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Regular Maintenance Items

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by jonathan, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. jonathan

    jonathan Junior Member
    from BC
    Messages: 7

    What kind of extra regular maintenance is needed when plowing with an atv?
  2. Greenwalt

    Greenwalt Member
    Messages: 75

    Nothing out of the ordinary. I always do engine oil and filter, front and rear diff, transfer-case, spark plug, and clean the air filter (I have a K&N, so there is no need to replace.) I always clean the battery terminals, check the air pressure in the tires, I actually keep them a little bit lower. I use WD-40 on external moving parts, and bolts as well.

    I have a '99 fourtrax, that I bought new in 99 and have plowed with every year since then. I have never had to do anything else (knock on wood) maintenance wise.
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Just make sure you greese it if you have greese fittings.
  4. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    If using an belt drive ATV it pays to inspect the clutches every year, rebuild when necessary.

    On my P360 I had worn the drive clutch to the point it couldn't be rebuilt therefore had to buy new. In my situation I push then back up so every push fully cycles the clutch, sometimes a couple times a minute. This causes a lot of extra wear on the clutch.