Talk:Side by Side (UTV)

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should there be mention that some of the UTVs come in 4x6 "gator" and 6x6 "ranger" drivelines? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:20, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Vendor section[edit]

There is currently a section of "notable" vendors for these products. This is not appropriate. Wikipedia is not a directory of vendors, is not a place for readers to shop, is not a resource for conducting business, and is not a catalog. See WP:NOTDIR, WP:NOTADVERTISING, WP:NOTCATALOG, WP:SPAM. etc. This has to go. Rlsheehan (talk) 15:03, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

For such a small article, the list of manufacturers is not inappropriate - I did remove the individual models to reduce the advertising/catalogue issues. In theory, someone could create the article List of Side-by-Side Manufacturers and it would pass AFD with flying colours. Let it stay here, and we won't have that problem. (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 15:35, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
OK, we can leave the list but the "notable" claim has no justification: I have removed this claim. Also, I have added an advert tag to warn readers about possibly questionable material. Rlsheehan (talk) 16:22, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I disagree with both actions. "Notable" in this case means companies who have Wikipedia pages. In the past we've had additions of non-notable companies to this article. As no specific UTV is being highlighted, it's not an advert by any stretch of the imagination (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 21:55, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Indeed, the "bluelinks only" rule is a common way to keep lists from devolving into linkfarms and such. tedder (talk) 22:46, 16 December 2011 (UTC)


Why is "Safety" the only topic? Such a fast-growing product category deserves more. Assuming anyone can agree on just what a Side By Side is :) In the opinion of many owners SxS's are the safest type of ATV due to the rollcage, seatbelts, external frame, familiar car-like controls, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guy48065 (talkcontribs) 17:26, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

There's an intro and a safety section. Yes, this could be expanded, but there are very few resources ... feel free to find some. Unfortunately, your "opinion" is invalid for use in an encyclopedia. (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 17:30, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

some more info for this page.[edit]

many states classify UTVs are Type II ATVs. Minnesota and Utah for example defines this type of vehicle as "Motorized floatation tire vehichles with atlest 3, but no more then 6 low pressure tires. An engine size of under 1000ccs, and a total dry weight between 1000 and 1800 pounds." page 6 of the DNR ORV manual — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:57, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

original UTVs[edit]

the single seat John Deere AMT 600 was first built in 1986, the first 2 passanger Side by Sides where the John Deere AMT 622/626 and Kawasaki Mule both of which came out in 1988.

Yamaha Rhino was the first sport Side by Side in 2003. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:15, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Good Example Erasure[edit]

In the first sentence describing what a side by side is someone had inserted the following between 2-6 person and four-wheel drive: ( a good example is Jeremy Hopkins rhino which he still needs a new tire for). Now I can agree with someone saying "a good example of a side by side is a John Deere Gator" or "a good example of a side by side is a Kawasaki Mule" as that is giving a manufacturer and a particular model of side by side. Though such good examples should be a separate sentence in this part of the article rather than located within parenthesis where the person placed it.

However, this good example is a particular individual's side by side which they state this individual needs to get a new tire. This really has nothing to do with what a side by side is. If Jeremy Hopkins is someone famous or rather noteworthy, then it might be one thing to say "a good example is Jeremy Hopkins Yamaha Rhino", noting the owner, manufacturer, and model side by side if Mr. Hopkins' side by side is of particular note compared to all other Yamaha Rhinos. Essentially Hopkins' side by side would be fairly well know on it's own accord to the public at large. Yet this does not seem the case. Nor is commenting on it's need for a new tire important to the article. For this reason I erased this good example comment and am explaining my reasoning for such an erasure. -anonymous 1/17/2016 8:23 PM EST — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:18B:0:9141:30E9:A22A:EC32:D26C (talk) 01:24, 18 January 2016 (UTC)