FOURTRAX RANCHER 4x4 ES
Model Year 2000
Shift Program) features push-button upshifting
and downshifting. The rider shifts simply and
precisely with the press of the upshift or downshift
button mounted on the left handlebar. An onboard
electronic control unit (ECU) monitors information
from four sensors-engine rpm, countershaft speed,
shift drum angle, and shift spindle angle sensors-to
control the speed of the electric shift motor's
gear and clutch engagement. Gear engagement
speed varies according to rider style: The transmission
shifts more quickly when riding style turns
sporty. A neutral lockout at speeds greater
than 2 mph ensures available engine braking
when descending hills. To ensure smooth shifting,
the transmission cannot be shifted from neutral
to first gear or reverse gear at engine speeds
above 3000 rpm. ESP is not battery-dependent,
operating whenever the engine is running. Should
the rider ever need to shift manually, the Rancher
4x4 ES is also equipped with an auxiliary shift
lever in the tool kit.
OHV air-cooled 329cc longitudinally mounted
engine allows direct drive-shaft alignment to
both front and rear wheels for improved drivetrain
oiling system places the oil tank inside the
engine cases, lowering engine height and allowing
optimum engine placement for excellent ground
clearance and superb handling.
cooler with cooling fan assures optimal engine
lubrication under difficult operating conditions.
vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
AP-type limited-slip front differential reduces
torque steer for less steering effort.
and suspension provide an exceptional 9.7 inches
of ground clearance.
LCD digital instrumentation is compact,
tough and waterproof,
featuring large readouts for gear position,
speedometer, odometer, resettable trip-meter
and hourmeter/clock. Instrument housing includes
LED lights for reverse, neutral and oil temperature
socket provides 12-volt, 10-amp power with a
built-in temperature-type fuse.
design provides compact engine dimensions for
improved ground clearance while maintaining
a broad, easy-to-use power band.
dry-sump oiling system reduces overall engine
height and lowers center of gravity while maintaining
ideal mass centralization for optimum handling.
engine mounting and gear-driven counterbalancer
automatic clutch with a low engagement point
for excellent driveability and towing capability.
with reverse includes an ultra-low first gear.
drive with AP-type limited-slip front differential
for reduced steering effort.
starter, with auxiliary recoil starter and an
automatic internal decompression system.
cooler with cooling fan helps control engine
exhaust header and muffler for superior corrosion
DC CD ignition
with electronic advance for excellent performance
mechanism design features light effort and a
tight turning radius of 10.8 feet.
double-wishbone front suspension uses premium
shock absorbers to provide 5.9 inches of suspension
travel for a plush, comfortable ride.
swingarm and single rear shock absorber provide
5.9 inches of suspension travel for superb comfort
24 x 8 - 12 front, 24 x 9 - 11 rear tires provide
added ground clearance while maintaining precise
front hydraulic drum brakes and sealed rear
padded seat provides all-day comfort.
over-fenders give excellent mud protection.
cargo racks front and rear carry payloads of
66 and 133 pounds respectively.
trailer hitch with towing capacity of 850 pounds.
lightweight plastic fuel tank with 3.4-gallon
is standard equipment.
air intake system is specially designed for
rear-opening storage compartment allows access
when rack is loaded.
system with 30-watt bulbs features multi-reflector
lenses for optimal light distribution.
boot guards help prevent damage to boot covers.
Tough 12 amp-hour maintenance-free
comfortable, easy-to-use controls.
ignition switch for added security.
choke lever for simple operation.
switches, controls and warning labels use internationally
approved ISO graphic symbols.
tool kit includes a tire pressure gauge.
is 1045 pounds.
six-month limited warranty.
Type 329cc air-cooled OHV dry-sump longitudinally
mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Stroke 78.5mm x 68mm
Electric with auxiliary recoil
Electric, five-speed with reverse
and ultra-low first gear
Direct front and rear drive-shafts
with limited-slip AP-type front differential
Front: Independent double-wishbone; 5.9 inches
Rear: Swingarm with single shock; 5.9 inches
Front: Triple-sealed hydraulic drum
Rear: Sealed mechanical drum
Front: 24 x 8 - 12
Rear: 24 x 9 - 11
Clearance 9.7 inches
Radius 10.8 feet
Dry Weight 535 pounds
3.4 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
Red, Orange, Olive
16 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.