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Arctic Cat

2009 Arctic Cat Prowler 550 H1 Flatbed
Work Never Got Done on the Shoulders of Compromise

Prowler 550 H1 Flatbed
Prowler 550 H1 Flatbed

All new for 2009 is our workhorse Prowler 550 H1 EFI Flatbed, for those who need a little more “hump-busting” from their machine. It features all that is awesome about owning a Prowler, but is simple and ready for duty.

Arctic Cat has continually improved and expanded the Prowler line-up since the introduction of the Prowler XT in 2006.

Combining sporty features while not losing any of its functional “work” qualities, the highly agile Prowler line provides the ultimate all-around recreational machine.

The cab of every Prowler is equipped with dual bucket seats and driver/passenger seat belts, a center console complete with drink holders and dual 12v accessory plugs. The open air cab has a full canopy and various storage compartments like a dash mounted tray shelf, glove box with door and an easily accessible molded tool kit located under the passenger-side seat.

Keeping true to Arctic Cat ATV heritage, the Prowler was designed to conquer any job when it comes to storage and hauling capacities. The black powdercoated steel flatbed with stake pockets allows a lower bed height for easier loading and unloading of upwards of 600lbs.

Hardcore jobs and hardcore fun are only executed when provided with Arctic Cat-built engines, drivetrain and suspension systems. Born and bred at Arctic Cat, the new 550 H1 EFI has a powerful 545cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, designed for a wide torque curve with the smoothest power delivery via Electronic Fuel Injection. Cold weather starting and altitude changes are no longer questionable. Compared to the Suzuki 500 motor, the Arctic Cat 550 H1 EFI has 12% more horsepower and 25% more torque at a lower RPM. The Duramatic automatic transmission has dynamic engine braking with Low, High, Neutral and Reverse.

Arctic Cat engineers have laid to rest the claims of “best” suspension travel and ground clearance by other manufacturers.

The front and rear suspensions are Fully Independent with a double A-arm front design and a double a-arm rear design with 10” of suspension travel for sure footed offroad prowess. Spring preload adjustable shocks are used on all four corners for the ultimate in terrain and load adjustability, while off-roading capabilities are enhanced by 10” of ground clearance, a front locking 4wd differential and rear mounted swaybar for improved trail driving.

Steel 14” wheels are standard with 26x9R14 Goodyear MTR front tires and 26x11R14 Goodyear MTRs in the rear for the ultimate in offroad traction.

Once again, Arctic Cat provides a new category entrant that will suit any taste. So hop in, and hit the gas on the good times.

Key Buying Points

  1.  The H1 revolution of
    hemi-producing power has
    arrived in the 500 ROV
    class with EFI. As you
    can imagine, the 550 H1
    EFI has a powerful 545cc,
    SOHC, single-cylinder,
    liquid-cooled engine,
    designed for a wide
    torque curve with the
    smoothest power delivery
    via Electronic Fuel
    Injection. 550 H1 motor
    has a 10% increase of
    power at a lower RPM
    versus the 500 and a
    25% gain in torque.
  2.  Keeping true to Arctic Cat
    ATV heritage, the Prowler
    was designed to conquer
    any job when it comes to
    hauling capacities. The
    black powdercoated steel
    flatbed with stake
    pockets allows a 2.5”
    lower bed height for
    easier loading and
    unloading up to 600lbs.
  3.  The Prowler cockpit is
    laid out so that everything
    is at your fingertips.
    2-wheel to 4-wheel drive
    is electrically selectable
    with a new all-in-one
    2wd/4wd/Diff Lock
    rocker switch button for
    quick engagement
    shifting. A reverse
    override button is located
    on the center console for
    added wheel speeds when
    needed. A rack and pinion
    steering system provides
    easy turning in 2- and
    4-wheel drive applications
  4.  All new for 2009 is our
    workhorse Prowler
    550H1 EFI Flatbed, for
    those who need a little
    more “hump-busting”
    from their machine. It
    features all that is
    awesome about owning a
    Prowler, but is simple and
    ready for duty.

Features & Benefits

New for 2009
ENGINE:
• 545cc, EFI, SOHC 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine
• The “H” in H1 stands for Hemi. The hemispherical-shaped head creates more complete, more efficient combustion for
performance-winning power
• An Arctic Cat produced performance engine built in the state-of-the-art St. Cloud manufacturing facility
• Electronic Fuel Injection aids in perfect starting no matter what altitude or temperature changes.
• Liquid cooling system with high-capacity radiator and thermostatically-controlled cooling fan provides consistent engine
operating temperatures
• The Duramatic Automatic Transmission has a long-life maintenance-free belt that withstands the harshest of conditions
Air Intake
• Quarter wave intake tuner cancels out unwanted sounds reducing air intake decibels 6db to the riders ear.
Rigid Airbox
• Also reduces sound along with exhaust and muffler – also increases low end torque. The muffler has a longer head pipe
and longer/larger diameter mild steel muffler.
Clutch Ducts
• Clutch air intake has increased cooling and flow
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION:
Cockpit
• Dual bucket seats with center console allow you easy access to the conveniently located dual plug 12V accessory outlets
in the dashboard, glovebox with storage door, or molded tool kit, located underneath the passenger seat. Prowler floors sit
higher to protect riders feet from the elements when forging water crossings or muddy terrain
Easier Driver/Passenger Entry/Departure
• The armrests, or side canopy supports, received a larger radius for ease of entry and departure of vehicle, while new seat
belts have larger button for easier passenger and driver removal
Suspension
• The Prowler 550H1 is better suited for workloads as it leads the way with 10” of ground clearance and 10” of
suspension travel front and rear to tackle the toughest projects
Frame Protection
• Frame cover underneath running board/entry areas – Helps styling and aids in frame protection as well as keep mud and
debris from entering and collecting on skidplates
Brakes
• Foot operated front and rear disk brakes provide positive stopping power, and also has a foot operated mechanical
parking brake
Large Flatbed and Hauling Capacities
• Rear flatbed has a 600lb. hauling capacity with a 2.5” lower bed and ride height for easy on/off loading of materials. A
dash mounted glovebox with door, provides additional storage. The Prowler is rated for a 1500lb towing capacity
Rims and Tires
• Steel 14” wheels are standard with 26x9R14 Goodyear MTR front tires with 26x11R14 Goodyear MTR’s in the rear
provide superb traction in all conditions
Digital Gauges
• Displays 14 critical operation indicators including: MPH, odometer, dual trip, hours, clock, fuel level and gear position,
also has red display for nighttime readability
4WD Controls
• The Prowler cockpit is laid out so that everything is at your fingertips. 2-wheel to 4-wheel drive is electrically selectable
with a new all-in-one 2wd/4wd/Diff Lock rocker switch button for quick engagement shifting. A reverse override button is
located on the center console for added wheel speed when needed. A rack and pinion steering system provides easy turning
in 2- and 4-wheel drive applications
2-Inch Automotive Style Receiver Hitch
• This feature allows the consumer to remove the hitch from their 2” automotive receiver and install it into the Prowler’s
receiver hitch located on the front and the rear of the vehicle
Tool Kit
• Conveniently molded into the passenger side seat for easy access and secure fit
Color Options
• Green
AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES:
Please log on to www.arcticcat.com or browse the 2009 Arcticwear and Accessories brochure at you nearest Arctic Cat
dealer.

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