Atv winch and snowplow

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Atv winch and snowplow

I have a 2005 Honda Foreman ES. Looking for input and opinions on winches and snowplows. Any info appreciated

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.I had one on a Yamaha ATV, then another on an Arctic. cat Prowler. Both worked well though remember, with a snow blade you have to have a place to punch the snow TO!   And as the winter goes on, the snow piles up leaving potential spots to push new snow inaccessible!  One winter I had to hire a guy with a front end loader to make me more room.

Look around in places like Bis Man Online, Craigslist, etc. And one might turn up cheap. The blades are pretty common but the specific attachments to a particular machine are different. It might help If you are handy with a welder and can do some adapting and metal fabrication.  

Chain em up and they really move snow well.  Another plus.......you might be able to talk a hesitant wife into one, when your ulterior motive is really a huntin/ice fishin/ fun machine-toy!  LOL 

 

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A few years ago I saw an ad somewhere for a snowblower that would fit on the front of an ATV or narrower UTV, but IMO it would take such a big engine to run that wide of a snowblower that it would be impractical.  It had its own integral engine and attached to the ATV, but an ATV is minimum ? 50 inch? Wide and to power a blower that wide it would need a huge engine that would be too heavy, IMO. Before we,started going,south for the winter, I bought about the biggest walk behind blower going, and it still is nowhere near the width of the narrowest ATV, much less a UTV.  You never know what someone will come up with, though...

In any case you’ll be pushing a blade. Be sure to get one that is angle adjustable. Most of them are, but I’ve seen one or two for sale that aren’t. Wide h depends on your machine, but as you adjust the angle the width of the push goes down, so a bit wider is gene4ally better than too narrow.