ATV Snow Plow Question (How To)

by Kenny K, Thursday, November 02, 2017, 19:32 (110 days ago)

Do any of you use an ATV to plow snow? How does it work for you?

My wife is interested in getting a plow for our ATV, but I wonder if the ATV is just too lightweight to really work well on anything but light snow.

If it helps, it is a Honda Rincon with a 680cc engine and we have a gravel driveway.

Thanks for your thoughts,

Kenny K.

ATV Snow Plow Question

by nan6649, Thursday, November 02, 2017, 20:49 (110 days ago) @ Kenny K

We have a Honda (?) ATV, 660 cc, and my husband uses it to plow the driveway to the pole barn. It's a 4WD and has off-road tires. The driveway there is dirt & gravel, and works just fine. He uses the snow blower on the blacktopped house driveway.

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by johnk65, Thursday, November 02, 2017, 21:09 (110 days ago) @ nan6649

I have a 450 Polaris and I plow on grass gravel and black top and works great just if it is a big drift I just take smaller swipes.

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by Wheels, Friday, November 03, 2017, 06:35 (110 days ago) @ Kenny K

As long as it's 4wd, you can plow just about anything Wisconsin throws at you. I've been using one for years. Just be sure to get the first plow job far enough away from what you want open. Once the snow sets in those banks, you won't move it again and your yard will get smaller and smaller as the winter goes on. Oh, dress warm because that's a cold job.

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ATV Snow Plow Question

by TwinBridge ⌂ @, Crivitz, WI, Sunday, November 05, 2017, 10:02 (108 days ago) @ Kenny K

I'll chime in on this as well. I use a 650cc 4x4 with a 60" blade, have for 12 years now and it works well for me. Just a couple of things that I learned or adjusted through that time.

After the first season, and also because I only use my ATV for utility purposes around the property, I ditched the stock tires, which are next to useless in the winter time. I went with an aggressive 1.5" lug mud tire, and it was a night and day difference in what the ATV can do. While certainly not a must-do upgrade for some, I'd never use stock tires for my needs again.

A few seasons ago, I also added heated grips & thump flipper. As someone else mentioned, it can get chilly plowing on the ATV at times.

Other than that, with a little experience, you should be able to handle any kind of snow we typically get around here.

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