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Arctic snowplows

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 2robinhood, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    I am installing two new plows on some trucks.
    I am installing an Arctic 9 foot HD ploy blade on a 2008 Ford F-550 and an 8 foot HD ploly on a 2010 Ford F-250.
    These are very nice plows.
    I will post pictures and reports of the installs.
    All the metal on the plow and mounting kits are galvanized.
    Double lift chains with a 2" lift cylinder.
     
  2. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    Here are a few pictures of the assembly of the mull board and power angle.

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  3. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
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    looks good so far! can't wait to see finished/installed pics
     
  4. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    Some pictures of the assembly of the frame mount and hydraulic power unit.

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  5. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    Some shots of the mounting kit for the F-550.
    Man , these things are heavy duty.
    Made with lots of 3/8" plate and designs that wrap around and sandwich the trucks frame.

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  6. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    Some more pictures of the mount kit.

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  7. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
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    looks like some serious heavy duty stuff. I have never worked with Arctic... how do you like them?
     
  8. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    Heavy duty they are.
    They are no joke.
    Even the ribs on the back side of the mull board, the two outers are 3/8", followed by 1/4", then two 1/2" ribs that attach to the power angle.
    They are the only plow I will use.
    No break downs.
    They use simple lighting that you can get bulbs and parts for at any auto supply.
    Not like those stupid Meyers modules packs on their lights.
     
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  9. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    On to some pictures of the complete plow unit.

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  10. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    Some more pics of the plow unit.

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  11. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    OK, so onto the mounting kit.

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  12. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Some more mounting pictures.

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  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I love how it mounts over the top of the frame! What a stress relief it must be on the bolts and the frame itself. I'm really interested in these plows now.
     
  14. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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  15. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
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    i dont like how you have to take the jackstand off the plow, too bad these plows dont have a jackstand like a MM2. other than that i really like these. never seen one around here though.
     
  16. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Yes, designed very very well and super strong.
     
  17. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Agreed.....
     
  18. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    Now onto some wiring.
    Not much he to show.
    I run my stuff neat and clean.
    I also try to centralize everything to one area, so if looking for any problems you are not jumping all over the truck.
    Arctic uses a relay kit on the newer Ford for the turn signals.
    I also pull the controller power right from the hot side of the solenoid to keep it all close and tight.

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  19. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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    OK, onto the final hook up.
    Plug in the controller and time to roll.

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  20. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
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