New Member Introduction

:th_smiliewavey: This is my first time on the Can-AM forum. I live in the Ozark Mountains of north central Arkansas, USA and have ridden a 2002 Bombardier Traxter XT on my ranch for years. Although my machine is still running well, it is beginning to show its age. I think I probably have as much as 10 or maybe 12 years left during which I can use an ATV and do not feel that my Traxter is likely to last that much longer without major expenses. As much as I hate to give up my ride’s step-through configuration, it’s time to find a replacement machine. The Outlander XT is on my short list, so some constructive guidance would surely be welcome and appreciated.

My new machine will be for ranch transportation and work purposes over rough, uneven & frequently steep terrain carrying tools (chain saws, gas and oil cans, towing chains, shovels & other hand tools, etc.). Durability and reliability will be major factors in my choice of machines as will be servicability (I’m 100 miles from the nearest dealership and do most of my own car, truck, tractor, ATV, and other power equipment routine maintenance.):tools1:
Direct email contact would be welcome.