Pro's & Con's of putting plow on ATV

12/31/17 @ 12:35 PM
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haf2fsh
haf2fsh
MEMBER since 6/23/01

Were thinking of mounting plow on ATV, is it worth the money ? How much snow can we move ?  Will it be better than a blower ? Renting farm property with longer drive, don't have truck with plow. Want to keep expense to a minimum. Any info will help.

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4/19/18 @ 12:31 PM
Fowler2
Fowler2
USER since 7/17/09
I had a great time! Extended play this year.

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4/18/18 @ 11:54 AM
percheye1
percheye1
USER since 6/24/01

I wouldnt go so far as to say it was fun. Got er done!

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4/17/18 @ 7:52 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

Hope all the ATV's equipped with plows had fun.  Lol

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3/10/18 @ 1:32 PM
percheye1
percheye1
USER since 6/24/01

So tell us half2fish what did you end up doing?

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3/9/18 @ 1:46 PM
pew.hunter
pew.hunter
USER since 9/18/02
Bercomac makes them up to 72"

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3/9/18 @ 11:27 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Would be real sweet if we could get a 4' wide blower with it's own motor for a wheeler

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3/2/18 @ 11:45 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01

I use a bucket with a 21 horse Kubota diesel. A blower would be better but another 3K? . We get real bad drifts here some years.

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2/10/18 @ 7:03 PM
Jeremy
Jeremy
USER since 6/15/01

I got my money's worth putting a 60" inch plow on my Kawasaki Mule years ago.  It doesn't really matter how wide or how deep if you just adjust your plowing method.  I had 3 foot high drifts one year and decided to use the tractor and it quit when the fuel gelled.

It is going to take longer than with a truck with a higher and wider plow but a ATV or UTV is much more maneuverable in tight places 

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1/7/18 @ 6:53 PM
JonJ
JonJ
MEMBER since 9/15/17

I have a 2015 700-4 Honda Pioneer with a 6' 6" Boss XT V plow. It is the best match Ever. Going on third winter, spun tires maybe twice! The suspension actually bears down on a big push. Lots of bucks, but, I can not imagine a better tool,and it is fun!

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1/5/18 @ 12:26 PM
PimplySwede
PimplySwede
USER since 1/6/09

Have to agree with many posts here.  I have a Polaris 425 Magnum, with a 60" plow and winch control.  Great for snow less than 6".  If anything more is predicted I plow halfway through the storm if I'm home at the time.

Pros - Somewhat fun.  Less labor/effort than shovelling or blowing.....uh, that's about it.

Cons - Uneven sidewalk/driveway cracks are a pain.  Getting off to change the blade angle.  Trouble moving more than 6" of snow.  Removing the plow when you want to use the ATV for something else.

Suggestions - Install handgrip warmers on the ATV.  First time you plow, push the snow as far as you possibly can move it to make room for successive storms. 

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