I am new to ATVs, but needed a work horse vehicle as I have over 60 acres, some wooded and some pasture. Most is hills and getting around became impossible.
I was looking at the Yamaha Grizzly 300 but was directed to the Sportsman 400 by the folks at the dealership in Birmingham, Al. I am extremely pleased.
This ATV is a true work horse and with the 1225 towing ability, moving tree stumps and logs is no chore. The AWD 4X4 and low gear mean I can go anywhere and I mean anywhere. I have gone where you can't walk.
The price was what I wanted and with winch it was just $5,947.22 for everything, tax, fees, shipping and such. I am too cheap to buy a rack for 89 bucks so I got a 90 degree conduit and made my own which is larger, stronger and cheaper.
Next I will make a front rack. At almost 700 pounds, I don't believe one would like this ATV for a buzz-around toy, but for a vehicle that will stay with you whatever your plans, I think this is the one. I could have gone to the 500, but wouldn't have gained much, I don't think.
Upgrades/Accessories: Home make rear rack with bed liner spray paint. Winch added, self installed. The winch instructions are bad but the ATV is made with installation planned so anyone can install it.
I was able to get an actual shop manual online for $8.00 and it gives everything not in the user manual. I am happy with my new ATV and can highly recommend it to one and all.
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Riding an ATV can be dangerous. To ensure your safety proper protective gear should always be worn. Remember to always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never carry passengers unless the ATV is specifically engineered to accommodate them. Riding at excessive speeds or engaging in stunt riding is extremely dangerous. Be extremely careful on difficult or unknown terrain. Never ride while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Many ATVís are recommended only for highly experienced riders 16 years and older. Please make sure that you are riding an ATV that is age appropriate. Riders younger than 16 years of age should always be supervised by an adult. We recommend that all ATV riders take an approved ATV training course and read their vehicle owner's manual thoroughly. When riding your ATV always stay on established trails in approved areas. Keep your riding areas clean and respect the rights of others. Always obtain permission before riding on private lands, and obey all the laws and regulations governing your riding areas.