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I just purchase my first ATV. It is called a Arctic Cat TRV500 LG. 2015. I have not even driven it yet, but would like to purchase a plow for it. Any suggestions? What to stay away from? Etc.
How about a winch? What is a good one to use? Any ones to stay away from?


Secondly, what does TRV stand for?
What does LG stand for?
Thank you for any help that you can give.
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TRV= 2 rider vehicle, First suggestion is to read the owner's manual, especially the safety pages. Always use Low Range when plowing or driving at speeds under 8-10 mph. As far as a winch , honestly I've had better luck with the cheapo Harbor Freight ones than the Warns. Don't go overboard on the winch. I have a 5,000 lb one on my Arctic Cat Diesel and it really sucks down the battery fast. I have a Kolpin/Cycle Country 6' plow ,works good. 5' plow would probably be better for a 500. LG is only a model designation, my 700 TRV is an XT. Another suggestion would be to use Arctic Cat or Shell Rotella T6 engine oil and use a good battery if you have to replace. Fuel injected Cats won't be happy with a sub par battery. I'd try to use non ethanol gas if you can, at least don't let ethanol gas sit in the tank a long time. TRV Cats are great ATV's,
 

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If you do a lot of plowing better tires might be in order.
 
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TRV= 2 rider vehicle, First suggestion is to read the owner's manual, especially the safety pages. Always use Low Range when plowing or driving at speeds under 8-10 mph. As far as a winch , honestly I've had better luck with the cheapo Harbor Freight ones than the Warns. Don't go overboard on the winch. I have a 5,000 lb one on my Arctic Cat Diesel and it really sucks down the battery fast. I have a Kolpin/Cycle Country 6' plow ,works good. 5' plow would probably be better for a 500. LG is only a model designation, my 700 TRV is an XT. Another suggestion would be to use Arctic Cat or Shell Rotella T6 engine oil and use a good battery if you have to replace. Fuel injected Cats won't be happy with a sub par battery. I'd try to use non ethanol gas if you can, at least don't let ethanol gas sit in the tank a long time. TRV Cats are great ATV's,
Thank you Wallamtogus for your input.
 

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Don't know what tires that your Cat came with and if you only get a few inches of snow, funky tires will work, but from my experience some tires perform much better plowing deep or heavy wet snow. My driveway is 300+ yards long and in Maine we can get serious snow. I have Outlaw MST's with "grip studs" on my 700 Diesel and it plows like a brute. Stock ITP Terra Cross RT's on my 700TRV are only fair for plowing. I really notice if the plow is angled, deep or heavy snow will push the TRV sideways, whereas the Diesel will push a mountain of snow.
 

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I would get familiar with the ATV before using a plow on it. Get to know how it works and go on some rides.
Where do you live/how much snow do you get? How much can you expect to be plowing?



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