How to Put your ATV to Work
By Carol Davis
Photography by Donnie Beauchamp
Illustrations by Tom Milner
All-terrain vehicles usually are considered recreational vehicles - and they are a lot of fun - but your ATV is a versatile piece of equipment that can work as hard as any implement on your place.
With a universal mounting kit and a few accessories, your ATV can plow, disc, broadcast seed or fertilizer, dig, sweep, haul, aerate your lawn, mow, and much more.
After you're done with all that, well, then it's time to play ...
A three-way hitch combines a ball mount, pin-pull hitch, and tow loop, allowing your ATV to pull practically any accessory. The hitch is easily installed and easily removed.
When you need to move things around on your property, a plow blade can get the job done much faster than a shovel. Hitch a plow blade to the front of your ATV and you can easily move gravel, sand, and snow from here to there. The ATV blade can either pile sand and gravel, or spread and level it.
Get your garden spot ready in record time with a disc attached to the back of your ATV. It's much easier, and faster than a rototiller, saving time and wear and tear on you.
You don't get much more powerful cleaning than this. An ATV power broom can scrub dirt from hard surfaces and move dirt, sand, and gravel. If your winters bring snowfall, a power broom is capable of clearing wet and dry snow, and can clean packed snow down to the hard surface.