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One thing I hate about my Rhino is that the rear diff is locked as in driving both wheels at the same time. Does the new pioneer have the same locked rear end or is it only one tire spinning?
 

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It is locked, both wheels spin. The BigRed had the split final drive though. You get mixed opinions on which one is better depending on what the machine is being used for.

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Welcome to the forum!!

I kinda wish it wasnt locked myself. Oh well, cant have the perfect machine!
 

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most people would like the fact that it a locked diff.

what sort of work do you do with your Rhino?
Mostly utility stuff. It makes it harder to make tight turns with both wheels spinning. Also have to drive some paved roads occasionally and turning is almost impossible. What's the split final drive?

Thanks for the responses,
Tim
 

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I've noticed my food plots and trails are getting a bit ripped up on some corners. Not a result of any hard driving......just the locked differential. I'd rather have mine unlocked. One of my few complaints about the Pioneer.
 

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I guess I'm ok either way, but this has to put more wear on the rear tires. I noticed the small rubber threads wore off the rear tires right away and the fronts are still on there. Up side, we can spin some nice donuts on the ice! :D
 

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Split, unlocked, limited slip, one wheel wonder..... take your pick....lol

If you do a lot of tight cornering the limited slip final drive does make it easier but I have noticed (for me anyways) I'm usually spinning the rear wheel. If you could find a dealer that still has a BigRed and a Pioneer it might be best to test drive them both just to compare. The BR was a great utility machine and might suit your needs a little better. You might also find the Pioneer is set up right and the locked final drive will work for you.
 

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The ability to have 4 or 2 seats in the same size as my rhino has me sold. These school buses with 4 seats and a bed are kind of pointless "off-road" machines to me.
 

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I have to agree with you there, Honda stepped in the right direction with the M4. Sure others have compact 4 seat models but you don't have the option of the box. I don't have massive amounts of seat time in these machines but for me the final drive wouldn't be a big thing. I like both of the set ups so it's a give and take for each of them. There are members on here that own both and can give you a better "opinion" on if it's a big difference in handling.
 

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welcome to the forum !!!!
scoolbuses with 4 seats .....thats funny because its trueeeeee ...lol
 

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I find the locked rear as a drawback for my lawn, other then that, I prefer it for pulling, logs, or navigating all terrain except the aforementioned lawn and blacktop.

Hit the nail on the head with the school bus comment. I have a hard time imagining getting a XP 900 Crew back into my property after driving my 700 back in. Shorter wheelbase and OAL is a blessing to be commended!
 

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I have a 2016 Pioneer 700-2. I 2 WD does only one rear tire have power?
In 4 WD whiich wheels have power?
In 4 WD lock are all four wheels locked?
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I have a 2016 Pioneer 700-2. I 2 WD does only one rear tire have power?
In 4 WD whiich wheels have power?
In 4 WD lock are all four wheels locked?
Thanks
 
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