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ATV with a blade

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Elwer, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Elwer

    Elwer Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    I have been thinking bout this for a little bit. Would using an ATV with a blade be an efficient way of clearing off sidewalks and small driveways and would it be quicker. It would a lot easier on my back.
     
  2. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Yes it will work just fine we run two Grizzlies 4X4 blades and salt spreaders. They are great for those long walk ways and you can do driveways too.
     
  3. Elwer

    Elwer Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Thanks Walkers. but what size blades do you run with those? I was thinking about a 60 inch
     
  4. Spikegt

    Spikegt Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 8

    I just put a plow on my ATV can't wait to use it. I went with 48" blade as this machine will be used mostly for sidewalks.
     
  5. Snowbrdr360

    Snowbrdr360 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I've got a 54" blade on my Polaris Sportsman 700, pushed 12 inches of snow off walks last friday with absolutly no problem! I wouldn't trade it for anything:gunsfiring:
     
  6. Elwer

    Elwer Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Thankz for the info and imput. I have a 400 honda rancher 4x4 that isnt afaid of anything. Would it be cheaper to buy chains for in the long run when the tires are starting to bald a little, or would you just go out and spend 350 for 4 new ones??
     
  7. kubotazd21

    kubotazd21 Member
    Messages: 73

    I would only use chains as a last resort. All of the vibaration is very hard on the rear axle bearings. I guess that would only apply if you were using a quad with a straight axle and not independent rear axle.....
     
  8. SmsSnowPlowing

    SmsSnowPlowing Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I have a 660 Grizzly with a 48" blade and love it. I Can't believe how much snow it can move for only a 48" Blade.
     
  9. topdog

    topdog Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 40

    500 4 x 4 artic cat here.

    i use it at bank tellars & sidewalks. really saves time.
     
  10. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I had a 48" on my POLARIS back in the mid 90s and it did wonders. We got snow for 15 days straight (mountains got 150" of snow in those 15 days) and I just could not shovel anymore. Got the plow and get everything clean and clear the rest of the winter.