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ATV Plow setup Newb - What do I all need?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by velocicaur, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. velocicaur

    velocicaur Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I am thinking about getting in the plowing game. I have a Grizzly 700 and there seems to be a ton of options for it. I'll be plowing my driveway and some of the neighbors. They are fairly long and I want to get the right setup the first time that will do a good job and last a long time.

    Looking on moose plows website, I would like to get a 60" straight blade. Then I need to order a "plow push tube" and an ATV "bottom mount" correct?

    Then I still need to order a manual lift kit or a winch right?

    With a setup like this, I can manually angle the blade right/left/straight correct?

    So we're looking at ~1000 dollars?

    Just want to make sure I know what I'm getting into before I take a crack at it!

    Thanks for any information!
     
  2. gwrider

    gwrider Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm new also and not sure which blade is best. Is there an advantage to either the straight blade or the State plow blade? What are the guidelines for when each should be used?

    Thanks.
     
  3. banksl&s

    banksl&s Member
    Messages: 46

    Yes you will need a push tube and the bottom mount. They are separate. I would go with a winch, faster and easier to deal with. The cable will probably break so I carry extra clamps and lineman pliers to fix it (with the correct size sockets for the clamps). You can go synthetic rope and a very sharp knife. The Moose 60" does angle manually left and right. I have a straight blade and have never had problems pushing. I don't know what the advantage of the State plow would be. Hope all of this helps. Oh yeah take a good shovel. You will need it!!! Eventually.
     
  4. sm04257

    sm04257 Member
    from maine
    Messages: 33

    i also use a moose blade with a winch on a honda foreman i have been using this setup for several years now, some dealers are on ebay and have the complete package there
     
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    The new boss unit looks bad ass.
     
  6. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

  8. Just had my Polaris 550 EPS equipt with the new Boss 5' Poly fully hydraulic plow and if it works as good as looks I'm one happy snow lover. Will attach pictures later
     
  9. velocicaur

    velocicaur Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Thanks for the responses.

    The boss plow does look great. I thought they had limited support for brands this year since it was a new design?

    Given the choice, I think I would go that route. Maybe I'll have to wait a year unless they get something put together.
     
  10. here is is-The Boss ATV

    All hydraulic, push button controls, let it snow

    snow plow atv 006.JPG

    snow plow atv 003.JPG
     
  11. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Comes with a bad ass price too. $3000 or something. Limited to what machines it goes on too. Full electric Hydro is nice thou. Def a pia jumping off machine to angle blade all the time.
     
  12. Price tag was 2 grand installed, Polaris 550 and 850 I know fits and if your really fast it can be removed from machine in 30 seconds. The winch switch was repositioned and up.down, right/left switch at finger reach.

    snow plow atv 004.JPG
     
  13. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Thank you for your purchase! Looking forward to seeing photos of it pushing snow this winter!
     
  14. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    What ATV models does it fit? Will there be more?
     
  15. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Available:
    2009 & Newer Polaris 550/850 Sportsman
    2012 & Newer Yamaha Grizzly 550/700

    Coming soon is the Polaris Sportsman 500HO. Also, additional undercarriages are in the works and will be announced soon.
     
  16. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    Anything in the pipeline for 2000-current Kawaski Prairie/Brute Force?
     
  17. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    We will be working on an application for the Kawasaki Brute Force that should be available next year provided everything tests out good.
     
  18. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    Will it work for an '03 Prairie 650?
     
  19. BOSS_JG

    BOSS_JG Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    We are continuing to evaluate a variety of ATV applications. However, I am not aware of the Prairie being on the list yet. However, that does not mean it won't be added at a later date.
     
  20. Bobcatjerry

    Bobcatjerry Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I bought a Boss v-plow for my 4010 Mule Diesel. This is truly a plow! With variable direction on wings to creating a scoop, this plow works awesome. I had a manual straight blade plow and it was a really challenge to be able to get rid of the snow as my driveway (250 Ft plus) has curves going in all directions. I cut down my plow time to half. The added weight is also helpful as I can drop the plow down next to the garage and pull the snow back. Boss really did a fanatastic job on this.