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  • #16
    Are there any snow blower models you could pick in the area that would be as wide as an atv or no?
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    • #17
      I did a cursory search, but didn't find anything that caught my eye.

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      • #18
        Do you have an idea of how wide it would have to be in order to work? I will help you look as well.
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        • #19
          From what I've been able to gather, 44 inches seems to be about the right width. That way you clear enough that the ATV has a clear path to follow. But the wider you get, the more power you need, hence that 23 hp unit posted earlier.

          At this juncture, building one is something I don't have the time or space for.

          But I would still like to hear from everybody what their experiences are with using an ATV in their business.

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          • #20
            Have you checked Ebay too? I found this one



            44" SNOW BLOWER ATTACHMENT for TRACTOR Nice Condition

            Buy it now $375.

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            ryZ42230QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/44-SNOW....hosting</a>
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            • #21
              My 2 cents worth.

              We have 2 a small 125 Honda (old fourtrax) and a Foreman 400. I only use the 125 for pulling the aerator. The 400 we use as snow plow for side walks, plowing/discing gardens, makeing food plots for the deer, seeding new yards and pulling the straw blower.

              I&#39;m sure we will find more uses for these things as time goes on.

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              • #22
                How often do you utilize the ATVs, meaning seasonal, weekly, and so on? *Any issues with power while plowing? *What would you replace them with?

                I&#39;ve been talking with folks I know that have ATVs and the general consensus is that a mid-range model, 450 to 550 cc engine, has enough popcorn to do what I want, especially newer models with advancements in engine output and transmissions.

                To that end I&#39;ve zeroed in on a Suzuki 450 KingQuad. *Has a low range trans, torque converter stepless transmission, and can pull quite a bit of weight. *I take that to mean it can push just about as much. *Currently waiting on a couple of dealers to reply on prices on leftover &#39;06 and &#39;07s.



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                • #23
                  Well just what I know is that the foreman has performed flawlessly for some time now and my Cus has the 05&#39; 400 or 450 king quad and my Bro has the 03&#39; Kodiac 400 and a friend has the 06&#39; artic cat 450 or 500 and we were clearing brush and 10&#39; high horse weed with chains for a food plott and Cus&#39;s KIng was pulled in blew all the drivetrain out of it and the artic cat blew the 4x4 unit. Bro&#39;s Yamaha is probly best of all list including his dads sportsman 500. I am looking for the Rubicon from Honda or a Kodiac. when we took cuz&#39;s king to the shop the manager said they had worked on more than he wanted and left it at that. the cat was under warranty so no big deal i was told they hadnt had much trouble from them, but who knows i wasnt there like the i was with the king, because im the one who took it to the shop. just a little info for ya.

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                  • #24
                    When you said the mgr. worked on the KingQuad more than he wanted, did you mean just that one you brought in or the KingQuads in general?

                    I&#39;ve just got done clearing snow for the third time in a week and its getting real old....At the very least I want to get an ATV with a plow, the snowblower while I&#39;m in MN next month since none of the dealers out this way seem interested in pricing one for me.

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                    • #25
                      Quote[/b] (S.P.Martin Lawn Care @ Dec. 10 2007,4:31)]When you said the mgr. worked on the KingQuad more than he wanted, did you mean just that one you brought in or the KingQuads in general?

                      I&#39;ve just got done clearing snow for the third time in a week and its getting real old....At the very least I want to get an ATV with a plow, the snowblower while I&#39;m in MN next month since none of the dealers out this way seem interested in pricing one for me.
                      He was refering to the kingquads in general

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                      • #26
                        I&#39;ve done a bit more looking into ATVs. Went to a local dealer that handles 4 different lines. After talking with sales and the service department, the new front runner is an &#39;08 Kawasaki Bruteforce 650i 4X4. Will include a winch at no cost and a plow.

                        They called me later with 7.1% financing for the full term as I had told them the 11.1% was too high a rate. Still have one more rabbit to pull out of the hat concerning the price. Hopefully they will knock another &#036;500 off....

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                        • #27
                          Quote[/b] (S.P.Martin Lawn Care @ Dec. 11 2007,8:02)]I&#39;ve done a bit more looking into ATVs. *Went to a local dealer that handles 4 different lines. *After talking with sales and the service department, the new front runner is an &#39;08 Kawasaki Bruteforce 650i 4X4. *Will include a winch at no cost and a plow. *

                          They called me later with 7.1% financing for the full term as I had told them the 11.1% was too high a rate. *Still have one more rabbit to pull out of the hat concerning the price. *Hopefully they will knock another &#036;500 off....
                          Dude thats great just hope you like the big bikes. Have you test rode one yet? Some Iv&#39;e seen look like a willys jeep with handlebars...lol ...jk . The Kaw is a great bike, I&#39;m sure you&#39;ll like it. and you got a great deal, a wench and plow as kickers on the deal WOW.

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                          • #28
                            I bit the bullet and bought the Kawasaki 650 ATV......I&#39;ll be putting it to work tomorrow, snow on the way. Even more, like maybe a foot more, this weekend.

                            I&#39;ll be posting photos shortly, probably ones while I&#39;m shoving the *&@*# snow around....

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                            • #29
                              I like my UV


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                              • #30
                                Quote[/b] (S.P.Martin Lawn Care @ Dec. 13 2007,12:27)]I bit the bullet and bought the Kawasaki 650 ATV......I&#39;ll be putting it to work tomorrow, snow on the way. *Even more, like maybe a foot more, this weekend.

                                I&#39;ll be posting photos shortly, probably ones while I&#39;m shoving the *&@*# snow around....
                                Now you have spent the money to buy this thing I want to see Pictures of it making money for you&#33;

                                Let the money fall from the sky, I&#39;m ready for it&#33;

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