Sept. 7, 2009 – ATV Digest

Polaris’ military ATV business expands

Polaris Industries has received an additional $6 million in orders from the Army to provide vehicles, parts and accessories of the company’s militarized ATV, the MV700.
The additional vehicles and parts will be used for operations in Afghanistan, Polaris said in a press release.
Polaris’ MV700 previously has been involved in a variety of missions conducted in urban, rural, mountain and desert areas worldwide. “Polaris is very proud to continue its role in providing the U.S. Army and its allies with world-class machines that can be relied on to perform under the toughest conditions,” Bennett Morgan, Polaris’ president and chief operating officer, said in the press release. “We are very serious about what it takes to be a long-term valued supplier to military and government customers.”

About 3,800 UTVs recalled

Polaris Industries voluntarily conducted a recall of its model year 2009 Ranger 700 EFI Crew and Ranger 700 EFI 6x6 UTVs, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
In cooperation with the CPSC, Polaris recalled about 3,800 UTVs because of a potential electrical short, which can lead to overheating in the rear tail light wiring harnesses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Polaris has received 46 reports of overheating in the vehicle’s tail light area, resulting in melting of plastic. In 22 of these reports, consumers reported small flames. No injuries have been reported. psb

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