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Author Topic: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV  (Read 86814 times)

Offline fishstuffer

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Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:17:21 PM »
I have been looking at the Massimo 500 UTV at tractor supply and was wondering if any of you on here own one and if you have any problems with it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 12:54:05 PM »
I have also been looking at them too. They're half the price of the big names and appear to be built pretty solid.
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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 02:09:14 PM »
They do look well build and are cheaper than the name brands for similar sounding UTVs @--0--0117 ##$%#1119
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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 07:38:10 AM »
I wonder if that's the same one they sell at my local Rural King.  It looks similar to a Yamaho Rhino to me.  Camo, roof, windshield, winch, 500cc 4x4 for $7999.  Great price, but as with any non-big brand, my big concern is getting parts down the road.
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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 09:37:34 AM »
I wonder if that's the same one they sell at my local Rural King.  It looks similar to a Yamaho Rhino to me.  Camo, roof, windshield, winch, 500cc 4x4 for $7999.  Great price, but as with any non-big brand, my big concern is getting parts down the road.
That would be my concern as well. We had the same thing happen to us years back with buying a no name moped for our son. Parts were tough to come by and that's if you could find them at all. Do your homework on them and asked the questions now before you will need them later. Find out if parts are available, Massimo could be a factory assembly plant only.

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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 12:29:06 PM »
I do not know the name of the ones sold here at Rural King, but a friend bought one some 7 or 8 yrs ago from Rural King and it seemed every time we hit the trails hard and/or the BIG mud holes we had to tow him back home. However he was able to get new parts every time.

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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 01:05:41 PM »
Well I called one of the service centers that is authorized to work on the Massimo and they said parts are not that hard to get and that the machines are good as long as they get regular maintenance  just like any other brand. They said the oil needs to be changed after the first 10hrs of use and then again after another 20hrs then it's good to go. The thing is for the price of a name brand machine with the extras that come standard on the Massimo would be over $12,000 vs $7,499 for the Massimo.

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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 01:59:47 PM »
I live about 60 miles NE of Dallas.  The guys at my local TS store said there were several places to get warranty work done in the Dallas area and the parts were readily available.  He also told me they have sold several of these UTV's and have not had any warranty issues to speak of.  The guy I spoke to had a very high opinion of them.
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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 02:12:21 PM »
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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2013, 02:18:39 PM »
Well I called one of the service centers that is authorized to work on the Massimo and they said parts are not that hard to get and that the machines are good as long as they get regular maintenance  just like any other brand. They said the oil needs to be changed after the first 10hrs of use and then again after another 20hrs then it's good to go. The thing is for the price of a name brand machine with the extras that come standard on the Massimo would be over $12,000 vs $7,499 for the Massimo.
Sounds like you done your homework and justified the buying of one. Congrats. Post a picture of your new toy.  @--0--0123

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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2013, 06:06:31 PM »
I had one for a little over a year and it was a good unit. I did have a problem with it jumping out of reverse though unless you kept you hand on the shifter when backing up.
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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2013, 06:16:21 PM »
Robert, is that why you got rid of it after a year?

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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2013, 08:21:40 PM »
That and a friend that is the manager of the TS here offered me a great deal on a Cub Cadet UTV that I couldn't pass up. LOL It really wasn't that big of a deal holding the shifter backing up because normally you aren't backing more than a few feet.
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2013, 09:03:57 PM »
Hey Robert, how was the ride?  Can you speed across a pasture without losing your dentures?
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Re: Does anyone own a Massimo UTV
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 09:52:35 PM »
I looked at my area for dealers, I have three Tractor Supply stores that sell them within 20 miles of me, but only one repair center that is a small engine repair shop. For me, it would be a questionable purchase, but so was my Arctic Cat 12 years ago. We still don't have a good Artic Cat dealer that will work on them, unless you bought you ATV from them, like Bass Pro. I'd say not a good deal for now.
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