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Atv vs. Small Plow Truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kolkie05, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. kolkie05

    kolkie05 Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 114


    I'm down to the wire and need to grab something small to handle parking spaces and tight spaces in a couple of condo buildings. Has anyone worked with a atv to do this? can I expect the atv to handle a couple inches of snow without a problem? or should I keep looking for a small jeep with a plow or something like that?
  2. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    umm.. lets look at the pros and cons

    pros of small truck.
    *dont have to tow it to location
    *not made from sheet metal

    none get the truck
  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    a jeep!!

    A friend of mine has an old cj5 an its perfect for tight areas an they turn on a dime!!
  4. kolkie05

    kolkie05 Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 114

    I've been looking for months but small trucks with plows on them already are hard to come by.
  5. darood01

    darood01 Member
    from GR, MI
    Messages: 75

    Just curious but what are you looking to spend? I might have a Dodge Dakota, regular cab short box with a western plow for sale.
  6. kolkie05

    kolkie05 Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 114

    Less than 4k
  7. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

  8. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    Japanese Mini Trucks
    I picked up 3 over the summer. I'v got them outfitted with spreaders as well. Haven't had a chance to try them yet but for sidewalks they should work great. In Canada, they are street legal so they can drive site to site. When I fugure out how to transfer photos from my iphone I will post pictures.
  9. whitelite

    whitelite Member
    Messages: 82


    At one time I debated with myself the same idea. Bought the Jeep and didn't look back.
    ATV can move a good deal of snow, but towing, no heat and high cost for what you get, I couldn't justify it.
  10. BigGuyRye

    BigGuyRye Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    i also have condo complexes and similar issues, i just bought a four wheeler with a plow and it is amazing how well it works. It's the way to go imo! good luck!