Over the last several months I have been able to”check out” a new Polaris Sportsman 570 with electronic fuel injection. The last time I was at my cabin I was able to see just how this “beast” would maneuver in 14-16 inches of snow.
Up until last year I owned a Polaris Sportsman 330 4X4, and although it was a good machine for me, it did not handle snow very well. In fact I had to have the neighbors tractor pull me out a of situation that I got myself in, because of some moderate snow fall. I was about half a mile from camp and the walk for help was not a pleasant one. I realized then that there just wasn’t enough ground clearance or “gazoopha’s” to negotiate these Northern Michigan snowfalls. I sold it the following summer.
This new Polaris has electronic fuel injection, and a powerful 44 horse power engine. It has on demand four wheel drive, hi and low range, and power steering to boot! It has great ground clearance and a full 9.5 inches of travel. The 1225 pound towing capacity is quite impressive. The front and the back rack are rated to carry 270 pounds (all toll.) There is even a front storage area, and many more options depending on your needs.
I hauled some bales of hay and corn where it was needed most, and had no problem negotiating the 14-16 inches of snow. I even had a couple of trees I had to crawl over, and the low range 4X4 did the trick. There seems to be plenty of power, and at this point, no need for a snow machine. I’m thinking a snow plow would be a good addition for next winter. Overall I would not hesitate to give this tough, good looking machine a 5 star rating! I’m sold!