tracked pole digger. I know it was steep enough when I cleared it with a D5 Cat that it was hard to keep from sliding. When they ran the gas line the first operator on the trackhoe went for a slide and would not come back. The last 100 ft. is really tough to get up over even with good grousers on the dozer.
 

Doc

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I would buy a new one. I can get a new deluxe version of the rhino for $7500. It has upgraded wheels and tires. It comes with an 800 cc honda clone motor. It has all the same features and if you put one right next to a rhino it is very hard to see any differnce. I did look at some older hisuns from a few years ago and they were no where near as good as they seem to be now. I am also curios how this is possable? How can hisun build these if they are not in kahoots with Yamaha? I am not trying to sing praise for these things, dont get me wrong. I would just like to find some people who actually own one and hear whay they have to say.
They can buy one and take it apart and copy it. Much like they do with purses, clothes etc.
From the way you describe them i suspect the early versions were not so good, which falls in line with what another poster said who has worked on them. Might be hard to find someone who has one of the newer models, and if the model is that new their impressions won't be worth a lot as they have not put it through years of use.
I saw a used Kubota RTV go for 8k on ebay. for that kind of money I'd be going for the tried and true RTV over an unknown, but that's just me.
 

grizzer

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I bought a used diesel Gator 6 wheeler years ago. Seems to run all summer on one tank of fuel, and taught 4 Nieces how to drive over the years. It is not fast but with young kids you dont want fast anyway. I use it as a truck for servicing field eq, wood, dirt, rocks, whatever hauling and once pulled a Taurus that high centered in a ditch out after 3 days of pounding rains.

Mine is old style low slung so 3" of snow will get the drive belt wet & stop it.
 

BENNCHE

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Looking for comments, reviews, opinions on hisun UTVs. Would like to hear from some folks who have actually own/owned one. I have been looking at reviews on several forums but there seems to be a lot of "I know a guy who had a friend who had a cousin who knew a guy that has one" stories. Or "I have a Yamaha and everthing else is crap". I have a Yamaha ATV, A Polaris ATV and a Susuki ATV, Arcticat Snomobiles and few more I will leave off. I like them all.
I have a Bennche 500 made by Hisun 300 + miles and runs graeat. Looks identical to the Rhino and sold by my local Yamaha dealer. Has a one year warantee came stock with wench roof windshield mirrors horn and lights at $7'000
 

BigAl

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Gee? I guess i did good . A friend gave me his 2006 450 Rhino with a blown motor and I had a new motor installed and a new front end . Total cost is $1950 . :flowers:
 

AAUTOFAB1

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why not just get a old Jeep CJ-5,about the same size and a much better 4x4 ,haul and pull more,been useing one for years as a UTV, but I guess the new toys are better than the old one's.
 

BENNCHE

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why not just get a old Jeep CJ-5,atbout the same size and a much better 4x4 ,haul and pull more,been useing one for years as a UTV, but I guess the new toys are better than the old one's.
I have done the CJ thing. Owned 7 at one time. Thay were grate in their day. Wont go where the UTV's goe.
 
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