I have a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500. It does just about everything I need. I use it for plowing my driveway, foodplots and icefishing. The thing is far from worn out but it does need some repairs, currently. This is the only wheeler I have ever owned. My question is do the newer ones steer a little easier? Do they have a better turning radius ? If the newer ones handle tight situations better, I may just upgrade. Thanks. Mrt.
Handling of newer 4 wheelers
I have a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500. I have used it for everything. Bought a new 2016 Polaris 570 SP for the wife. I, I mean, she loves it!
I never thought I would need power steering, but it is a great option. SP model with upgraded tires, rims, bumpers, PS, and winch is a great package.
First time plowing with the new Polaris 570 last night. Power steering made it way easier and the plow system on the newer ones is very good. I had a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO. The 570 with the newer engine and higher torque felt WAY more powerful than the old wheeler. If you have the 500 and think you need a little bigger ride, the 570 should do it for you. Mrt.
I have about 40 miles on new wheeler. Trying to break in the engine slowly. I ran a few ATM trails on rural roads. Power steering is a great feature! I ran to some of my stands to collect chairs , etc and was surprised at how easy it is to drive VS no power steering . Laid up for 6 weeks now but looking forward seeing how it does plowing. Mrt.