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Sidewalks. Tractor or ATV

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by spencer087, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. spencer087

    spencer087 Member
    Messages: 42

    I have a john deere 2320 compact utility tractor and a 500cc 4x4 honda ATV. I cant decide what would be a better sidewalk machine? Most sidewalks are small (about 4') such as sidewalks around gas stations. Snow around here is generally not very deep and is usually wet and we get a lot of ice. So what you guys think? atv with blade or a tractor with a blade or small pusher or whatever.
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,733


    From what you've said I'd have to say a ATV with a manual lift. Much faster to whip around and the manual lift cycles as fast as you can, no waiting on the winch or electric lift.
    Tractors are better suited for bigger areas.
  3. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    I'd have to agree with Buff, unless u get more like 4" storms then they become kind of =, but we have used both on are large commercial sdwks an both work well the 425 JD scrapes a little better because of the blade weight be a little heavier.
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    an ATV is way quicker and way cheaper to operate per hour.