Tracker & Textron Partner on UTVs/ATVs

The Tracker Off Road ATV & UTV model lineup

Partnership Overview

Tracker, a leading boat manufacturer, and Textron Specialized Vehicles are forming a partnership to produce UTVs and ATVs and sell them under the new Tracker Off Road brand. Tracker is part of the White River Marine Group that includes Tracker, Triton, and Ranger boats, as well as Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s. The Tracker Off Road vehicles will be sold through select Ranger, Triton, and Tracker, and other independent dealers, as well as at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s locations. They will be built at the Thief River Falls, Minnesota plant that produces Arctic Cat vehicles.

Tracker Off Road Product Lineup

The Tracker Off Road lineup includes four ATVs and four UTVs. The ATV line includes entry level youth and adult models and two more models with more features and capabilities. This lineup should be able to target a wide swath of the ATV market. The UTV lineup includes a personal transportation vehicle (PTV), and three models currently sold under the Prowler nameplate: the Prowler EV, Prowler Pro and Prowler Pro Crew. The corporate presentation also mentioned the potential of selling the Wildcat XX and even snowmobiles through the same distribution network.

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SVR’s Take

The Textron Tracker partnership continues the trend in the UTV market of brands expanding beyond their traditional distribution networks. Typically, an established UTV brand partners with a traditionally non-UTV brand. They either re-brand existing models or develop similar but unique models to sell through the partner brand’s distribution network. Previously, major UTV brands have used this approach to gain access to farm equipment and outdoor power equipment distribution networks. In this case, Textron is tapping into marine distribution and outdoor apparel networks. In a similar vein, Polaris and Can-Am have recently acquired boating manufacturers. Primarily these acquisitions diversify their powersports portfolio. However, it would not be surprising to see them sell a select range of off-road vehicles through these marine networks. If the dealers believe they can make a profit and there is no territorial conflict with the traditional powersports dealers then these networks expand their geographic footprint and reach.

Marc Cesare,

6 thoughts on “Tracker & Textron Partner on UTVs/ATVs

  1. My name is Marvin Valencia , I recently bought a Tracker 800sx crew. It’s due for an oil change and I cannot seem to find an oil filter, I live 5 hours away from where I purchased the tracker, but the salesmen are having a hard time getting me an oil filter. Where could I order an oil filter without going through the salesmen maintenance department?

    • Have you tried calling another dealer or the main customer number? The Tracker website also has owner manuals. You might be able to look up the specs for the oil filter and order it from an online parts store.

  2. I bought a Textron and LOVE It! I did find a hose that had disconnected from some where? Can’t figure out where it goes?

  3. I just bought a 2020 tracker 800sx woodsman edition. Mileage is 395 miles. Twice now I got this code po363. I took it back to the tracker dealer in rice lake wi they told me I had water in the gas. Well guess what I have the code again. Does anyone else might know what else it could be? Thank you.

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