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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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John,
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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John,

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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John,
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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07/700 diesel - do these machines go into limp mode ? .. runs fantastic, but has ver little speed ..(i realize its a worker not a racer) but still ..
 

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07/700 diesel - do these machines go into limp mode ? .. runs fantastic, but has ver little speed ..(i realize its a worker not a racer) but still ..

No, it has no brain box to do this.



What is little speed. I know my machine will top out at 45MPH. Not fast, but it will pull just about anything I hook up to it.:D
 

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I would start with checking the throttle cable. 12MPH is way to slow.
 

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I'm a huge fan of diesel power as well & that's why I got the Arctic Cat actually. Trying to switch everything over to diesel. The only thing left is the wife's Expedition. I'm hoping that new 3.0 Powerstroke makes its way into the new Expedition.
 

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I hope your government is smarter than the idiots in Europe there they ban every diesel car, Toyota is already stopped producing for the European market, The Netherlands stopped selling them already, Volvo what build one of the best diesel for cars stop in 2023 and everybody follows.
if you compare diesel engines technology the past 10 year to petrol engines they had a huge swing in technology, petrol engines not really much also no improvement over many years in consumption, they just not "it"
i had in Dubai the ford F150 the 5L engine and i drove last year the new ram 3 L diesel of my friend John, (Wallamatogus on this forum) and i was so impressed, an 2 L smaller then my F150 but how smooth and how much torque, i believe diesel is the future, the only problem is governments do not make enough money on fuel tax as they use only a fraction of petrol cars thats why governments try to ban diesels in Europe
 

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I'm a huge fan of diesel power as well & that's why I got the Arctic Cat actually. Trying to switch everything over to diesel. The only thing left is the wife's Expedition. I'm hoping that new 3.0 Powerstroke makes its way into the new Expedition.
You will like the F150 Diesel. I recently drove one, very close to the Ram! My Ram is tuned with a Green Diesel Engineering tune, heard that they are working on a tune for the F150. After the tune, 40 more hp, a lot more torque and 2-4 more mpg! No soot in the oil, either. At 10,000 mile changes, my oil looks and tests almost new, barely can see color on the dipstick.
 

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You will like the F150 Diesel. I recently drove one, very close to the Ram! My Ram is tuned with a Green Diesel Engineering tune, heard that they are working on a tune for the F150. After the tune, 40 more hp, a lot more torque and 2-4 more mpg! No soot in the oil, either. At 10,000 mile changes, my oil looks and tests almost new, barely can see color on the dipstick.
I have a 2012 Super Duty with 225,000 miles. Tuned & deleted. Love it. I get around 17MPG. Not bad considering the trucks curb weight is 9,400lbs with all the gear I have on it. If I ever had to replace it, the new PowerStroke F-150 would be my go-to.
 
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