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Cycle Country for Sportsman

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Rusty Silence, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I bought a Cycle Country plow, manual lift, that the guy said was for a Honda TRX 300 and it came with a 60" blade. It came with everything to put it on a Honda 300, what do I need to adapt or buy to make it fit my 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500? It was in like new condition and I got for $250 which seemed like a good deal to me..
     
  2. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I forgot to mention it's a mid mount. After looking around on ebay it looks like I'll have to buy or make a frame mount and the lifting mechanism won't work either. Has anyone made a mount that doesn't sacrifice ground clearance? I can tell I'll be getting hung up on the mount going over downed trees and such when off-roading.
     
  3. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Crap. It appears Cycle Country doesn't make a mount for a 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500. Anyone else run into this too?
     
  4. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    they should i have one on a 99 sportsman 500. Check Warn website.
     
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Show pic of yours Mine came from a honda I made the backets fit my 01 Polaris had the manaul lift and it wouldnt lift plow very high and was a pain to lift on the move
    Use a winch its faster
     
  6. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I am going to buy a winch because it will serve a dual purpose plus the manual lift new costs almost as much as a winch. Here is a pic of what came with it.

    2013-02-07 22.58.39 (2).jpg
     
  7. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    well the chain didn't come with it, it just ended up in the picture.
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Mine is a older model My A frame is made from sq tubing and my back mounting backet is all one peice

    First you do is Block frame up to the ATV frame distance you need to mark holes Do some measuring make sure its center
    Make sure ur back brackets are on the A frame
    Once you have it center You mark holes and drill the hole Then mount
    Only thing I had to drill was the lift handle mount
    But my lift handle was old style mounted under the atv Yours looks like one that mounts on the front rack
     
  9. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Ok so I need to drill holes in the frame to mount those two brackets at the bottom of the pic to the quad?
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You may and may not you wont know till you get everything lined up I didnt have to
    But I did replace the U bolts with few size bigger U bolt
    The Owner had my plow said he would break the U bolts So I didnt want them to break
     
  11. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Ok thanks for the direction.
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Glad I could help If you was closer to me I tell bring it by I mount it for you I love a challenge