Wheel Base 76in/1930mm
Ground Clearance 11in/280mm
Turning Radius 169in/4300mm
Unladen Weight 1543lbs/700kg
Cargo Box Capacity 882lbs/400kg
Towing Capacity 1499lbs/680kg
Model Name Perkins 403D-07
Type 4 Cycle,Inline,Water-cooled Diesel
Engine Displacement 762cc
Number of Cylinders 3
Bore & Stroke 67mm×72mm
Compression Ratio 23.5:1
Rated output 14kw/3600rpm
Max torque 44.5N.m/2000rpm
Lubrication system Forced feed
Oil capacity 3.05 L
Transmission CVT, transmission with high,low,neutral&reverse
Drive Train Selectable 2WD/4WD shaft driven and front&rear lockable
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Capacity 9gal/35l
Steering Wheel Adjustment Adjustable tile steering
Front Suspension Dual A-arm
Front Travel 6.3in/151mm
Rear Suspension Independent(IRS)
Rear Travel 5.7in/146mm
Front shock absorber Coil spring/oil damper
Rear shock absorber Coil spring/oil damper
Front Wheel Size / Type 14×7 Steel
Rear Wheel Size / Type 14×8.5 Steel
Front Tire Size 26×9-14
Rear Tire Size 26×10-14
Brake system 4 Wheel Hydraulic Disc
Parking Brake Hand
Tail lights L.E.D.
Brake lights L.E.D.
Turning lights L.E.D.
Battery/Amp Hr 12V 45Ah
Linhai has a 10-plus year relationship with Perkins Japan in its small tractor range, now Linhai and Perkins have strengthened the ties by using the Perkins 403D engine in the CUV800-UTV.
The Linhai CUV800-Diesel side-by-side will land on the Australian shores this month.
The Perkins powered utility task vehicle has all you will ever need in a farming / industrial machine including two-wheel and four-wheel drive on demand and front and rear diff locks, dual range continuously variable transmission, independent front and rear suspension, tow pack, safety doors, windshield and a huge 400kg payload ability.
A trusty Perkins 403D diesel engine powers the unit and the Linhai CUV800-Diesel has just been rollover protection structure (ROPS) approved, making this machine hard to beat.
If you are considering side-by-side then the Linhai Diesel will be a great choice if your serious about a workhorse then the Diesel Linhai is just as serious when it comes to getting the job done.
The Linhai has been equipped with large 14-inch (35.6cm) 6-ply tyres to fend off most punctures, and a roof will keep the sun of you.
Once in a while i will see a Linhai four wheeler somewhere in my town. Though ive never that many of them from what i have seen they look decent, and seem reliable.
I am wanting to find something cheap, reliable and that i can easily repair if anything ever goes wrong. See my plan is to have my Polaris just for hauling firewood, and something much cheaper, older (and paid for) to use on roughest and most difficult of trails.
Is there anyone who owns a Linhai or other oddball brand who can tell me what their experience is? While it is not a requirement, i would so love it if my "old beater" was something not commonly seen or even heard of.
Wether someone chooses to buy a used big name or a Linhai is more personal comfort zone and taste. You can, as pointed out, buy a used Japanese unit for around the same price as a new Linhai (lets say $5,000 here in northern BC). My Honda friend sticks with Japanese because that is what he knows - he spends lots of time fixing and working on them, but loves it and that is what he is comfortable with.
For me, getting started, I am happy with the Linhais because they are well built and reliable and affordable. I don't have time invested in any brand previous to this. The only "problem" Ive had with them are the batteries - and that was my main feedback is they need to all ship with SLA or gel batteries out of the box. My units, one came with a gel (no problems) and the other came with the LA battery that wasn't so good.
I think it has been pointed out that at one time Japanese units were "crap," Polaris was "low end," and Hyundai and Kia were "junk." I see the Chinese growth following a similar curve. There will be only a few out of the 100s of factories making ATVs that last and do well long term.
I like that Linhai has kept it simple and made gradual improvements rather than rushing out the next mass market poorly constructed machine. They aren't "knock offs" or clones - they look similar to Polaris, but have their own engines, frames, etc. I talked to one of the guys who toured their main factory and apparently they have 9 R&D departments and their own big dirt testing track out back, so they are for real. He also showed me pix of the knock-off factories, with no R&D and no testing. So it seems Linhai is for real, in it for the long run.
I wish they'd put more effort into their dealers and marketing in the USA, it probably hurts them to do direct sales and have individuals do their own PDI and maintenance. Low prices though.