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Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue May 27, 2014 06:58 AM CDT

Meet the 2015 Pioneer 500. It is the newest side-by-side from American Honda Motor Company, third in a line of off-road vehicles Honda began to introduce a year ago -- models that include the Pioneer 700 and four-seat Pioneer 700-4, in addition to the smaller 500.

Honda's marketing gurus stress the 1,010-pound Pioneer 500 is "compact, affordable and fun."

It is all of those and versatile, too. The Pioneer 500 is 10 inches narrower and 250 pounds lighter than its 700-model cousins. It can be transported in the bed of a full-size pickup. The Pioneer 500 carries and tows a ...

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