If you have a 4×4 ATV and you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you’ve probably thought about getting a ATV snow plow to avoid having to use a snow-blower or even worse, a shovel.
With snow plows available in different sizes, materials, styles, attachment designs, accessories and available in price ranges from $150-$1,400. Which one do you need?
Here are the questions you should ask yourself first. Answering these questions will define the type you need and price range.
- How much am I actually going to use it? If you just need to plow your 60ft driveway, you don’t need a premium set-up. If you want to use it to try and make some extra money plowing snow, it would be great to invest in a plow that offers features to help get those jobs done faster and make more money.
- Do I want to use my plow for more than just snow? Maybe you also need it to push dirt, gravel, sand or mulch in the summer time.
- Will noise be a factor? Maybe the echoing sound from a steel blade scraping across the pavement will cause an issue with the neighbors or businesses around you.
- How much does my ATV weigh? If your quad is a smaller model there’s no sense getting a bigger blade. When all that snow piles up on the blade and you don’t have enough weight to keep traction to the tires you’ll be kicking yourself when you’re throwing sandbags on the racks.
ATV Snow Plow Basic Components
- Rear –Attaches to rear hitch mount.
- Mid-Attaches in the middle of the frame.
- Front-Utilizes front of the frame and or A-arms.
- This part is connected to the mounting bracket and extends to the front where the plow is connected. Used in applications with the mid mounting bracket system.
- Come in sizes ranging from 42in – 78in.
- Made from steel, polyurethane or aluminum.
- Available in straight, tapered and V-shaped designs.
- Used to keep the blade slightly above the plane to reduce damage to the surface caused by the blade. Most commonly used in gravel driveways to avoid gravel being scraped up by the blade and pushed into the yard.
ATV Snow Plow Optional Components
- Mounts to the push tubes and utilizes leverage to lower and lift the plow. Requires about 25lbs of pressure to maneuver.
- Must remove handle from the push tubes every time the plow is removed. It adds one more step to removing plow.
- Winches are usually users’ first choice of adding power lifting capabilities to their plows, because after snow season is over they can still utilize the winch for trail riding.
- A hand full of brands offer power lifting systems that can be used to lift plows up and down in place of a winch. These lifts also offer the added benefit of down force on the blade to keep it from floating above packed snow.
Power Blade Rotators
- Systems utilizing electric hydraulics or an electric motor to allow angling of the plow from the seated position with the push of a button.
- Attach to the bottom of the blade to reduce wear on the blade.
- Also provides noise reduction since it keeps the edge of the steel blade from scraping directly on the surface.
- Attach to ends of the blade and used to help determine the location of the sides of the blade in tight maneuvers.
Rubber Plow Flaps
- Add height to the plow and also assists in keeping the snow rolling forward in front of the blade.
- Used to help guide snow in a desired direction.
- Good for clean up along edges that need special attention.
Plow Weight Bars
- Mount to the top of the blade to add down force.
- A great addition to a plow to solve that problem of snow building up to high on the plow and blocking your light or in the case where your plow covers your lights when you raise it up.
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