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ATV Plowing

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by ericash25, Nov 10, 2015.

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  1. ericash25

    ericash25 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Last year I bought a 1999 Yamaha Grizzly 600 and a cycle county plow for it. I know in Pennsylvania it is illegal to ride ATVs on public roads but I was wondering if it still is if it is for snow plowing reasons. Last year all I did was go up the street about 100 feet to a neighborhood but this year i was looking to go up to a bigger neighborhood about a quarter to half a mile down the street. Last year I did not see any cops so that is why I still do not know. If anyone lives around the same area I live in Downingtown about an hour outside of Philly. Thanks.
     
  2. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,086

    May want to give the DMV a call and see if you can register it and get it tagged. I personally have no idea regarding your state and local laws.
     
  3. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    You might also check with your city hall, our town allows golf carts, atv, and utv's on the roads within the city limits as long as you have insurance and pay a $15 permit fee.
     
  4. skorum03

    skorum03 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,943

    When its snowing and you have a plow on the front of your atv, I don't think anyone will think twice about what you're doing.

    I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I would worry about it. lol

    Call your local PD or DMV for the real answer.
     
  6. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    :nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono:
     
  7. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    These guys will know more about it than me since I just plow for fun :D but I think you need to follow local or state laws concerning warning lights, insurance, and business licence if you're plowing for money. I've followed all our local laws concerning permits for year round street driving and added a few things that aren't required for UTV's like turn signals and extra tail/brake lights.
     
  8. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
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  9. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

  10. ericash25

    ericash25 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

  11. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Found this site if it pertains to your town, I'll have to keep looking but the one section does say this so they may be a way to drive on street for snow removal.
    http://ecode360.com/6452240

    The definition of ATV excludes golf carts, construction machines, utility vehicles used for business operations, agriculture, yard work, landscaping, snow removal
     
  12. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

  13. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Damn Mike, you're doing a lot of research that the OP could/should have done himself. Kudos to you!
     
  14. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Thanks, hell I'm new on the site just trying to help if I can and learn along the way.
     
  15. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Very nice of you. Keep it up.
     
  16. Ramitt

    Ramitt Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    It really depends on your local cops... I know where you are located and they maybe a little bit more picky than here... You will prob be fine but dont wanna tell you that for sure... Id call the local pd and ask them if with a snow storm they would allow short travel to help neighbors out..

    I took my atv about 2 miles down the road here to get gas for it and wasnt worried about it considering I was having a hard time traveling on the road in 4wd let alone everyone else