After visiting the dealers and pricing a UTV for our farm
, I decided to go the Samurai/Tracker route, and found one (a Tracker) in decent shape for $1K. Everything works including the a/c. I have to replace the drivers rocker panel but otherwise, surface rust only. It might have to go camo or flat black paint-wise, asking for forgiveness rather than permission. I'm overruled in this house by a wife and daughter, who fell in love with the Barbie purple color of the thing....
I'll be changing out the tires, fitting a roll bar, and modifying the rear cargo area (rear seat removed) to a rear hinge/dump box. I'll try and post pics as the project progresses. It should be a great little vehicle for the daughter to learn how to drive around here.
This is the winch I purchased for the Tracker; I think it will be adequate for my needs. Good price, and enough pull.http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200442128_200442128