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Kawasaki prairie 2wd good or bad

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by RD1970, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. RD1970

    RD1970 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 11

    I'm looking at possibly buying a 2000 kawasaki prairie 2wd for snow plowing and i'm wondering how well it will work. I have seen a few other 2wd quad with plows and they worked ok and i've seen people use a lawn mower so I figured if they could do i'm sure it could do it but I wanted to get some opinions
  2. banksl&s

    banksl&s Member
    Messages: 46

    I would go with a 4x4 definitely and preferrabely a 500 cc or bigger. IMHO. You don't always have to use the 4 wheel drive but it is a definite plus when you need it.
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    It would work with a 48" plow. You would have to add weight on the back rack and posibly put tire chains on. A full size 4wd would definatly work better.
  4. RD1970

    RD1970 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 11

    I know a 4x4 would be better but this one came up for sale local and in my price range I have a 6.5 foot blade on my truck allready and a backhoe for heavy snow removal I am just thinking of using it for light snow remove on smaller driveways and side walks
  5. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    if its a good price for what the machine is go for it.

    stay with a 48" blade and weight on the rear rack and tire chains are a big help.

    for light duty it will be fine.

    this have a High and Low range?

    would want the Low Range for plowing for sure.

    sublime out