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    1025r vs Polaris ranger for snow plowing

    Ok guys compare a 1025r with weights and a front 66” baled versus a 900 ranger with a 72” blade and weight
    Pro to ranger
    A. Speed
    B. Gas engine

    Pro to tractor
    A. Weight and true hydd
    B. Ability to had a blower or broom

    In a usual winter may get 3-4 snows 2-6” at a time last year was an extreme had 2 real wet 10” snows
    In the past my x738 could handle my drive easily
    Last winter the wet snow was too much
    Doing a ton of thinking here lol
    Want t eventually plow the subdivision road approximately.75 mile long 18’ wide all concrete
    Thanks in advance

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    a 1025r with weights and a front 66” baled versus a 900 ranger with a 72” blade and weight are too different pieces of equipment. One is a Tractor meant to be worked and have things added to it to do different things. Now to me the other one is more of a fancy toy with parts not meant to be worked like a tractor. I spent $30K for my 4044M and could have bought a real nice Quad 4x4 to play on but the 4044M can do 10 times what the Quad can do except go as fast and seat more people. Sure can't run a Brush Hog, Box Blade with rippers down, Rear 700 lb 8 ft wide blade or 900 lb snow blower on the back to blow deep snow with.
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    1025r is the better tool for the job. There are some folks around here that plow with ATVs or Side by Sides, they work the snot out of them and need momentum to get the job done. A tractor is designed to do work like moving snow.
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and state, the Polaris is not going to hold up to plowing 3/4 mile walkways/driveways for very long. It simply isn't made to do that sort of bull work. Sure, it might work but, it certainly isn't going to last long with that sort of abuse.
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    1025R and Polaris Ranger 900 darn near weigh the same.

    I'd go tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    1025R and Polaris Ranger 900 darn near weigh the same.

    I'd go tractor.
    They might weigh the same but the transmission in that Polaris is barely more than a modified motorcycle transmission and I can see it hand grenading in record time compared to the 1025R.
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    Tractor, our Honda 700 Pioneer had a 60 or 66" blade on it the day we bought the machine. Had the dealer take the mounting and blade off the machine.

    With a 1025r , front blade, rear blade and front snow blower no need to have another plow setting around .
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    1025r is the better tool for the job. There are some folks around here that plow with ATVs or Side by Sides, they work the snot out of them and need momentum to get the job done. A tractor is designed to do work like moving snow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    1025R and Polaris Ranger 900 darn near weigh the same.

    I'd go tractor.
    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Tractor, our Honda 700 Pioneer had a 60 or 66" blade on it the day we bought the machine. Had the dealer take the mounting and blade off the machine.

    With a 1025r , front blade, rear blade and front snow blower no need to have another plow setting around .
    All of these^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I plowed for four years with our Mule, 72" Moose plow (manual angle adjustment)

    I took that plow and welded it to a blank plate for my tractor, the tractor is faster believe it or not. With the hydro and much better turning radius this tractor would run circles around the Mule in a plow off. Not to mention, when the $#!& hits the fan and we get the "big ones", the tractor can handle them much better. The Mule was good for about 16" of snow and that was it, I hit 22" of snow one day last winter with the tractor, once I created a hole it just ran through it with ease.

    Tractor gets my vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cin769 View Post
    Pro to ranger
    A. Speed
    B. Gas engine
    I'm curious why you think a gas engine is a "pro"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I'm curious why you think a gas engine is a "pro"?
    I do not know why cin769 thinks a gas engine is a pro. For me, having lived in cold climates with diesels in unheated storage. There is less worry that a gas engine will not start. Fuel gelling is also not a problem.
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