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Power Angle ATV Plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by micah79, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I read a thread from early 2002, and no one had heard of a power angle atv plow. Has anyone heard of one yet? I was hoping that a company had developed one in the past year and a half.
  2. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    This question is to Jerre Heyer.

    Do they make an electric actuator that would be strong enough to handle this application?

  3. snow white

    snow white Member
    Messages: 59

    atv power angle

    i had an unce build one it was slick,he put the elec/hyd power pack on the rear rack and it worked nice .he rolled a piece of 16 guage metal put cylinders on it and it was 5 footer,plowed nice.
  4. Greenscape4u.co

    Greenscape4u.co Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Snow White , do you use an ATV for walks ? if so how do you like it ? I currently use my walkers with a plow and snow blowwer .
  5. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I was thinking of beefing up my front spring, and fabricating something. Maybe using the a frame and hydro. from a small western. I would use the angle cyl. as well. Then I was going to fab some crossmembers and cut down a lexon blade. I would need to chop the frame and probably mess with the quadrant as well. Has anyone else tried this?
  6. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Will angle cylinders pull and push? If they will, you'd only need one to rotate an ATV-sized blade. Another thing to think about is that lexan blade. I've used my brother in laws polaris steel blade a little, and it doesn't have enough weight to scrape real clean. It seems to bounce up over cracks and stuff. He tried to put bags of salt on the front rack... (insert laughing smilie with hand across mouth!) needless to say, it didn't help much. Anyway, I'm looking for a plow, too; and my wife will run it, so it's gotta be less labor-intensive. Power lift (preferably not involving a winch) and power angle... then she'll want a cab!
  7. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I may want to look into a power down cyl. snoway makes them for their lexon plows. It might not work, but I know there has to be a way to have power angle on an atv plow. I wish some company would just make one, so I don't have to sit down with the welder and cutter for weeks. lol
  8. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    I was even thinking about an electric actuator- not as fast as hydro, but SIMPLE! You probably wont be angling as much as in a truck, so it would at least help with getting on and off to angle the blade. Cycle country has a small lift machanism that is likely faster than the winch, but I haven't seen it in use.
  9. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I have the cycle country set up right now. I bought it on ebay with free shipping. It was easy to assemble. An electric actuator is actually a better setup for plowing than a winch. It just depends if you would like to have a winch anyways. If you don't want the winch , then get the actuator. There are threads on here that talk about the actuator vs the winch.
  10. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Micah, Just was looking at taking a new BLIZZARD 680 and getting it with a shorter ( length ) moldboard and not using the light tower. The push beam can be modified and the blade will tuck up close to the units. Weight in about 250-300 lbs and be power up, power angle, gravity down

    I have used actuators before for applications. They are extremely sensitive to side loads and must be sized for the lift/push/pull load by weight. Safety margin is a must because many use a steel screw and a plastic drive nut.