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Windshield or Blade flap?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by skamaniac, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. skamaniac

    skamaniac Member
    Messages: 38

    Which works best for keeping snow out of your face? Or both?

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    windshield works awesome as it is powder thast hits yeah and melts quickly making you cold and wet imo
  3. JoeCool

    JoeCool Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 214

    Both would work best. Windshield is a couple bucks and the flap can be almost free. In fact if money for a windshield is an issue just buy some thin lexan at a plastic supplier and fab up some brackets from flat steel and u-bolts.
  4. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I had a windshield on my quad. I personally didnt care for it. When the snow hit it it didnt come off I had to keep wiping it off. And me being so tall sitting down on the quad the cold air went right over the windshield and hit me right in the forehead haha.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009
  5. Blademasters

    Blademasters Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    If you had to choose...

    The flap works best, but I have both and love it. My windshield also keeps wind off of my hands and instruments.
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Both would work the best. But if your only getting one get a wind shield IMO. I have one and it helps out a ton, it you can duck behind it and all the snow stays out of her face.
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    If I was you I would get a flap then get handguards thats what I did but I didn't get a snow flap. I might get one on this new plow.
  8. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I have a windshield and flap, but if its snowing....you still get snow on you.......haha....

    hey EatMyTailPipes...you have any closer pictures of your plow frame, I'd like to see how you did your frame and springs, and mount, as it looks a little different then most..I always like seeing peoples different ideas...thanks!
  9. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya I do snowman. I built the push tubes and stuff myself. The plow itself is from a farmall tractor haha. Here are some more pics I can take some more if you want. I just bought a 60" arctic cat poly plow that I am going to begin using this year. It will be lighter for the quad, less strain on the front end.
  10. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    thanks for the pics, just wanted to see push tube design so those worked...another idea to toss around!