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ATV Plow w/ wings

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by plowindiesel, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone has added wings to their blade to save some time with clean up etc. If so, can you post some pics/what you did to make the wings. Thanks!
     
  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    they actually sell wings for atv plows. I was looking into them for my plow. but my plow is 54" wide now. the wings I could get the 2 combined added 18" to the plow. and I wouldnt be able to do sidewalks.
     
  3. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    What brand of wings was you looking at?
    just wondering,

    thanks.

    sublime out
     
  4. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262


    Pipes! Where do you get the wings?? I would like to add 24 inches to each end of my 60 in. 108 inches would be great for a few of my parking lots. I would put them on the Rhino so I could still do sidewalks with the Rancher 60 in.:D:D:D
     
  5. JTLossos

    JTLossos Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    New here so I hope in responding I'm not stepping on anyones toes. Also, please do not consider this to be "the" definitive answer as I have not visited/researched all the various manufacturer's sites. That being said, the only wings I've located personally are made by Cycle Country and I think I've seen some by Warn also.

    The draw backs as I recall to both these "atv wing" products are three fold. First they offer very little additional "face" surface to the plow setup as they are designed to "trap" the snow, more than anything else, to avoid spillage off the edges as you plow. In conjunction with that is the fact that they really recomment using these wings strictly on one end of your set up at a time.

    The second main issue I have is that they do not have a flexible ( ie thick rubber ) wear edge on them from what I recall. On the full sized P/U plows I've looked at the wings mount above the wear bar and a 1" thick or better rubber wear plate extends the wing to the surface being plowed. Personally I think this design somewhat negates the whole purpose of the wing to start with, unless I'm simply not seeing the proper pictures of these atv products.

    The third and final problem I see is that these wings "bolt on". I suppose if one was to invest in these wings they could modify them easily enough to make them easily removed/installed, thus making it easily swappable from end to end or just taken off entirely. Again , to me this negates its usefulness because everytime you leave the seat its time lost unless you just go ahead and put them on both ends of your set up against the manufacturers recommendation.

    Personally I'm going to manufacture my own wings this summer ( I hope ) using my friends full size plow wings as an example, with a few mods of my own to enhance their usefulness to me. My intent is to broaden the "face" of the plow by at least 12" per end with a slight cant to the front to lessen spillage. Also, rather than be "bolt ons" my wings will mount to the plow face by virtue of studs through the plow face and secured with lynch pins allowing fast install/remove cycle. In conjunction with that the actual metal of the wing will end approx. 1" above the top of the wear bar on the main plow face and be filled in to the plowed surface with 1" thick rigid rubber wear edges. These rubber edges will also be installed ( design idea not complete here) so they can be easily popped on and off with the idea that when doing side walks they come off. By removing the wings lower edge I can then bust the snow back away from the plowed surface the width of the wing and not remove the customers lawn at the same time.

    I am using a Cycle Country ( yes I know I know....they aren't the favorite/recommended brand.....but the dealer gave it to me as full kit with my own install for 250.00 with my machine purchase) 48" blade manual lift. I intend to do upgrades to either winch/electric lift and a self designed power pivot, cab, warning lights as time, research, and money will allow. Unfortunately I have been laid off for almost 13 months so only time will tell. My machine is a Honda Rancher TRX420FM 4x4, all stock excluding the plow. To date I absolutely love this thing as it hasn't failed to move whatever I've pointed it at, starts everytime I want it to no matter the temp, and is very comfortable for my frame.

    Anyway guys....just my two cents worth ( maybe dollars worth...kinda got a little long winded there) but I figured this was as good a place to wade into things as any.
     
  6. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Welcome JT,

    whew one heck of a first post you put up there.

    Moose also has the Wings listed on there site but all they due is turn you blade into more of a box pusher then Wing,

    about the power Angle for your blade,

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ATV-CYCLE-COUNTRY-SNOW-PLOW-ELECTRIC-BLADE-ANGLE-KIT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713Q2em153Q2el1262QQcategoryZ43984QQihZ015QQitemZ250365265818QQtcZphoto

    is a kit fot CC blade I dont know how well they work but it is an option.

    or you can fab up your own.

    and don't worry about the toe stepping if you step on the wrong ones they yelp but simmer down right quick.

    Most of the time.

    Elewer Lawn Care did a Wing desgin on his plow with quick attach detach
    and his brother did a 68" V last year,

    due a search for there names and you can find the threads.

    sublime out
     
  7. shtuk

    shtuk Member
    Messages: 34

    Has anyone else thought about scaling down the powerplow setup from Blizzard as a solution to the wings or no wings dilema...? It would certainly require some fabrication smarts, time and money but would be a sweet setup.

    -Theres a link at the top of page; usually-
     
  8. JTLossos

    JTLossos Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Sublime,

    Thanks for the "welcome", and sorry for the long winded post....I have a tendency to ramble.

    I looked up the "wing" project you mentioned as well as the link for the ebay item.

    Both interesting as well as generating more fabrication idea's, appreciate the response!
     
  9. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I dont know who made them. someone on ebay had them. I am going to get them now for my front blade now that I have the back blade.
     
  10. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Artic cat makes end plates that "flare out" that work well. I got a set for $ 15 off ebay Ill get a pic of them.
     
  11. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Here are the pics. This machine is used for walk ways, makes clean up easy. :cool:

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  12. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    thanks apik. are your wings flared out a little or are they used to make the blade more of a box plow? also, how did you go about fabbing those up? thanks
     
  13. kagey

    kagey Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 16

    15 dollars on ebay is a great price for wings. Nice pics!
    They seem flared and would still keep the snow from spilling over.
    Also looks like to use the AC wings you had to drill the holes in the plow to mount them. Plus the bottom bracket looks to mount on the last wear blade hole.
     
  14. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Yep the hold the snow great. There was no drilling to mount, one bolt on the top, one on the cutting edge, and three on the side.
     
  15. Scott13136

    Scott13136 Member
    Messages: 53

    I ran Moose "wings" on my 72" blade worked well till I ripped them off in the spring plowing were the ground was soft. They made more of a box plow and kept me from haveing spillage off each side. I dont remember what I paid for them, and I have never put them back on since they ripped off.

    I now only use the quad for kleen up or if the kids do the plowing.
     
  16. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,741

    I used a 30 gallon plastic barrel and cut wings out of it. I riveted them to the blade. They dont go down to the ground, so there is spillage out from under them, but for just the 1 driveway it does(my moms), it does great. Moves the snow much faster then before.

    If I really wanted I could put some rubber on the bottom of them to stop spillage, but its not much anyways.
     
  17. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070


    due you have any pic's of this.

    Heck I got some old plastic barrels's lying around.

    Due you get alot of flexing of the plastic?


    thanks for the Idea.

    sublime out.
     
  18. kagey

    kagey Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 16

    Yeah Pics please I like the idea of plastic as I do my brick driveway and steel scraper not a good thing on brick.
     
  19. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    hit up skywagon or look threw his post he can/has posted up a link of a poly edge's that he use's for plowing and it would work great for plowing on your brick pavers.
     
  20. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262