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mzlawncare
01-24-2011, 05:46 AM
What brand of utv do you guys have?if you use it for your busines how do you have it set up for weedeaters blowers etc. Where do you ride them in your free time?jw

picframer
01-24-2011, 05:56 AM
What brand of utv do you guys have?if you use it for your busines how do you have it set up for weedeaters blowers etc. Where do you ride them in your free time?jw

I have a John Deere, I never thought I would own one as I have three ATV's however last summer the staff noticed them at Deere and came up with a number of uses, Our's was a special edition that came with a snow plow, the guys are using it for snow removal and it works great.

In landscaping it is used for a host of things, carrying sod, retaining wall rock, logs (I built a special box for the bed which can be installed for this) carrying trees to be planted etc.

It's a Gator 620

Here are images and a post from May

http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=11845&highlight=gator

mzlawncare
01-24-2011, 06:07 AM
That mug is nice

picframer
01-24-2011, 06:36 AM
That mug is nice

Thanks, the plow is super fast to put on, see the two round holes in the front, the attachment goes into those with two pins and then your hydraulics plug in. I leave it about 20 min from home and the guys plow two private communities with it, I need to take some pics but it has doors and a windshield that we install and there is a heater inside.

This was a limited edition and Deere had it for two years on the floor, I think the price scared people away, they offered me a very good price, mainly because we buy so much and the fact they wanted to get rid of it for a new line up, I forget how much it was, I think around five grand which is less than the ATV's I have.

It was home in the fall to have the plow put on and my daughter and friend used it to bring firewood up the driveway, works slick.

picframer
01-24-2011, 06:38 AM
Found an image of the plow

mzlawncare
01-24-2011, 06:54 AM
I am getting a plow for it.actuly got a winch for it over the weekend

picframer
01-24-2011, 11:34 AM
I am getting a plow for it.actuly got a winch for it over the weekend

Excellent. put turf's on with chains, 500 pounds of weight in the back and good lord these things will plow any storm

mzlawncare
01-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Ok:The tires on it are aggressive.I've got it stuck several times an popped it to all diff lock an bam im out. Il take what u said in to consideration when I start plowing

Steve
01-25-2011, 02:32 AM
Andy,

What is your view on the benefit of using one to plow versus a truck or even a snow blower? Are there any downsides to it that you have found so far?

FirstClassLandscaping
01-26-2011, 03:57 PM
I have a Kubota utv900 series. The thing will do anything you want it to do. I have a 6 foot boss plos electric over hydrolic so it is its own system seperate from the system on the UTV. I plowed 24 inches of snow the day after christmas in westchester NY and had no problems at all. This machine is well worth the money. I would recomend this machine to anybody looking for a UTV to plow with and have fun with to. :D Below is a picture of my machine.

mzlawncare
01-26-2011, 08:02 PM
Is it dsial

FirstClassLandscaping
01-26-2011, 08:25 PM
yes it is diesel....three cylinder kubota motor....has its own rear hydrolics system to run various tools....enclosed cab with heat so when your plowing you dont freeze. many more great features.

Steve
01-27-2011, 01:43 AM
What is the benefit of using a utv for plowing vs a truck?

picframer
01-27-2011, 04:51 AM
What is the benefit of using a utv for plowing vs a truck?

Multi purpose piece of equipment, cheaper to repair should something brake, you can get into tighter areas (walkways), a lot cheaper to run ($80.00+ a day for a truck vs $18.00 if gas, $11.00 diesel)

mzlawncare
01-27-2011, 06:01 AM
I like kubotas. What is the heavyist load you have had in the kubota

FirstClassLandscaping
01-27-2011, 10:11 AM
The limit that kubota says from the factory is 1200 pounds but i have put loads way heavier in it and had absoluty no problem....i had a load of gravel in the back and i put walls up to put in as much as i could and went to my dads office who has a scale since he works for a moving company and had a pay load of about 2200 pounds and the kubota dumped it and drove 20 miles an hour with absolutly no problem. probably could have put more in to:p

mzlawncare
01-27-2011, 05:11 PM
I have had 1000 pounds in it before

mzlawncare
02-08-2011, 06:50 AM
Got my plow on

FirstClassLandscaping
02-08-2011, 07:24 AM
What brand of plow did you end up putting on?

mzlawncare
02-08-2011, 07:56 AM
Cycle country

FirstClassLandscaping
02-08-2011, 08:05 AM
what utv do you use?

mzlawncare
02-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Polaris ranger 500

FirstClassLandscaping
02-08-2011, 04:16 PM
very nice...let us know how it plows snow....and i mean big snow not littlt 3 inchers. lol:D

mzlawncare
02-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Ok I will.