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ATV Plow Setup - Good Deal Or Not?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by lixy, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    I am looking at a brand new 2009 Polaris Sportsman 550 XP with a Polaris 3500 LB Winch, Glacier II Plow Frame and mount and a 52” Polaris Plow Blade. $7000 plus sales tax.

    I am looking for a rig to ride some trails, do some ice fishing and plow a driveway at a cottage. What are your thoughts on this setup/deal?
     
  2. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 358

    I am assuming this is Canadian dollars? I paid 7000 for my 2006 Grizzly 660 with roughly the same stuff. I bought it this year and it had 39 miles on it so its basically new. It had a Warn XT2500 pound winch, big wheel kit and a plow. So to get a new one with few or no hours/km's/miles is a good deal. The new XP are supposed to be pretty reliable and I think it is a good choice.
     
  3. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    I converted to US but the actual CAD price for this deal is $7350.00.
     
  4. Chadly1980

    Chadly1980 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    UMMM.....YES!

    That is a VERY good deal for all that....power steering too or no?
     
  5. dan67

    dan67 Member
    Messages: 97

    I have a '08 polaris 500 HO with 3500 lb winch 60 in glacier plow, good machine, I plowed lots of snow with it in the last two years.
     
  6. a12

    a12 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Not a bad deal. I've seen 2010's (non EPS) for $7,299, but dealers in different areas have different prices. I would try to find another dealer in your area and compare $$. The 550 is definetly a good choice.
     
  7. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    I now have another option from the same dealer. He is offering 2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 with a Polaris 3500 LB Winch, Glacier II Plow Frame and mount and a 52” Polaris Plow Blade. $7200 plus sales tax. Is this a better option?

    What are your thoughts on the X2 vs the XP?
     
  8. a12

    a12 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    That's what I paid for mine.
     
  9. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    With a winch and plow?
     
  10. a12

    a12 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    + $500 for complete Glacier II setup and 2,500 lb winch w/ synthetic rope. Free install. Your getting a sweet deal.
     
  11. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    Interesting you mention the synthetic rope on the winch. Is rope recommended over cable for use with a plow?
     
  12. a12

    a12 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Absolutely. Plus, it's much safer, should it ever break when winching yourself, or someone else out. The rope does not store a lot of energy, like cable does, so when it breaks, it won't fly back at you like cable would. It will also last much longer than cable.
     
  13. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    Ok I am a n00b so please excuse the simple question. The winch in this deal has a cable. Is it a big deal or expense to swap the cable out for synthetic?
     
  14. a12

    a12 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    No problem. I think the synthetic rope is around $40 or $50, but it's worth it. I told my dealer to throw it in for $0 and he did.
     
  15. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    You only need about 8-12ft of syn rope. You don't want to fill the winch spool up with rope. It's not hard at all to change the cable out for syn rope. If the fairlead is new you can use it with syn rope, however, if it's used you'll want to get a new fairlead to use with the rope. Change them at the same time. It's kind of a pain but I swap out the cable and rope each year.
     
  16. Hscaper101

    Hscaper101 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 15

    I have a 2010 Polaris 850 XP EFI with EPS (Power Steering) 60" Razor Glacier II plow system w/ 3500lb winch (synthetic rope) I paid over 10g. You're getting a good price..


    Go for the XP, its a sportier ATV with amazing ride quality. All new suspensions and frame set up makes you feel like you're riding AIR.

    Amazing machine, good luck and be safe.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2009
  17. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    Thanks alot for the suggestions. I was leaning more towards the X2 simply because of the 2nd passenger seating. Is the XP really that much nicer and how is it with a passenger?
     
  18. Hscaper101

    Hscaper101 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 15

    lixy:

    My GF constantly is a passenger on my XP, and we ride comfortably. As for the weight distribution, the rear rack on the XP can hold 240lbs. Me being close to 200lbs and my gf being only 115lbs we don’t have any problems.

    XP is all new technology once you get on one and ride it you will be sold on the XP..
     
  19. lixy

    lixy Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 9

    Do you have a seat back on your XP and if what make and model.
     
  20. Hscaper101

    Hscaper101 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 15

    I actually do not have a seat back, I will probably be purchasing one soon. I will probably go with the one straight from Polaris.