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Old 09-28-2010, 10:51 AM
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Cool Snow removal with a polaris sportsman 500??

I am looking at getting a polaris sportsman 500 with a front snow mover attachment, does this thing have enough power to clear snow from a large parking lot, about half an acre of parking lot. Would it be able to move a dump like 3-4 inches or more of snow and move it to the other end of the parking lot?

I am really concerned with the power?? Would it do the job?

Has anyone used it for this purpose and with any success.
I know it is great for small areas, but would it handle a large lot?
How much time does it take to clear a parking lot this size? any one with experience?

I am looking for an economical alternative to move snow without having to hire someone to do it.

Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:39 AM
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The 500 has the same HP as the largest Honda (Rincon) but has true 4x4. I used my old Rincon for plowing and never had a issue. You will be more than fine. Just remember to do the reverse override modification so you do not have to hit the yellow button in reverse to have 4x4 engaged.

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Old 09-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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the 500 will be able to plow the lot. low gear and 4x4 engaged and it will push!
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:00 PM
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your concerned with the power??Oh please the 500 HO has plenty of power to push snow...i have one myself ,but i did do alot of mods to it...but no really to answer your question...((Plenty of power)), the question is...will you get off the 500 when plowing cause you'll be having so much fun doing it is the question....
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:26 PM
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I'v got a 2000 500 sportsman i plow snow with I even added 2ft to my plow making it 6ft wide and i have no problems as long as it isn't hard packed with ice on top! but i still can break thro it. i live in southern Ohio.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:17 PM
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live at 8000 foot elevation, in utah plow an awfull lot of snow, power no problem, I have pulled a couple subarus out of the bar ditch, have fun
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:49 PM
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I have a new, 2011Sportsman 500 H.O. with the Glacier III plow system. I have a large circle drive and live in Northern Wisconsin. I had no problems clearing the drive of 10" of wet snow after the last storm. I don't think you'll have any problems.


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Old 12-17-2010, 03:12 AM
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Check out YouTube. Lots of videos of people plowing with a 500. BTW I plow with mine, plenty of power!

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Old 12-17-2010, 04:38 AM
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That 500 should have plenty of power. Just don't go overboard trying to move 16" of snow with it. My 850 had trouble with that much last season. Mostly because of the lack of tracking with the ice layer on the bottom.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:34 AM
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My son in law plows with his 500HO with no problems, the only problem will be you will enjoy it so much you will not want to quit.
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