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I have a Deere diesel Gator, the XUV 855D. It is my second diesel Gator. I use them for general ranch work. The diesel is a real workhorse, and these things will tow 6-8x their rated tow weight if you must. I’m sure that would be hard on the frames and suspension if done routinely, but they can do it. Those Yanmar diesels in low gear have enough torque to pull anything as long as you can keep the tires on the ground.

… they are much lighter weight than the Roxer, Jeeps, tractors, Samurais, trucks, etc. This makes a HUGE difference over rough terrain, they are a much smoother ride across rangeland than the other vehicles (now, of course, I haven’t ridden the Roxer, but yes I have the others).

…the lighter weight is much easier on unimproved roads, especially when wet/muddy, where heavier vehicles tear the heck out of roads in winter, etc. Not a problem when trail riding on public lands, but real hard on your property when you are responsible for maintenance. Especially the high-traffic areas like hay lots, gates (choke points), near feed bins, etc.

…being light, most of the side-by-sides are real quick to dart around the pasture (not necessarily fast as in top speed, just quick & handy), very maneuverable around trees, rocks, pasture obstacles with a tight turning radius, short wheelbase & overall length.

I really like the looks of the Roxer, and want to try one out. It seems to be a little bit more powerful than many of the other UTVs. I love the diesel engine, that is all I would have on such a vehicle for a variety of reasons. My dislikes, just based on the specs, are the high vehicle weight (for reasons listed above), the low payload capacity (350#), and if one were in/out of the cab a whole lot, it will probably end up tripping you up somewhat with the floor lip, or just be a bit slower to climb up/down, due to the full-size vehicle height.

I have a Deere diesel Gator, the XUV 855D. It is my second diesel Gator. I use them for general ranch work. The diesel is a real workhorse, and these things will tow 6-8x their rated tow weight if you must. I’m sure that would be hard on the frames and suspension if done routinely, but they can do it. Those Yanmar diesels in low gear have enough torque to pull anything as long as you can keep the tires on the ground.

… they are much lighter weight than the Roxer, Jeeps, tractors, Samurais, trucks, etc. This makes a HUGE difference over rough terrain, they are a much smoother ride across rangeland than the other vehicles (now, of course, I haven’t ridden the Roxer, but yes I have the others).

…the lighter weight is much easier on unimproved roads, especially when wet/muddy, where heavier vehicles tear the heck out of roads in winter, etc. Not a problem when trail riding on public lands, but real hard on your property when you are responsible for maintenance. Especially the high-traffic areas like hay lots, gates (choke points), near feed bins, etc.

…being light, most of the side-by-sides are real quick to dart around the pasture (not necessarily fast as in top speed, just quick & handy), very maneuverable around trees, rocks, pasture obstacles with a tight turning radius, short wheelbase & overall length.

I really like the looks of the Roxer, and want to try one out. It seems to be a little bit more powerful than many of the other UTVs. I love the diesel engine, that is all I would have on such a vehicle for a variety of reasons. My dislikes, just based on the specs, are the high vehicle weight (for reasons listed above), the low payload capacity (350#), and if one were in/out of the cab a whole lot, it will probably end up tripping you up somewhat with the floor lip, or just be a bit slower to climb up/down, due to the full-size vehicle height.

For all of the reasons that he well stated. If I need something bigger then what you guys are calling a side by side, I will just use one of my trucks. My wife and I are likely going to take the plunge on a Kubota here in the near future. We have been looking at them for a while.

As for the street legal thing. It is not really an issue around here. If you have insurance, and that is easy to get. All you have to do is get one of those orange/red triangular signs to indicate that you are a slow moving vehicle and you are good to go. I take my Kubota tractor on the roads rigged up as such all of the time. My far pasture is seven miles from my main place. I suppose technically because I run it on off road diesel I could have an issue with the law boys. But everybody does it, and I have never heard of anybody even being stopped let alone a legal issue. I think that any local law man that did give someone grief over this would find themselves in a pretty uncomfortable place in fairly short order.

Now there is pretty much no mistaking a tractor for anything else. A Roxor to me looks more like a regular vehicle to me. And I could see were you might have an issue over time. Keep driving into town to get groceries with one and people will ask questions. Even with the slow vehicle designator, if you are going over 25 mph then you are in trouble potentially.