The winch motor may become hot during winch use. If you winch for more than 45
seconds, or if the winch stalls during operation, stop winching and permit the winch to
cool down for 10 minutes before using it again.
After winching is complete, especially if winching at an angle, it may be necessary to re-
distribute the winch cable across the winch drum. You will need an assistant to perform
Release the clutch on the winch.
Feed out the winch cable that is unevenly bunched up in one area.
Re-engage the winch clutch.
Have an assistant pull the winch cable tightly with about 100 lbs. (45 kg) of tension using the
Slowly winch the cable in while your assistant moves the end of the winch cable back and
forth horizontally to evenly distribute the winch cable on the drum.
Doing this reduces the chances of the winch cable “wedging” itself between lower layers of
Winch Cable Care
For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the cable) with genuine
POLARIS replacement parts available at your authorized POLARIS dealer.
Use of worn or damaged cable could lead to sudden failure and SEVERE INJURY.
Always inspect your winch before each use. Inspect for worn or loose parts including
mounting hardware. Never use the winch if any part needs repair or replacement.
Always inspect your winch cable before each use. Inspect for worn or kinked winch
A kinked winch cable made of wire rope is shown at
right. Even after being “straightened out,” this cable has
already been permanently and severely damaged.
Promptly discontinue use of a winch cable in this
A kinked winch cable made of wire rope that has been
“straightened out” is shown at right. Even though it may
look usable, the cable has been permanently and
severely damaged. It can no longer transmit the load
that it could prior to kinking. Promptly discontinue use
of a winch cable in this condition.
A winch cable made of synthetic rope should be
inspected for signs of fraying. Replace the cable if
fraying is observed (shown at right). Promptly
discontinue use of a winch cable in this condition.
Also replace the winch cable if there are fused or
melted fibers. Such an area of the synthetic rope will
be stiff and appear smooth or glazed. Promptly
discontinue use of a winch cable in this condition.
If the engine stops or will not start, or if you experience other electrical failures, a fuse may
need replacement. Locate and correct any short circuits that may have caused the blown fuse,
then replace the fuse.
The RANGER XP 1000 High Lifter fuse box is located behind the upper center dash.
Spare fuses are provided in the fuse box. The power steering fuse (if equipped) is located on
the power steering wiring harness near the fuse box.
If you suspect that a fuse or relay may not be working properly, please see your POLARIS
Fuse Box Label (XP 1000 High Lifter)
Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
This warranty excludes damages or failures caused by abuse, accident, fire, or any other cause other than a defect
in materials or workmanship and provides no coverage for consumable components, general wear items, or any
parts exposed to friction surfaces, stresses, environmental conditions and/or contamination for which they were
not designed or not intended, including but not limited to the following items:
Lubricants and Fluids
1. Mixing oil brands or using non-recommended oil may cause engine damage. We recommend the use of
POLARIS engine oil.
2. Damage or failure resulting from the use of non-recommended lubricants or fluids is not covered by this
This warranty provides no coverage for personal loss or expense, including mileage, transportation costs, hotels,
meals, shipping or handling fees, product pick-up or delivery, replacement rentals, loss of product use, loss of
profits, or loss of vacation or personal time.
THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE, AT POLARIS' OPTION,
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY DEFECTIVE MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, OR PRODUCTS. THE
REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY
PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY
PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION,
WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT,
NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. THIS EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTAL,
INCIDENTAL, AND SPECIAL DAMAGES IS INDEPENDENT FROM AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY
FINDING THAT THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS EXCLUDED FROM THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY. ALL OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE
SIX MONTH WARRANTY PERIOD. POLARIS DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED
IN THIS WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IF
INCONSISTENT WITH CONTROLLING STATE LAW.
Wheels and tires
Finished and unfinished surfaces
Carburetor/Throttle body components
Clutches and components
Hydraulic components and fluids
Light bulbs/Sealed beam lamps