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I am a new owner of a Kodiac 450 purchased in order to have a 2nd atv for my daughter to ride/grandson to learn on. After much research and consideration I purchased the 450. The complaints about the power deficit are unfounded. The quad does it all well. Not a fire breather but the girl gets it done in 4× / low. Will pull my Polar trailer loaded well past 1322 lbs. Oh by the way the Grizzly is also rated at 1322. However the 450 is so smooth and refined that I will always use it to get the mourning paper and the mail/ run the DOG!! All the while with coffee/beer in the left hand. The Yamaha so impressed me that I sold the reliable and hard working Polaris. A worthy tool but so very crude. Just picked up the new Kodiac 700 in the desert camo look. Wow... love the 450 however the 700is a different level. Don't regret the 450 purchase for the reasons above... but for 800$ more for the basic rides the choice of the 700 is a no brainers. If you a contemplating a Kodiac all males will want the 700. What a machine. Will update after some seat time. The vibration I have heard about is noticeable... appears to be the heat shroud on the muffler. I'm just an old dude who likes quality products that perform better than expected. RED KED.
 
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Welcome to the forum. Nice feed back on both. Send us some pictures of both, we like pictures.
 

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Hope the pictures came through.. appreciate the help. I can't tell you how much I like the new kodiac 700 .went without the PS and diff lock. In the Missouri creek area that I play in the diff lock will not save you. A winch is required and I will get a 3000 lb. with steel gears. Love the Kodiac steering and do not need PS for the relatively short saddle time I experience. LOVE THIS NEW RIDE. 700 base model. Everything I need. Sure hope the pictures come through.
 

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Be careful out there. Let someone else visit the operating room. Red Ked.
 

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And yes that's a milk crate zip tied to the front rack. Great for trash/ tools and the chain saw gas tank. Cheaped out and strapped a soft tool bag to the rear. 25$ total and can be removed in seconds. Cheap I can be.
 
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Hope the pictures came through.. appreciate the help. I can't tell you how much I like the new kodiac 700 .went without the PS and diff lock. In the Missouri creek area that I play in the diff lock will not save you. A winch is required and I will get a 3000 lb. with steel gears. Love the Kodiac steering and do not need PS for the relatively short saddle time I experience. LOVE THIS NEW RIDE. 700 base model. Everything I need. Sure hope the pictures come through.
Yup they came thru just fine 🤣
 

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Thanks for the help, sorry about the multiple pictures. Like I said..media challenged.
 

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Anyone have any advice or strong opinions regarding winches for a 2020 Kodiac 700?
 

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What kind of riding are you planning on doing where you might get stuck?

A good rule of thumb is that you want a winch that is rated for twice what the vehicle weighs. I have a Warn 3500 on mine but I purchased my Kodiak with it already on. A lot from dealers will just be the Warn 2500 model.

I am partial to Warns. However there are a few others out there that are just as good but without the name notoriety of Warn

Whichever one you decided to get make sure that it has a mounting plate for your Kodiak. There are some out there that say that they will fit and they will after a lot of work to do so. On mine I had to pull the mounting plate off when I put the Pro Vantage snow plow mounts onto my Kodiak. There was a small piece that I had to grind off and then repaint to allow the plow mounts to go on properly and get everything back together. But it was a early mounts set up and I am sure that they have that taken care of
 

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The primary place for getting stuck is the creek running through my property. Missouri creek gravel that has been polished over eons. Not a hard pack aggregate, if your tires get close to the edge of a drop off you sink in and the application of power will often seem to accelerate the sinking. Seem to have about 2/10 ths of a second to respond properly or you are stuck. Since there are always trees nebras I reside in a forest a winch seems to make the most sense. When someone gets stuck don't they go to their winch? I have basically no experience with winches. I know that you need steel gears. And the proper mounting plate. Don't know much about winches. Any thoughts?
 

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I have always had Warn and never had any issues them. I use my warn winch a lot especially in winter when snow plowing. Warn mounting plates are a perfect fit application in all of them that I have installed. If you go to their website you can look up the proper mounting plate for your exact 4 wheeler. that's what I did then used the part# on Amazon to buy it cheaper.
 

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Great help. Thanks so much. Love the Kodiacs.
 
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