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Looking for opinions

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by plows&tattoos, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. plows&tattoos

    plows&tattoos Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 11

    Hey guys my kid want's to get involved more in my plowing business, he's 15 and responsible however for liability and insurance reasons it is not possible. I am kicking around the idea of purchasing him a used arctic cat 300 with a 48in plow and telling him to hustle and see what he can do on his own. I think the hard work and if he follows through can be a great motivator, after all it's how I got my start.

    My question is, is the Artic Cat 300 strong enough? every review I have seen on the machine is a glowing endorsement that it can handle anything but I have no experience in mid size ATV's. it is 4x4 and I honestly don't see him doing a whole lot more than a handful of neighbors driveways, though some have inclines I'd say none are more than 100ft long

    any input is appreciated

  2. oldpeople2

    oldpeople2 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I think it would be great for your son to do snow removal. The 300cc will do fine as long as he is not into high drifting snow. Have him put some weight on the back of the ATV, take his time, and have him go down on the incline, plus he well have fun.
  3. tjslider

    tjslider Member
    Messages: 42

    The AC will do just fine... cleared a 1/2 mile gravel road many times with one. Add some weight to the back and get to work.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    you'll **** yourself when he comes home with a new quad hahaha because he took on a home depot by himself hahaha
  5. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    go for it. the Cat will handle the 48" blade no problem till the snow is over 12" then you'll have problems but he's young and can plow with the storm.

    plus at that age its more fun with an ATV.

    sublime out.
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    An Arctic Cat 300 will handle a 48" blade no problem. Good luck to him this Winter.
  7. plows&tattoos

    plows&tattoos Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 11

    LOL if he does I'll get back into commercial work and have him bid out my jobs

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    hahah thats the part i hate too, i thought my dad would retire and do that to keep busy,

    so much for wishful thinking