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10 Best ATV Snow Plows in 2020

An ATV snow ploy gives you a quick and easy way to clear up snow without having to do it by hand, whether you are trying to get rid of a snow pile in your driveway or using it as part of your regular job’s duties. You might think that a snow plow is just a big straight blade that curves to push snow and other debris away, but there is a lot of subtlety to the designs: understanding the key differences and what each plow is best for can save you a lot of time, money and stress when the snow returns and you’ve got to get it moving again.

Below are ten of the best snow plow models for plowing snow with ATV vehicles, as well as a guide on what their features can do.

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1. WARN 78950 ProVantage Steel Plow Blade

WARN 78950 ProVantage Steel Plow Blade

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This thick ATV plow is made with 12-gauge steel that allows for a considerable amount of strength and stability, easily shoving snow out of the way and making sure that it doesn’t build up and get stuck in the front of the plow.

The boxed design gives you extra support when moving more significant amounts of snow, and the center cross keeps the entire design more rigid to prevent damage from long-term use. You also have the option of adjusting its angle and spring tension, and it trips forward when you impact a solid object to massively reduce the damage it will take.

Pros:
+ Heavy-duty design.
+ Durable straight plow blade shape.
+ Made with tough steel.
+ Can be angled for different tasks.
+ Built to avoid damage.

Why We Like It – This plow blade is straightforward but very tough, withstanding a lot of punishment and actively protecting itself from harm.


2. MotoAlliance Denali UTV Snow Plow Kit

MotoAlliance Denali UTV Snow Plow Kit

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This high-quality straight plow uses four separate 7-gauge ribs that run along its back for extra support, as well as three horizontal bars that increase its strength even further. Its total width is 72 inches, more than enough to clear out most snow with ease, and the 11-gauge steel used in the design makes it heavy enough to push large snow mounds out of the way while still being easy enough to mount as an ATV plow. The center mounting is meant to disperse any damage or bumps from impacts, keeping both the plow blade and the vehicle it is attached to safe from harm.

Pros:
+ Durable construction.
+ Uses plenty of supports.
+ Simple straight plow design.
+ Works well as an ATV plow.
+ Comes with all the attachments you need.

Why We Like It – This snow plow kit can easily be set up on a range of vehicles with minimal risk to either of them.


3. Swisher 18750 60-Inch Plow Blade

Swisher 18750 60-Inch Plow Blade

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This 60-inch snow plow blade is made with tough 14-gauge steel that can handle almost any amount of snow with ease, using a reinforced channel bracket design to help it deal with sudden impacts and heavy loads of snow. Not only that, but the design has also been adjusted to make it easy to lift the blade, meaning that the blade can deal with slopes well too. If you are worried about the heavy plow scraping in the ground, you can also attach the included skin shoes and/or plow edge to prevent steel wear and increase the smoothness of your plowing dramatically.

Pros:
+ Great blade lift height.
+ Supports skid shoes.
+ Optional plow edge.
+ Made with very tough steel.
+ Simple, easy-to-use design.

Why We Like It – Using this ATV snow plow kit lets you quickly and easily set up a plow on almost any vehicle to start plowing snow right away.


4. MotoAlliance Impact Implements Pro

MotoAlliance Impact Implements Pro

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This durable plow blade uses a boxed design that makes it ideal for a range of different tasks, from pushing snow to clearing away thick plants and grading your driveway. The shape of the ends makes sure that none of the material you move falls away, making it much easier to push snow to a specific point without leaving small mounts behind, and you can easily customize the amount of pressure being applied to change how it treats heavy amounts of debris. It even has a cutting edge for separating or splitting objects, which can be used to cut large split piles of snow in two smaller ones.

Pros:
+ Reversible cutting edge.
+ Wide design (52 inches).
+ Works on a range of vehicle types.
+ Multi-purpose design.
+ Very easy to mount.

Why We Like It – This boxed design blade is an excellent choice for general-purpose use, handling most situations well and giving you all the tools you need to handle a wide variety of tasks.


5. Kolpin 17-5000 Switchblade UTV Plow

Kolpin 17-5000 Switchblade UTV Plow

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This switchblade plow is built with an adjustable design that can be moved from 60 inches to 72 inches, letting you modify it to handle each situation specifically while also altering the cutting widths of its sharper edge. The square tube chassis made of strong steel offers a heavy amount of reinforcement and damage prevention, and the entire ATV plow takes under an hour to put together and install from the moment it is unboxed. You also have five different angle choices, letting you choose how to handle the snow depending on the location you are trying to plow and the angle you need the snow to move at.

Pros:
+ Strong cutting edge.
+ Adjustable width.
+ Reinforced construction.
+ Five angle settings.
+ Easy to assemble blade.

Why We Like It – This boxed design blade is an excellent choice for general-purpose use, handling most situations well and giving you all the tools you need to handle a wide variety of tasks.


6. Extreme Max 5500.5010 UniPlow

Extreme Max 5500.5010 UniPlow

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The Extreme Max 50500.5010 is a high-grade steel plow blade that can easily mount to the front of most ATV vehicles, fitting behind the wheels and transferring the force of the plow impacts into an area that won’t disrupt your movements much.

The push tube has been welded in a way that makes it quick to install and attach, and the 50-inch blade is capable of angling in multiple positions to tackle different kinds of challenges. You can disconnect and reconnect the push tube in a matter of seconds using the two-pin system, allowing for very fast changes and angle adjustments.

Pros:
+ Quick installation.
+ Allows for easy adjustment.
+ Made from thick, heavy steel.
+ Can attach to most ATV choices.
+ Properly reinforced.

Why We Like It – This Extreme Max blade and push tube combination are perfect for both short and long plowing sessions, giving you great benefits regardless of the task you are doing.


7. WARN Provantage Bucket Conversion Kit

WARN Provantage Bucket Conversion Kit

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This conversion ATV snow plow kit is specially designed to turn a regular ProVantage blade into a bucket loader plow that can hold up to 200 pounds of weight at once, moving up to five feet (cubic) of material and lifting it a maximum of 60 degrees into the air for easily clearing or transport.

This kit is made with tough materials and a very heavily reinforced design, meaning that you can attach it onto a light ATV and still be able to lift incredibly heavyweights with ease. Not only that, but it is relatively easy to install and doesn’t weigh as much as other blade choices on its own.

Pros:
+ Extremely high weight limit.
+ Relatively lightweight.
+ Reinforced well.
+ Fits onto most ATVs.
+ Works well as a snow plow.

Why We Like It – This is a Warn ATV snow plow kit that’s worth using if you need to deal with a lot of materials at once, giving it the same style as an excavator.


8. MotoAlliance DENALI ATV Universal Snow Plow Kit

MotoAlliance DENALI ATV Universal Snow Plow Kit

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This ATV snow plow kit can fit a wide range of vehicle types. The 7-gauge rear ribs and horizontal stabilizers keep the blade reinforced and durable regardless of the amount of snow it pushes, while the adjustable skid feet and tough push tubes mean that it will absorb impacts and damage without suffering as many performance problems.

The steel wear bar design, combined with the simple installation and quick adjustments, makes it the perfect blade option for rapid plowing and clearing heavy snow mounds. If you have a winch, you can even raise and lower the blade with barely any extra effort required.

Pros:
+ Made of tough steel.
+ Simple, easy to install design.
+ Very durable.
+ Can be easily angled.
+ Offers height adjustment options.

Why We Like It – This is another ATV snow plow option that is both tough and effective, letting you easily plow through snow without having to spend hours setting it up.


9. KFI Products 105500 SNO-Devil ATV Plow

KFI Products 105500 SNO-Devil ATV Plow

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This winch-lifted straight plow blade has a universal mount g system that can attach to a wide range of ATV options, working with any winch you have installed to raise and lower the blade in barely any time. The very tough wear bar design lets you use the plow for areas of heavy snowfall, pushing the snow one plow load at a time without wearing down the push tube or transferring the impacts back into your ATV. Thanks to the 14-gauge steel, you can be sure that it takes a lot of punishment without breaking or starting to wear out.

Pros:
+ Protective lower universal mount system.
+ Made from thick 14-gauge steel.
+ Works with most ATV designs.
+ Simple straight blade construction.
+ Tougher than most snow plows.

Why We Like It – This ATV snow plow is perfect for large amounts of snow, pushing it out of the way but still being adaptable enough to use in multiple situations.


10. Black Boar Snow Plow ATV Kit

Black Boar Snow Plow ATV Kit

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This ATV snow plow kit uses a durable mounting system that can be attached to almost all ATV models out there, giving them a 48-inch blade that uses a reversible design for a longer lifespan. The steel used in the construction is coated in black powder for better durability, and you can use a winch to easily raise or lower the blade itself when needed. Not only that, but it’s been properly reinforced to make sure that none of the damage goes back into the ATV if you impact a large mound of snow slightly too hard or too fast.

Pros:
+ Mounts to most ATVs.
+ Easy to install and remove once set up.
+ Coated in black powder.
+ Wide straight-blade design.
+ Clears snow quickly.

Why We Like It – This snow plow is ideal for clearing snow in awkward areas, letting you quickly remove or adjust the blade at almost any time.


ATV Snow Plow Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the best ATV snow plow for your needs can be easier than it sounds, but you have to put effort into understanding what you need and the kind of features that matter most. Jumping in with no planning and no idea what to look for can get overwhelming quickly, just like with any product: the only differences is that an ATV plow can cause a lot more problems if you buy the wrong one, especially if it is one that isn’t supposed to be used in the way you are using it. This guide should cover most of the basics about what features matter, what you should be looking for, and how you can compare different plow blade designs.

Size and Weight

The most important part of buying any steel blade plow is understanding what size you need. The wrong size isn’t just going to change how the blade fits, but will also alter its weight relative to your ATV, the amount of force that is needed to lift it and even how well it can be turned on corners. The wrong size of plow can even end up being too heavy to use with your ATV and might scrape against the ground while you are trying to use it for plowing jobs.

The design of the blade can also affect how large it is: a blade made from thick steel will be slightly bulkier and much more heavy than one made with thinner materials, meaning that it can take more effort to move and might need a stronger winch to lift. A big, heavy blade can be much more difficult to use on a lighter ATV and might even be impossible to use for plowing at all, especially if it is a 50 inch blade that’s been heavily reinforced with 12-gauge steel components. Going for the largest option isn’t always the best idea, and sometimes a heavy steel blade will give you the exact same results as a lighter one when put into the context of using it to plow snow with your ATV.

At the end of the day, most ATV snow plow blade designs will be able to push snow around regardless of their size, so it is up to you what kind of blade you go for. Choose one that is sensible for the size, power, and style of your ATV choice, rather than picking something that is far too large and trying to make it work in ways that it can’t. The main reason this can matter so much is traction: you need good traction and movement to plow properly, so a blade that isn’t letting you move correctly (either because it is heavy, grinds against the ground or is just too large to fit properly) won’t be as effective as one that is slightly smaller but much more movable.

Materials

The most common type of ATV snow plow you will see is ones that use a steel blade since steel (especially 12-gauge steel or above) is one of the most reliable and durable metals that can be used for plow blade designs like this. However, the exact type of steel also makes a difference: some steel is weaker than other types, and some will be coated in powders or materials that make them stronger even if the steel blade underneath is identical. Equipping your ATV with plow gear isn’t too difficult, but equipping an ATV with snow plow tools that fit the situation can be much harder, and the materials play a large role in this.

For example, let’s say that the push tubes of your blade are made of a weaker material. This might not matter if you are moving a small amount of snow, leaves, and sticks, but it can suddenly open up the ATV and blade to a lot more damage if you are moving heavy objects (like mounds of earth or large, heavy piles of snow). On the other hand push tubes made of a very tough and heavy metal are going to slow you down if you are using a light ATV that needs to move quickly, and this can make it really hard to plow snow correctly.

Coatings can change a lot about a snow plow blade, too. Some models are coated in black powder, increasing their durability without adding much weight. Others might use a stainless design that is supposed to stop aesthetic damage, and some will even have extra layers of metal that massively improve the blade durability at the cost of weight. Even something as small as a steel wear bar can get stronger depending on how it is coated.

Stability

A stable ATV snow plow blade is key if you want to get the best plowing results, and it also helps your snow plows avoid damage. The best ATV snow plow designs are the ones that can balance stability with all other features. For example, a straight blade that has horizontal stabilizers will be more stable than one that doesn’t, but it might also be slightly heavier, which can put more pressure on the lift system. Neither of these is the best snow plow option over a plow that strikes a balance between both weight and stability since it has neither of the downsides.

The best ATV snow plow options should also be ones that can work with your ATV, not against it. ATV snow plows can be notoriously unstable if used incorrectly, and the best ATV snow tools will always be ones that don’t affect the ATV very much at all. If your plow keeps forcing your vehicle to turn in a certain direction or you notice that the blade keeps scraping against the floor and harming the grass underneath, you might want to look for an alternative or see how you can fix it.

Attachment Speed

You might initially think that having an ATV snow plow equipped throughout the entire snow season makes sense, especially if you live in an area where it is constantly snowing. In reality, ATV plows can be cumbersome, and many people like to leave their ATV snow plows detached unless they need them. Because of this, having an ATV snow plow that can be quickly removed and re-attached as required can be much more useful in the long run, but that is not going to be everybody’s exact situation.

Some people might prefer ATV snow plows that take a while to attach since this can be a sign of a very durable connection. A lot of reviews might warn of plows disconnecting themselves, but this is usually due to the user incorrectly attaching them: again, that isn’t always the case. Most of the time, choosing between a fast-attaching and slow-attaching ATV snow plow is down to personal preference – some people like ones that take under an hour to prepare, others like the durability and feeling of safety that comes with more complicated plowing tools.

Remember that there might be other features you have to attach before plowing, too. For example, if you want to set up skid feet on a straight plow blade, that can add a short while to your setup process. The more items you get in an ATV snow plow kit, the longer it can take to make it “complete,” but you don’t always have to attach the accessories straight away if you don’t want to.

Accessories

An ATV-based snow plow kit can come with all kinds of accessories, ranging from alternative covers for the blade to skid feet that are meant to prevent damage while plowing. Each one of these is different, so make sure you look at any instructions or guides you get: they will warn of the dangers of using them incorrectly, and might also advise you of problems that could occur if you have certain accessories attached at the same time when they aren’t meant to be.

If you didn’t get a kit that comes with blade accessories, buying them separately is still possible. Make sure you know the specifics of your blade before making any purchase: if you have a 50 inch blade made from thick metals, skid feet designed for a smaller and thinner blade aren’t likely to work properly. In most cases, though, you can just use common sense.

Buyer’s Guide Questions

What ATV can plow snow?

Man riding on atv

 

For most plowing tasks, a standard ATV of any medium-size or larger will handle the task well. Keep in mind that many ATV snow plow reviews might forget to mention the vehicle used, which can be annoying if you are using something that they might not be. There are certain types of ATV, mainly the much shorter non-utility vehicles that can struggle with even a small, straight plow blade, so try to avoid any vehicles that are too weak or small to use a blade properly.

Not all of the best ATV plow options are going to be compatible with the best vehicles, either. Some require a vehicle of a certain width or size, and others are supposed to fit into mounts that need to be built into the front of the vehicle. Some even fit into the side of the ATV, a practice that’s gotten more and more popular but has also started to make some vehicle types less feasible.

Are quads good for plowing snow?

Quads, regardless of the exact type of machine they are, work best in larger places where they can move freely and aren’t limited that often. They still need a place to store or dump the snow, so ideally, you will want an area where it can all be shoved off to the side. They are faster than most other ATV types and have a longer reach in terms of how far they can go, but you will also have to be careful to ensure you don’t go too fast. Their other main benefit, ground clearance, is excellent for snow removal since it prevents them from getting stuck easily.

Don’t worry if you are concerned about your vehicle being too small to mount a plow: size is less important than traction and horsepower. Even a small ATV can work well as long as it is able to move and support the plow correctly.

Which snow plow is the best?

Car with snow plow

It is easy to say that the best ATV snow plows come from one particular brand, but that is definitely not the case. Brands like Extreme Max and WARN have become popular over time, but that doesn’t mean that you should necessarily use a WARN snow plow and blade over every other option – WARN is only one option out of hundreds that you can use.

This applies to individual products, too, since none of the best ATV snow plows on the market are actually the best overall – they all have things they are good at and things they are bad at. For example, the WARN 78950 ProVantage is a heavy-duty option that would work well as a snow plow for large areas. However, the WARN 78950 ProVantage also has a much heavier blade than other designs and is designed with WARN’s preferred shapes that might limit what it can be used for. It also uses a center cross rather than support or wear bars placed in other areas, meaning that it might not work correctly on certain vehicles.

Just because a product offers one feature that you might find useful, like a 50 inch blade, doesn’t mean that it is going to be the best option. The WARN 78950 ProVantage 50 inch blade can be good for certain things, but it won’t work for every situation, and understanding that makes it easier to avoid the trap of buying a plow based on branding alone.

How do you plow snow with a four wheeler?

4 wheeled car snow plowing

Plowing snow with any four-wheeled vehicle is fairly easy since you just have to understand how to plow as you would with any other tool. The easiest way is to start with your blade angled in the direction you want to plow, doing overlapping runs and dropping the snow off wherever it is not in the way (even if it is just in the corner or against a wall). You will also want to make sure that you are not piling the snow up too much against the plow since the plow will only be able to handle so much weight, and the snow can easily spill over the sides even if it has a boxed design.

Learning to plow with a new blade can take some time, especially if it is a plow blade design you are not familiar with yet, but don’t feel discouraged. Once you have the hang of how heavy a blade feels and how you are supposed to plow with it, the usual techniques can all work. It is a good idea to check reviews or instructions to see if they’ve tried to warn you of any ways you could harm yourself, your plow blade, or your vehicle if you are not careful, just in case.

Conclusion

Hopefully, these reviews and this buyer’s guide have given you an understanding of plow blade features, accessories (down to the basics, like a wear bar), and an idea of how to find one that will work well for you. There are so many plow blade options out there that it can take a while to find the blade you want, but don’t give up: even if none of the blades in the reviews above are useful to you, they can also make good jumping-off points to kick-start your search rather than starting from scratch.

Whatever you choose, hopefully, your new snow plow will serve you well and give your ATV the tool it needs to clear the snow-covered area you are dealing with

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