This is a discussion on FNG & "New" 2016 Viking within the Introductions & Site Assistance forums, part of the Yamaha Viking News category; Pulled the trigger on a 2016 Viking yesterday... Very good condition Hunter Green (meh) with 74 hours & 550 miles. Aside from being dusty, looks ...
Pulled the trigger on a 2016 Viking yesterday... Very good condition Hunter Green (meh) with 74 hours & 550 miles.
Aside from being dusty, looks like it's straight off the showroom.
Was advertised as 2015, so was happy to find out it was a '16 with the additional vibration mount/strut, sound dampening, bed mat over the '15
It will be used mainly for work/maintenance on our 88 acres SW VA (mostly wooded)... but might occasionally be used for play
Main tasks will be hauling tools (chainsaws, brushcutters, fuel, etc.), an occasional load of firewood, dirt, gravel, rocks, etc., but will also drag our 3/4 mile gravel driveway (DR "Power Grader" + section of chainlink fence) and when needed, light snow plowing. We don't get a lot snow accumulation here (3"-6" average) and don't "HAVE" to go anywhere when it's above that, but have seen a couple of 12"-18" snows that kept our drive impassible longer than we wanted.
Looking for recommendations on the following:
- Windshield: not sure about full vs. folding, but airflow in the summer and wind/rain blocking the rest of the time is paramount
- Combination winch & plow mounts: I've seen a couple that have a 2" receiver mount, but look a bit under-constructed. Would like to get a single unit that will both mount the winch AND accept a plow instead of multiple mounts that would likely interfere with each other/require modifications to work together.
- Winch: I'm well versed on winch use, but appears the main differences are narrow vs. wide spool? Guessing it's a few more feet of cable and wider body on the wide spool? Any gotcha's relating to either & the Viking?
- Tool mounts: Would like to be able to tote/secure the brushcutters/long guns
Have ordered the plugs to add reverse lights, will likely drop a ridiculous light bar on the front, and will put a dome/bed light in for convenience.