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Attachment Pin Height Question - Can it be Too High?

Discussion in 'Snowbear Plows' started by J-Quad, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. J-Quad

    J-Quad Member
    Messages: 95

    If I recall correctly, the recommended height to mount the two attachment pins is 10-12" off the ground.

    What could result if I have my two attachment pins located higher than that - say, 16-18" off the ground? :confused:

    Will it damage my snowbear plow or will it just trip the springs quicker? :confused:

    J-Quad xysport
     
  2. Snowbear-Man

    Snowbear-Man Inactive
    Messages: 37

    Hello 16-18" is pretty high best to try it out and take it easy --I think it should work fine.

    Thanks

    Emmerich
     
  3. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Its gonna want to dig in on ya!
     
  4. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Hope you aren't doing any gravel, you will scrape most of it away.
     
  5. Snowbear-Man

    Snowbear-Man Inactive
    Messages: 37

    The Snowbear plow does not have nearly the weight of a commercial plow it may dig in on loose unfrozen gravel or dirt but on hardpacked gravel you will not dig in enough to cause damage.

    Go slow and see how it goes if you are plowing a really soft surface you may need a pair of Skid Shoes.

    Thanks

    Emmerich
     
  6. MBrooks420

    MBrooks420 Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 79

    It's going to trip easier. It's also not going to "peel" up the harder packed stuff like it should The "attack angle" is fairly critical.
     
  7. J-Quad

    J-Quad Member
    Messages: 95

    Yep, it does seem to trip pretty easy for sure.

    I don't have a great need to peel up any hard packed stuff.
    Nearly all of my plowing is on gravel driveways, so once a hard-packed base was been established, then it just a matter of plowing the fresh snow off of the base.

    With some practice and learned limitations, it seems to be working good for me.

    Thanks for everyone's advice and opinions! :drinkup:

    J-Quad prsport
     
  8. FBNemo

    FBNemo Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    OPPS!!!! I thought mine was high but didn't realize HOW high until I measured them today. 18" - finish grade to C/L of pin. No wonder I took the crown off on my driveway the first time out. :laughing:
    I just have to get use to it on loose gravel or how for a good fronze base.