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ATV Plows
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Gunner    Posted 12-04-2004 at 10:50:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone have one? Can they be used to push dirt much?


Linda/Utah    Posted 12-04-2004 at 15:15:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
We bought a Polaris Sportsman 4wd last Jan and put a Swisher plow on it. We've been very happy with it. The mounting hardware goes the entire length of the atv. We were worried the hardware might hang up on dirt, ditches, etc., but no problems with that, and we drove it through plenty of irrigation ditches this summer. I've hit many a rock, snowbank, or frozen chunk of ground with the blade without bending or damaging the mounting frame. The blade will flip forward if you hit anything too hard. That can be frustrating sometimes, but I can see the need for it.

We use it for plowing snow and for moving horse and cattle manure around in the corrals. The plow won't move large quantities of really wet manure, unless you shave the edge off a pile as you go. But, it has moved tons of manure, plus a winter's worth of snow over this past year. We have no complaints.

As for moving dirt, it won't easily move large amounts of dirt. I've mostly moved manure, snow and wood chips. I have used it to fill a hole back up when we had to dig a hydrant out this summer.

You still need a tractor with a bucket or scraper to get into the corral corners, but this has been a handy setup.

We also bought the bucket attachment but, because of the way our winch is set up on the atv, we need to make some modifications so the bucket will dump.

Come to think of it, we found the Swisher hardware through someone on this site. Thanks!


Been There    Posted 12-04-2004 at 11:40:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a king Quad with low range they will push loose dirt that has just been dumped or worked up but again you have to take small cuts on the pile. Bob Mi


Ron/PA    Posted 12-04-2004 at 11:26:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've got one here on the farm and although we've never tried pushing dirt, I don't believe we ever would. They just aren't heavy enough to lay into a dirt pile, and they aren't strong enough to ram it. I'm not talking from experience, just what we see here. As long as the snow will flow off of the blade they'll keep moving. As soon as we hit a snowpack yer done.
Ron


toolman    Posted 12-04-2004 at 11:14:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don,t have one but have a blade on a truck 4x4, for snow , i guess you could as long as you took it easy and tried not to push too much at once, have to be careful not to bend your mounting hardware, i bent the ones on the plow truck last year plowing out a old timer that everybody forgot about and when i tried he had a wack of snow i finally came home got the tractor an loader.


Gunner    Posted 12-04-2004 at 11:44:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gonna rig one up on the 4x4 - Ruining the bumber stuff is on my mind, but better then shoveling (I wish I could spell)
Goin' to town to buy stuff to ruin stuff later.
Happy Trails


toolman    Posted 12-04-2004 at 11:57:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
don,t worry about the spelling Gunner , nobody spells worse than me, come here for fun and frienship, if i want to learn to spell id go to school.lol thats they way i look at it anything is better than shovelling , if you ruin something it can always be repaired or replaced, not as easy with your back though.


Grove r    Posted 12-04-2004 at 15:10:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now just a dang minute, there Toolman, that is a position I have covetted for a long time, now, and I am not going to be beat out by your attempts! 'Sides....a TD 91 is one of the better snow removal machines....and, it does a better job of pushing trees down....more proffesional........have a gooder, R.E.L.


toolman    Posted 12-04-2004 at 17:31:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey grover ole buddy nice to see you around, been wondering about you , hows the shop goin?your right if i had that TD91 of your ,man i could do some damage opps work i mean lol


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