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Old 04-17-2012, 08:23 AM
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Hey all, got some new bikes on the trailer and looking for ways to use them besides having fun. How many of you guys use your ATV for lawn mowing or snow removal?

I see all the pull behind mowers, but pulling a mower behind my ATV would limit my ability to do a nice detailed job. Anyone have experience? Would a front mount do a better job?

What about snow removal? Plow or blower? Plows are cheaper, but would a blower do a better job?

Anyone else think it would be a great idea to have one front mount power system that could be hooked up to a few different attachments?

Still dreaming!
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:25 PM
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Hello and welcome to the board. I dont know that much about the mowers, but the plow is awesome. My driveway is 125' long, and its concrete so scraping it with the plow only takes me about 10 minutes. When its cold it takes longer to start the quad and let it warm up then it does to do it. With the snow blower there awesome to but much slow. So my advise is if you have a longer driveway thats paved or flat that thats the way I would go is plow. Like you said there cheaper too. I sure some other guys will chime in that have the mowers and let you know about them. Have fun with the new machines, oh what are they by the way?
09 850 XP EPS LE Nuclear Sunset
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PIAA Front Bumber lights upgraded to 55Amp
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:22 PM
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:35 PM
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I purchased a Bercomac snowblower for my 550 and put a 20hp v-twin from Carroll Stream on it. I've never seen a machine throw the snow so far. We had heavy wet snow this year and it shot it about 75 feet. Highly recommended. Here is a link to my original post with pictures. No more snow plowing.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:32 PM
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My driveway is about 6 cars long and 3 cars wide with a 10 percent grade as you get halfway down. I tried using the snow blower and hated it. Shoveling it is a real pain because of the hill. The plow makes it easy AND fun.
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