The Pioneer 520’s 50-inch overall width is a huge bonus, whether it’s for width-restricted trails or convenient transportation and storage (it fits into the bed of most full-sized pickups). Plus, our rock-solid TraxLok system lets you choose either 2WD or 4WD, giving you the freedom to choose between lighter steering (in 2WD) and maximizing available traction (in 4WD) when you need it most.
A spring is a spring, right? Sure, all springs may look alike, but the Pioneer 520 features dual-rate springs, and after one ride you’ll feel the difference. You get a smoother ride over smaller bumps with more bottoming resistance on bigger bumps, along with a more confident steering feel.
With 5.8 inches of front-wheel travel, 5.9 inches at the rear, and 8.5 inches of ground clearance, the Pioneer 520 can negotiate rough trails with ease Plus, we’ve tuned the suspension to give you a smooth, plush ride around the farm.
The Pioneer 520’s fully independent rear suspension means you get a smooth ride, especially over rough terrain.
If you want to shift manually, simply upshift and downshift without ever having to take your hands off the wheel. You get to choose the exact gear you want, and it’s engineered for precise, smooth shifts.
Unlike the belt-drive automatics out there, the Pioneer 520 features an AT/MT mode transmission that uses rugged, steel gears. You get true compression braking for superior controllability (especially when descending hills), as well as long transmission life.
Disc brakes just make sense on a modern side-by-side, and that’s exactly why the Pioneer 520 features them front and rear. They stop better, run cooler, are easier to maintain and are less susceptible to debris.