WHAT IS THE BEST UTV FOR PLOWING SNOW?
· KUBOTA RTV- X1120D
Check out a Kubota, like as the RTV-X1120D, if you are looking for a UTV that was built for work. This vehicle has a variable hydraulic transmission (VHT) that allows you to choose from a variety of speeds. When you want to do a clean, careful job plowing, this permits you to take your time.
Horsepower 24.8 hp (18.5 kW) @ 3,000 rpm
Displacement 68 ci
Fuel System Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.9 gal. (30 l)
||Length 122.5 in. (3,110 mm)
Height 79.5 in. (2,020 mm)
Width 63.2 in. (1,605 mm)
Weight 2,061 lbs. (935 kg)
Ground Clearance 10.5 in. (266 mm) front10.4 in. (263 mm) rear
Wheelbase 80.5 in. (2,045 mm)
| Brakes Wheels Tires
||Brakes Wet-disc Parking: Rear wheel, hand operated
Tires 25 x 10-12, 6 ply
Steering Hydrostatic power
Speed Forward 0 – 29 mph (0 – 46.4 km/h)
||Suspension Front: Independent, dual A-arms with adjustable, spring preload Rear: Independent with coil over shock
Load Capacity 1,510 lbs. (685 kg)
Cargo Box Length 40.5 in. (1,030 mm)
Cargo Box Height 34.9 in. (887 mm)
Cargo Box Width 57.7 in. (1,465 mm)
Cargo Box Capacity 1,102 lbs. (500 kg)
Towing Capacity 1,300 lbs. (590 kg)
· KUBOTA RTV-X1100
The RTV-X1100 is distinguished from other UTVs by its premium factory cab. The RTV-X1100 includes a factory cab with heater, defroster, and defogging functions, making it ideal for battling the chilly Wisconsin winter. The cab has air conditioning and roll-down windows, making it ideal for the winter months.
Displacement 68.5 Cubic Inches
Transmission Variable Hydro (VHT-X)
|Brakes and Tires
Travel Speed – High 25 mph
Steering Hydrostatic Power
Front Suspension Type Independent, Dual A-arms with adjustable spring preload
Front Suspension Travel 8 Inches
Rear Suspension Type Independent with coil over shock
||Rear Suspension Travel 8 Inches
Ground Clearance 10.5 – 11 Inches
Overall Length 122.5 Inches
Overall Width 65.4 Inches
Overall Height 82.3 Inches
Wheel Base 80.5 Inches
Weight 2,370 lbs
Towing Capacity 1,300 lbs
Payload Capacity 1,629 lbs
Cargo Bed Width 57.7 Inches
Cargo Bed Length 40.5 Inches
Cargo Bed Depth 11.2 Inches
||Cargo Bed Dump System Hydraulic Power
Factory Cab Standard
Air Conditioning Standard
· HONDA PIONEER 1000-5 DELUXE
The steering wheel tilts to put your arms at a comfortable angle for miles on end. You will not be sore or jostled when you get home from plowing because to the superb rear suspension. The Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe has a width of 63 feet. It can accommodate a plow with a length of 66 inches or more.
||999cc liquid-cooled Unicam® longitudinally mounted parallel-twin four-stroke
OHC, four valves per cylinder
92.0mm x 75.15mm
Fuel injection, 44mm throttle bodies
|Brakes and Tires
||Front Hydraulic w/ two 210mm discs
Rear Hydraulic w/ two 210mm discs
Front 27x9x14 27x9x12
Rear 27x11x14 27x11x12
||Length 117.6 in. 116.6 in. 116.8 in. 116.8 in.
Width 63.0 in.
Height 76.4 in. 76.1 in. 76.1 in.
Seat Height 33.1 in. 33.3 in. 33.6 in. 33.6 in.
Ground Clearance 12.2 in. 12.4 in. 12.7 in. 12.7 in.
Wheelbase 80.2 in.
Turning Radius 13.8 ft.
Fuel Capacity 7.9 gal., including 1.7 gal. reserve
Cargo Bed Capacity 1,000 lbs. (600 lbs. CA)
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs.
· Polaris Ranger
This is one of the greatest all-around UTVs, a sports utility vehicle with a low entry price that handles and rides remarkably well even on snow tires. This could be an excellent alternative if you don’t need to push large volumes of snow aside and only require the side by side for occasional plowing.
Drive System Type
High Performance On-Demand True AWD/2WD/VersaTrac Turf Mode
Engine Braking System (EBS)
4-Stroke Twin Cylinder SOHC
Electronic Fuel Injection
Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P; Shaft
|Brakes and Tires
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front and Rear Calipers
25 x 10-12; Carlisle 489
25 x 11-12; Carlisle 489
Tire Ply Rating
4 Ply Rated
||Bed Box Dimensions (L x W x H)
36.75 x 54.25 x 12.5 in (93.3 x 137.8 x 31.75 cm)
1,000 lbs (453.6 kg)
Estimated Dry Weight
1,437 lb (652 kg)
11.35 gal (43 L)
12 in (30.5 cm)
Hitch Towing Rating
2,500 lbs (1,133.9 kg)
Standard 2 in (5.08 cm) Receiver
Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H)
120 x 62.5 x 76 in. (305 x 158 x 193 cm)
1,500 lbs (680.4 kg)
81 in (206 cm)
||Cargo System: Lock & Ride
Electronic Power Steering: Not Equipped
Instrumentation: 4″ LCD Rider Information Center: User
Halogen Headlamps, 55W Low Beam, 60W High Beam, Dual LED Taillamps
Other Standard Features
Polaris Pulse Electrical System (3 position), Standard In-Dash SAE Charge Port
Dual A-Arm 10 in. (25.4 cm) Travel
Dual A-Arm, IRS 10 in. (25.4 cm) Travel
Turning Radius: 13 ft
· John Deere Gator
The John Deere Gator 825i can handle a lot of snow. Because of its capacity to withstand hours and hours of work, the Gator has always been a favorite among farmers and those looking for a utility UTV. The Gator is just as capable of plowing snow as the Kubota.
||4-cycle gas, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Cylinders/Valving: 3, DOHC, 4 valves per cyl.
Horsepower: 50 (37.28 kW)
Maximum torque 47 ft-lbs. (64 Nm)
|Brakes and Tires
||Maxxis Big Horn 2.0, Radial 27x9xR14
Ancla MT (Mud Terrain) 26x9xR12
Terrahawk AT (All Terrain) 25x9xR12
Maxxis Big Horn 2.0, Radial 27x11xR14
Ancla MT (Mud Terrain) 26x11xR12
Terra Hawk AT (All Terrain) 25x11xR12
||Length 119 in. (3035 mm)
Width 62 in. (1571 mm)
Front/Rear-tread Centers 44.8 in. (1137mm)/47.9 in. (1216mm)
Height (with OPS) 75 in. (1903 mm)
Wheelbase 79 in. (2007 mm)
Weight (dry weight) 1630 lb. (739 kg)
Towing Capacity 1,500 lb. (680 kg)
Payload Capacity 1400 lb. (635 kg)
Sound rating (driver’s ear) 89.4 dB(A)
||Material Hybrid steel/glass-fi led poly
Dimensions, in. (mm) 45 x12 x52 (1143 x304.8×1320)
Volume 16.4 ft3 (0.46 m3)
Weight 1000 lb. (454 kg)
Dump Manual with lift assist shock (factory installed power lift option)
Tailgate Center truck-style latch
What Snow Additional Tools Work Best on UTVs?
A drop spreader’s main benefit is its excellent spreading breadth of 3 to 4 feet and precise material flow control. The drop’s innovative form allows material to be dropped exactly where it’s needed—on the sidewalk—avoiding bounce and scatter into landscaping and turf. This helps protect lawns and other green spaces from dangerous chlorides while also reducing waste.
The drop spreader is not a new concept, and it may not appear to be very sophisticated, but it has undergone several upgrades to make it ideal for sidewalk care. Because UTV spreaders are designed exclusively for sidewalks, they can treat the pavement in a one pass without wasting material.
Knowing exactly where your plow is under the snow will save you many headaches when plowing deep snow or maneuvering around delicate items like sprinklers or fire hydrants. Plow markings are useful in this situation. These thin flexible rods hook to the plow’s outermost corners and extend about two feet into the air with fluorescent colored tips to show you where everything is.
A metal wear bar is pre-installed on the bottom rim of most plows. A plastic one is simple to install with only a few screws and bolts, and it provides a far more comfortable ride. Because the plastic glides easily over the surface you are plowing, you are less likely to damage any pavement beneath the snow.
A windscreen will not protect you from all of the chilly wind from either side, it will shield you from the snow that will be flying over the plow and directly into your face. Having one of these is an excellent idea.