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Greetings from the frozen tundra. Long time listener, first time poster. My red 700-4 was delivered yesterday, which was quickly followed by the inaugural trail ride with the family ( I have some trimming to do). Mine will be bound to a 75% life of servitude and 25% play. We heat with wood harvested from our own property and the Pioneer will be taking over the brunt of the hauling of the 7 cords of oak I cut a year from my king quad and trailer. As money and parts allow she will also be taking over plowing because my a$$ gets cold anymore on that atv. :)

Glad to meet you all,

Moose
 

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Welcome Moose! I too cut around 4 cords a year here off the property. Will be plowing snow as well if I ever get the back ordered parts from Honda.
We would like to see what accessories you get and lots of pictures if you can post them up here.
 

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Welcome to the forum!! We do love pics!
 

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Welcome @Moose !
Keep us posted on when you get your pioneer and when you get to put it to work!
 

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Welcome Moose! I too cut around 4 cords a year here off the property. Will be plowing snow as well if I ever get the back ordered parts from Honda.
We would like to see what accessories you get and lots of pictures if you can post them up here.
Sounds like you have pretty much the same thing in mind for your Pioneer as I do. I am hoping Warn gets a winch plate and plow tube mount out sometime in the near future.

I will be sure to share any tweaks I make. I have a bad habit, we'll for my bank account anyway, of always customizing everything I drive or ride.
 

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The first load of wood. I used a tarp to keep the debris out of the seat workings in the bed. I was thinking about buying the poly shell, but there really isn't any place to stow it if you ride out with the back seats up, then fold them down to get a load. The tarp stowed nicely between the tailgate and the seats.
 

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I hate to say it but I could see myself strapping the side nets and getting a heaping load of wood.... lol
 

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I hate to say it but I could see myself strapping the side nets and getting a heaping load of wood.... lol
I had that same inclination. This stuff was pretty wet still. Rear suspension was flat at this point, the wife had to navigate over a log on the way back, so since she was still in the "break in" I called this good. :D
 

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Here's a shot of my woodcutting procedure. I use to put the saw box on the rear of my Foreman and tow the trailer to haul out a load. The box will hold a 24 inch Stihl, gas, toolbox, bar oil, chaps, helmet ect. but can't close the endgate and box won't fit sideways. I still want the bedliner as there will be times I just want to haul some wood to the house without the mess in the seat area.

 

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Looks like you need to fabricate a bed extender.

I run two Stihl's . A 390 with a 25" bar and a 660 with a 32". I am hoping to rig up a couple saw presses that I can mount to the top side bars over the bed.
Until I get those figured out, I still use my Suzuki to run out and drop and cut the trees, split the wood if I need to, and then go back and grab the Pioneer to haul.
I eliminated my trailer by getting the pioneer. Areas of my property are so rough, that they just constantly get tore up. Broken axles, exploded tires, bent rims, etc etc. I was doing more trailer maintenance than I was hauling.
So I have been so happy to haul in the Pioneer, I have done maybe 15 loads since we brought it home, it's just a weight off my shoulders.
I was behind on my wood after separating my shoulder end of summer, but now I feel confident I can get back and haul even when the snow sets in.

I'll post a pic of my tag team utility vehicles set up this weekend :)
 
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