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How much for gas?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by McGaw, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. McGaw

    McGaw Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    I there, might be a stupid question. I'm contemplting getting a used quad and buy a plow. But I was just wondering about the cost of gas? How much gas do they use?

    What do people pay for insurance on them? Is it pricey?

    Thanks alot,
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    My 2004 Arctic Cat 500 4x4 is good on gas when I'm in 2wd and trail riding but when I'm in 4wd it realy uses alot of gas.
  3. McGaw

    McGaw Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    How often are you in 4wd? How much does it cost to fill up the avg tank and how long would it take you to burn it in 4wd?
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I'm allways in 4wd when I'm plowing. And it curently cost me about $10 to fill it.
  5. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    there has been some discussion about this on other forums i go on. i calculated it out last itme i went riding my rancher gets like 15 mpg trail riding and id guess around 10mpg when im hauling alot or plowing alot. and on average costs me 10 to 15 bucks to fill up depending on gas prices.
  6. -Iron Mike-

    -Iron Mike- Member
    Messages: 35

    About $0.83/L right now.:D payup
  7. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I never really filled mine up from empty but mine is extremely good on gas. Only time it seems to burn a fair amount is when flying around full throttle
  8. Elwer Lawn Care

    Elwer Lawn Care PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,495

    Fuel...not very much.

    Insurance...I think its around 90 bucks a year depending on year and model and such but that won't cover liability so would still need insurance for plowing.
  9. McGaw

    McGaw Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    Is that insurance for the quad, or for the plowing insurance? I'm not sure how much insurance differes between our two country's, but $90 a year for quad insurance sounds very reasonable.
  10. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I have a 2000 arctic cat 500 4x4 auto. It costs me about $10 to fill. and I get 40 miles out of an entire tank.
  11. Zach

    Zach Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Mine is pretty good on gas, I usually fill the 2.5 gallon tank once a month and I ride way more than the usuall ATV owner (Sometimes 3-4 times a week)