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Looking for opinions of UTV plow

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Jigzor, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Jigzor

    Jigzor Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello,

    First post after skulking in the background trying to read on plowing vehicles, ATVs, UTVs. I have come across a 2013 Polaris Ranger Crew 800xp for what I believe to be a good price. 9,000 and it has windshield, roof, rear window panel, LED light bar, winch, electric dump box. It was used on a farm as a daily driver and hunting out of, so the box is used but everything else just needs a good washing. I am mainly going to use it to plow a 200' driveway that is on a fairly decent incline. I am curious to know overall thoughts on something like this to complete my tasks and any suggestions anyone might have.
     
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,900

    As long as you plow with the storm, you will be fine.

    A cut up water heater would make a nice plow for that unit... :rolleyes:
     
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,395

    The turning radius of a Crew rivals a full size pickup.
    It's been my experience ATV's and UTV's used on farms/ranches are typically rode hard and put away wet. Things to fail first are hub bearing, ball joints, half shaft joints, all suspension bushings and rod ends. Front A arms take a beating and get tweaked. Electrical gremlins due to corrosion are a fun treat to deal with. The primary and secondary clutches typically require belt glaze cleaned oof, new weights, bushings and springs due to lack of service.
    $9k seems a little high for the year unless the mileage is low and there's not a 100# or so of organic matter stuck to it.
     
  4. Jigzor

    Jigzor Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    It looks to be in good shape. With that being said, I never even considered turning radius which could be an issue. Thanks for that!
     
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,395

  6. Jigzor

    Jigzor Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I went and test rode the crew, then tested a 1000xp. It was a night and day difference between the smoothness, jumpy rattling, vibrations, and a rear end squeal. The 900xp is nice because they offer the sage green with power steering for 12499. I am also considering an ATV 850 sportsman or outlander. Is it much different between ATV and UTV? Mind you I am 30 and prefer cold winter weather than anything over 70 degF.
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,395

    ATV's and UTV's may seem similar but ATV's fall short for hauling ability's. ATV's are great for tight area's, speed you don't need a trailer to haul them around but you're limited to one person (unless you get a 2 seater) and to what you can put on the racks. UTV's more cumbersome due to size/weight, can take other people/dog, haul more gear but need a trailer to haul unless you have a flat bed on a pickup. The cost difference between a big bore ATV and UTV with the same motor isn't that huge when you look at the difference in capacity.
     
  8. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
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  9. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
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  10. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    That's our setup for the utv