Guide to ATV Snowblowers.
Got snow? Got an ATV? Somebody did, and ATV snowblowers were what
happened after a few brainstorming sessions. Now there are enough of
them that we need this buyers guide.
We don't want the snow to melt while you read this, so we'll get right
into it. You'll find out what's out there, get answers to some common
questions, and learn some money saving tips.
Typical snowblower mounted on an ATV.
Check out the video for a good idea of how atv snowblowers work.
Questions About ATV Snowblowers?
Front mounted winch is required.
What kind of ATV do you need?
Almost any ATV will work, even the smaller 2 wheel drive ATVs. Most
of the snowblowers will mount to any of the popular 4 wheeler models.
If you have deep snow or rough terrain to deal with, a mid
size 4x4 ATV with an engine around 500cc and an automatic CVT
transmission would be better, if not necessary.
A front mounted winch is required with most atv snow blowers. You might need ATV tire chains for really rough going.
What features are best on the snowblowers?
Caster wheels improve handling.
- We like the mounting systems that run from the
rear hitch with an under ATV support that runs from the rear to the
front of the 4 wheeler. These put very little weight on the front of
- Dash or saddle mounted remote controls. You'll
appreciate those fingertip controls when you're working on a case of
- Correct size auger and engine for the job. A 12
inch auger and 11 hp engine are good for lighter snow. You man need to
move up to a 15 inch auger and up to a 23 hp engine for deeper or hard
- Wheels on casters or at least sturdy skids that
support the weight of the snowblower. Makes maneuvering a lot easier.
- The right width of snowblower for
your needs. A long driveway or street can be cleared with fewer passes
the wider the blower. Narrower walkways or paths with obstructions
would need a narrower model.
- A shear bolt protection system will help avoid
damage when a solid object is picked up
For more details - see which
features make the best snowblower for ATVs.
Top Buying Tips.
Saddle mount control is easier to use.
- ATV snowblowers that dismount quickly are handy
if you want to use your 4 wheeler for other things - like fun.
- Make sure the snow blower will fit your ATV.
Check with the manufacturer for your specific make, model, and year.
- Check around your community for others who
could use a snowblower. They could be willing to pay for your services
which would help pay for the equipment.
- Ask your local ATV dealers for recommendations.
Chances are good they know what works the best with your particular 4
Popular Brands of Snowblowers.
Agri-Fab has a 50 inch snow blower
with 11 hp engine.
Bercomac offers models from 48 to
54 inches wide that fit both UTVs and ATVs.
DR Power Equipment includes this
snowblower in their extensive line of ATV powered attachments.
Hogg is a new player with a 42 inch 2 stage snowblower that
uses a 13 hp Honda engine.
Some four wheeler manufacturers offer their own line of
blowers - like the Polaris ATV snowblowers. Factory warranty and dealer
installation could be an advantage to those models.
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