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Should I buy?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by dieseld, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    A friend has a 2005 Artctic Cat 500 4x4 for sale for 4000.00. Any opinions on purchasing this for summer fun here and there and for my sidewalk crew tio use on a heavy snowfall? Pros and Cons versus other machines. I would use fairly seldom in summer but would put a plow on it for winter.
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    That is the same thing as mine, the only diference is you have the new style and a diferential lock. I love my Arctic Cat it runs great and it has all the power I would ever need in an ATV. It works great for plowing and it rides exelent, so it's an all round great ATV. I would never buy any other brand.
     
  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I agree with him. but my arctic cat is a 2000 500cc. I love it. how many miles on it? does it come with a plow?
     
  4. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    No plow. It has 350 miles on it. It does have diff lock. No EFI, is the carb ok in the winter? Is this a decent price?
     
  5. my carb'ed cat is ok in the winter, needs lots of warm up time though. With 350 miles, that's almost new so i guess that kinda explains the 4k price tag. Plowing with these things is awesome!
     
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya thats a good price. my quad is carb'd and it starts right up in the cold sometimes with no choke on. I have never had a problem with mine in the cold.
     
  7. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Thanks a lot. What size plow? 48"? 60" might be too big for some older sidewalks?
     
  8. wow, mine would never start in the cold with no choke!!

    I don't know how wide a path a 60'' blade would clear at an angle, but my 50'' doesn't clear wider than the atv when at full angle.
     
  9. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,510

    another idea would be look at the new non-current models they may have some good deals on them if there a couple years old and still new. imo
     
  10. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I do a 54" and it fits on sidealks straight blade. angle the plow and you have to do 2 swipes.
     
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    My Cat is carbereated and it starts rite up and runs great in the winter. A 54'' or 60'' plow would work good.
     
  12. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I seems like a great Machine and Deal to me, I'm a Honda guy but if the cat guy's say it's good I'll go with them if your just gonna be doing sidewalks with it you may want to Think about a V Plow for it. that way your just pushing the V through and not getting the Plow Steer veering the ATV off the sidewalk and into the snow bank.

    Just a thought for you.
    or also maybe a 50" state Plow has the higher wing for the snow to roll off the blade farther.

    sublime out.
     
  13. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Wont a V plow push snow back towards the doors? Or does the V plow actually function?
     
  14. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    the v plwo for a atv is the same as a truck v plow. it scoops, v's, and side to side, and straight blade. I would get one but for what I do with it, it isnt worth spending the money. do you have any pics of the cat?
     
  15. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 628

    Sorry, no pictures