Best ATV Snow Plows: Prepare for Winter with a Snow Plow Kit
Get rid of snow on your driveway with these tops ATV snow plows
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WARN 106080 ATV Snow Plow Kit
- Everything needed included
- Not expensive
- Warn brand name
- Not the biggest plow blade
- Not powered, but is capable of being powered
Extreme Max UniPlow One-Box ATV Plow
- Six-way adjustable
- 50-inch blade
- Assembly is challenging
- Bolts are not the highest quality.
Camco Black Board Snow Plow ATV Kit
- Camco brand name
- 9-position, 48-inch blade
- All-in-one kit
- Not powered
I live in a snow clime. In fact, as of this writing, we got our first big snowfall. In October...
I've used ATV snow plows throughout my life, and I know the accessory work space well from my time working at a local Parks department working maintenance. I trust brand names, as they're the most reliable and built the best. I went through a host of great ATV plows, but only three made the cut. And if you want to know more about The Drive's product review criteria, click this link.
What You Need To Know When Buying an ATV Snow Plow
Here's everything you need to know.
Lift snowplows come in two categories: manual lift (chain lift) and direct hydraulic lift. Manual lifts are good for small-scale plowing and lifting around the home. Direct lifts are designed to handle bigger debris. Both do a great job, but direct hydraulic lifts raise and lower seamlessly over curves and bumps in a driveway.
Yes, you’ll be clearing snow while seated on your ATV, but that doesn't mean you should be lax about the blade material, because it determines your plow’s durability. Most blades are made of top-grade steel. The material also needs to be powder-coated to make sure snow doesn’t accumulate on it as you plow through it.
Since you’ll be clearing paths large enough to allow for foot traffic, you need a blade that is wide enough to clear large sections at a time. Most snow plows for ATVs are 50 to 62 inches wide. However, some are wider. The plows measure about 16 inches in length.
One of the costliest mistakes you can make is getting an ATV snow plow kit that is incompatible with your ATV. Manufacturer websites let you check whether your kit is compatible with your ATV. You can choose a snowplow with a universal mount to accommodate future changes.
You've got questions. The Drive has answers.
What's the best size snow plow blade for an ATV?
Between 28 and 50 inches, but it really depends on the engine capacity of your ATV. If you have a smaller engine, it won't be able to push a larger snow plow blade full of snow.
Do I need tire chains to plow snow with my ATV?
That depends on how much snow you have and if there's ice across your driveway, but it can't hurt.
What about a winch, do I need one to plow snow with an ATV?
You technically don't, but a winch will allow you to raise and lower the snow plow blade without the use of hand tools and stopping.
How much do ATV snow plows cost?
They range from a couple hundred dollars for a cheap one on Amazon to nearly $1,000 for powered units from brand names.