Polaris 500 EFI Touring Offroad Vehicle User Manual

Hauling Cargo
Your ATV has been designed
to carry or tow a certain
amount of load. Always read
and understand the load distri-
bution warning labels on the
vehicle, and never exceed the
weight capacities outlined in
the specifications section of the
owner's manual and on the
safety decals.
Cargo weight should be evenly distributed (1/3 on the front rack and 2/3
on the rear rack) and mounted as low as possible. When operating over
rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo weight to maintain stable
driving conditions. Do not obstruct the headlight beam with cargo. Use
low forward gear when hauling or towing heavy cargo to extend belt
Towing Loads
Always attach a towed load to the hitch point. If towing a load, reduce
rear rack cargo weight by the amount of tongue weight. The combina-
tion of rear rack cargo weight and tongue weight must not exceed the
rear rack capacity.
Maximum Towing Capacities
Do not exceed maximum towing capacities. Avoid towing on inclines.
Using an improper hitch or exceeding
the maximum tongue weight capacity
can result in serious damage to the
vehicle and will void your ATV warranty.
Never install a hitch longer than 6 3/4"
(17 cm). Never install automotive
accessories on your Polaris ATV. Always
install Polaris-approved (or equivalent)
accessories designed for ATV use.
500 EFI 800 EFI
Maximum Towed Load (Level Ground) 1225 lbs. (557 kg) 1500 lbs. (680 kg)
Maximum Vertical Hitch Weight 120 lbs. (55 kg) 150 lbs. (68 kg)
6 3/4" (17 cm)