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Has anyone added a shock absorber to their plow?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by rm25x, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. rm25x

    rm25x Member
    Messages: 42

    I am thinking of adding a shock absorber to my plow for when it trips so that it doesn't slap back and make a bunch of noise for nighttime plowing. I am thinking either a small shock absorber, maybe from like a Geo Metro, or a liftgate strut or something?
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    i think that type of shock would explode. consider something heavier duty. however, have you considered why there isn't one there now?
  3. rm25x

    rm25x Member
    Messages: 42

    Because ATV companies for some reason don't seem to see a need for one on their plows. I have never seen an ATV plow with one. Just an idea from the truck plow crowd.
  4. doubleedge

    doubleedge Member
    from ND
    Messages: 64

    I think a small car shock should do well; the plow tripping should be equivalent to the car hitting a pot hole. If you do try it, please tell us how well it works.
  5. rm25x

    rm25x Member
    Messages: 42

    Yeah I plan on trying it. I hate how the blade whips back after its tripped.