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ATV PLOW Suggestions

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Liberty LLC, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Liberty LLC

    Liberty LLC Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 60

    I am pondering buying an Atv I stumbled across through a friend it is 650 cc's and is a well known name. I would need to set it up with a winch and plow and possibly actuators. Thinking for the long haul. I would be using it more for sidewalks then anything else and a few driveways that my truck doesn't corner in as well. If anyone has some insight please share if it is worth it or not and if so what you think the best plow and size blade would be. Going to measure some of the sidewalks tom to try and get an idea... Some snow would be nice too!!!
    Thanks
    Derek
     
  2. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    we can keep a secret whats the brand? not all are the same,

    any plow would work but it needs to be strong. either mod one the way you like or buy brand new.

    i run a vee myself but never in vee, it is a waste of time to change angles, the original pins bent over immedieately and i bolted it down, i do break bolts lol,
     
  3. Liberty LLC

    Liberty LLC Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 60

    Its a cat. Friend of my co worker says it has about 2600 hours I tested it yest he only wants 2k for it so I figure if it lasts two three years I can make my money back on it. I was pondering a vee only with actuators tho. I have a 48 in craftsman laying around for ait garden tractor never used it and figured in a pinch if I can't find anything that may work till I get something better
     
  4. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    counter at 1500 is what i would do,and i am going to check out my hours also that sounds high but i will see lol
     
  5. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    hi ,go with a heavier blade ,i converted a craftmans blade for my first blade for my 4 wheeler worked ok,but bounced alot. bought a swisher blade which is taller and wider ,plus did some mods to it for the set-up i wanted. works great.i do sidewalks and small lots with atv ,faster then truck.
     
  6. Liberty LLC

    Liberty LLC Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 60

    I talked him down to that
     
  7. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    There are lots of blade systems that can be gotten for under $500 that are built heavy enough for constant use. I just had a 5ft warn blade put on my polaris, haven't had a chance to try it yet.
     
  8. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    so basically your saying thanks for saving you 500 bucks hahaahahahaha 1/2 i want 1/2 lmao
     
  9. Liberty LLC

    Liberty LLC Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 60

    I talked him down 700 to the 2000 dollar figure
     
  10. Canplow

    Canplow Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    I have run a arctic cat 650 twin with a 5' power plow bought at Canadian tire Its alittle wide for sidewalks but can push a ton of snow I would put it against most truck setups in a residential setting I have mud lite xtr radials 28" and they work awsome this bike has 12 000 miles on it and runs strong had to replace the winch cable a few times but thats regular wear for alot of use! Good buy and have fun msg me with any ?
     
  11. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    we can split the 700 then hahahahaha
     
  12. Liberty LLC

    Liberty LLC Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 60

    When I looked at it I got it down the 700 I was hoping to get it down some more but oh well. When I saw your post of offering 1500 it made me really wish I got it down more but it will serve me in a lot of ways so I can handle it. It does need back brakes which he told me about. I am wondering if I should bring it to a local dealer and see if they can give it a once over before the deal gets completed.... I have a yamaha dealer where I serive my bike and a Honda dealer nearby but the closest cat dealer is an hour ride and I dont see him allowing me to take it that far for a once over.
     
  13. Canplow

    Canplow Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    most cats are built more or less off a kawie platform they run kawie or suziki motors and similar parts maybe they can help out take it for a ride if it seem good there should not be too much wrong seems like a good price what year is it?
     
  14. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    i run a 52 inch quad boss plow on my 2007 Kawasaki prairie 360 4x4 and its nice and small and maneuverable and i can store it in a small shed or garage and fit it in short bed truck and no worries at all. the quad boss plow has worked fine for me no issues yet. if you want a good strong plow then make one or have one made for you using heavy gauge metal.
     
  15. DeSnowman

    DeSnowman Member
    Messages: 49

    I use a Yamaha Big Bear 400 with a 60 inch plow works great for drive ways and side walks. I am thinking about putting a salt spreader on the back, has anyone tried it and how did it work for you?
     
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I have a 2001 500 HO sportsman
    Cycle Country 48'' with custom wings now at 58''
    Rear pull plow 48'' w/Down pressure
    My sidewalk crew runs it The rear plow is new and used it one one snow fall
    They do about 5-6 hrs of walks and 15 driveways that are to small or tight for my tractor
    Check my youtube out http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=132991
     
  17. My07Brute

    My07Brute Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    Rear brakes are gonna suck if its a wet disc set up (I.E you will have to take the rear Diff out/apart to change them, or spend big $ to have a dealer do it).

    As far as a plow, I like my American MFG Eagle, but if its only side walks I would say 48" or 54", any bigger and it will be to wide for the side walk.

    Most of the plows out there right now are about the same, it's the mounting that is different.

    good luck
     
  18. Ts Snow Removal

    Ts Snow Removal Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a yamaha big bear 350 with a 50" moose plow with side shields. Works great even in wet heavy snow. In my opinion, moose plows are one of the best atv plows on the market and are fair in price.