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Wondering If My Quad Will Plow?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by RN Lawncare, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. RN Lawncare

    RN Lawncare Member
    Messages: 40

    Well, im 14 and have been using a snow blower but since i have 5 accounts its taking a lot of time getting to them by pushing the snow blower. So I have a kawasaki bayou 225 its NOT 4x4 but I was wondering if it would plow small residential accounts with like maybe chains on the tires, and if yes what size plow? Thanks
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    That's a little small for plowing, but if you put chains on, it could probably handle a 48" plow nothing bigger IMO.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009
  3. RN Lawncare

    RN Lawncare Member
    Messages: 40

    mercer, thanks so much for your quick reply
     
  4. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I use to plow with a 2000 Arctic Cat 400 that was 2/wd. I put chains on it and it had a 48" plow on it and it did great. I say go for it. I think you will really like plowing with your quad. And if you save your money you can go out and buy a nice 4/wd quad with a plow that will do even better for ya :) if ya need anything bud let me know I will help ya out in whatever way I can.
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Do you have a winch? Winchs are alot faster and easier than a hand lift. Since your only 14 I'm guessing you probably don't have much money to spend. So if you don't have a winch you can buy a cheap one at Home Depot, Lowes, or Wal*Mart for less than $100 and a Tusk City Slicker Plow, Winch Equipped ATV, 50" Blade for $359.99 at http://www.rockymountainatv.com/pro...s&webCatId=24&prodFamilyId=8105#vehicleSelect it's on sale rite now it's regular $449.99. That's not a great plow but it's good enough for what you need IMO. Then if you like plowing you can get some more acounts and save your money and you can buy a 4wd ATV with a nice plow, like EaTmYtAiLpIpEs said.
     
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  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    harbor freight has a winch for $49.99. I had it on my 400 also and it worked great. I would just adapt a garden tractor plow to your quad if you have the resources to do so. Buying a cheap winch and a cheap plow would be much better because you are so young.
     
  7. RN Lawncare

    RN Lawncare Member
    Messages: 40

    mercer, and EaTmYtAiLpIpEs thank you guys so much! What im thinking is just plowing with this quad for a couple years and saving up money and buying a truck with a plow since i will be taking drivers training soon, thank you both so much you have helped me very much! I really appreciate it guys, thanks
     
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I'm happy to help. Good luck plowing this winter.
     
  9. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    glad to help ya. shoot me a message if you need anything.
     
  10. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    I wouldnt :p
    Haha. Good luck with it. I plowed with a Kawasaki 4wd with a 48'' blade for two years and I think with chains you will have no problems.
     
  11. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Chains and a bag of Salt for weight on the rear will due you wonder's for plowing.
    like said not any bigger than 48" blade maybe even a 42"

    I'd go with Cycle country for the fact that you can get the 42" blade. and with the size of your machine
    smaller might just be better. yes the 48 clears more but if you don't have power or traction to move the snow the blade is pushing your out of luck. also if you don't wanna due a Winch for up;/down you can due there manual lift and that seem's to work pretty slick.

    http://www.cyclecountry.com/Product...SnowplowsbyCycleCountry/tabid/75/Default.aspx

    Keep the Snow blower though that'll come in handy on the big snow fall's.

    is there a hitch on your quad where you could get a small trailer to put the blower in and take with you?
    that way for the big snow's you'll be faster with the blower and take full width passe's not worry about the spillage and use the quad and blade to clean up hook up trailer and blower and away to the next account.

    plus with the blade you have to make room to push the snow for the whole year.
    use the blower on the big snow falls and clean up with the ATV and for the little snow falls you just use the ATV.

    also your double covered if blower or ATV Break you have another option instead of Hand shoveling the drive's as the last option.

    sublime out.
     
  12. FOX-SNO-REMOVAL

    FOX-SNO-REMOVAL Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Hey man you should have no problem plowing with tht thing I mean come on a lil cheap lawn tractor can plow snow so i dont see a reason why your quad wont be able to plow snow with chains and a little ballast you should be all set! :)
    And were r u located in MI if u dont mind me askin?
     
  13. RN Lawncare

    RN Lawncare Member
    Messages: 40

    Alright Thanks, and im about 25 minutes from you in Marysville. Haha I was just down in macomb county.
     
  14. tazzman15

    tazzman15 Member
    Messages: 31

    Im 13 and I have a 420 rancher 2wd and i have a 50" moose plow with winch. chains on the back and 2 sand bags for wieght and traction
     
  15. skamaniac

    skamaniac Member
    Messages: 38

    I plowed my driveway for 2 years with a 250 Suzuki 2 wheel drive with 48" plow and chains. Definitely need weight on the back for more traction. It will work.
     
  16. Sportsman500??

    Sportsman500?? Member
    from PA
    Messages: 93

    well i think all 3 of you people are lucky for even having a utility quad at your age. good luck though. i have to deal with my 03 troy built super bronco lawn mower with plow, chains, cab, and weights for plowing.