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Cycle Country Vee Plow

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by MRadke, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    I have one of the old style CC vee plows. Anyone have problems with the angle adjustments for the wings? What did you do to upgrade it?
     
  2. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,619

    bolt it together
     
  3. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    That doesn't seem very user friendly to adjust the wings. I'd like to have a durable, simple method of adjustment. The angle iron with the cotter pin that it comes with seems pretty cheesy.
     
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,060

    the bars that set the angle are weak and will bend over time. Is what I have read. about them.
    the commom solution once this starts to happen is to bend them back straight and then even weld on a small angle iron to the bar to help stiffen it up. or just hammer back straight and go till it bends again.

    I have a CC V-plow old style as well but have only used it on a Honda 300 4x4 for 2 months and now its on my 84 Big Red and when I due plow its in the full V %90 of the time and neither of those quads are a beast when plowing they just don't have the weight to provide the traction to make alot of force.
    and heck I only creep along around 7MPH or so anyway all 1st gear plowing for what I due.

    IPLOSNO would be a great to gain knowledge from about all the weakpoints on these as his is a on Honda Rincon and he plows lots and lots of snow with his.

    what I have mine set up for is light duty sidewalk usage. and the emergency back up if my main machine goes down which in 6 years has happend just once.
     
  5. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,060

    yours has angle irons? Mine just has flat bars that are used to set the blade angle's.
     
  6. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    Yes, mine came with angle irons. The adjustment end has a 5/16" pin welded in that is supposed to fit in the adustment holes on the wing. I was thinking that a 1/2" steel bar telescoping into a tube would make for quicker adjustment and be more durable. I just fabbed up a plow frame for it and have yet to push any snow with it, so right now I'm just thinking out loud.
     
  7. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,060

    I like your thoughts on the adjustable bar/tube instead of changing where the ping sits in the plow blade I know its a pain putting the saftey ping back in, Can't see the hole to line it back up and such.

    what type of quad are you putting this on?

    sublime out.
     
  8. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    This will be going on my 95 King Quad. The Moose is getting a little tired and I thought a vee might break trail on drifted in sidewalks without crabwalking.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,060

    You wanna sell that Moose Blade? and push tube setup? I have been looking for a 50" county blade to downsize from my 60" standard.

    shoot me a email at mbutteri@yahoo.com

    if ya wanna talk about selling.

    where in Wi are you located at? I'm in Dodgeville WI.

    I have a CC push tube set up that I can throw into the mix for trading also.
    was on a honda 300 4x4

    [​IMG]


    here a Pic of it on my 84 Big Red now.
    [​IMG]

    I also run Chains and weight on the rear rack and its my Back up unit and hopefully sidewalk drift buster up.

    thanks again

    sublime out.
     
  10. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    Thanks for the offer, but I plan on keeping the Moose. My push tubes wouldn't fit anything else anyway. I moved the mounting point to just behind the front axle and shortened the push tubes to 36", one foot shorter than stock. With the factory setup I was getting high centered too easily.

    I'm north of you, in Berlin. We've got a nice car show up here in summer, you should take a ride up and show off that Charger.
     
  11. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,060

    OK sounds good about the Plow. never hurts to ask.
    I had one found on CL last week. talked to the guy on Friday at noon and said I'll have Cash in your hand for it by 1pm saturday will that work for you? yep yep sounds good to me. So I run some errands on Saturday morning call the guy when I head in his direction at 10am and he tells me sorry sold it last night.

    Grrrrrrr. #$%##$^%^&$%

    It was only 1 hour from me and was just what I wanted blade style and push tubes.
    guess I should have drove for it on Friday night.

    oh well.

    live and learn I guess.

    what is the date on the Car Show?

    IF I have brakes in the charger I just might be able to make the trip.

    right now she only has back brakes. but that's better than 2 years ago when I blew out the tranny.

    sublime out.
     
  12. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    The car show is August 7th and 8th. There is a cruise Saturday night and the car show is on Sunday the 8th. Typically draws around 300 cars if I remember right. I didn't make it there last year with my car, but usually try to. Its a good show and entrance is free for all.
     
  13. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,060

    thanks for the info will try and keep that in Mind.

    what type of Car you got?

    since we talking cars at the moment her's a Pic of the old girl.

    [​IMG]

    sublime out.
     
  14. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49


    Very Nice, Mines a '66 Ford Galaxie 500

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  15. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,060

    sweet looking Galaxie 500

    thats gotta be a fun to drive around in the old girl with the top down.
    on the hot summer nights.
     
  16. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    We like it, never enough time to drive it though.
     
  17. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,619

    oh i forgot to tell yeah, that part, i am lazy and cold when i plow, and seeing it can be 2 feet deep that was the reason for the vee,i want it done fast lol

    screw that bar it doesn't do enough to warrant my time to make it easy, i keep it staight for the most part and push huge volumes where i want it and angle at the end to make it clean, my quad is wider than the vee also .

    if your only doing sidewalks yea i guess it would work but hands don't work when theyre cold good luck,


    thats to funny we all have old cars
     
  18. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    Last week I was out for 7 1/2 hours when we got 14 inches of dense snow overnight. I'm hoping to be able to use the scoop and vee functions to clean up a mess like that a little faster. If it doesn't function better than my straight blade, I'll pedal it.

    So what kind of old car do you have?
     
  19. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,619

    seriously, it's a hassle for what ya get out of it, remember the function of the v when in scoop. i have a 3000# winch and it strains, and the time just getting it done to begin with, for deep storms i take a little off the top and do it again,

    ive literally pulled out of my garage 5' and moving is no longer an option, once you get wiggle room your ok , if you were willing to fabricate, i would say make it bigger and stronger imo, then it might be worth it,

    heres my car, i just finished painting her last summer so now i am looking at engine options,

    [​IMG]
     
  20. MRadke

    MRadke Member
    from WI
    Messages: 49

    Car looks good. What year is it?

    I should get a good opportunity to test the vee soon. Depending on how the storm tracks, we stand to get nailed on Christmas Eve.