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Hauling ATV

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by JMK26, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. JMK26

    JMK26 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Been looking but can't find this question...

    I'm curious how trailers handle in the snow. I only do residential and adding an ATV with plow to the mix.

    I have never had to pull a trailer in the snow or icy conditions. How do they handle in the snow/ice? Can I drive like I normally do or go a little slower? Do they jackknife easily on turns?

    Thanks for the input!
  2. CleanCutL&S

    CleanCutL&S Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    Its all about how you load it. Keep a fair amount of tongue wight on it. Drive smart and should be fine. Towing empty in snow sucks.
  3. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    I tow a 5 x 10 open trailer with 2 snow blowers. The problem I have found is that streets though they have been plowed they are left to choked with snow. Which can make parking a problem. Last year the road was only wide enough to be a single lane.

    Lucky I was able to be back the trailer into a neighbors driveway across the street from the house I had to do.

    Driving was not a problem. Pulled through deep snow, up hills with ease. Stopping was ok. I always allowed extra time and distance to stop.
  4. glngib

    glngib Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a tilt trailer and when driving onto it would not go down on its own. It pulled pretty good. Then, I backed on which is harder to do and it went down and pulled great. I think with the plow mounted on my Ranger 570 it would be ok to drive onto it. Tongue weight is the key. The back country roads can be tricky though.