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
Had one on my 2002 Honda foreman from the time I bought it new till I gave it to my son when I bought a new one in 2015 . I live in an area of the state where we get 80-90 inches of snow annually , sometimes more with Lake effect . It works well but, as others have mentioned , you can reach a point where the snow has no more room to go anywhere , and your driveway starts getting more narrow with each pass . That's when we pull out the blower to move the snow over the banks . I used to go ahead with my shovel and break up the banks in order to blow it away . Thay work well until you have to work harder to finish the job ! I now have a 44 inch blower on my John Deere , no more snow banks !
Been plowing large and small driveways for 18 years with 4 wheelers. Cons would be the 4 wheelers such as Polaris that have the reverse override button. You get used to it but can be a pain as rear wheels spin before 4 wheel kicks in , in reverse. Get a 60" plow so your not packing snow down driving over it. Get a heavy plow such as Moose plows not the lighter weight like Polaris I had both. You can move a bunch of snow and I usually make a ramp of snow when I run out of room and push it over the ramp. Good luck and have fun. Yes way better and faster than a blower.
You can move plenty of snow with a 4 wheeler and plow, assuming it is a 4wd unit. Quite fast and nicer than a truck for any tight spaces, sidewalks, etc.
My only suggestion would be make sure you bank it back a ways if you are in an area where you’ll get much snow. They can’t bust a pile free and move it like a truck can.