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I have the X4 XT-R and I'm looking for recommendations for a snow plow for it. It will be for partial concrete but mostly gravel. Thanks!

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Well I can't specify a brand but say for certain you want a Steel blade Not a Poly setup!!! I currently plow with my ATV and use a Warn blade setup, Provantage I believe. There are some quick connect makes you might want to look at. I would if doing it again. You need the weight of the blade as there is no down pressure like a normal plow truck would have. I set the pads on the ends of the plow to minimize gravel gathering. Its all gravel and irregular road.

I have to wonder with the CVT thread heating up and rollers how capable these are for plowing. There is no real speed acquired when plowing, stops and reverse etc with pressure on the belt when stopping is still in the channel. Common in fully tensioned CVT's.
 
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Some ATV ones were not very high and easily have slow flow over top so comparing the blade height is also important. Steel plow with steel wear bar with half decent height and as the Denali above, 72" for sure since plow using the blade angled to spill the snow resulting in a narrower plowed width. Fully angled results in an equiv of 60" clearing hypothetically as the angle increases.
 

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Having rubber scrapping the ground don't cut it on gravel at all. You'd go through quite a few in the season for sure.
 

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Having rubber scrapping the ground don't cut it on gravel at all. You'd go through quite a few in the season for sure.
Just shows you don't know anything. Used the same horse mat 3/4" all winter. Go ahead and use a blade and shoes and see how well that works out for you on gravel. LMFAO.
 

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I read that too. Seems like gravel would be pretty hard on that rubber. Maybe it wouldn't be, I haven't experienced it yet.

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No it's not. Horse mat is extremely durable. The farmers and ranchers use it out here on the tractors for plowing gravel roads. It's nothing new. Been used for years. Plowed with mine all year and the horse mat is still like new. Moves very little gravel. I use it in the summer as a land rack smooths out the gravel road. Blade and shoes doesn't work on gravel for shit. L3Rian is using it with success as well.
 

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No it's not. Horse mat is extremely durable. The farmers and ranchers use it out here on the tractors for plowing gravel roads. It's nothing new. Been used for years. Plowed with mine all year and the horse mat is still like new. Moves very little gravel. I use it in the summer as a land rack smooths out the gravel road. Blade and shoes doesn't work on gravel for shit. L3Rian is using it with success as well.
Never hurts to try especially since you're having success with it.

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Just shows you don't know anything. Used the same horse mat 3/4" all winter. Go ahead and use a blade and shoes and see how well that works out for you on gravel. LMFAO.
Well I can say and DO SAY neither do you KNOW ANYTHING.

I've been plowing for a very long time heavy slush and ice especially on grave dirt surfaces are NOT going to move an all. Blade will lift on flip over and done. An edge of steel guarantees you're move if at all possible what it engages. It angled towards the what needs plowing and not beveled the other way to slide of and it will slide over as the weight has not blade down pressure to keep it engaged.

Dumm Ass Idea if I ever heard one know one I've see ever use it. I'd never recommend it.
Might work in fluffy powered and light snow fall but not in the real world.

Check with others and dealer you can rely on.

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Well I can say and DO SAY neither do you KNOW ANYTHING.

I've been plowing for a very long time heavy slush and ice especially on grave dirt surfaces are NOT going to move an all. Blade will lift on flip over and done. An edge of steel guarantees you're move if at all possible what it engages. It angled towards the what needs plowing and not beveled the other way to slide of and it will slide over as the weight has not blade down pressure to keep it engaged.

Dumm Ass Idea if I ever heard one know one I've see ever use it. I'd never recommend it.
Might work in fluffy powered and light snow fall but not in the real world.

Check with others and dealer you can rely on.

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Your not worth my time... You only know best. I could care less what you think!
 

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OK boys, you got yer licks in, either let it be or I have to lock it down.
 

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I use my garden tractor to plow. 60” steel as you need the weight. I too use 3/4 horse stall mat as the scraper/wear bar. I’m not using it on gravel but a large paved driveway. It cleans the surface better dosent gouge or damage the grass as much. So far I have had it on their since 2013. I just rotated it to the other side last season. I can’t speak to gravel but horse stall mat is some heavy duty stuff. You can’t just cut it with a razor knife. You have to use a saw. I use my hole drill for studding snowmobile tracks to make the holes for the bolt pattern. It was a trick a old timer passed down to me. I have horse stall mat in front of my work benches so when ever I need a new piece I’ll just cut a new one off. Lol
 

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I have a 72” kohlpin that’s also very tall and curved. It’s a poly blade and it’s heavier than the steel ones. It moves a massive amount of snow but the push tubes are kinda crappy.
 

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I had my dealer install a 72” snow plow on mine when I bought it new. KFI I think. It works pretty darned good. I don’t plow on gravel so i won’t comment on that topic.

I do have a couple other suggestions though:
1). I installed a couple of those high-vis plow markers on the corner of the plow. It really helps give me a better idea of where the ends of the plow are and I hit less stuff with it now. LOL.
2). When I lift the plow up it blocks the headlights. I installed a roof mounted LED light bar. It helps a ton when plowing in the dark.
3). This one is a little tougher. The standard winch speed if very fast for plow work. It caused the plow (and SXS) to bounce up/down pretty good. It helps tremendously if you can add a Pulley system to cut the up/down speed in half. It also allows you to be a little more delicate in setting the plow down. I looked for a long time and couldn’t find anything that fit my particular plow bracket. I ended up buying the pulley, a strap that attaches it to the bumper and a short synthetic winch rope, and had a custom steel bracket fabricated. It bolts to the plow bracket and the pulley bolts through it. For me it was a game-changer.

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With all this talk about plows I’m looking forward to using it again this winte.
 

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I use my garden tractor to plow. 60” steel as you need the weight. I too use 3/4 horse stall mat as the scraper/wear bar. I’m not using it on gravel but a large paved driveway. It cleans the surface better doesn't gouge or damage the grass as much. So far I have had it on their since 2013. I just rotated it to the other side last season. I can’t speak to gravel but horse stall mat is some heavy duty stuff. You can’t just cut it with a razor knife. You have to use a saw. I use my hole drill for studding snowmobile tracks to make the holes for the bolt pattern. It was a trick a old timer passed down to me. I have horse stall mat in front of my work benches so when ever I need a new piece I’ll just cut a new one off. Lol
I can see the sweeping of the belt would clean a virgin smooth driveway very well as long as it only snow and soft. Ice, packed from driving over an number of times would not go so well. There maybe a place for using them but not everyone and not by default going that way for sure.

As for gouging everyone with a steel blade as well as the Koplin would have a pad or saddle whatever its called. Its to be adjusted to control how low the blade goes. I typically go a finger width or a bit more, shims under the blade and set them. Before SxS we were plow long stretch with some miles (others in the Nyroc ATV forum) with our big Kingquad 700 & 750 setups. Here my yard driving area has over 20 tons of stone I have covered over the earth over a few years and not dead level. I plow this all out and onto the front lawn area where I have enough space to pile it out of the way.

I also plow the dirt/small grave lane way which give access to me and two other properties to their driveways. This lane way was destroyed by farm tractors, combines, grain trailer loaded going up down and as irregular as one can image. Three lower areas fill will water in heavy rains from run off of bush/field areas back up the road. It a private road owned by the farm land owners. When it fill if three wasn't a lake across the road I'd have Canada geese in it for sure. Nothing short of hard steel will endure as the pads do nothing along this stretch ~ 500ft or so. I also plow a seniors driveway across the road with is quite smooth gravel and parking area so the Meals On Wheels and Help vehicle and get out when assisting her. She no longer has a drivers license and pretty much confined in bad weather.

I CONCEED TO InfidelMT THERE LIKELY ARE THOSE WHO MAY GET BETTER RESULTS WITH THAT. Not for everyone for sure. As there are many options in plow setups let to regress to the Blade and Plow mount pro's & con's further on here.

Cheers I am good and go riled a bit too much but this is another day but don't want Snow either.

Good to go!!

EDIT: Big Grizzly ATV's likely doing the same thing for over a decade as the Kingquad 700 came out in 2005 which I had.
 
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Looks good for the serious plowing requirements for sure.
 
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I have a cheap KFi works great

 
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