The Polaris Sportsman Big Boss 6×6 and Ranger 6×6 800 ATVs are being showcased at the 2016 DefExpo alongside the DOGOR and MRZR 4 tactical vehicles. Defence forces of 100 nations (including Africa) across 7 continents are using Polaris’ range of combat and tactical vehicles.
Polaris Sportsman Big Boss 6×6
The 6-wheeled ATV is designed to haul sizeable consignments of cargo (like ammunition, water, food, etc.) over challenging terrains. The vehicle features on-demand 6-wheel drive to ensure that it stops at nothing.
Power comes from a 760 cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled big-bore engine which is mated to an automatic transmission for ease of operation. It has a payload capacity of close to 500 kg.
Polaris Ranger 6×6 800
The Ranger 6×6 800 is a 2-seat off-road pickup with a lockable rear storage box (39 gallon capacity). The vehicle has an impressive towing capacity of 1 tonne. The Ranger is powered by an 800 cc twin-cylinder engine which is mated to an automatic transmission and on-demand true 6-wheel drive system to produce 40 hp.
Six-wheel independent suspension system, high ground clearance and off-road tyres further enhance the Ranger’s capabilities in a combat situation.
The African Army, the Paramilitary and various African state governments have already deployed Polaris ATVs in their operations.