UTV's for plowing - PlowSite.comô - Snow Plowing & Ice Management Forum

Register free!

Old 02-01-2008, 08:16 PM
K20Fisher's Avatar
K20Fisher K20Fisher is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 176
UTV's for plowing

Does anyone use UTV's like polaris, JOHNDEERE, anything?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 08:59 PM
g.moore's Avatar
g.moore g.moore is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bailey, CO @ 9000'
Posts: 164
We considered it before buying the ATV but after driving a Mule and Razr the turning radius was too large, figured I might as well drive the Ram or IH. With the ATV I'll push to the end of the road give it some fuel spin a 180 and head back without even lifting the blade. Not willing to do that on a 15' wide road with a cliff on 1 side in a 10' long UTV.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 11:46 PM
justwheelit's Avatar
justwheelit justwheelit is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St.louis
Posts: 46
i dont know my ranger can hang a pretty mean donut
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 07:48 AM
powerjoke powerjoke is offline
PlowSite.com Addict
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: south of K.C. MO
Posts: 1,341
K20: since you don't have a liscense a UTV will probably get you in less trouble than a ATV.

the reason for it is. there are a few UTV's that are farm exempt such as the Gator, Mule, RTV. so you can LEGALLY drive them on the road with just a SMV

the way MO law is, basically if it goes over 25m.p.h it is not considered farm equipment.... that's the reason all the tractors and other farm equip top out around 25 mph.

you dont have to be a farmer to have farm equipment either so theoratically you can drive a RTV to school

BTW: we have had several UTV's and the Kubota RTV is by far the best one (that i have owned) and now they make a RTV 1100 that has presurized air conditioned cab

Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 01:10 PM
Sobie2 Sobie2 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4
Polaris Ranger XP and HD offer 3 snow plows, a v-blade, many straight blade options... and a Positive down pressure fully hydrolic BOSS plow system. It has a turning radius of 150 inches (12.5')... Honda has the new Big Red UTV but its turning radius is 13.8 feet

I'm looking at either a Yamaha Rhino, Honda Big Red, or the Ranger with the Boss plow.

By the way on Polaris website they have videos of all their plows actually moving snow.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2008, 10:51 AM
lebanonllew lebanonllew is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lebanon, nh
Posts: 1
Ranger HD Q's

I was looking into this and wondering how much snow something like this could actually handle? 12-14 inches of fluffy stuff??? I was also looking at the Argo atv's (6x6)but they are more expensive. I have a driveway thats about a half mile long so these are probably a little underpowered for winters here in New Hampshire don't you think?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 09:57 AM
beungood's Avatar
beungood beungood is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Quincy,Ma
Posts: 91
I think that Argo in either 6x6 or 8x8 ,especially with tracks would do a great job plowing.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 09:52 PM
mossman381's Avatar
mossman381 mossman381 is offline
2000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Warrens, WI
Posts: 2,410
All those 6x6 and 8x8 machines shift terrible. They would not be very fun plowing with them. We own a max 2 6x6 and I would not want to plow with it. The ranger on the other hand is an awesome machine. I am not sure there is anything it could not do. I have a 2010 ranger xp and it amazes me all the time. I want to get a boss plow for mine some day. I would take a ranger anyday over an atv because of the cab and heat. Here is a pic of my xp and my sisters 09 HD.

02 Silverado 3500 Duramax / 9'6" Western MVP3
6 tires are better than 4
My Back Rack build http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.p...8095&highlight
02 Dually Pics http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.p...=1#post1303837
08 Plowing Pics http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.p...8863&highlight
Equipment Video and Pics http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=136239
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2000 - 2012 PlowSite.comô Grand View Media
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 PM.

Page generated in 0.02705 seconds with 7 queries