Choosing the Best Snow Plow for your Lawn Tractor
Is it really necessary to have both a lawn tractor and a snow plow if you live in a
region that is constantly being hit with snow? No, there is no reason to try to fit both of these pieces of
powerful equipment in your barn or garage.
Most lawn tractor manufacturers have attachments available to turn your tractor or
lawnmower into the snow plow you need. We have gone over the best four wheeler plows earlier, but this article is about the lawn
equipment blade attachments.
There are also several universal plow attachments available on the market. Although it
is not a simple one step process, you can easily convert your tractor within a matter of minutes.
Let’s look at why more and more people are choosing to purchase this attachment, as well as
review two of the most popular options available today. Finally, we will determine which one is the best snow plow
for lawn tractors.
Why Do People Prefer to Purchase a Snow Plow Attachment for Lawn
There are several reasons that people opt for an attachment instead of purchasing an
individual snow plow or using a simple shovel. For many, easy storage and price are key reasons. It takes up less
room and costs a fraction of the cost of a snow plow.
In addition, most are able to perform double duty as a snow plow and to move dirt in the
summer. For individuals who currently shovel their snow, this is the ideal option to save time and prevent so much
wear and tear on your body.
OEM-190-833 Fast Attach 46-Inch Snow Blade
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Available for slightly less than $300, the OEM Fast Attach Snow Blade is designed to fit all
MTD lawn and garden tractors, with the exception of the Yard Man Revolution produced after 2001. It also fits many
Cub Cadet and Toro tractors. Adjustable skid shoes allow you to set the blade
height up to 2 inches above ground level. The spring loaded blade return is devised to protect the tractor and
the blade from damage. With quick change angle adjustments from straight ahead to 30 degrees right or left, it is
easy to control.
Current owners report that it works great in snow ranging from 3 to 4 inches deep, though it
can accommodate deeper snowfalls. Best of all, it can be used in the summer months to move dirt.
Nordic Auto Plow
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With prices ranging from $399 to $435, the Nordic Auto Plow is designed to fit most lawn
tractors, when you use the included universal mounting brackets. It offers three blade positions, can be attached
and detached in mere seconds, and has a patented rounded blade making it easy to use year-round for snow removal,
as well as dirt removal.
The rounded blade prevents it from ripping up grass or damaging paver bricks. According to
current users, it is very easy to install and can easily push pounds of snow without difficulty.
Which is the Best Snow Plow for Lawn Tractors?
After comparing price, features, and user reviews, it appears the OEM-190-833 Fast Attach 46-Inch Snow Blade ranks slightly higher than the Nordic Auto
Plow. Both can easily handle plenty of snow and can be used as more than just a snow plow, but the OEM is
around $100 less giving it the slight edge.