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Quad size for plowing snow?

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by Deuxdiesel, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Aug 19, 2016 at 5:45 PM
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    Deuxdiesel

    Deuxdiesel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After moving back to and taking over the family farm, I am looking into a quad to plow snow with. I have two Kubota tractors (18 hp and 35 hp diesels) with front loaders and a rear blade, but it is kind of overkill for a few inches of snow. Looking at some used 400-500 cc 4wd quads- are these big enough to push 3-5" of snow with a 48" blade? I hear mixed reviews on how functional they would be. I have zero interest in a SxS - too big for my storage and way too expensive for what you get around here. Thanks in advance for the input.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2016 at 6:14 PM
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    I've got a 550 Grizzly. Put it in 4x4 and push as much snow as you want.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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    vssman

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    My 88 Polaris 250 4X4 pushes 6" of snow without issue on 48" blade. I'm sure a 400 - 500 wouldn't have any problems. You might even go with a 54" blade. My 48" is Ok going straight but the rear wheel will run over the pile when I turn.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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    I'd find an old Honda Rubicon or something. I don't remember what their engine size is, but the ATV itself is massive and shouldn't have any problems pushing snow. Even a small 350cc quad could push a few inches of snow around no sweat if you wanted to save money.
     

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