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New member - need advice

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by LaneW, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. LaneW

    LaneW Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 6

    Hi
    I'm looking for somethign to plow my driveway which is not too big, but more than I like to do with my blower. dont want to go so far as putting a blade on my truck so I'm looking for a smaller (cheaper) option. I thought about putting a blade on my golf cart, but....

    So I see a Honda Rancher AT quad for sale - is a 2005, near new, with a blade that looks like a 60 inch, maybe. I dont know a thing about these though.... looking for info on what its worth and if it would work well for plowing... advice?
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  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Lots of guys use ATVs for plowing. They work well as long as you can handle the elements. As far as the value of that machine is concerned, a good gauge of what they sell for can be found by using Craig's List.

    Where in ID are you located?
     
  3. LaneW

    LaneW Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 6

    I dont mind the elements - not as cold as minnesota here. I'm in North ID. This guy wants $5k for it - says it has 146 miles on it...
     
  4. LaneW

    LaneW Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 6

    I just learned that the blade is a manual lift, not electric. Is that an issue?
     
  5. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    only if you mind lifting the blade by hand after every push. gets really tiring after awhile but it's also less that can go wrong.
     
  6. Dave T

    Dave T Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 165

    $5000 is too much for a 2005... even with the plow. You can look up the book and resale value at Kelly blue book... and add a couple hundred dollars for the value of the plow.
     
  7. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    If your gonna spend $5,000 on a quad, look for a grizzly 660 or 700 on craigslist. You can get a decent deal on a plow shipped right to your door on ebay.
     
  8. woodhe

    woodhe Inactive
    Messages: 19

    mini truck plow

    use year around, plow fits in a 2" receiver, 5' or 6' plow with down pressure and available power angle, PLUS it has a heater!

    dan

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  9. Dave T

    Dave T Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 165

    Wow, if that's only $5,000... I'd get one.
     
  10. woodhe

    woodhe Inactive
    Messages: 19

    Suzuki

    Trucks (used) start around 4k for 4wd. Wheels, off road tires and a lift kit adds $750.00. Plow is around $1500 plus $400 for the power angle.

    New trucks are street legal in all 50 States but will be speed limited to you States requirements (MD 54mph, IL 25mph)
     
  11. LaneW

    LaneW Junior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 6

    Good point - I have a perfectly good Tundra I suppose I could put a blade on..... Can I do that for 1500?
     
  12. woodhe

    woodhe Inactive
    Messages: 19

    Mini Truck

    You will need a 2" receiver for the plows I use. Google BlackLine Snoplows and find the distributor in your area.

    I think a 5' or 6' plow would be right in that $1500.00 range. The power angle will add $$$'s

    The most I have plowed with them is 11" of wet snow. It did a great job but the plow is not designed for moving frozen piles