"Most Owners" Please provide a reference for that statement other than the 2 or 3 disgruntled folks that flood all RTV/ATV sites! Out of literaly thousands of satisified owners! Which belies the reports that the Kubota has the fastest growing share of the RTV market!!ducati996 said:Most owners suggest that its underpowered but functional, 21 hp really is not alot for the weight it carries. Plus you dont have to own one to determine that...
Archdean said:The RTV900 is not underpowered, it demands a lesson or two due to it's duel functioning Hydro transmission that the owner relearn their normal driving techniques!!
Yes I own one and deal with this misconception often!!!
Once the Owner is shown the proper technique the perceived problem disappeared and the frowns turn to smiles!!
The complication I encountered is that the RTV was my first machine with HST and honestly, I was driving it wrong.€hieƒ™ said:There is not much complication with respect to the operation of a hydrostatic drive.
My approach to heavy loads or steep hills was to "floor it". Once I figured out that mashing the pedal is the inappropriate approach to providing power to the wheels, the RTV became a whole new machine with loads of power. If you back off the pedal to approx. 50%, a secondary pump kicks in that provides more power but at a reduction of speed.€hieƒ™ said:The fact that a "proper technique" must be utilized to obtain an acceptable performance indicates a lacking in design and or power.