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I have been kicking tires for several mths now. I originally was looking hard at the Kodiak 700SE as i have always been an ATV guy, but the Wolverine R Spec SE has caught my eye in a big way.

The things I know I like about the Kodiak 700 is the power/weight ratio, lower cost, smaller, and easier to cleanup and store, and I can haul it in my current 6x12 box trailer.

The wolverine r spec provides a much larger seating area for 2 up riding, a small bed for hauling, and lots of storage in the glove box/console. The price is hard to justify, and it requires me to buy a larger utility trailer as well.

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You are the only one that can make that decision. It really depends on how you intend to use it. Both are good machines. I considered buying the Wolverine mostly because of it having two seats. Decided the Wolverine was a little large for some of the tight spots and working with cattle. The bed on it is really small, but the price difference was not small.
 

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You are the only one that can make that decision. It really depends on how you intend to use it. Both are good machines. I considered buying the Wolverine mostly because of it having two seats. Decided the Wolverine was a little large for some of the tight spots and working with cattle. The bed on it is really small, but the price difference was not small.
Yep, the roomy interior of the wolverine is the appealing factor to me. When I was younger these choices seemed alot easier, now I have to watch my spending and be sure I am gonna b long term happy with a buy. When I was younger I would take a loss on trade in and keep trying vehicles til I found what I liked.
 

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Seems money is tighter these days Bobbed06. I know these off road machines see a rough life, but it seems to me none of them, regardless of brand, lasts as well as they should for the odometer mileage before needing repairs. That makes it tougher to justify paying more for a nicer machine.
 

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Seems money is tighter these days Bobbed06. I know these off road machines see a rough life, but it seems to me none of them, regardless of brand, lasts as well as they should for the odometer mileage before needing repairs. That makes it tougher to justify paying more for a nicer machine.
Yes Sir, It does seem things dont last long as they should. I go above and beyond on maintaining my stuff as I tend to keep my toys once I get them. Taking the correct lines, and not using a machine outside its intended designs goes a long way toward prolonging machine life.
 

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I wouldn't have much trouble: from what I see this machine wouldn't do much more for me than 1. transporting a second person and 2. in general giving me some more comfort in loading things.
This wouldn't make me more money, give me more time etc.
If my fencing equipement would adapt to it and if I had the money, then maybe, but then probably I would have to admit that it was too big for my small fields - and I nearly forgot - that I'd sit in it alone most of the time.
 
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