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    Do you guys prefer Cycle Country or Warn snowplows for your atv and why?

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    I prefer Moose plows because I got a killer deal on it and they are simple to install.

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    Whichever one you get don't get the 48", get the 60". Even with the 60" it takes A LOT OF TIME to move snow with an atv. The amount of snow that can be moved with a truck and plow in twenty minutes will take 6 hours on an atv

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    I've got the 50" plow and my driveway is fairly long, it takes about 20 minutes to clear it after a good snowfall.

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    My driveway is 100 yards and we get 300 to 800 inches a year. Should I get a 48" or the bigger 60".

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    I'd stay with the 966 and 120" blade if I were you.

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    I bought the 54" warn plow package today for my 05 Rancher 350. I used it tonight and it seems to work very well. I pushed about 8" of snow here in Fbks with no problem. I didn't go with the 60" plow because I have a small machine and didn't want to work it too hard or be undergunned. I was told 300 cc machines can work 60" plows with the light interior snow but I guess I compromised with the 54". I think it will be fine.

    I also installed a warn 2,500 lb winch today. Still have the stock tires and may run them for winter plowing. Figure I should make sure I like the 350 Rancher before I invest anymore $$ into the machine. I could foresee getting a Foreman 450 or 500 if this machine seems to small. Well see......

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkHunter45 View Post
    I prefer Moose plows because I got a killer deal on it and they are simple to install.
    I compared the quality and bought the Moose also. Much more meaty than the cycle country brand.

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    ..used on a 300 Fourtrax Honda works very well.

    Add some custom side plates (3/16 steel with welded bolt ons) and a nice 4" flap of heavy rubber over the top.

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    I have a plow,,think its around 48", came off a Polaris. Anyone want it come and get it .FREE FREE FREE......Ex. shape. Includes everything except where it mounts under the machine.

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    Who sells atv plows in the valley? I've been thinking of just goin to Arctic Cat, since thats the wheeler I have, but it would be nice to shop around.

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    Please call me at 322-0497 or e-mail jeffbeast@gci.net thanks

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    I have owned both Cycle Country and Warn plows. You cannot hardly tell the difference between the two so I would go with the one you can get the best deal on. Don't go smaller than 60". I have owned a 54" and the 60" is much better. If the snow is too deep to push the 60" then just take a half a pass rather than a full load. I currently have a 60" and would rather have a 72".

    The amount of snow that can be moved with a truck and plow in twenty minutes will take 6 hours on an ATV
    That all depends on what you are doing. I have a 90"' plow on a 3/4 Ford and a 60" plow on a Rubicon. I can plow my driveway in about 20 minutes with the ATV. I can plow the driveway in about 10 minutes with the Ford but then have to spend another 30 minutes cleaning up the tight spots with a shovel. To clear a parking lot a ATV would be worthless, to clean a sidewalk a truck plow would be worthless. For the typical homeowner with a narrow driveway you cannot beat a ATV plow as there is just not room to maneuver a truck plow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    My driveway is 100 yards and we get 300 to 800 inches a year. Should I get a 48" or the bigger 60".
    I always wonder how you Valdez folks do it.

    You have to use blowers, right?

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    I ordered a Warn plow from Cabellas, with shipping it was still $70 less than any dealer in the valley and it was delivered to my door step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crumm View Post
    I have owned both Cycle Country and Warn plows. You cannot hardly tell the difference between the two so I would go with the one you can get the best deal on. Don't go smaller than 60". I have owned a 54" and the 60" is much better. If the snow is too deep to push the 60" then just take a half a pass rather than a full load. I currently have a 60" and would rather have a 72".


    That all depends on what you are doing. I have a 90"' plow on a 3/4 Ford and a 60" plow on a Rubicon. I can plow my driveway in about 20 minutes with the ATV. I can plow the driveway in about 10 minutes with the Ford but then have to spend another 30 minutes cleaning up the tight spots with a shovel. To clear a parking lot a ATV would be worthless, to clean a sidewalk a truck plow would be worthless. For the typical homeowner with a narrow driveway you cannot beat a ATV plow as there is just not room to maneuver a truck plow.
    Well at least you know a 60" is better than a 54" or 48"
    If you have a simple driveway yes a 48" is plenty. My driveway is up hill and I have a large parking area. I also push all the snow in my yard over the hill to get at toys and wood piles. I don't go out and plow unless there's over a foot of snow. 5 hours or so to do what I could in a truck in 20 minutes. But I got the time and it's kinda fun to do on the atv. Anybody thinks they can do it faster with a 48" plow on their atv I'll gladly let them try.

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    With a 48" plow I imagine it would take 5 hours instead of 20 minutes. Not sure why they even make 48" plows. If you angle a 48" blade the 4-wheeler has to drive in fresh snow. Get a 60" plow and you will cut your time in half.

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    my 2 cents worth...if you own an arctic cat get their plow and frame. our rule when I was a mechanic for a dealer was 500cc or biger go with a 60" plow..smaller go with a 50" plow. I ride a 400 with the 50 and no I do not drive on feash snow on an angle. also I plow a 10 acre parking area here and lat yr it did tak me 2 hrs to do so..however I do not have a big truck with a plow availavble to me. My driveway is 400 ft long and my yard is 200 x 400" a t truck cannot run with me due to him having to go forward and reverse all the tim I just run a circle. Just my opinion..
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    You have a 350, right? Then go with the 48 or 50 inch plow. You will find that the snow in Valdizzy can get too heavy for a larger plow on a smaller machine. I had my 48" plow on my 6x6 and find times when it would not push a full row. I also recomend getting the side wings that holds the snow in. It save me a lot of time. I pushed snow down there for three winters. I actuall kind of miss it.
    Dave

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