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post #1 of 9 Old 03-14-2019, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, just thinking what owning an Arctic Cat Diesel has led me to. The Cat Diesel was the first diesel that I've ever owned. Last August I bought a 1500 Ram Ecodiesel. Since I've had it, I deleted the EGR and the DEF system, probably will delete the DPF last, should it ever cause an issue. I can't believe the power and economy of this small Italian built diesel powered truck! Summer, it gets between 32 and 34 mpgs. Winter, between 28 and 30 mpgs! Today I towed a heavy trailer with a 26 foot boat mold, all day, it still got 17.5 mpg. Darned truck gets better mpgs towing a huge load, than my last hemi Ram got not towing. I know Europeans are nuts for diesels, but I think Americans are missing the point. Diesels rock!

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Fully agree John,
to bad stupid Europe goverments know this very well and they don't make enough money on fuel taxes as the diesels become so economical over the past years, so they slowly ban all diesel cars.
Toyota has already stopped producing diesels for Europe, clearing stock, Volvo with one of the best diesels (we have a Volvo XC60 D4) they stop production of diesels in 2022 or 23, volkswagen is talking to stop diesels, the governments want all cars electrical, the reason behind it is they want full control, now they depend on the price of crude oil on the world market, once everybody is forced to drive electrical they have control over the price.

other problem is where are the power plants to re-charge the electrical cars? we build nuclear or cole burner power plants, see the whole point of so called "environment" is a new thing to get taxes

my diesel stay with me as long I,m on this planet, I think yours too.
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Hans, yesterday, I towed Perrys 26' boat molds from Portland on a heavy flatbed with my Ram Ecodiesel, about 250 mile round trip. Was not very aerodynamic. Still got 17.5 miles per gallon. My last Hemi Ram would barely get that good mpgs empty! Bet you notice the difference in mpg between your Polaris General and the 700 Turbo Diesel! I don't know what is going on with the government here, but Ford and GM are coming out with 3 L diesels in their half ton PU's to compete with Ram. Also Jeep will introduce the 3L diesel in the Wrangler and the new Gladiator PU. So maybe there is hope. If Arctic Cat offered an intercooled turbocharged 700 Diesel with power steering, I could be convinced to sell my Diesel, haha. No chance, but a nice dream! Stampede would be interesting with a turbocharged lightweight diesel motor too! Oh, I drove the F150 Powerstroke= very nice truck, I couldn't get the mpg's with it as my Ram and they only offer in the most luxurious trucks, a mistake. Will try out a Chevy 1500 Duramax (VM Motori/Iveco) I believe.

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same in Namibia here at least they still support diesel cars and pick ups, its smart move.
funny that Europe completely ban diesels and in the USA they bringing out new models, maybe I should sell my company in Dubai and come living over in the USA, get myself a nice diesel truck so I can tow easy the Polaris general and the diesel quad to ride some nice trails you guys are blessed with
then summer time in USA and your winter time in Namibia where it is summer then.

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Hans, winter is also pretty nice over here! You could even buy an Arctic Cat snow sled! Need to repower one with a light weight "Turbo Diesel" haha. Smart Car 3 cylinder diesel, maybe.
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I can see it now, in the Bearcat the new Arctic cat turbo diesel It will pull a full size drag I want one
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i can imagine riding in the snow, something i ver had and will experience in Dubai and Namibia

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Hans, I drive my Cat Diesel all winter! If the snow gets too deep, just put on my snow plow and "groom" the trails. Even the snowmobilers appreciate me grooming the trails, always bring my trusty Husqvarna chain saw to cut fallen trees and branches for them. If the snow is 2 feet deep, I set the blade for 1 foot, makes a perfect trail. I have the large bin on the back , pick up their trash. We do have a couple morons that love to toss beer cans everywhere. I can tell which moron, by brand, haha.
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i can imagine yes small world, wonder why they not take care about nature.
love to experience it one day we should plan for next winter, then you come to Namibia and experience our world.
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