same thing happened to me except i broke three axles in a spot where i dont think they should have broken. most people on here are going to say tell u it was user error, but only you know how you were riding. if youve had a 500 and no issues im curious to see if this is going to be a common problem with the 570 even though all value units have the same axles including the 800 model which is sold to the military. o yeah and i had stock tiresI actually broke my front right axle today I wasn't being hard on it.. stuck in mud but my 500 would have been fine. Its frustrating I only put 26 inch mud lights.
Pissed this happened
And just please tell me WHY Polaris should reengineer it's entire line of atv's for all the mud puppies. They clearly state in the owners manuals that they aren't designed for thick and deep mud. If anyone wants to play in the mud, that's fine with me, but they do it at their own risk. Not everyone who buys Polaris or other brands try to take them through the deepest, thickest mud they can find. Many will never see mud except in a mud puddle, and some will never even get dirty, so redesigning the Polaris line for one sub group of customers who are doing things with their atv's that they weren't designed for, and breaking parts, is a ridiculous idea, and is a very easy way to price themselves right out of the market. As far as you saying so many people are breaking axles, look at the majority of the breakage and you will find them breaking because of modded machines, or using the machines in ways they weren't intended for.I know this is another broken axle - stuck mud thread, and this will be an equally useless response.. but.. I really do empathize with these guys- not only because I've experienced it myself to some extent.. but in general, these machines should really be built to withstand this sort of thing. Its one thing if the guys with 30" tires are breaking axles, but its another thing if people with stock or 26" tires are breaking axles in the mud. I totally grasp the idea that mud suction creates a lot more resistance, and whipping the handlebars back and forth in an attempt to get unstuck is also rough on the machine. But I really do believe this is a reasonable scenario for an ATV... going through mucky terrain, occasionally getting stuck, and attempting to get unstuck using the 4x4 drive train and throttle... The design/engineering factor in these axles just isn't high enough if so many people are breaking them. I don't consider any of the riding I do to be abusive to the machine, and I've broken an axle with only a 400HO, its no surprise that the rest of the lineup is breaking them too.