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Over the weekend, I found a 2015 Honda Pioneer 500 and added it to the family and after the purchase, I changed every fluid in the unit (front/rear differential, installed battery tender, engine oil, air filter, spark plug, detailed the machine, lubricated moving parts and used all OEM Honda parts/materials). Yesterday, I was visiting the dealer and noticed a pull off front bumper from a Honda Pioneer 700, looked it over and thought, I can make that work, so the picture to the right is before and how a Honda Pioneer comes and the picture on the left is now my Pioneer 500 with a Honda Pioneer 700 front bumper mounted and fits great with modest modifications.

I am traveling this week and thinking of a bed for the Pioneer 500. I am not opposed to having something fabricated, but got my eye on something like this, one option and second option, so I'm open to ideas/suggestions.

Lastly, I will deal with the tires and winch once the rest is addressed. I have owned plenty of side by sides, but really like this one given the size and works perfect on a few areas on my property....
 

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I like option two, just have a question about how well built that aluminum bed is , i can't tell from the pics if the bed sides and tail gate are Double walled so dents and dings want show, if it's indeed double walled I think the aluminum.
 

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I like option two, just have a question about how well built that aluminum bed is , i can't tell from the pics if the bed sides and tail gate are Double walled so dents and dings want show, if it's indeed double walled I think the aluminum.
I will be visiting a Carryall dealer this week and will look them over closely. What is surprising Honda sells a great looking bed for these P500 units, but I can only find it in New Zealand, see this option and it actually dumps. May be I need to take a road trip...

For the life of me, I can't see why that would not be an option here in the US...
 

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If ya can snag some pics of tha bed, and that honda bed looks good, but I'm still liking that aluminum, surely there has to be some place here in the states where a person could get one ? Seems odd they don't have them here.
 

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Nice score on the Honda Pioneer ! I just so happen to have both those beds , the plastic one is much more solid construction , the aluminum one is from Club Car in Baton Rouge , a take off and got it for $100 , made the seat and it slides out , friend gave me the rail kit , doesn't dump at the moment but is capable of it , the plastic one is EZGO work Horse , it dumps with an 12v actuator , I have worked it hard and it is still in great shape
 

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Unexpectedly and over the weekend, I was given a full set of Polaris Ranger 900XP tires, so I installed them on my Pioneer. These tires are 25” tall and works well on the unit. I was, however, planning on buying some Bighorn 2.0 for the Pioneer, but free and $40 bucks later will run these for a little while and search for a deal on Bighorns. Also, I had ATV rear drop rack sitting around and had it modified, i.e., extended by 14” so the platform behind the cab is approximately 41” by 31” plus the 12” drop basket. Lastly, you can see a factory Honda Pioneer 700 bumper installed with small modifications.
 

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Can't do bad on free! I like the drop rack mod, looks good, and deep taking up 3/4 hight of that 5 gal bucket, n the full width of the machine, nice job.!
 

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I have also seen where they put a side box from a pickup up against the cage overhanging the rear basket.. seemed like a good idea to have dry lockable storage & still have plenty of usable rack space...

And I don't know why they don't sell that Honda bed here in the US... seems like it would be a much better option than that cheap tray that they currently offer. I saw some guys on the Pioneer 500 facebook page talking about trying to get a group buy together to get a load of them shipped in from New Zealand...

 
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