One wild build, even for the guys at wide open company
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ide Open Company, Inc. (WOC) has long been known in the side-by-side utility industry for making high-end, “first class” enclosures for a number of brands of UTVs. The company also does custom builds for people and businesses that require something special. So when a call came from this customer wanting an eight-passenger Polaris Ranger 900XP fully enclosed with heat, WOC was more than willing to take on the project.
The build time took about 110 days from inception to delivered vehicle, but in looking at the dates on progress photos the actual build took about 60 days and now that it has been done the next one won’t take as long. The first few weeks was spent building jigs and specialty tools to do the job.
The stretch was 32-inches and required lengthening not only the frame and roll cage, but all the mechanical and electrical as well. The framework of the vehicle was also heavily reinforced to handle the extra length and weight that it would be hauling.
WOC has been manufacturing products for UTVs since 2002 with the introduction of the RangerWare line and currently manufactures products for several Polaris models as well as Can-Am Commander and Maverick. They will be introducing new lines in the future and continue to manufacture for the older Rangers, Bobcats and the Yamaha Rhino.
Some of the accessories added to the Ranger:
Top/back tip out windshield, wiper system, washer system; Doors with crank up/down windows; Front bucket seats and center console; Heater systems front & back; Stereo system with amp and speakers in each of the three overhead consoles along with a 10” sub-woofer under a seat; Turn signal/horn kit; SuperATV 2” forward A-arms; Highlifter Signature Series 4” lift; Rear drink holders; Courtesy package with 12 volt outlets and LED dome lights; KFI Products 4500 Stealth winch with mount; Wireless remote for winch;
Three sunroofs; Rear suspension upgrade; Rear air shocks with compressor controlled in driver’s area; 2,000 watt power-inverter with tender and gel battery; 110V outlets to several key areas; Tinted windows; Twin stack exhaust (yes, they really are hooked up!); Heated seats; Alcoa aluminum wheels with 225 x 75R x 16 tires, 8-lug wheel adapters; Duraclutch clutch system; Satellite radio upgrade; LED lighting; Aluminum flatbed with headache rack, sides and tailgate; Hydraulic bed lift; and full-length custom running boards with LED lighting; and more!