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Best Unit for Plowing

Discussion in 'General Side X Side Discussions' started by nealalsup, Oct 11, 2020.

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    nealalsup Neal SXS Nation Rookie

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    Hi all -
    I'm new to the SXS world and am looking to buy a used 2 seat UTV for plowing in the winter. I really like the Ranger 500, but the belt drive makes me nervous if/when pushing heavy snow. Do you all have recommendations for make/model best to plow? Thanks - N
     
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    I plowed the crap out of the snow with my Ranger 500. I plowed in low gear and never had an issue at all. I found the short wheel base was great for maneuvering. I wish I had had power steering with the added weight of the plow up front though. I did add a couple sand bags to the bed for a bit of extra traction.
    I had a you tube video of the Ranger plowing. Let me see if I can find it.
     
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    Here you go. It was a Polaris poly plow. It worked well on that little Ranger. I never felt any lack of power at all. That 500 has plenty of grunt. The video is about 6" of average snow. I went around and did a few of the neighbors as well as our drive. You will make plenty of friends having a little plow set up like this.
    I plow now with my General 4 which also works very well, but I miss the maneuverability of the Ranger.

     
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    nealalsup Neal SXS Nation Rookie

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    Thanks so much for the info - super helpful. Wouldn't have thought about the power steering with the weight of the plow.
    Great video....you move a fair amount of snow. And great tune to go with the video at the end!
     
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    No problem. It was just me messing with and learning how to video edit, lol. I did air the front tires up to the max which did help a little with steering effort, but if you have an option for power steering, its one of those options that you don't "need", but once you have it you wont live without.
     

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