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post #1 of 8 Old 04-04-2019, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Any recommendations on a snowblower attachment for a 2001 500A ?

Thanks for any input
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Didn't know they made such a thing but Bercomac, Quadivator, and Quick Attach make them. You're not going to like the prices though. Just google "atv snowblower attachment"
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IMO there NOT worth the money at all, there big cannot get into a lot of places, your running two motors instead of one
and there HEAVY they put a lot of load on the front end of the atv!
I have seen some make there own, and some commercially made,. and they all have more flaws than pro's!
a GOOD walk behind blower will cost less and get things done faster!
a plow works great on an atv, but blowers?? I wouldn;t waste my money on one for an atv!
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I did think about both. Size and cost. Thanks for your input.
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I had a blower on my last garden tractor and it worked well. Plows work really well on an ATV, but sometimes they don't. ie when you don't have anywhere to plow the snow too or the banks are too tall to plow the snow over. I had this problem on the sidewalk this year. The country plow and speed still couldn't get the snow up and over anymore so it built up and then I would be stopped.

I can see in certain situations a blower would be the right tool for the job. Yes they are expensive the are a lot less than a bobcat and blower attachment or a 4wd john deere garden tractor with blower.

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I agree a blower can be the better tool at times, but when your mounting one on an atv, your then limiting where you can get the blower into, its a BIG machine with a blower on an atv and limits the use of the blower
and again the costs for a DECENT one are very costly
add in the wear and tear on the atv, as about all your riding is running just above idle, for extended periods of time, making a lot more heat than running and your not even getting the air flow from moving to cool the motor as the blower is making heat and blocking air, and YES I know its winter time here
but idling is never good or easy wear and tear on a gas motor(not even great on a diesel)
and again your burning fuel and wear and tear on two motors not one!
a nice walk behind blower will be a better investment and not wear out your atv at all! and might even get the job done faster as you won't be wasting time trying to get into places the atv would be a challenge to do so!
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I have seen several people that had the blower attachment and got rid of it the following year at a loss.. Was way to heavy for the machine and to slow. Thats a 500lbs + atachment hanging off the front of your machine..

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