Thinking of getting a new 500 HO . Just wanted some input on the model. Good price range , dealer mark up , snow pushing ability, and anything else you think I might need to know.
Ya i just find efi quicker i guess, I had a honda 400 carb before and it was fun starting it at -36C. and thats strait out of a heated shop. My new polaris efi system works better cuz when i leave it out in the cold and head back out after like 30min. it still starts like a champ. But hey we all have our own opinions.Yes it will fit in the bed of that truck. If you have a winch watch your window. If you 'bump' the glass with your winch hook it will shatter. My friend made a wheel stop with a 6x6 upright across the bed with two 2x4's going from the 6x6 to the front of the bed. He just lays it in the bed and drives up and the wheels stop at the 6x6 and the winch is about 4 inches from his window. Simple and it works. I plowed snow, here in Alaska, with a 98 SP 500 carb for 10 years. Worked great and I never had a starting issue - carb and choke were OK. I had a 60" plow blade. I now plow with an 08 500 EFI. It also does a great job and has a 60" plow. If the snow is wet and heavy you usually have to take less then a full blade of snow. If it's dry then it will push a full blade on snow with no problem. So go get one and have fun.