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Old 07-30-2019   #1
AJared
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Default Kubota RTV XG850 Sidekick Experience?

I am looking to purchase a UTV and was wondering if anyone here has first hand experience with the RTV XG850 Sidekick and what your thoughts are regarding reliability and performance compared to other UTVs on the market? I am looking for a machine to work around the farm mostly. Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2019   #2
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Default Re: Kubota RTV XG850 Sidekick Experience?

I bought one a week or so ago, I can't say anything on the reliability but for our needs it does everything asked. It is quick and seems to have all the power I need, the ride is smooth I mean smooth. I bought the black with alloy wheels.
I would take a look at the Kawi line first.
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Old 07-30-2019   #3
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I bought one a week or so ago, I can't say anything on the reliability but for our needs it does everything asked. It is quick and seems to have all the power I need, the ride is smooth I mean smooth. I bought the black with alloy wheels.
I would take a look at the Kawi line first.
Thanks for the info! Ballpark what kind of price should I expect to pay? Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2019   #4
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thanks for the info! Ballpark what kind of price should i expect to pay? Thanks!
13900-14*** depends on what options you add also
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Old 07-31-2019   #5
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Thank you for the info!
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Old 07-31-2019   #6
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Default Re: Kubota RTV XG850 Sidekick Experience?

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I bought one a week or so ago, I can't say anything on the reliability but for our needs it does everything asked. It is quick and seems to have all the power I need, the ride is smooth I mean smooth. I bought the black with alloy wheels.
I would take a look at the Kawi line first.
we looked at the RTV and went with the Kawasaki Mule Pro. We use the tractor to drag things around and go slow, which seemed to be the main appeal of the RTV
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Old 07-31-2019   #7
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Default Re: Kubota RTV XG850 Sidekick Experience?

We went to the fair (just got back actually) and I bought one, well my wife bought it, I'm paying for it......

She was looking at the diesel one but they are too slow for her so it's the 40 mph gasser. She's getting a roof, split windshield and Rhino Lined bed in Kubota orange of course.

Don't know who builds the powerplant (not Kubota) but it's a twin overhead cam water cooled twin with 2 range 4 wheel drive and power steering.

Now, I have to sell my quad.

Neat little side by side.
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Old 07-31-2019   #8
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We went to the fair (just got back actually) and I bought one, well my wife bought it, I'm paying for it......

She was looking at the diesel one but they are too slow for her so it's the 40 mph gasser. She's getting a roof, split windshield and Rhino Lined bed in Kubota orange of course.

Don't know who builds the powerplant (not Kubota) but it's a twin overhead cam water cooled twin with 2 range 4 wheel drive and power steering.

Now, I have to sell my quad.

Neat little side by side.
I think Subaru builds the engine or did...Kubota is suppose to take over in the future if they haven't already
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Old 08-01-2019   #9
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Typical me, I looked it over carefully and it's a well built machine, typical Kubota. Said to Dennis, 'you want me to sign any papers/". He said of course not, you want one we will get one, set it up the way (my wife) wants and deliver it and then we will do the paperwork. Nice dealing with my dealer, why I won't go anywhere else.
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Old 08-01-2019   #10
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I agree they are Subaru engines and will soon be Kubota manufactured. Iím glad to see they are getting into the dual purpose work/play market with the RTV line. I have a RTV 1120 diesel and I love it for me. It is a heavy duty work machine. I totally understand the disappointment if you want to go fast. There are lots of machines out there that can go fast that would have been a better choice if speed is your priority.


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