ATV Plowing Tips
The SNOWSPORT® ATV Snow Plow was designed to make ATV snow plowing convenient and easy by following some simple tips. Always keep current with the snowfall. Itís easier to plow fresh snow. From the start of the season push the snow far enough out to allow for future snowfalls. Avoid overloading your equipment, push only enough snow with each pass to get the job done. To start a pass, accelerate slowly, allowing for tire traction and blade to accumulate snow. As you come to the end of a pass, reduce speed and apply brakes as needed. If snow is deep and/or compacted you may need to go over it with your ATV two or three times.
- Always wear a helmet when plowing snow.
- If plowing over grass, avoid using hold down pins, let blade leave a thin layer of snow to protect grass.
- Use caution when plowing next to a building wall. Make first pass about 3 feet away, make second pass about 2 feet away and third pass about 1 foot away.
- If blade is kept in warm storage, set blade outside and allow to cool - this prevents snow from freezing to blade when plowing.
- When transporting blade, secure it to hanger brackets with pins or locks
- Do not exceed 10 MPH when transporting the ATV plow.
- Do not exceed 5 MPH when plowing snow.
- Never pile snow on someone else's property, on streets or sidewalks, by fire hydrants, mailboxes, water drains or electrical boxes
- Check with local regulations before pushing snow across roads, it may be illegal.
- Plow snow during low-traffic hours, be cautious of pedestrians and vehicles.
- Never pile snow where it obstructs visibility of traffic.
- Remember, always exercise safety, courtesy, and common sense.
- Use lowest transmission gear, on 4WD select low range if equipped.
- Be aware of engine temperature, avoid overheating.
- Follow vehicle manufacturers specifications for snow plowing.