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