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Old 04-22-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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So i'm contemplating going electric... you know... for the environment and all

Any feedback on either BBB or Hunt Ve?
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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For the money I would check out the Titan utv out of Hutto, TX. Saw one at TTH and they also have a full page add in the magazine. There is also a dealer in Garland that had two BBB '08 models he was making a great deal on.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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So i'm contemplating going electric... you know... for the environment and all

Any feedback on either BBB or Hunt Ve?
No feed back (sorry) but if you're tryin' to stir it up, go join the "Happy Earth Day" thread
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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Not enough room on here to get into the Bad Boy. Don't do it. Pm me and I will give ya the low down
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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got a buddy selling a 06 Bad Boy along with a 06 single axle trailer ---buggy has am/fm c.d radio--game hitch----very nice rig---selling for 7200.00 for all
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:06 PM   #6
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I had a couple of VE's before "the crash".
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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polaris ranger all the way!!!!
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #8
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My buddy owns Titan UTV, I have helped him assemble these and they are tuff vehicles, What really impressed me was the independent suspension, When you can drive off road and never spill a drop out of your UMMMM "soda" His name is Shane Wilson www.TITANUTV.com
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #9
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Josh, if/when you go look at the HuntVe try to talk to Rick Roe. I have not been on one in almost a year now, but we were having problems with battery life. I shot some video of a newer model in Sept last year and it worked flawlessly until we flooded it out. Water was coming over Ricks lap when it quit. I might consider it just because they are local, but would like to know their warranty also.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:27 PM   #10
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Once you go gas you will never go back. I can't see spending that much money on an electric buggy. I have a Rhino and I am so glad I bought it instead of the cart I was looking at, it is a far better machine IMO.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:37 PM   #11
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BBB are a hassle when you roll them. my friend has one and we rolled it on its side and it took 5 people and a whinch to get it upright. the thing has about 10 batteries and it is HEAVY!!!! the battery life is ok, not the greatest, could be better. for the money i would much rather by a gas than the electric. they are a hassle
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:25 AM   #12
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BBB are a hassle when you roll them. my friend has one and we rolled it on its side and it took 5 people and a whinch to get it upright. the thing has about 10 batteries and it is HEAVY!!!! the battery life is ok, not the greatest, could be better. for the money i would much rather by a gas than the electric. they are a hassle

Dang Bro yall must have been doing some serious 4 wheeling. I want to hear that story. The BBB is dang heavy and I have had mine on it's side almost vertical and never rolled it.

Had I known 4 years ago what I know now I would have saved 1/2 my money and bought a lifted cart. Dont get me wrong I luv my buggy but they are awfully expensive and you can get by in most hunting situations with a jacked up cart.

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:07 AM   #13
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Had I known 4 years ago what I know now I would have saved 1/2 my money and bought a lifted cart. Dont get me wrong I luv my buggy but they are awfully expensive and you can get by in most hunting situations with a jacked up cart.

My 2 cents

For the money a lifted electric cart is hard to beat. I miss mine a little (but love my mini truck) Looky....someone's got one in the classfieds

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ad.php?t=74998
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:15 AM   #14
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don't buy electric.... polaris ranger all the way. forget having to constantly charge the batteries.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:21 AM   #15
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Archery1st just sent me a link to this one. Looks very nice and loaded.

http://www.titanutv.com/index.htm
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:36 AM   #16
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Had I known 4 years ago what I know now I would have saved 1/2 my money and bought a lifted cart. Dont get me wrong I luv my buggy but they are awfully expensive and you can get by in most hunting situations with a jacked up cart.

My 2 cents

I agree with this statement 100%. I you really think you need a vehicle to get over rocks, logs, and through mud, then buy a gas powered utv for the same price. But if you don't need that power, then just buy a lifted golf cart. I have one, and sale them, with a 400 amp controller and 3,000 lb winch. If I were to ever get it stuck, which hasn't happened yet, I can get it out with no problems. Brand new it costs around $6,200.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:41 AM   #17
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JEEP ALL THE WAY. NO BATTERY CHARGING, NO RUNNING OUT OF JUICE WHILE YOU ARE IN THE BACK OF YOUR LEASE, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY HEAT IN THE WINTER.


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Old 04-23-2009, 11:23 AM   #18
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We've already had the gas versus electric argument many times here and it just depends on your needs and your hunting situation, power availability, and terrain. I have a super two wheel drive cart and I have never needed anything else. If I was in East Texas or Louisiana were mud is more of an everyday issue than I would consider a 4x4. For the money you can get an electric cart jacked up with tires wheels and every power upgrade possible including new batteries for 6-7k. If I was to buy a commercially built 4x4 I would go with one that has optional 2 or 4 wheel drive to save on battery life when its not needed.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #19
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I use a lifted gas cart. I hear folks talk about plowing through mud and serious 4 wheeling, but if you are talking about hunting that is not really applicable. I don't know many ranch owners who let guys get off the main road system much with vehicles. I have a friend on a 7,000 acre lease that has to park his truck at the front gate and WALK in if they have had rain so that the ranch roads don't get rutted up. Even on the small place that I own, I sure as heck ain't gonna be out there rutting up my own roads. The only ranch that I have been on that would have kicked my golf cart's butt was in far west Texas mulie hunting. Even then, I think I'd buy a jeep before I'd sink that kind of cash into a BBB or Ranger-type vehicle.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #20
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I've had multiple 4 wheelers, my hunting buddy has a Ranger and i've ridden in the electrics. I've found that the more power/4wd I have the more stuck I get sometimes! I'll probably always have a 4 wheeler for the Colorado trips etc, but for just easing around the lease, filling feeders, hunting the hogs on the road at night etc that an electric fits the bill... can load up 4 guys on it etc and not have to worry about sucking the dust in if you are not the first in the line of 4 wheelers or Rangers blowing down the road. I'm leaning towards a lifted 2wd but wanted a little input on the two that I mentioned because I have zero experience with them. As always, I appreciate the wisdom of the group!
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:27 PM   #21
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I have an easygo work horse for the farm. It only goes 15mph but I have never gotten it stuck and with the dump bed it is the handiest thing I have ever owned. Gas is the way to go. And common sense will save you lots of $$$$ with atv.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #22
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Heli, I saw you hunt brushy hill, Electric carts work great there since the deer are so spooky. You can cruise those roads and glass without spooking the game. Thats the main reason I went electric. I want to disturb the deer as little as possible. You can hear a gas utv a mile away. If you get one with the right upgrades you won't be disappointed.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #23
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I stopped by the assembly shop for Hunt Ve today and talked to Geno Petralli today and test drove a couple of new carts and I was impressed with this buggy. I have driven the '08 BBB and also a Stealth EUV and the Hunt Ve was tops hands down. The ride was better and had good speed and power. We drove up and down some steep muddy hills and with good results. Was also empressed on the mechanical makeup of the cart as well as the possible customer service that you would have with the cart being assembled locally. I have a souped up EZGO but if I were to buy a commercially built 4x4 EUV it would probably be the HuntVE. I would still like to drive the Ruff & Tuff and Titan to see how they compare. Just my .02 cents worth.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:37 PM   #24
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Used a BBB again last weekend on a turkey hunt. They are quiet..... but thats their only positive. Horrible ride, horrible speed, and you need a min. 2000 ac lease just to yurn that thing around. All switches are very uncomfortable to reach, unless you are 7' tall. I like the my mini truck over all. But if you want something along the lines of a BBB I'd get a skate board
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #25
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Do not buy the Hunt Ve. It is very fragile. I purchased one before turkey season because I needed another cart and already had a Bad Boy on a different farm. I drove the Hunt Ve four times. It developed a squeak in the front differential and after the season I took it dealership who just sent me an invoive for $1800 - says the enitre diferential is splintered and must be replaced. I have had the Bad Boy for 5 years and it certainly has had some electrical issues and turning radius is not as good as 2 wheel drive cart, but the total maintence and repairs during the last 5 years is less than half of invoice of the Hunt Ve with less than 3 miles use
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