Polaris 2010 99 Ranger Offroad Vehicle User Manual

This vehicle handles differently from other vehicles including motor-
cycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during rou-
tine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if you
fail to take proper precautions.
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not follow these instructions:
S Read this manual and all labels carefully and follow the operating procedures
S Never allow anyone without a valid driver’s license to operate this vehicle.
S Minimum age recommendation for passengers is five years old. Passengers
under five years of age require special restraints which are not available with this
vehicle. Driver and passenger should wear their seatbelts at all times.
S Never permit a guest to operate this vehicle unless the guest has read this
manual and all product labels.
S To reduce tipover risk, be especially careful when encountering obstacles and
slopes, when braking on hills or during turns.
S Always fasten your seatbelts securely around you.
S This vehicle is for off road use only. Never operate on public roads as severe
injury or death may occur. Always avoid paved surfaces.
S Helmets are recommended whenever driving this vehicle in an aggressive man-
ner. Eye protection is recommended at all times.
S Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this vehicle.
S Never operate at excessive speeds. Always travel at a speed which is proper
for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
S Never attempt wheelies, jumps or other stunts.
S Always inspect your vehicle each time you use it to make sure it is in safe operat-
ing condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and
schedules described in this manual.
S Always keep both hands on the steering wheel and both feet on the floorboards
of the vehicle during operation.
S Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Al-
ways be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating this vehicle.
S Never operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain.
S Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Prac-
tice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn
at excessive speed.
S Always have this vehicle checked by an authorized Polaris dealer if it has been
involved in an accident.
S Never operate this vehicle on hills too steep for the vehicle or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
S Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual.
Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with ex-
cessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the
throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top of any
hill at high speed.