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ATV For Snow Removel

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by J&R, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    As any tryed this. I Have 4 wheel drive ArticCat. Can this be used for lite snow removel
  2. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I drive one at work. It works great for doing side walks, we save tons of time with it. We have a cycle country plow on it.
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Check the Cabellas catalog. Also, I've seen these on eBay.
  4. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    My problem with the ATV is that YOU are out in the cold, where with a truck you are inside with the heater.

    I can see how it would work just fine, but not as comfortable as using a truck.
  5. Mow4u

    Mow4u LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Yes Great idea Thats how I made my money this winter here n N.C scraping private and church driveways and parking lots with my 4 wheeler it was kinda easy but cold work, that paid off pretty good, I have a Honda Forman500 4x4 with 60inch power boom snow plow its a man who makes them around these parts it operates with my warn winch great investmeant fella.

    P.s. Ur heat is ur engine ha ha
  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    My buddy has a 500 Suzuki w/ a Cycle Country V-plow. I use it to clean sidewalks and a pond that is used for iceskateing. It is unbelievable how much snow that baby can move. If I had more use for one, I'd buy one in a minute. :) ;) :) ED
  7. prolawnguy

    prolawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I used a small Honda 3004wd for years doing neighborhood clients. There was never a snowfall it couldnt handle here in Minnesota. I did mostly 3 car driveways. You have to keep the snow pushed way back though for future snow storage. Driveways only took a 5 to 10 minutes a piece. I have had the cycle country plow on for close to 10 years without any problems. I have hit some hard drifts pretty fast too. I recommend hardening the cutting edge to last longer. Also for huge snowfalls leave the plow up slightly and push it back that way first before getting all the way down to the pavement.
  8. sdog882007

    sdog882007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I have a Suzuki Eiger 400 with a cycle country plow, and an electric winch that is hooked up to the four-wheeler, and it seems to push snow great. The only thing i don't like about it is that it gets kinda cold, but other than that it is a great money maker
  9. TrapperJohn

    TrapperJohn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Take a look at the Swisher snowplow, Tractor Supply now stocks them. A lot of atv snowplows are fiberglass, the swisher unit is made out of fairly thick metal, so you can also use it to push dirt around in the summer.

    I'm about to put one on my Arctic Cat (500i).
  10. gadfreak

    gadfreak LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 37

    I did quite a bit of plowing with the 96 Yamaha kodiak 4X4 and a 60" Cycle country plow. I do mostly stone driveways. Keep the skids high and it works great. Its hooked up to the warn winch so no manual lifting required. I can get cold if you don't dress properly!!!

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