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Old 02-05-2019, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Plowing snow with the rav4

Alright folks, this is a win for me.

I was given a Snowsport HD in exchange for helping someone work on their vehicle. I mounted it on the back of the rav and pushed some snow. WOW! I am blown away at how well it works! I was pushing piles of snow as tall as the hood and the rav4 didnít even care. My foot was barely on the gas. I plowed the parking area and the path to the barn and then decided to do the main driveway with the regular plow truck since itís a 1/3 mile long and 20-30 feet wide. I didnít feel like doing that in reverse in the dark. The rav4 pushed the snow 10 times easier than the truck! Pushing a big steel plow must really be a drag, lol. Iím building a front hitch and mount for the front of the rav4 so I can put the plow on the front and see where I am going.

This is a huge fuel and time saver for us. The truck takes a bunch of fuel to clear everything out, and the rav4 just idles along sipping gas. This is one of the best vehicle mods I have done. Now my wife can plow snow if she wants, and we can easily drive around and plow out family members without taking the truck.


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Get yourself the front hitch and mount the plow to the front. You will be amazed. We were using a 6 ft one on a polaris which would work faster than 3 blowers.

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