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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    I need the blade straight to push big loads back, otherwise my machine just deflects off to the side or rotates.

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    this is one of the ones I was looking atBOSS Snowplow | Full-Size UTV Plows

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    That would seem to be TOO MUCH power required out of the machine

    Meaning ALL the drive components would be over stress and break/wear out fast

    That looks like the plow that should be on a full sized pick up

    In the 1970's Jeeps were crap and a big plow and EVERYTHING would break

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    That would seem to be TOO MUCH power required out of the machine

    Meaning ALL the drive components would be over stress and break/wear out fast

    That looks like the plow that should be on a full sized pick up

    In the 1970's Jeeps were crap and a big plow and EVERYTHING would break
    a full size pickup would have an 8 or 9 foot version, the utv version is scaled down quite a bit

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    The multi-angle unit does seem like a lot of beef up there on softer suspension. Do you upgrade the springs at all for that one?

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    My quad has a lift kit on one end, beefier springs on the other IIRC?

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    What about a UTV?
    It’s odd they only come with engines like a 500 or 671 (and bigger I know).

    But are they heavy enough maneuver snow in tighter areas? There’s the obvious appeal of being contained from the elements.

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    I used a plow that goes into my trailer hitch: Personal Snow Plow | Aluminum Snowplow | SNOWSPORT Plows. I actually put a front hitch on my E250. It was great plowing my private road and long driveway. I even made a video about it since no one believed I plowed with a 2WD E250! ha! YouTube

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    I've been using an Arctic Cat 400 manual 4x4 to plow for what, ten years now? I have a 6' Warn plow. I use the winch to lift it, and have a five-point manual angle.

    Couple things:

    -go with a plow that will still clear a path wider than the wheeler when it's angled at it's sharpest angle.

    -you WILL snap your winch cable, over & over again. I always have spare wire rope clips on hand and can now repair a broken cable within minutes. In the 10 or so years, I've only lost less than 2 feet of cable. I WAS going to switch to synthetic rope, but I know first hand that those will eventually snap as well. I have an alternate set-up that I use to minimize cable wear, but it still happens. Instead of once a year, it's down to maybe once every couple years. Ironically, it happened last night.

    -snow placement is critical, as it is with any plow. But once you have a snowbank, it's a lot harder to push than if you were using a truck. I raise my blade a couple inches and push everything onto my lawn, into the woods, etc. as far as I possibly can.

    -once you work out a system for plowing, the time spent off the machine adjusting the angle of your plow is minimal. Do everything required with it angled THIS way, then do everything required with it angled THAT way, then clean up with it set square.

    -It is still JUST a little ATV plow. You'd be well advised to hit it every 4-6" or so. Waiting until you have 12" of fresh snow may not be your best approach. No matter what, it WILL have limitations.

    -DO NOT lift your blade while it's IN the snowbank buried. Back out a bit, then raise it. It will save on both the cable and winch itself - neither of which I've had to replace yet.

    -If your radiator/fan is in the front of your vehicle, keep it clear of snow. Yeah, I know it's snow. But air flow is also required to cool some engines

    I wish I could use it more, personally. I have a small yard with lots of driveway. It does get to the point where I just run out of place to put the snow and use the snowblower. Even so, I'll often use the snowblower just so the snow doesn't pile up in my yard. I normally plow my yard, my neighbor's short driveway, a few mailboxes on our road and use it to widen our road from time to time because our plow guy can't seem to remember how wide our road is.

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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    Don’t know if any of you use chains, but the front tires in my tractor use these same diamond pattern studded chains. I bought them locally.


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    Re: Plowing with an atv

    wish my Trygg chains went on that easy, I had to do it with the wheels off my UTV and no air in the tires, and still use a chain stretcher


    But, in the 2 years I've had em, I still haven't had to adjust up any slack

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