I purchased my HS 500 through colman (different brand but same product) I am very pleased so far. Odometer is a 300 miles/80 hours. It brings the fire wood home and is a blast to roam the mountains in. It actually turns out more horse power than the sector 550 (30hp) HS 500(33.5).
I had the shocks stiffened because of the extreme off roading that we do. But if you leave them at factory setting is a very comfortable ride.
Speed wise it does max out at 40mph. Going up hills it will do 23ish.
You Only get 7.5 Inches of travel, Which does send it on three wheels sometimes on steep terrain. This and the fact that the rear axle is always locked( NO aspalt driving) and the Gear shift is difficult to get in Reverse, -these are my only Complaints.
I have had 1000+ pounds in it. its supposed to only be able to hold 850 summ pounds.
THe bed is rated for 350lbs i have had it at 400+lbs, but make sure that its latched to the frame before loading it heavily or else... it will dump. I did that with my dog.
Its Rated at 1200lbs. i have towed that much with trailer.
ANd have drug half a rick behind using chains hooked to the hitch, bed full to roof of cab with wood.
The vehicle is made for work and trail rides and preforms excellently.
THe only malfunctions i had was a electrical error that made the transmissionn think that it was in reverse, thats fixed and no more problems.
IF your looking for a snow plow try colman they've got one for $800.
If your looking for a spare though just get one for a yamaha Rino it a lot cheaper.
THe Terain where I ride (central arizona) is extreme. 70ft tall boulders, Washes, MOuntains made of graint, make it CHALLENGING to drive on. My hs 500 has exceeded my expectations. If you want to do some rock crawling and SERIOUS trail rides Then I RECOMMEND this product.
PS. THe manual doesn't say it but the driver has to buckle or esle the vehicle will start lurching at 5mph.