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Utv advice

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Hedgehog, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I'm thinking about trading my 2010 brute force 750 for a utv. It will be use primarily in the winter for plowing my driveway, parking area and a 60" wide sidewalk. I've been looking at either a left over rhino, a yamaha Viking or a kawasaki teryx. They all have there pros and cons. I like the width of the rhino because I could use a plow that wouldn't be too wide for the sidewalk but would hate to buy yesterday's technology. The Viking is cool and I'm sure reliable but is on the wide side. I like the teryx for the v twin power and I know the owner of the local kawi dealer but it is still wide and I think the yamaha is more reliable. Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    For a Yamaha I felt it had a lot of vibration coming from it, same with the can am, then I started a rzr and it was a lot smoother, just something too think about holding a wheel that vibrates would get old quick IMO
     
  3. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I've been using my 2007 Arctic Cat Prowler 650 for a few years and it's done well for me. It's might be a little wide for sidewalks, it's 60" wide and I'm using a 72" blade. I'd like to replace it with the 66" Eagle V-Plow which I think would work great on sidewalks. If I bought a new utv I would look for one with less engine noise.
     
  4. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I was looking at the 50" wide polaris rzr's and was wondering how they plow? The two models I liked had 800 and 900 cc motors. The width is nice because I could by the proper size plow to get down my 60" wide sidewalk. I also looked at the single seat polaris ace but not sure if they even offer a plow for that. Plus,I would rather have the extra weight of the bigger machine for plowing.
     
  5. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Looks like it does a pretty good job.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbBxPD5D7wQ
     
  6. Bigdoghd

    Bigdoghd Member
    Messages: 46

    Have to believe the traction sucks though?
     
  7. ProperLandscape

    ProperLandscape Member
    Messages: 91

    If you have unlimited $$$ for a utv, the Polaris Brutus runs a steel plow with hydraulic angle. Plus you get defrost and heat.

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  8. TheHammer

    TheHammer Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Take a look at the Honda Pioneer 500. Perfect size for the side walks at 50" wide. It has the same engine out of the Foreman 500 ATV series so you know its "built to work". All direct shaft drive (no belts/CVT trans). With the low gear and ungodly torque there will be no problem pushing any amount of snow!! Base price on the unit itself is $8499.00
     
  9. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Wish I had the bucks for one of those.
     
  10. snowcommander

    snowcommander Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I would get a Polaris Ranger over anything. I've had mine now for over a year and I use it for spraying, work on our landscaping and industrial jobsites, and plowing snow. I have a Ranger 900XP but you could probably get away with a 570. Just my two cents...
     
  11. plowfever

    plowfever Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Check this UTV out. Coming to your Mahindra dealers soon. These are built extremely tough and have the best warranty in the industry.

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  12. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

  13. plowfever

    plowfever Senior Member
    Messages: 234

  14. Carroll257

    Carroll257 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I've got a Teryx with a 72" county blade and love it. Sorry, crappy pic. I went with the 2 seat version for the bigger bed that dumps and the ton of dry storage.
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  15. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I'm really liking the Polaris ace 570. It seems to have more leg room than the rzr and other side by sides because your legs actually go in between the front wheels. On the rzr, your left leg feels cramped because of the left wheelwell in front of your foot. The ace can accommodate a 60" plow.
     
  16. BiffNH

    BiffNH Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I had a 2011 Ranger 400 and put 900 hours on it in 3 years. Loved it, but it was noisy in the cab and I did not like the belt drive as it provided no engine braking and creeping up hill meant playing with the accelerator constantly to engage and disengage the belt. When blowing leaves up hill I have to move slowly and it just didn't want to move slowly. It also seemed to use fuel faster than I thought a one cylinder engine should. The carburetor system is simple, but not efficient by today's standards. It is a nimble machine and very fast.

    I sold it and purchased a Kubota RTV-X900 and it is just what I need. HST transmission means good engine breaking, good creeping gear, lots of power, much quieter in the cab and it sips diesel fuel! It is a workhorse with refinement. Not fast, but perfect for hauling and other maintenance duties. I have a Boss V-XT on it and it moves snow!
     
  17. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    A good shovel is all you need this year oh wait a leaf blower would work too
     
  18. BiffNH

    BiffNH Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    What a winter?

    I know - we've had about 30" but only 10" at most on the ground at any one time. Even the Lake froze over late. Poor excuse for winter. All the plowing I've done has been nuisance plowing.