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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:51 pm:   

I agree with almost all of the points Kyle made, but sometimes there is an even bigger picture.
He's right, you really have to cover you ass with the "before and after purchase". I especially like the part about, what good is a warranty if the closest dealer is too far away. Also, if people know anything about diesle engines (owned one or work with them), it's over kill and messy for a 1000 pound vehicle, unless you're a bear hunter or entering a tractor pull competition!
I sent away for Preditor info too:
I received everything I asked for promptly, considering I'm in PA, they're in Saskatchewan.
I about fell down when I saw the price sheet.
Gas retails; $14,495
Diesel retails; $18,995 and higher (33 & 37hps)
My opinion is at that price, they better run for a lot longer then 2400 hours before I have a problem!
Lastly, you have to keep in mind that the Triton Preditor was only released to the public in 1996 and the Max has been around for over 3 decades. Of course the R-I people have their ducks in a row by now with sales, service, warranties, and even literature (brochures)...etc...
It doesn't make Triton irresponsible, just new. I'm sure they'll figure out what Max know soon enough. As for Argo --- no real excuse for customer service problems, they've been around too long.
I like the run Land Tamer is making in the AATV market, but it looks a little funny. I do like the performance numbers and the price, though.
I'm not defending anyone, just keeping an open mind.
Don't see what you want to see, see what is!