2005 Polaris MV7 700cc
Current ATV being used at Buck Mountain Chateau
MV7 after a muddy run down "Buttercup Trail" July 2006
Pretty much done tweaking with the racks and stuff
The MV7 stands for "Military Version 700cc" and unfortunately Polaris has decided not to keep this model in
production. Had I known what I know now I would have replaced the Polaris 6x6 with the same in 2005 but they
had changed the cargo box on the 6x6 considerably. The MV7 only cost about $1400.00 more and it had my
name written on if for sure... big, bad, and ugly.

It has dual front and rear winches, dual fuel tanks, and super heavy duty racks. It is not fuel injected since the
military specifically requested carburetors. It also has a pull start...another military request and a must for cold
weather in Northern Minnesota.

My first winter with it (2005-2006) the MV7 sat in the shed due a super snow dump around December 15, 2005
at the cabin amounting to about 24."  It never got better. I think the MV7 could tackle about 12" of snow max.

The 2006-2007 winter I made up for it and was able to go everywhere with it except for a few weeks in March
when two back to back snow storms dumped 24."
Polaris 6x6 on it's last run in to Buck Mountain April 2005
A workhorse that rarely let me down
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These were some of the worst conditions the 6x6 was ever in. I had a weeks vacation and it took me just about all of
that to get the dark house out on Lax Lake and set up. I was the only one out there all week. It's sad but true...I only
speared out of it for three hours and then tore it down because I honestly didn't think I was going to get it out. Plus I
had pretty much had my fill of the lake. The conditions under the snow were terrible with slush, fortunately the
tracks only broke down into the slush a dozen times or so and I was able to dig out and get back on top of my trail.
Corky was amazed I was able to move around at all.  

It snowed just about every day 6" to 9" and then the wind would blow in my trail. By the end of the week we had
around 24" of fresh snow. One night the trail was blown in so bad I really couldn't tell where path was. Somehow the
machine found it because I just kicked it down and hoped for the best. That particular day the snow had been
extremely fluffy and light. I literally was pushing the snow in front of me and it was as high as the front rack. It was
quite amazing and one of those experiences I'll never forget with the 6x6. I remember hooting and hollering like a
drunken cowboy.

Even though the 6x6 only had a 425cc engine it usually did fine. But pulling trailers could be a chore at times...and I
suspect the tracker system put some strain on the transmission because in the end something was definitely
binding up. The engine was still strong and responsive though. When I traded it in the dealer mechanic who test
drove it said, "We don't usually get them in this good of condition."
It had a 1000 miles on it and or probably around 450 hours. He said nothing about the transmission but I had dealt
with them before about a mysterious clicking in the rear end which they never did diagnose. I suspect the next guy
got stiffed with some repairs with the transmission and rear axle bearings.

I never did like the chains on the rear axles either but it was a must due to the design. On later models they did
finally give the 6x6 a 500cc engine and shaft drive on the front wheels. When I traded it in I really wanted the 6x6
again but they had simply change too many thing on it I didn't like.
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Dark house on Lax Lake Winter of 2004-2005
Pictures below show the dark house tore down and being hauled out
1997 Polaris 6x6 Magnum 425cc
Various pictures of the 6x6 during its life at Buck Mountain Chateau
All pic's are pre-digital days
Various pictures of the MV7 during its life at Buck Mountain Chateau