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Four Wheeler

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by B&K LawnCare, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. B&K LawnCare

    B&K LawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    Hey guys, I am looking to purchase a four wheeler to do are sidewalks. I was wondering how big of a four wheeler I need and how big of plow. I would like to have a plow with power angling on it, is this possible if so what kind would you recommend. Thanks
     
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I would go no smaller than a 400 ,get too big like some of the Bombardier stuff and it's a little too big for walkways (where we use quads) as far as power angling, I'm not sure such a thing exists for quad plows, someone may make it but I'm sure it'd be big money and not worth it. We run Kawasaki's never had much of an issue, the one with a foot shifter has a issue with Ice build up and is kinda tough for me personally as I wear Sorel pack boots and have a size 13 foot so getting under the shifter is kinda tight, I'm glad I spend most of my time in a truck and very little on a quad. I'd go with something automatic.
     
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    We have a 95 Honda 300 4x4 and have used it since new with a 60" blade, never have ran out of power. Auto shift would be better though.
     
  4. B&K LawnCare

    B&K LawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    ok you guys with a four wheeler what brand of plow do you use?
     
  5. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I had a Moose Plow on my Wolverine and it could handle anythng I thru at it. The Paint held up great too.
     
  6. lawnmasters2006

    lawnmasters2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 215



    i bought a 06 polaris 800 efi....starts good when cold,great on the gas..an will push like a mule...an is a auto....
     
  7. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,795

    Kimpex - 48inch, works great.
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Mines a Kimpex too, the guys have bent it up pretty good but it's still going strong.
     
  9. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,795

    I find you have to always angle it going over most sidewalks.... it doesn't like the bumps. I have had it about 8 years now, and it looks great, works great. I might look into something other then the winch though. I find it far to slow. There is a new hydro pump thing out that looks like it has potential.
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    MIne has manual lift, no winch. I agree on keeping it angled.
     
  11. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Mine's an air operated V-Plow I built my self.

    Quad is a Polaris 340 4 stroke. Plenty of power, but a little too light. If it won't push it,(over 8") I get out the tractor w/the blower.
     
  12. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Quad,

    Post a few pics of the air operated setup...:redbounce

    It sounds really interesting!
     
  13. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I have a Polaris 330 Magnum with a Warn 48 inch plow which is operated by my Warn winch. I keep it angled and it works great. Get some decent tires. Stock tires don't do the job in snow. You want tires with big lugs. Also compare the weight of machines that are of interest. The heavier the better.
     
  14. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I had a 60 inch plow on a Polaris Sportsman 700. Plow wasn't big enough, I was always going to add some wings and a foil to it, but I ended up selling it. Had enough power to shove 12" of wet snow anywhere I wanted. My plow they only made for one year, then they went back to the normal front hitch style. Mine was awesome, the frame ran under the machine and connected to the hitch, so you were actually "towing" the plow.

    Get the heated handgrips they make for snowmobiles.

    I wouldn't recommend doing doughnuts with the blade on. It can act as a fulcrum under certain conditions.
     
  15. Leisure Time LC

    Leisure Time LC Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I have an 06 Grizzley 660 with a 48" plow and could not stop it last year. It is automatic and was definately a time saver.
     
  16. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Here are some pics

    www.bbyardscape.com Click Services, Snow Plow, Air Powered V-Blade

    These are older pics. It has been modified since then with a different air tank and a hand built blade with rubber edge
     
  17. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Very nice setup, thanks for the pics! The compressor setup looks great... :drinkup: