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60" Side wing

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Polaris500Sport, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

    Last winter I was goin through all the pictures on this forum and seen one guy from Sweden I believe had a side wing mounted on his Polaris Sportsman. Well up here in Canada we get a lot of snow during the latter part of winter. I got some ideas floating around in my head about how I could put a side wing on my Polaris Sportsman. On the front I have a 60" Moose straight blade. This past summer I bought a 60" Cycle Country blade used for 200 bucks that I would use for the wing blade. The past couple of weekends I have finally been able to get some work done on it and its coming along quite good, tomorrow I will post pics of how I have designed and mounted my mounting brackets.Thumbs Up:drinkup:
     
  2. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    What do you plow that is wide enough for you to use a side wing?

    #Subscribed for pics
     
  3. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

    I have a very large circle type yard where I can just go round and round and push it out to the edges, my drive way is long and gets blown in very easily so this way I can throw it into the ditch easier.
     
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    would also like to c Pics of your mock up and desgin. a Side wing is and Idea I have kicked around as well but never got the time to try and put something together.

    Good luck as well.
     
  5. bullseye

    bullseye Member
    Messages: 57

    I too have to deal with our lovely Alberta winters !! I too would be interested in your design and/or pics of what you are trying to build !!
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
     
  7. JoeCool

    JoeCool Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 214

    I too liked that idea. I had a tracked Arctic Cat and figured it had all the traction and stability it would need to push the snow out and up. If you don't use chains on the tires you might find it necessary to get some or at least some ice screws to prevent your rear from simply spinning/sliding sideways as soon as it gets heavy going. Let's see your stuff when you get a minute.
     
  8. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I would love to see some shots
     
  9. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    signing up for pictures also.

    Whats the plan to hold the rear end straight when plowing with the wing down and the bank trying to turn you sideways?
     
  10. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

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  11. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

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    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  12. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Nice, love the photobucket pictures that show all the detail.

    Very important, let us know about the performance this winter.

    Thanks
     
  13. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

    I mounted a piece of 1 1/2 square tubing to the draw bar on the quad with a bracket and pin to allow it to hinge up and and down and then put the same style of bracket and pin on the back of the blade to get the pushing power from the center of the machine. I may have to put sand bags on the quad to weight it down a little.
     
  14. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

    I will defitenly keep every body informed on how it performs and will try and get pics of it off the quad and put together so everyone can see how it mounts together, to me its a very simple design.
     
  15. JoeCool

    JoeCool Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 214

    It is all about leverage, doesn't matter where the connection is. Weight for sure, traction aids too... chains/screws. I am regretting selling my quad now...
     
  16. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Looks good to me. I will also be awaiting the reports of how it holds up in snow condition's

    Wondering are you gonna put some weight on the rear of the quad to try and limit the side push that wing will create?

    good luck I hope it works out even better then you think it will.
    cause then I can copy the desgin and put on my own quad.
     
  17. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    The only thing I would consider is to put some sort of break-away hinge from the plow to the hitch. Make it spring loaded or something like that on a cam.

    That or make it telescoping and put a shear pin in it.

    I would just be afraid that you could bend the rear of the ATV if you hit something hard.
     
  18. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

    I'm not to concerned about anything bending on the ATV, if I do hit something I think it will spin me sideways before bending anything, just going to be used for plowing the yard out not any roadways that I don't know what's in the ditches
     
  19. RockyMTN

    RockyMTN Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    This morning I had to wrestle with my machine to keep it going strait with a normal angled plow on a slight slope. I can’t imagine you will be able to stay on track with this beast while pushing anything more than an inch of snow.

    On the other hand, if you had one on each side… :salute:
     
  20. Polaris500Sport

    Polaris500Sport Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 36

    Goin to try the wing for the first time tomorrow morning we've gotten about 4" of snow so far. This will be the first time plowing this winter