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Hi, I am new to this forum and very new to ATVs. I am looking for an ATV to use almost solely to plow snow on my driveway. I live in Wisconsin and have a 180 drive with 2 garage aprons. I like the more compact size and compact price of the Recon (takes up less garage space, costs less, etc.) Can the Recon do a good job of plowing a 5-8 inch snow fall? What size and brand of plow would be recommended for a Recon? And if this too much to expect of a Recon, what is the size that would work and still have a modest price?

BTW - Love Hondas. Currently have 2 Honda cars, have had 2 Honda motorcycles, 1 scooter and 1 moped.

Thanks!.....Jack
 

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Welcome to the Family Jack!!! I don't know for sure, but I don't think the Recon is 4x4. If I was going to be plowing snow i would want a 4X4. My dad and I have a 1987 Yamaha Bigbear 4x4. It has a snow blade. Not sure on the model or make of the blade. It is as old as the quad. Bought it from my Grandfather. It does a good job but it still spins and stuff when plowing. If I was going to get a new Honda Utility I would buy a model with a manual shift or foot shifter. I have heard alot of Issues with the automatic trans and the electric shift. My buddy has a manual shift 420. I believe its a Rancher. He treats it like Garbage and it still comes back for more.
 

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I agree with Tomgodd about the 4X4. I would get a Foreman or Rancher 4X4.
 

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I have a Rancher AT 4x4 and do a 50' drive in town and a 300' at our farm. This winter in Iowa has been a bad one at that and still got all the snow moved at both, and it was 12" with drifts. Don't get me wrong it took awhile on that 300'er. I do know some people around here that use 4x2s but with weights and chains, I would stick to the 4x4 if you can. I have a Cycle Country plow that is made here in Iowa and is said to have a life time warranty, which I either have a good dealer or it's true. Nothing major just use it to clear the trees, level the ground on our deer trails. It's been a good combo for me. I do use a winch to lift it but would go with the hand lever if I didn't find my self always buried in mud. I have also had a Honda 300 4x4 with a moose blade that worked great too. Andy
 
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