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Yamaha Warrior

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Pirsch, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Look'n at a 350cc Yamaha Warrior 2001 I think... The guy is asking $1500... What do you guys think... I'm looking at putting a plow and being able to pull a 5x8 utility trailer with it. I don't know much more than that.

    Give me your opinion. I also put the same thing in the Sales section.

  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Well, Warriors are 2wd and chain driven and manual clutch. They are for sport, not work. You will need chains or at least a lot of studs, but then you will still just be spinning because they are light compared to a utility. You could fabricate a plow mount, but not sure on a hitch good enough for a 5x8 trailer. $1500 could buy you a decent used utility 4x4 that's meant for work. I'd go that route before trying this with a Warrior, so I say pass.

    Here's an example. http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/787534321.html
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2008
  3. bowhunter74

    bowhunter74 Member
    from MO.
    Messages: 46

    I 2nd that. It will work but not as good as a utility machine. I doubt you can find plow or winch mounts. 4X4 is the way to go.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I owned a Warrior for a while and for anything but your own driveway, I wouldn't even consider it.
  5. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    I'd go with what the others have said,
    for $1500 your better putting that money towards a Utility Quad for plowing and pulling the trailer.

    the Warrior would due it but Plowing and Pulling is not's A Warrior's cup of Tea,

    if your doing a 90% trail Riding and 10% use of plowing and pulling the trailer maybe but if your thinking its gonna be a work hourse and get on the trail every now and then your better off with something Else,

    Sublime out.
  6. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Thanks guys... I really appreciate the feedback. it's kinda hard to find a decent utility atv around here for around $1k that's not all beat to death. I'll just keep look'n around.

    Again Thanks :salute:
  7. bowhunter74

    bowhunter74 Member
    from MO.
    Messages: 46

    You might try to put some more towards a better ATV for reliability reasons, it will pay for itself as in you won't have as many repairs, commercial snow removal (if that's what your doing) is hell on atv's.
  8. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Yeah not really into doing the commercial deal just a few walks and clearing out some drifts left in the road by the road dept. Make alittle $ but just enough to make a decent profit.

    I live in a little dip at the intersection of 3 roads and they like to pile the snow atleast 4' high on alittle snow in the corner of my yard/sidewalks. Plus I volunteer with a non-profit and they're plowing their lot with an old Craftsman Lawn tractor with plywood on the front of it.

    I'm going to check into some area's that have alot of farms and such that the people are strapped for cash and make some offers.

    Thanks again for all the info
  9. MO TOYS

    MO TOYS Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    i would love to get ahold of a 4x4 4 wheeler all i got is fast ones
  10. bowhunter74

    bowhunter74 Member
    from MO.
    Messages: 46

    I've got both :D
  11. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Rub it in... Geesh... Us poor folk over here in O-H-I-O can't afford to have such toys... I'll be glad to come over and take your utility 4x4 off your hands. It will have to be real low in price due to the gas it's going to take to come over! :drinkup:
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    me too, best way to do it. Nice to have your choice between slow and comfort or 80mph and to much power. Wait, did I say to much power, it's not possible....
  13. justwheelit

    justwheelit Member
    Messages: 46

    i can clear my driveway with my kfx400 if i do enough donuts, and if that dont work i'll bust out the banshee