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atv side walk damage??

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by vlc27, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. vlc27

    vlc27 Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 12

    Quick question, I want to start going with a ATV and plow on my sidewalks. Does the plow do any major scratching or damage to them. I have 48 inch sidewalks to clear. thanks
  2. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    We take trucks down walks

    Dose this help lol
  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    my plow scratches very little.
  4. vlc27

    vlc27 Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 12

    yeah, I think the truck answer will do it!!!! thanks
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL no problem

    I have watch dad back the Dump & Vbox down them too :D
  6. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Minor thread hijack here.... ;~)

    I've got a Japanese Minitruck (KEI truck) I just installed a 72" Blackline snow plow on it. The plow is raised/lowered with an electric linear actuator, so it has no float capabilities, and considerable down pressure. Will the steel blade mark up concrete side walks? Would some stiff rubber work? in place of the steel edge? Should I switch to a polyurethane edge? And where might I track some of that down in Canada, western Canada in particular?
  7. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    http://www.rubbercal.com/Poly_Blades.html Here you go, this is what I have and you cannot wear it out lol.
  8. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    I run a down pressure system on my Honda Foreman and I havent chipped up a sidewalk yet. you stray off the sidewalk into the yard and you can dig up some sod with it though. I know on my system it has a pressure sping with 3" of travel so there is some give/take to the system. How good a shape are the side walk? I due one that is nice and level the whole way and my other walk has some 1" up/downs from pad to pad which can cause me problems.

    though the amount of weight I can put down on my blade is limited to the weight of the ATV

    sublime out.

    Pics of my set up on the ATV with Plow Pics thread 1st page
  9. vlc27

    vlc27 Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 12

    the walks are in good shape and actually I just came home with a new atv and plow which is 54 inch. So we are going to definitely going to see how it goes. Thnaks
  10. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Speedy... the shoes on your plow should help prevent the actual blade from damaging the surfaces you're working on. On our current plow truck (same set-up as you), the blade is several millimeters above the surface with the actuator in the down position. A poly edge would certainly add some insurance, but I dont think you will have a problem if you're plowing at a reasonable speed. I've never heard of anyone reporting surface damage with the Blackline plows unless they were on gravel/softer surfaces and weren't using common sense.
  11. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    and you don't have pics posted yet? Your slipping. :) What atv and plow did you buy?