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Old 01-01-2013, 02:05 PM
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plow angle?

Im trying to think of a way that i can angle my plow without getting off my atv, Im trying not to spend too much money on it... But it would be nice to be able to angle quickly without hopping off, (And slipping and falling if there is ice, Yes, That has happened to me.) anyway, what do you guys think about just 3 ropes, One coming up center that will pull the angle pin, Then one from each side of the plow, I thought it might look cheesey, So if you guys got any suggestions, or have rigged up something for you plow, please help me out...
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:37 PM
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Heck yeah. Get some eyelets and sting it up. Be sure to post pics.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:59 AM
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cycle country used to have a kit to pull the spring loaded pin with a cable.
then you could put one side of the plow against something and angle it, then
let go of the cable. actually a piece of rope on the pin would work. i had a cc
plow with that kit. worked ok.--irv
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:25 AM
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Yeah, I thought about that, but at a customers driveway, i dont know if ill always be abe to find something i can drive into to angle the blade....
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:46 PM
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snow bank at an angle?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:17 AM
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snow bank at an angle?
That or just get off and give it a push. Personally, it got old super fast my first year using my atv. By the second plowing I ordered a Power Pivot and said screw getting off the atv.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:32 AM
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Old push mower throttle cable would work attach to angle pin and attach cable down to plow mount pulling the cable should release the angle adjustment, then you could have a rope on each corner of the blade to angle it once you have the adjustment pulled, then just slide the cable forward and the adjustment pin should pop back in.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:39 PM
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That or just get off and give it a push. Personally, it got old super fast my first year using my atv. By the second plowing I ordered a Power Pivot and said screw getting off the atv.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:38 PM
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Get A pair of these, and you won fall....

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(And slipping and falling if there is ice, Yes, That has happened to me.)
http://www.surefoot.net/

OR something like them
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:51 AM
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That or just get off and give it a push. Personally, it got old super fast my first year using my atv. By the second plowing I ordered a Power Pivot and said screw getting off the atv.
I did the same...power pivot works great. Had to modify the way those clips work to hold the angle but has been working good since.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:40 AM
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Ok guys, This is what i came up with...
First i took a Bell bike-stop brake set, ($2.99 for complete set at Discount Drug Mart)
I hooked the cable to the lever that you flip to angle blade,
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Then i hooked up the brake handle on the bar of the rack, so i can reach it easy.
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I put eyelet bolts in the plow blade and ran a rope to the rack so i can pull it to angle the blade, But then i relized that when the "trip blade" flips when i hit something, the ropes catch, So i got 2 coil strech key keepers and tied them from the end of my rope to the handle bar, so they can strech when i need them to, but i can always reach the rope to angle the blade,
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I tested it and it works great and i will try to post a video here soon, Maybe even a video of it in action if we get some snow soon... Looks like a chance next week, (fingers crossed)
This was very easy and very cheap...
Bike Brake kit, $2.99 Discount Drug Mart
Eyelet bolts x2, $2.49 Home Depot
Coil key keepers x2, $1.99 each Home Depot
Rope, Already had in garage

I took me about a hour or so to rig this up, and that included building a fire in the woodburner to warm the garage, and stopping for a few drinks...
Im sure if you guys do something similar to this, you will like it...

Let me know what ya think..
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:51 AM
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I did the same...power pivot works great. Had to modify the way those clips work to hold the angle but has been working good since.
what did you do to the clips. got pics . show and tell me what you are
talking about. i have the latest keys. since i bought mine back when they came out it has
sometimes slipped out. i was tol it was the nature of the beast. i even bought
one of the late models and it did it too. pivots great but doesnt hold all the time.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:20 AM
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what did you do to the clips. got pics . show and tell me what you are
talking about. i have the latest keys. since i bought mine back when they came out it has
sometimes slipped out. i was tol it was the nature of the beast. i even bought
one of the late models and it did it too. pivots great but doesnt hold all the time.
Look around on here. I posted a few pics of the bracket I made to keep the keys in place.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:33 AM
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I just ordered the new clips for backup (didn't come in yet) but it looks like with the new design I won't be able to use the piece I made to hold them in. Here is a picture of my setup. I drilled and tapped one hole on each side of the clips. I just upgraded my bracket to thicker flat stock and redrilled/tapped the holes using 1/4-20 thread size. Two stainless 1/4-20 screws and the bracket was flat stock. I had to use a bunch of washers temporarily but I am running today for shorter 1/4-20 stainless screws. Eventually I am just going to weld it, I see no reason not to other then if the motor or gearing fails inside. Even then I can just grind the weld off if I need to manually angle in an emergency.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:16 PM
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you mean they now have a newer design yet? hadnt heard that.
pics when you get them please. whats this, now the 4th design change?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:31 PM
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you mean they now have a newer design yet? hadnt heard that.
pics when you get them please. whats this, now the 4th design change?
Not sure how "new" it is, but I just got them in the mail today from Montana Jacks.Sticker on the bag says 1/3/2013 Rev Level B0. Part #77946. The new ones are much larger then the originals I have but I forsee them popping out just like the originals.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:03 PM
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looks like the ones i have now. havent lost one yet , but have cable tie
on them. i do have the 73860 non-provantage model
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:14 PM
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I believe mine is also the non provantage model. We'll see how they hold up. I will still tie them up as well.
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Ok guys, This is what i came up with...
First i took a Bell bike-stop brake set, ($2.99 for complete set at Discount Drug Mart)
I hooked the cable to the lever that you flip to angle blade,
Attachment 121252

Then i hooked up the brake handle on the bar of the rack, so i can reach it easy.
Attachment 121253

I put eyelet bolts in the plow blade and ran a rope to the rack so i can pull it to angle the blade, But then i relized that when the "trip blade" flips when i hit something, the ropes catch, So i got 2 coil strech key keepers and tied them from the end of my rope to the handle bar, so they can strech when i need them to, but i can always reach the rope to angle the blade,
Attachment 121254

I tested it and it works great and i will try to post a video here soon, Maybe even a video of it in action if we get some snow soon... Looks like a chance next week, (fingers crossed)
This was very easy and very cheap...
Bike Brake kit, $2.99 Discount Drug Mart
Eyelet bolts x2, $2.49 Home Depot
Coil key keepers x2, $1.99 each Home Depot
Rope, Already had in garage

I took me about a hour or so to rig this up, and that included building a fire in the woodburner to warm the garage, and stopping for a few drinks...
Im sure if you guys do something similar to this, you will like it...

Let me know what ya think..
Great idea! I might have to do something like this.
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just spray the brake cabel and angle lever and spring with lithium grease. Kepps it sliding smooth and wont freeze
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