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Advice on ATV plow for driveways

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Rinconplow, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Rinconplow

    Rinconplow Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm looking at getting a plow for an '03 Honda Rincon. I will be using it for my driveway and 10-15 others in my neighborhood. Also, if I am paid for plowing will i need special insurance. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2005
  2. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    First on the atv, I used one a couple of yrs ago. For long drives they work great, but short drives and turning around a lot, they are not to good. If you already have the rincon, then I would say go for it. If you don't have the rincon, I think a good snowblower would work better because you can maneuver faster. As far as insurance, anytime you work on someones property without insurance, you are taking a chance. For what you are wanting to do the ins would be pretty cheap, but only you can decide on that. Good luck.
     
  3. it sucks to ues an atv on my driveway because it requires a lot of turning and backing. The sidewalk on the the other hand is a different story, it is awesome!!
     
  4. damguy

    damguy Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hello fellow Rincon owner! I too have an 03 and I've been plowing with it since new. I bought it with a Warn Winch and a 60" Mooseplow. It works ok as long as i don't let trucks come in my driveway and pack down the snow before i plow. Then without downpressure I cannot scrape the packed snow. A 60" is needed to keep the wheels behind the plow white it's angled. Also the stock tires are ok but you'll need some weight in back and keep it in 4x4. Try to plow with the storm or about every 3-4", not all at once. There's a new plow out at www.blackline.com with a hydraulic actuator. If I didn't already have the Mooseplow I'd be very interested. This unit has the promise of a true power angle feature coming soon. Lack of this and having to manual angle makes a quad a pain having to get off to angle manually. Oh I made a plywood box for my rear rack that I u-bolt when needed. It'll either carry my chainsaw for woodcutting or a couple of sandbags filled with pea stone. I no longer need it though cause i got aggressive mud tires that made the Rincon a real plow machine! Have fun dude.

    Damguy
     
  5. caz41

    caz41 Member
    Messages: 86

    I also have an 03 Rincon with a 60" Cycle Country plow on it. Like stated already it is good for straight shots, but tough for having to do technical stuff with.

    Damguy- There is another company that makes a power angle setup for atv plows, but it is not price effective. I think it is like $500 for just the power agle stuff, not counting the plow, winch, or mounting hardware. With everything you would be looking at $1500 or so for the plow set-up alone.
     
  6. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 Member
    Messages: 77

    Power Angle

    Cycle Country has a power angle kit for their plows. It is something like $150 on ebay. I love me cycle country!