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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 05:10 AM
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some up here do it for light snowfalls. Problem is that you cant push back snow banks threw the year. Even a truck plow can stuggle toward the end of the year and your driveway gets smaller and smaller. Best thing is a blower the blows the snow way out and doesn't leave banks. Now I'm talking SNOW! Some of you live where a foot on the ground is a big storm and it doesn't last long. Here a foot of snow is called spring. A good blizzard will dump two or three feet in your driveway and once you get it cleared just wait a day or two and youll be doing it again. Personaly id much rather put the money spent on an atv plow into a better snow blower. Fortunately my next door neighbor has a full sized tractor with a big blower on it and he keeps me blown out so well that I gave his son who lives in lower Michigan my snow blower. I just sit in the warm house and watch my driveway being done.

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Wear bars can be easily hardened with a couple beads of Harding rod run on the edge.


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Wear bars can be easily hardened with a couple beads of Harding rod run on the edge.


The cost was appropriate, so I switched to the nylon bar on mine. Worked great for couple years then needed changing.


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Several years ago at my daughters house in Pa I actually saw real snow. 18" of it. I also saw that every wheeled vehicle had a plow😀

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Spring in Maine small 12in heavy snow storm April 10, we had them 38 in before. Trick to getting it done with a ATV is get out there and plow multiple times during the storm.
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I bought a Suzuki King Quad 400 as a left over about three years ago when my health stopped me from hunting, or dragging deer over any distance. The only way we could rationalize the cost of a quad and trailer was to have the electric winch and plow installed.

I love it! The wife,(she's several years my junior) shovels the 20' of sidewalk I can't reach with the plow, and I put the quad in 4WHL DR LOW and take care of our drive, walks, and two of the neighbors as well. I swear, it seems like that machine could push over the house if I wanted. My driveway is 60'X60', and the neighbors is about 100 yds long, then opens to a small parking lot.
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