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Plow too big?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by mkwl, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I'm looking at buying a used 52" Quadboss (same as Cycle Country I assume) for my Brothers '06 Bombardier Rally 200 2x4 ATV. I was really wanting a 48" blade for it- but for the price- this one seems like almost too good a deal to pass up...is it going to be too big for his quad?

    I have a 54" CC blade on my Kawi Prairie 360 4x4 and it does great- I'm just worried that a blade that large on his smaller 2x4 atv is going to be too big...

  2. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    if he has a Low Range or Gear on the Quad? should be fine.

    you'll need weight over the rear tires and Tire Chains back there would help alot also.

    he'll probally be able to push 3/4 of what your 360 will due. snow falls under 6" be OK at you get over 6" your gonna struggle unless you plow with the storm.

    just my thought's.
  3. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Unfortunately, BRP does not have a LO range on this quad (love it on my 360)...I'm thinking that with some weight on the rear rack (70LBS or so), and tire chains, he should be okay.

    It will be primarily used up at our camp to plow the driveway while we're up there (since the guy we hire to plow our road only comes at the end of every storm)- so time isn't such an issue...

    Does anyone know for sure if the mounting "horns" on the Quadboss are definitely the same as that of Cycle Country? He has the mount for his wheeler- just needs to correct blade/tubes...
  4. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Anyone else?
  5. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    153 views and no other responses?????
  6. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    Most ATV snow plow vendors recommend at least 500C for 60" plows, so I would say with 54" you may be able to push some light snow falls but are really exceeding your CC's.
  7. hondarider94

    hondarider94 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 19

    i dont think ccs really have much to do with it. i have a 250 recon and my dad has a 2wd foreman 500 with a 52" state plow.. his problem isnt enough power to push it, its traction

    i would go over a 48" on my recon because i wouldnt have the weight to push it.
    i DONT reccomend you getting a 52" for a 200cc atv..
    id look for a 42"
  8. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    True, but generally more CC's = more weight = better plowing. Plus more CC's can handle more weight!
  9. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Not totally true, plowed for many years with 200 CC pushing 54" blade:D
  10. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    Is this an informal invite to play a logic game? Generally is not "totally". Generally is helpful for those seeking answers to unscientific questions. Generally.
  11. BruteForce750

    BruteForce750 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 133

    Lagwagon, theres no use in trying... :rolleyes:

    Just know your right and move on...
  12. MBrooks420

    MBrooks420 Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 79

    It's all about weight and drive. I'd put the largest plow on an old King Quad and they were only 280's. They also had super low. Not familiar with the Rally, are they chain driven? If they are I'd gear it lower for more usable power, and it'd be easier on the auto clutch. I don't think 4 inches would be a deal breaker. If it doesn't want to push the 52" it's not going to be smooth sailing with the 48"
  13. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Well, we ended up getting a 48" blade for it- pushed about 2" of snow with it today (at the house upstate)- pushed it no problem!
  14. noooooo

    noooooo Member
    Messages: 61

    Couldn't you cut it down with a sawzall if it was too big? Only issue would be the blade shoes. Not familiar with how Quadboss attaches the blade shoes.