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plow size?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by chuck172, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. chuck172

    chuck172 Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 30

    I have a 2000 Kawasaki Prairie 300. Is this machine too small for a snowplow? If I can plow with it, what size and are chains needed?
     
  2. fordzilla

    fordzilla Member
    Messages: 72

    48" would probably be good. I have never used chains on my quad so i wouldnt be able to tell you the difference but my foreman plows perfect without chains but i have 1.25" treads on my tires (mudlites)
     
  3. chuck172

    chuck172 Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 30

    Will the machine have enough power to do the job? It's only a 300, but in 4wd. low range it seems strong.
     
  4. fordzilla

    fordzilla Member
    Messages: 72

    yea it should be fne
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    A 48" or 50" plow would work good on your 300. I run chains on my Arctic Cat 500 4x4 and it's a big help.
     
  6. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    My first ATV for plowing was a Bayou 300 4wd with a 48" blade and power wise it was fine. The only real problem with it was ground clearance due to the type of plow I had. In 2003 I upgraded to a Prairie 360 4wd with a 60" CC plow and it works great. Now I also have a Traxtor 500 with a Warn 60" which has the weight to push through deeper snow than the P360. Both the P360 and T500 have down pressure systems on them also and I have never used chains on either one.

    Its hard to give a recommendation without knowing how much snow your pushing, how wet and heavy the snow is, whether your machine is 4wd or 2 wd and what type of tread and how much tread is on your tires.