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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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2019 Prowler Pro XT 3 seater.

Just wanted to say hi. And give some feedback on the 2019 Prowler Pro XT and get some responses on my observations. Not many post on the net about it.

I have owned this SxS since Jan. I use it in AZ on a small desert ranch and around April we headed north to CO and use it on a larger mountain ranch at about 9000 ft elevation. It definitely gets a daily workout. From hauling rock, wood, pulling stumps, and the occasional fun rides through the mountain forest and desert sands. It's like a small plastic truck that can go where normal pickups can't go.

Obviously, the bike is known for it's quiet ride. It's quiet until the cooling fan kicks on. It has a comfortable ride and the suspension handles well. The shocks are adjustable, but I have not needed to adjust them. I have put 3 fullsize backhoe buckets (2ft bucket) of gravel in it, which I am sure exceeds the 1000lb payload capacity. With the dust and workouts, the suspension began to squeak, but the greasable joints put it back in order. It easily tows it's own JP 12ft trailer and tools around after offloading itself from it (~2000lbs).

The plastic half doors don't latch correctly. I have tried adjusting them to no avail. It's a PITA when the door comes open when driving.

The biggest negative is the heat from the muffler gets so hot under normal operation it actually causes the bed to swell and warp bubble up. I am starting to see cracks where the bolts hold the bed to it's lifting frame. I have some heat wrap coming in so hopefully that will fix it. It should come from the factory with a heat shield!

I installed the Warn 4500lb winch on it after purchase and found it a very easy self install, plugged into the existing wiring harness. I replaced 1 of the 2 12volt outlets with a USB charger for device charging. Added front brush guards and rear bumper, half front window and rearview mirror.

Access to the engine for maintenance is exceptionally easy.

The 4x4 engagement causes vibration under the feet.

Foot spacing for the driver is impeded by the wheel well. I am 6'1" and head room is not a problem.

The column shifter is stiff to change gears. The CVT transmission goes into a nuetral when going downhill and not using the gas. This means you can only use the brakes going downhill, not the tranny. When you get to the bottom of the hill and press the gas, the tranny kicks in abruptly. The tranny and shifter need better refinement from the manufacturer.

I would give it a value rating 7.5/10 based on the sale price of $13,600.

Would like to hear feedback from others.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 07:27 AM
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Have hade UTV for 6 months, put on 400 + easy miles. Really enjoying the quite engine and the Pwr Steering. No mechanical issues, preforms as good or better than previous owned Yam Viking. The 2 cons that I have noticed is the heat in the cab from front radiator and roll back heat from the Engine from the front of bed. Did not notice until roof and fixed windshield with vents were installed. The other involves the composite bed floor warping in the sun...I have not noticed the issue with the muffler heat. I have found that if engine braking is needed low gear works well or by feathering the rpm's the trany will stay engaged.

The forums need more inputs on this Model!!
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looking forward this is most likely to be my next ride. quiet is the biggest option im looking for. not just for hunting but for talking. my wife and i do alot of zipping around the countryside at slow speeds, never over 35 mph. ok maybe once in a while . im hoping alot of the issues are correctable like the older prowler models. all models have their quirks and heat seems to be across the board on all of them.
alot of the guys riding here tend to trade every two years or so. they always have new quirks. i prefer the long haul and put money into my ride yearly to make it better. once you see guys like that buying these we will start seeing alot more DYI fixes\corrections.

that shifter issue is a new one for me. i cant get my old prowler to jump out of gear if i wanted to. i wasnt so hot on the column shifter either. it looks big and easy to bump. maybe a guy can find a spot to install some UHMW on a shift bar that can give some resistance for the shifter. might be enough to keep it from popping out? shot in the dark without knowing the machine. i got that idea from the old john deere 316 hydro i got. it utilizes two pieces of UHMW and a hydraulic ram for resistance. the ram only provides resistance during movement so you cant throw it from WOT forward to WOT reverse. i found that once the UHMW wore out, the machine would naturally go back to neutral very slowly. that drove me nuts.

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Have hade UTV for 6 months, put on 400 + easy miles. Really enjoying the quite engine and the Pwr Steering. No mechanical issues, preforms as good or better than previous owned Yam Viking. The 2 cons that I have noticed is the heat in the cab from front radiator and roll back heat from the Engine from the front of bed. Did not notice until roof and fixed windshield with vents were installed. The other involves the composite bed floor warping in the sun...I have not noticed the issue with the muffler heat. I have found that if engine braking is needed low gear works well or by feathering the rpm's the trany will stay engaged.

The forums need more inputs on this Model!!
The composit bed is warping from the muffler heat. I bought a wrap for it and it solved my problem.
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that shifter issue is a new one for me. i cant get my old prowler to jump out of gear if i wanted to. i wasnt so hot on the column shifter either. it looks big and easy to bump. maybe a guy can find a spot to install some UHMW on a shift bar that can give some resistance for the shifter. might be enough to keep it from popping out?
It's not the shifter/lever that pops it out of gear. It's within the CVT transmission and designed on purpose to go into neutral when not applying gas. That's fine on flat ground. Not noticeable. But going downhill, slowly, using the brakes, it pops into neutral, requiring more braking force.

As someone mentioned above, you can actually manually put it in low gear and feather the gas pedal to give you better braking power than applying the brakes. That's very counterintuitive to most.
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New model to the forum, and takes time to build the fan base. Stay connected as we try and grow the forum!

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