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2 Batteries Winch ATV

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by northernsweeper, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    You guys who are using 4 wheelers for sidewalks,are you running two batteries for your winch and plow? Or is one enough? Also anyone have any experience with the glacier v-plow for sidewalks? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    On battery is enough. If needed, get a sealed glass mat battery with the higest amps you can find.
     
  3. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Thanks plowman. Do you have to trickle charge the battery after every event?
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The winches do pull a lot of amps and after several hours of use, really tax the charging system on an ATV. I've always run mine with just the stock battery but I don't use the heck out of the quad for plowing and I also use a battery maintainer during non use. Some guys like to add a full size automotive battery on the back rack to add storage capacity to make it through a snow event..it also add's needed weight to help traction.
     
  5. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I installed a deep cylce auto battery in the back even before I started playing with all the air controls.

    The winch sucks power if you use it as often as I do. I charge the night before a storm because the quads alternator won't charge the auto battery up all the way. Atleast in the amount of time I drive it.
     
  6. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Thanks guys! I will either be installing a second battery or at the very least a better first battery.Anyone using the glacier v plow on their quads? If so how do you like it?