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Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Rltkmkc, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Rltkmkc

    Rltkmkc Junior Member
    from 65542
    Messages: 5

    This is the first year I've ran a winch lift on my atv plow. The switch that came with the winch isn't in my opinion made for a gloved hand. So this summer I intent on exchanging it for something a little more glove friendly. Does anyone have anyone have any suggestions? As an optional thing it would be really nice if the switch was lighted. Thanks Rodger
     
  2. rjk512

    rjk512 Member
    Messages: 43

    If hardwiring a new switch is an option, that's probably your best bet.
     
  3. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    what brand of winch are you running?

    Pic of what your setup is?
     
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Last edited: Mar 3, 2015
  5. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    Skys the limit if your willing to rewire the switch yourself, then you can pretty much retro fit any dpdt switch you can find to make work.

    I would suggest getting grip and thumb warmer installed and go with lighter gloves. Unless it's below zero, I either use jersey gloves or some thin cut resistant gloves I use in the shed to work on stuff...they work that well. When it's cold cold, I only upgrade to my winter mechanics gloves, haven't had a need to even try wearing my big winter gloves and we've had some serious below zero air temps this winter when dinking around with the atv/plow.
     
  6. Rltkmkc

    Rltkmkc Junior Member
    from 65542
    Messages: 5

    My winch was a free hand me down warn 1500. Looking at Warn's current line the switches seem nicer but still have guards around them. I'm thinking one without the guard would be better. Any suggestion are appreciated. Thanks Rodger
     
  7. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    This is essentially what the Super winch comes with switch wise, I have the terra 3500lb on mine and the switch is almost identical to this. I ordered a 3000lb winch for the back, just a regular steel cable unit vs the rope I have up front, and that switch is like the one I'm linking..but it has "wings" on each side of the switch. Great for my set up with a front/rear winch switch side by side, I can tell by feel without looking which one I'm using.

    http://www.amazon.com/KFI-Products-...d=1425428425&sr=8-2&keywords=atv+winch+switch

    Otherwise just goto Amazon and search ATV winch switch and there's many kinds on there
     
  8. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    ive never had a problem with gloves and the warn switches and i use
    heavy gloves. after you use the switches a few times it becomes
    second nature to know what to do.

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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Same here, no problems.