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Wisconsin ATV Snow Removal Laws

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by yancylandscape, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. yancylandscape

    yancylandscape Junior Member
    Messages: 2

  2. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Hmm, that seems pretty reasonable to me. What do you think about it?
  3. kingquadplowman

    kingquadplowman Junior Member
    from SW WI
    Messages: 9

    I was aware of this law before the plowing season. I made sure I understood all the laws before I went out and cruised through town going to my parents house. This new law made my plowing easier because no longer did I need to trailer across town. And putting an led light on a post and plugging it into the king quad, oh, its so much easier!
    I thought maybe the cops would try and give me a little crap, but they just wave and keep going. Sometimes they will even stop and ask how its goin and just talk.
    This is truly one of the smartest things WI has done in a long time when it comes to snow removal!
  4. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    That sounds great, I live out of the city , so we don't get alot of traffic where I drive my atv to plow. And I usually plow at night, so I've had no problems.
  5. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    been busniess as usual for me for plowing with the Quad again this year though my town is only 4 mile's from one end to the other and I kinda live in the middle of town so I can get from one end to the other and not get questioned. I due have a yellow light at home sitting in the basement if I get asked I'll get it put on the ATV I just haven't gotten to it yet this year LOL
  6. James 1966

    James 1966 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Seems Very Reasonable !!
  7. Dave T

    Dave T Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 165

    I think it's great. I wish they had that law here. The only time we can drive on the roads is if there is a state of emergency.
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    Sounds fair to me. It wouldn't matter if they had that in PA as I have to trailer my stuff too far to do any work. I have a few in my neighborhood that I drive maybe a mile or so one way. I did ride the Grizzly about 5 miles to the store a few years back when we got a few feet of snow. When I got to the store a cop saw me pulling in. I walked in and all he said was "nice atv" and went on his merry way. :) I guess since all the highways were closed down it didn't really matter.
  9. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    i never had a problem with the cops around here using my atv for snowplowing ,but make sure you have yellow llight on and blade. most stop and ask how good it works. better then my plow trucks for most of my aaccounts
  10. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That seems very reasonable. Until the late 90's or so, you could register and drive atv's on the roads of NC like you would a motorcycle. There must have been too many accidents and bad apples who ofcourse had to ruin it.
  11. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,421

    In WY you license them with the motorcycle plate.

    Balls out, no mileage restrictions etc.

    I doubt there are caution light requirements either.
    Most folks here don't use one on their snow plow pickups.
  12. blackhillshonda

    blackhillshonda Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    In South Dakota we license them also like a motorcycle and ride them year round. I live in the Black Hills and you can't believe how many ATV's with plows run around town in the winter. The Weather Channel has Lead, SD as the 5th snowiest town in the United States (Including Alaska). We average a little over 300 inches a season. :drinkup:
  13. jpmurr

    jpmurr Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    ATV Snow plow wear blade

    Can any one tell me what last longer or is better for a wear bar on aATV Plow ?
    I was kinda woundering about useing a rubber Strip In stead of a steel one . OF course it would be a thick one Kinda like on a Snow box but not as thick Anny good Ideas please help me Thanks Guys Here is my email . jpmurr@frontier.com
  14. jturkey69

    jturkey69 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    hoping to talk boss into trying an atv for business thiss year. I have plowed myself, and neighbors places in the past, and did fine, no issues, moved alot of snow. BUT trying to get him on board with an atv vs a jd rider with blade and wheel weights will be tough..lol
  15. Shop's Lawn

    Shop's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Anyone know if this law is still current as of this year oct 2012?
  16. 450foreman04

    450foreman04 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Dnr still has it on their website. Don't forget you need a license plate now.