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anyone know if its a big deal to plow with a non broken in kodiak? I currently have 14 miles and we are to get alot of snow tonight and tomorrow. I haven't had time to get some more miles on it but it is looking like I will need to plow a few times during this storm. thoughts?
 

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Congrats on the new machine, I think you'll be fine with plowing with the new machine and might even be good for it under the right conditions as long as you stay mindful it being new. I bought mine and had to put it to work a little earlier then I planned hauling/dragging trees that put a good load on the machine. My dealer here said as long as it's not long hi-rev sessions and and not a lots of quick snappy throttles it actually a good break-in. They said Most people (including myself) take it too easy on the machines at first and if there are any kinks to be found they pop up once people start riding normal. "Normal/break-in " would be what your intending to use the machine for but under monitored lighter thumbed intervals. I say now and have been reassured that break-in is should not be babying the unit but respecting it for the honeymoon period to make sure it's solid. Go Plow some snow, I'm planning on being geared up for that on my my unit as well. Let us know how your setup works.
 

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I think it'll be fine as long as you take it low and slow. Doubtful you'll be revving it down the driveway with a plow anyways.
 

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Well it was put to the test that's for sure. Had over 2'. Driveway is clear. Used low most of time. Buried it a few times as well lol.
 

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Well it was put to the test that's for sure. Had over 2'. Driveway is clear. Used low most of time. Buried it a few times as well lol.
Low is indeed what helps, slow and steady wins along with getting a feel of the throttle in those conditions. Too many people don't do both of those.
 

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1/4 mile driveway cleared by the Kodiak with ease..

Note to self. Don't lift plow up too much...
 

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Nice work! Which plow is that?

I was talking to my friend that is considering a bobcat for the next snow. He wants to get into snow removal.

I told him an atv with a good plow system will plow circles around a bobcat. Much faster, easier to transport, sidewalks are no problem.

Of course transporting hard packed icy snow is another issue. Even the bobcats were having trouble in this past storm.
 

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Nice work! Which plow is that?

I was talking to my friend that is considering a bobcat for the next snow. He wants to get into snow removal.

I told him an atv with a good plow system will plow circles around a bobcat. Much faster, easier to transport, sidewalks are no problem.

Of course transporting hard packed icy snow is another issue. Even the bobcats were having trouble in this past storm.
moose 60" county plow with moose rm4 mount. yea a bobcat is overkill unless you run out of places to push it and need to lift it... I plan on a tractor/blower combo for those instances..this is my first year on this driveway so I will add that to the mix next year if we get buried too much..
 
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