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Anyone ever hard wire

Discussion in 'SnowMan SnowPlows' started by MrDeez, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. MrDeez

    MrDeez Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 22

    I have a 4 year old snowman back blade, I can't stand the plug-in!! Has anyone ever hard wired the cinnection? How did you do it? And with what?
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I know the plugs may not be the best but what are you going to do every time you put the plow on and off the truck. If you keep cutting and hardwiring your going to run out of wire eventually. Might be better to find a plug you like and put that inplace of the factory plug.
     
  3. MrDeez

    MrDeez Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 22

    Any recommendations for plugs? Maker or models?
     
  4. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Do you take the plow on and off, or leave it on all winter? Mine is on and off, 3 years old and has rectangular plug similiar to Boss. It used to slip apart from bouncing, etc. I use a piece of elastic like a ponytail holder only industrial strength to hold them together. Make sure there is dielectric grease in there also.
     
  5. MrDeez

    MrDeez Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 22

    Yea, I used zip-ties on it for years...kinda a pain. Today I hard wired and will not have to get out 7 times a night to check freakin plug!! I used (4) heavy duty electrical connecters to bolt together and a couple of plug-in water proof butt-connectors for small wires. Done, won't come apart too fast to take off but, I won't get out of truck all night either.
     
  6. sdaigh

    sdaigh Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I bought one of these used without the truck side wiring so I had to make my own, used the "winch" disconnects for the main power wires and then just used a 4 wire flat trailer wire plug connector for the control wires, works real good and i've never had any problems with it yet!
     
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    The truckside wiring is long enough that battery ends could be put on the ends and wired directly to the plow motor, the orange wire connected with male/female connector. I switched one of mine over to the gray plastic battery charger type plugs that lock in, time will tell.