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UTV Plowing Gravel

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by SkiJohnnyB, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. SkiJohnnyB

    SkiJohnnyB Member
    Messages: 54

    Ranger 500EFI w/ 60" Moose County...

    The shoes are tiny!!

    Are there oversized shoes available?

    Has anyone ever tried the slotted pipe/yard gard on an atv.....I suspect you'd run into down pressure issues.

    Did a bunch of searches on the site to no avail yesterday from my deer stand :cool:
     
  2. BigBladePusher

    BigBladePusher Member
    Messages: 49

    wait till it freezes and plow it slowly. the pipe cut in half on the cutting edge would prob work ok!
     
  3. Robinson_Cnst

    Robinson_Cnst Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    I have a Can-Am plow that has big 4" round shoes on it. Works awesome on gravel. Maybe see if you can find the shoes off one and mount them to yours. I think Warn makes some too.
     
  4. SkiJohnnyB

    SkiJohnnyB Member
    Messages: 54

    I slotted a 2" schd 80 conduit as a test piece. It works great! I will look for the oversized shoes though..Thanks!!
     
  5. bjepple

    bjepple Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have used a slotted 1 1/2" SCH 40 PVC on a 54" plow for several years with good success and finally broke it in the last snow. I have heard using ABS is better because it is more flexable in cold weather. Around here all I have found in ABS is 2" so I tried a piece of 2" PVC I had and it tried to raise over the snow where the 1 1/2" didn't. I also took a piece of 1" and put it on a 36" Snapper blade and it worked well, too. Around here, the rock normally doesn't freeze hard enough to use shoes, they just leave deep ruts in the rock. I think the key is to fit the right diameter pipe to the weight of the plow. If you use it alot, it may be worth using a metal pipe.