Just going out and powering through the snow with your 4-wheeler plow may not be the right approach. Make sure you’re paying attention to the thickness of the snowpack and adjusting the plow depth accordingly: You don’t want your plow blade to be digging into bare earth or pavement. If you’re in a climate where snow tends to accumulate throughout the winter, you’ll likely be lowering your plow over time; early in the season, or when snowpacks are scanty, keep your plow higher.
You also want to keep in mind the aspect or incline of the ground you’re plowing. A driveway, for example should ideally slope a little bit away from your garage or house. Here’s where adjusting the angle of our plow comes into play.
Besides considering the amount of space you’re likely to be plowing, think about the amount of snow your location typically receives as well as its relative wetness. More and/heavier snow may require a bigger engine and larger ORV.
While we’re discussing the depth and angle of your snow plow, we’ll throw in an extra tip about avoiding mishaps or all-out disasters. Before the snow falls, make sure the areas you’ll be plowing are clear of as many obstacles as possible, and mark permanent obstacles such as retaining walls, well heads, prized garden beds, and the like with reflective or flagged poles.