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#5908050 - 09/01/15 04:28 PM ATV/UTV plow
Wreckem04 Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
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hey guys and girls!

i just picked up a Polaris Ranger 700!! looking to put in some food plots with it. that being said can anyone recommend the best type of plow for an ATV/UTV??
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#5908117 - 09/01/15 05:44 PM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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I bought one a few years ago, they don't really work all that good, even with concrete blocks on it.
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#5908121 - 09/01/15 05:46 PM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
stxranchman Offline
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I would rent a tractor and disc before I would use my UTV for food plots. Not really designed for that.
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#5908126 - 09/01/15 05:50 PM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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Yea I looked into renting. It would cost me just as much as a plow by the time it was all said and done.
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#5908787 - 09/02/15 05:12 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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Agree with STX. No way I would use that expensive machine as a tractor. It would be a lot cheaper, in the long run, to just hire somebody local to plant for you.
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#5909076 - 09/02/15 09:33 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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i have, a few of the guys said it wasn't worth their time to do just an acre.
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#5909086 - 09/02/15 09:38 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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Only option I think you'd have that would work, would be a small disc, but price the cost of a new transmission in your ATV and see what you come up with. A "plow" IMO would be a waste of time and money, the ATV wont have what it takes to pull a plow, I doubt it could pull a single blade middle buster.

I'd do as mentioned and rent a small tractor in the 35hp range and get it done in 2 hours, then use the ATV to drag it.
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#5909088 - 09/02/15 09:40 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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yea i dont see how its not designed for that. its just towing. it has a 2000lbs tow limit and i don't see a small 2row plow coming close to that especially if i went slow and made multiple passes! i'm not thinkin i'm gonna get big tractor results on the first go... just need something to scratch up the ground enough to get some oats in..
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#5909098 - 09/02/15 09:45 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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I would have bought a tractor instead of UTV.

We plant a few acres every year. Using a tractor and disk breaking new ground is still tuff till you get the ground more conditioned. Also our few acres is continually grazed to a nub to the point that its not the greatest attractand. I think you would have better results putting a free choice protein feeder wherever you plan on putting said food plot and calling it a day.
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#5909117 - 09/02/15 09:54 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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Your ATV has a 1 ton towing capacity, that is likely considered a weight on wheels, like a small trailer. A ground engaging implement can exert much more than 2000# of resistance.

Best bet, call the ATV manufacturer and ask what they recommend, then run with that. Implement company's that market to ATV'ers are going to say "yeah no problem", they are in sales.

Disc would still be the best way to go if your dead set on it.

I agree with Redchevy on tractor vs ATV. You can do a heck of allot more with a small 35 hp tractor with an FEL, than you can an ATV, but if your not a landowner, that would make little difference.
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#5909134 - 09/02/15 10:04 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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If the ground has never been plowed it might be best to at least have somebody come chisel it for you. I'd find out what their minimum is for acreage and see what they charge. If you bought one of the small 3' discs it would probably be enough to scratch something in after a decent chisel job. You wouldn't have to pay somebody to do the whole job and you'd be in better shape going forward.
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#5909538 - 09/02/15 01:49 PM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
Lou270 Offline
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I think you want disc harrow of some type I used a groundhog max with my utv to put in ~.5 acre plot and it worked fine. It did seem hard on the machine, but few years ago and no issues (since have more plots and have tractor). The groundhog max probably tears up ground faster than a pull behind disc harrow since using weight of atv but is pretty small and little painful to work with. If it was a bigger plot there are several pull behind disc-harrows designed specially for atvs. I have not used these, but have friends that have in NE and they work fine. Might need to add some weight, particularly with new ground. I have 6.5 ft HD disc harrow with some added weight on my tractor and it still takes many passes with new ground.

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#5910797 - 09/03/15 07:04 AM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
huntindude Offline
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Registered: 12/10/06
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thats what I thought too. First and only time my red light came on on the wheeler. Your not towing anything your moving earth and that takes something like a tractor. Good luck. Lets us know how it went.

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#5912178 - 09/03/15 07:06 PM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
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What about one of those pull behind roto tillers? First mow the grass real short, weed killer then the roto tiller at a little depth at a time. Just thinking.

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#5912277 - 09/03/15 08:08 PM Re: ATV/UTV plow [Re: Wreckem04]
Wreckem04 Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
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I like the roto tillers. They are just pricey. May pick one up next year and just hold off on fall food plots and get in a spring pot.
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