Forget the shovel and walk-behind snow blower. Your driveway can be quickly cleared of snow with
the proper ATV snow plow. Plows come in many shapes and sizes, all of which have their time and
place depending on the size and type of machine that you have and the area that you are plowing. A
straight blade is perfect for smaller driveways, where as a tapered (county) blade is great for
larger spaces because it throws the snow further. A v-blade is good for busting through deep snow
on the initial pass and can be straightened to finish the pass. You do need to make sure that the
path that the plow clears is wider than the width of your ATV/UTV, but not too large that your
machine struggles to push it.
An ATV/UTV plow truly is a multifaceted tool. It can be used for other duties as well, even when
there is no snow on the ground. Small piles of dirt and leaves can be moved with the plow in the
warmer months. The increased friction from doing these tasks might reduce the lifespan of the wear
bar and skids, but those are replaceable.
Once the push tubes and mounting hardware are in place on your machine, attaching and removing
the blade can be done very quickly. With some plow systems, installation can be done in as little
as 15 seconds.
There is some loss of ground clearance with the push tubes installed. This needs to be taken
into consideration if you like to take your machine through deep terrain and over logs and