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New Setup

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by killingtonguy, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. killingtonguy

    killingtonguy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Been wanting an ATV for a while now. Just picked up an Arctic Cat 500 with a winch, cycle country straight blade, underbody mount, push tube assembly, chainsaw mount, and a gun rack:). The quad is an automatic from 2000. Overall I'm phsyced. Looking forward to summer and winter use.

    I plan to plow my place and a few neighbors. Anyone using a similar setup?
     
  2. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    there are a couple of guys who have artic cats.

    go through the ATV with Plows thread and then once you find somebody with a setup like your's due a search for there user name and take a look at all there threads in the atv section and you can learn a lot of great info.

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs has a artic cat that he used for snow plowing find his atv threads.



    welcome and good luck.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2015
  3. killingtonguy

    killingtonguy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks appreciate the tip
     
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    no problem.

    one nice thing is hand and thumb warmer's for winter time
    makes a world of difference on your hands for long plowing times in colder weather.

    good luck and if you have any questions please post them up.

    any chance to get some pics of your setup?

    I'd like to c the chainsaw mount and how well that works if you have used it at all?

    thanks
     
  5. killingtonguy

    killingtonguy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Plow isn't mounted but I'll grab a pic of the chainsaw mount. I used it twice to clear blow downs outback. That and the winch saved me hours.
     
  6. killingtonguy

    killingtonguy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Here ha go on the pics.
    http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i369/vermonter2/23C2897B-1327-4D59-B356-77AACB98493E_zpsh6tx0wa0.jpg

    http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i369/vermonter2/44B946B8-8D90-4723-999F-D2C002FDF78C_zpsj8tv51e9.jpg
     
  7. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    nice bike I have an 1999 400 arctic cat with 5 speed hi/lo range with a warn winch and a warn plow . Bike kicks ass but the cold kicks my ass :p I dont use it much for snow plowing any more the plow sits in storage.
     
  8. killingtonguy

    killingtonguy Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    For me its be cold and shovel or be cold and plow so I have an easy choice
     
  9. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    only issue I had was my thumb would freeze but other then that it was dooable
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have a 2004 Arctic Cat 500 4x4 automatic with a 60" Arctic Cat plow and I use to plow plow with it a lot until I bought a truck with a plow. The plow hasn't been on it in quite a few years now. The Arctic Cat is a great machine. You will be very happy with it.