Winter is right around the corner, which means you’ve probably seen winter attachments for your UTV. One of the attachments used most in the wintertime is a snow plow. Maybe you’ve considered buying one for your own UTV. But maybe you’re not sure how to use a snow plow on your UTV. Or maybe, with winter being just a few months out of the year, you have wondered what other uses a snow plow can be? The good news is, using a snow plow is relatively simply, and if you get creative there are several other ways you can use a snow plow on your UTV!
Of course, the primary function of a snow plow on your UTV will be to move and remove snow. Having a snow plow on your UTV is a great way to clear your driveway, sidewalks, and even pitch in around the neighborhood. You’ll save hours and hours of time you would have otherwise spent shoveling snow by hand. You’ll stay warm behind your UTV windshield, removing snow in your UTV rather than on foot; that’s a luxury that’s hard to put a price on! Snow is heavy, so when you begin shopping for a snow plow you’ll want to consider the horsepower of your UTV. If it’s less than 450cc, you don’t want to use more than a 54” snow plow. How you can use a snow plow on your UTV will vary greatly on some of your buying options. For example, you can choose either a V or straight plow. The more snow your area gets, the more you’ll want to consider a V plow which will help you move more snow, easier. With a V plow, you’ll easily be able to make paths. A straight plow is great if you want to do more precise snow moving. This leads to another decision; the clearing width. If you’re just going to be clearing sidewalks, you don’t need a blade wider than 66”. If you’re going to be doing bigger areas, consider something bigger. Lastly, do your research when it comes to choosing a hydraulic, manual, or winch lift system. A hydraulic system will save you time and energy, although they are much more expensive. Your UTV should already have a winch, which means you’ll save some money, but it can get act up in very cold weather. If you want a more hands on approach, you can always go with a manual lift system.
When the snow has melted, you’ll still be able to use the snow plow on your UTV. Maybe you recently purchased some mulch for your garden. Use your snow plow to spread or move the mulch around. You could also use it to move mud or dirt around your property. As those fall leaves begin to fill your yard, use your UTV snow plow to push them into piles. With so many possible uses for a snow plow on your UTV, you won’t be sorry you made the investment. If you’re ready to add a snow plow or any other accessories to your UTV, talk to the experts at UTV Windshields and Accessories. With a commitment to quality and customer service, you’ll walk away happy with any UTV accessory.