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Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Flawless440, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Just pick up a lot of walks, all 3' wide... Everyone is telling me to get a atv.. walks are long runs..

    I want a utv for the bed to use in the off season, utv's are wider.., im worried about it not fitting on the walkways..

    Need some Feed back please..
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,081

    Most ATV's are just under 4ft wide and narrowest blade I believe is 4ft, the smallest UTV's are around 5ft wide and blades are even wider. I think either would be to wide and your best bet would be a Walker mower with a blade or a WBH Gravely with a sweeper.
  3. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    What size blades come on the walker mower?
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,081

    I think they're down to 36" and they also have a blower to.
    I'd go to their website to verify.
  5. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Lookin like ground speed is 5mph with leaf collection.. I like the idea of having the machine with bed shaper, aerator..
  6. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    my quick $.02 would be to get a Honda 300 4x4 its 42" wide with a cycle country V Blade and cut the cutting edge to your 36" wide and scrape the walks down clean and then let the blade float over the grass on each side to clear the snow for the ATV to track down.

    though that only works for so long on side walks, eventually you make a tunnel when the banks build up higher then you can push over. though if you make a extra pass you can push the banks back at the start of the year and let them build up from there.

    you could also due this with the Moose V blade as well on a UTV just make a center cutting edge of the 36" to scrape and straddle the walk with the UTV and make a big path.

    just my quick thoughts.

    sublime out
  7. rtreads

    rtreads Junior Member
    from Denver
    Messages: 29

    How about a newer 2-seater style ATV that you can put a larger rear rack on when needed?
  8. jturkey69

    jturkey69 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Arctic cat tbx....it has the bed / dump box your looking for.
  9. whitegoldrider

    whitegoldrider Member
    Messages: 37

    How about an ATV trailer?

    You could get one of those "trail legal" UTVs that are 50" wide but that's still 2-3" wider than even some of the 1000cc ATVs. If you're looking to be able to haul stuff, how about an ATV/trailer rig? I looked into those drop down baskets for my ATV but if you do any hilly terrain, with a loaded rear basket, your front end may go up and over unless you balance the load on the front rack. I have something like this:


    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014
  10. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Polaris sportsman big boss 6x6 or polaris sportsman x2 or a 36" walk behind snow blower