Atv snowplow?

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by Thomas Heck, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Thomas Heck

    Thomas Heck 6 pointer

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    Just wondering if anyone could recommend a place or brand to get a atv snowplow with the hand handle lift. Thanks
     
  2. Duster

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    Check with Rocky mountain ATV.....Not to rain on your parade but your going to wish you had a winch setup to raise and lower it.
     
  3. willy09

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    Anyone got any hillbilly redneck engineered plows
     
  4. Thomas Heck

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    Thanks for the reply. You're probably right about the winch. Just trying to save some money.
     
  5. Duster

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    I just know with mine when I push a bunch of snow into a pile without the winch it would be very hard to lift the plow to back up. Don't have to be a expensive one, IIRC mine was under $100 at TSC and has a remote that attaches to the handle bars. 1200 pound rated I think. I got a Warn plow 48 inch wide but this deep snow we just got was more than it could handle FWIW.

    edit...just did a quick search and found one at Harbor Freight for $90, also do a search for online coupons and they have one now for 20% off thru the end of Feb.
     
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  6. KYBH4Life

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    May check harbor freight....cheap
     
  7. chris149

    chris149 12 pointer

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    I had one for my old lawn mower and rigged it up on my 4-wheeler with three u-bolts. It work pretty well but I need to make a few changes before next year.
     
  8. Thomas Heck

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    Thanks again for the info Duster.
     
  9. Rob DeHaven

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    Got a 3000lb winch from Walmart.com that had nothing but great reviews for 100. Can't remember the brand.
     
  10. 1wildcatfan

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    my $.02 from experience. for what you'll pay for a decent plow and winch, you could pick up a good (used) two stage snow blower. the ATV plows have their limitations, the snow blowers don't have any limitations that i have found. every 4-5 years we get a nor'easter that'll dump 20-30"+, found my plow was useless the first storm, the next storm the snow blower never missed a beat. just hang on and let it eat away.
     
  11. Powerstro284

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    I got a moose hand plow for my atv I couldn't be happier with
     
  12. JDMiller

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    I've had one on my Big Bear that I bought on-line at Walmart since 2009.... gave like $79. Never have had an issue with it at all.

    It was one of those deals where i had bought a new 4wheeler and it came with a factory mounting plate and I thought a winch might be handy.... never had one on a atv. So... I came across this one and thought it's cheap enough that if it smokes on me I haven't lost much money. But it just keeps working and when it comes to hanging deer it's done paid for itself many times over.

    It is a Champion 3000 lb atv winch.

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    With the 4wd and differential lock controls ... the handle bars were a little crowded.. So ... mounted the winch controls on the left rear of the front rack.
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  13. quackrstackr

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    While one would be nice given the weather that we just had, I can't justify the expense to buy one to sit around and rust for 10 years before I may need it again. You can spend a lot in a hurry, even with the manual lift, by the time you get all of the components to mount one.
     
  14. KYBH4Life

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    Those are my thoughts as well but I have considered plowing driveways for winter money. Not often do we need it but you can make $2k a day. Gonna get into truck plowing once I get a bigger truck...gonna have to be a diesel. What's the going rate plowing an average driveway anyway? $25 would be minimum. With the snow we had, I would guess $35-$40.
     
  15. JDMiller

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    Not saying an atv snow plow wouldn't work... but if I were thinking about doing it to make some money.... would consider a compact 4wd tractor.... like an older Yanmar or Kubota where you can use a little heavier implements.

    Most implements for atv's are pretty light weight and will get the average homeowner by. But to put them to heavy continued use... I'd say you better be prepared to do a bunch of repairs.


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