RANGER HD Named “Best
of the Best” by “Field & Stream” Magazine
Minneapolis, Aug. 19, 2009 – Polaris
Industries today announced the RANGER HD has
been awarded “Best of the Best” by “Field &
Stream” Magazine. “Field & Stream” also named
the vehicle one of the “Best Off-Road Rides for
2009” in a previous issue.
“Polaris would like to thank ‘Field & Stream’
for naming the RANGER HD as the ‘Best of the
Best,’” said Jan Rintamaki, marketing director
of the Off-Road Division for Polaris. “It’s an
honor to have the world’s leading outdoor
magazine recognize the RANGER HD as a premier
product for its readership.”
Built for ultra heavy-duty work applications,
Polaris introduced the RANGER HD as part of its
2009 model year line-up. The vehicle has all the
new RANGER features plus an exclusive
Self-Leveling Suspension and Variable Assist
Power Steering. The RANGER HD was introduced
with Nivomat® shocks making it the first-ever
Self-Leveling Suspension on a utility vehicle.
When carrying heavy loads, the shocks
automatically adjust the suspension resulting in
the highest loaded ground clearance of any
utility vehicle. Due to a lower spring rate, the
Nivomats provide a smoother ride and the ability
to go long distances at 50 MPH fully-loaded,
making hauling loads quicker and easier.
For easier steering during heavy-duty work
applications, RANGER HD also features power
steering with exclusive Variable Assist. RANGER
HD’s power steering allows for one-finger
steering at low speeds and eliminates feedback
at high speeds so the operator can work longer
and enjoy the ride. The system is perfect for
plowing as well as the new BOSS® Lift & Carry
System that attaches to the front of the RANGER
HD and can lift and carry up to 500 lbs.
Outdoor enthusiasts can see the RANGER HD in
“Field & Stream’s” Gear of the Year, September,
2009 issue which is available on stands now.
With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris
designs, engineers, manufactures and markets
off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain
vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™,
snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for
recreational and utility use.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the
snowmobile industry; and one of the largest
manufacturers of ORVs in the world.
Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and
representing the first all-new American-made
motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60
years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads
into the cruiser and touring motorcycle
marketplace. Polaris also enhances the
riding experience with a complete line of Pure
Polaris apparel, accessories and parts,
available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and
the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600
stock price index.
Information about the complete line of
Polaris products, apparel and vehicle
accessories is available from authorized Polaris
dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at