2017 Honda FourTrax Rancher 4x4 DCT EPS

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Something For Just About Everyone.

Any mechanic, woodworker, tradesman or craftsman knows that the right tool makes the job a whole lot easier. And having the right tool means having a choice. We’ve all seen someone try to drive a screw with a butter knife, or pound a nail with a shoe heel. The results are never pretty.

Honda’s FourTrax Rancher line are premium tools for the jobs you need to do, whether that’s on the farm, the jobsite, hunting, fishing, exploring... or on the ranch. It’s easy for you to choose the right mix of features—just like reaching for that right tool.

Every Rancher starts with the same proven Honda engine, the heart of any ATV. A 420 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder design with fuel injection, it’s engineered for the kind of wide, low-revving power an ATV rider wants. And it offers something no other ATV can: Honda’s legendary reliability and efficiency.

After that, the mix-and-match of features is up to you. We have models with independent rear suspension (IRS) for excellent handling and a superior ride. We also have swingarm / solid-axle models suited to riders who tow a lot, or who want a solid axle’s simplicity of design. Standard manual ATV transmission, our exclusive Electric Shift Program, or Honda’s revolutionary Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) are all available, as is Electric Power Steering and your choice between two- and four-wheel drive.

Choosing a Rancher is a no-brainer. Your only real challenge is choosing the right Rancher. And shouldn’t all life’s challenges be that easy?

Innovations

  • TRAXLOK® SELECTABLE 2WD/4WD: Our rock-solid system lets you choose either 2WD or 4WD instantly, giving you the freedom to choose between lighter steering (in 2WD) and maximizing available traction (in 4WD) when you need it most.
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS: Easy to read and full of the information you want. In addition to the standard gear position indicator, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, and hour meter— you get readouts for fuel level, clock, water temperature, speed and Honda’s “maintenance minder” system (to help remind you when it’s time to have your ATV serviced).
  • ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING (EPS): Electric Power Steering helps eliminate bump steer and lessens steering effort, especially over rocks, logs and on sidehills. Honda’s system is second to none. There’s no pump, belts, or hoses to fail. Plus you get more boost when you need it: when you’re in four-wheel drive, at lower speeds and in rough conditions.
  • REVERSE LEVER: The Rancher’s reverse lever is simple, easy and intuitive to use.
  • IN-TANK FUEL PUMP: The Rancher incorporates an in-tank fuel pump for cooler pump operation, and long pump life.
  • SEMI-DRY-SUMP ENGINE DESIGN: Compact and lighter-weight, the Rancher’s overhead-valve, semi-dry-sump design creates an engine that's shorter from top to bottom. That returns two big benefits: it enhances handling by lowering the engine's center of gravity, and it also allows for better ground clearance.
  • LONGITUDINAL ENGINE LAYOUT: By orienting the crankshaft front to back in the chassis in our ATV and side-by-side engines, we route the flow of power straight to the wheels without any unnecessary right-angle detours, reducing powertrain friction and putting more grunt to the ground.
  • COMFORTABLE SEAT: A plush seat and open rider triangle (Bars/Seat/Pegs) teams up with the suspension to really treat you right. Superior ergonomics have always been a Honda priority, and the Rancher is no exception. With thick, soft foam, it’s exceptionally comfortable.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION: Being able to count on crisp performance and starting under any conditions is a must for anyone who depends on their ATV. Thanks to Honda's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)—featuring a 34mm throttle body, 12-hole Denso injector, and an oxygen sensor that allows the fuel mapping to instantaneously adjust to any riding condition—the Rancher not only ensures trouble-free operation in the cold and at varying altitudes, it reduces emissions and enhances fuel efficiency.
  • AUTOMATIC DCT: The Rancher’s Honda Automatic DCT transmission offers strong internals, fast shifts, excellent control, true compression-braking capability in steep terrain, and an automatic program that upshifts and downshifts while you concentrate on riding. It’s one of the best available choices you can make.
  • SWINGARM REAR SUSPENSION: On select Rancher models, the rear swingarm incorporates an enclosed, solid-axle design for strength and rigidity. When you need to tow a heavy load, the swingarm eliminates rear suspension squat as the load is placed on the axle itself, not on the rear shock.
  • SHAFT DRIVE: Clean, efficient, proven, low-maintenance. Shaft drive is the perfect choice for a machine like this, and for riders who pile on the miles. You never have to worry about lubrication or adjustment out on the trail. And an added plus: it helps keep your ATV cleaner, too.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2017
Model FourTrax Rancher 4x4 DCT EPS
Model Code TRX420FA2F
Stock Number H04803
Color Shale Blue

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 190 mm dual hydraulic disc

Rear - 160 mm sealed mechanical drum

Tires

Front - 24 x 8-12

Rear - 24 x 10-11

Dimensions

Length 82.8 in.
Height 46.2 in.
Width 47.4 in.
Weight 639 lbs.
Ground Clearance 7.2 in.
Wheelbase 49.9 in.
Turning Radius 9.7 ft.
Seat Height 33.7 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission Automatic DCT with reverse
Drive System 4x4
Drive Direct front & rear driveshaft with TraxLok® & torque-sensitive front differential

Engine

Engine Fuel-injected OHV, wet-sump, longitudinally-mounted, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 420 cc
Bore x Stroke 86.5 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 9.9:1
Fuel Capacity 3.9 gal. including 1.3 gal. reserve
Ignition Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starting Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
Clutch Automatic
Cooling Liquid
Fuel System Keihin® 34 mm throttle-body fuel-injection system

Operational

Suspension

Front - Independent double-wishbone; 6.69 in. travel

Rear - Swingarm with single shock; 6.69 in. travel

Other

Additional Colors Red, Olive, Honda Phantom Camo®