TESTED | VIDEO | 2023 POLARIS RANGER DIESEL
We got our hands on a 2023 Polaris Ranger Diesel with the upgraded front drive shaft, tougher chassis and driveline to test!
For 2023 Polaris have changed a few things on the Ranger Diesel HD compared with the 2022 model. The front driveshaft has been improved, the engine mounts are stronger and offer less vibration and the chassis was also strengthened. Polaris claim the chassis is 15 per cent stronger than the previous model, the driveline is supposedly 30 per cent stronger, the engine mounts 45 per cent stronger and fitted with a rubber damping-like system to isolate front drive vibration from the chassis and in turn those in the cab. They’re also designed to provide more flex and movement based on driveline torque.
Our Polaris Ranger Diesel review was conducted on a working cattle farm in Qld and we put it through its paces. It was a little hard to test the all the new features for 2023 that have been strengthened without driving it into a wall so we thought we’d focus on the pros and cons of the Ranger Diesel versus the petrol-powered Ranger XP 1000.
From towing to feeding and mustering, we tried to test the new Ranger Diesel in a variety of every day tasks on the farm to see if this new 2023 model is that much of an improvement over the previous model. The Rubber damped mounts on the engine were a welcomed addition with less buzzing in the cab and the stronger chassis was reassuring as we moved the bucket of a front-end loader in a trailer.
The 2023 Ranger Diesels have started arriving on Australian soil and will be available in Polaris dealers as they come available. With stock supply still an issue around the world, we’ll be interested to see how popular the new 2023 Ranger Diesel is with Aussie farmers.
Watch our video review to see what we think!