2022 Ranger SP 570 Premium review: For farm and country life

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AGDAILY Editor-in-Chief Ryan Tipps got to test drive the 2022 Polaris Ranger SP 570 Premium Utility Vehicle during the summer and fall. Watch the video for a full review or read the transcript below:

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There are countless ways to enhance a utility vehicle around a farm or your large rural property. Whether it’s hauling firewood and livestock feed, tearing down fences, guarding property lines and crops, and even towing a log splitter, you’ve got reason to worry. start the engine daily. With that in mind, I’ve spent the last few months testing Polaris’ 2022 Ranger SP 570 Premium, and in this video, we’re going to take a closer look at this machine!

First, let me note that this review is in no way sponsored and no promises were made to the company when they lent me the machine. What you will hear are just my direct and honest thoughts on this.

The SP 570 Premium features a 44 hp ProStar engine, a gas box that measures approximately 33 inches by 49 inches, a hitch towing capacity of 1,500 pounds on a standard 2-inch hitch and a payload capacity of 925 pounds.

In general, the Polaris offered a smooth ride, good four-wheel hydraulic disc braking, and had plenty of storage and, of course, cupholder options (because that’s what everyone asks for first !). I was surprised there was no separate parking brake on this utility vehicle, and had to dive into the spec sheet to see that the parking brake is automatically engaged when shifting the Ranger into gear parking.

For all its benefits, however, the forward shift wasn’t always so smooth. I’ve often found the shifter stuck in the gap between low and high gears. In talking to a mechanic who works on many newer Polaris machines, he mentioned that this is something he sees often in this Ranger model and, if it happens, can usually be fixed with a replacement part.

Still, the fun parts and functionality of this machine really happen while you’re riding – literally! My terrain can be quite bumpy with lots of rocks in the fields, so having 11 inches of ground clearance was essential, as was the underbody skid plate for protection, a sturdy front bumper and the aggressive tires Carlisle 489.

The only red flag in terms of durability was a small gap in the rear wheel arches where there are clearly mounting holes and a gap that looks like it needs to have a coating to protect some of the internal parts from dirt, mud, clay and other debris. My friends at aftermarket company SuperATV were the first to notice this and even pointed out that the battery and a few accessory sockets were quite exposed.

Anyway, I took it out once in the mud and it didn’t come back too dirty underneath. But it was only once and not as sloppy as it could have been, so I can see it’s a problem if you don’t watch those cavities. I have to say that in the stuff I’ve played, the Ranger’s on-demand all-wheel drive helped grip the ground nicely, which made for an exciting ride.

That said, you don’t have to worry about always tearing things up. When working on more manicured lawns, the Ranger has a VersaTrac turf mode that unlocks the rear differential to allow tight turns that don’t destroy grass and provide good maneuverability.

The Polaris 570 has a 73-inch wheelbase and a 56-inch width, but it’s worth noting that on a few trailers that claimed to be five feet wide, things got really tight loading the Ranger on it. This was especially true if the trailer had taller sidewalls that reached the height of the Ranger’s headlights and cargo bed – the Ranger flares out quite a bit at this point, so some five foot wide trailers that I tried didn’t work at all. .

Now there are a lot more tech specs you should check out on the Polaris site before deciding to buy a Ranger SP 570. Things like its 9.5 gallon fuel capacity and its charging port in the chart edge are substantial, as is the nearly $14,000 price tag.

If you end up buying replacement parts for the Ranger 570, I highly recommend going with someone like SuperATV.com who are very knowledgeable about a machine like this and can advise on upgrades. Aside from what appeared to be the missing wheel panels I mentioned earlier, SuperATV said they had mounting issues related to the height of the windshield, where some Ranger SP 570 models had 28-inch openings and others at 29 inches. It’s good to have people aware of this stuff.

Overall, however, for my uses, the machine performed very well and I had no complaints about the sturdiness of the suspension or the exterior in difficult terrain. It also handled nice and nimble and, as cliché as it sounds, it was definitely a work vehicle. It would be a great buy for many types of farms and rural properties.

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