Any recs for UTV w/ snow plow for Montana winters?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by taylor16, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. taylor16

    taylor16 Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 2

    Hello-
    Recently moved to Billings, Montana from Florida and need to think about snow plowing options for my 11 acres. We have considerable snow drifts from what I here and have about 1200 ft to plow to get from my garage to the street. Not sure where to begin- should I look into a side by side UTV or small tractor? I’d appreciate any advice on how I should proceed.
     
  2. seville009

    seville009 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CNY
    Messages: 1,830

    if it were me, if you’re in an area prone to heavy snows at times and significant drifting, I’d want a tractor at least no smaller than about 40 hp, with a loader on the front and a blower on the back and chains on the tires (and a can if possible)

    you want as much power and capability that you can reasonably afford

    your budget will dictate what you get of course.

    you want to end up with something that, when you’re plowing for the fifth time that day in the middle of a blizzard, you think to yourself “I’m glad I have this” instead of “this effing piece of ....”
     
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  3. plow4beer

    plow4beer Senior Member
    Messages: 910

    35-45hp tractor w/heated cab, snow blower on 3point, plow & bucket for the front loader arms......Or put a plow on your truck (if you have one)....or just hire it out.