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Honda ATC 3 Wheeler Plows

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by oldmanriver, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. oldmanriver

    oldmanriver Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 1

    I have an old Honda ATC 3 Wheeler that is in great shape that I'd like to use to plow snow with this winter. I know that someone made plow kits for these at one time. I did manage to find a couple of photos of it. I have most of the stuff to make my own (48" blade, generic manual lift kit). Has anyone ever had one of these 3 wheelers with a blade? Looking for diagram, plans, good photos, advice or whatever. Thanks!!
     
  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I have seen plows on them before. i am not sure how good they do but i have seen them.
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,356

    Never seen one with a plow on it but them old Honda Big Reds are unstopable. Put some chains on it and it should plow good.
     
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,063

    I think Moose made a plow for the 3 Wheelers, I have a complete set up under the bench in my garage,
    though I don't have pics of it. I am looking for an 84 big red to put on the plow and have as my back up machine for this year. I have an 84 honda 200 but no Reverse or Electric Start makes that less than an ideal plowing machine.

    here's a thread on 3wheeler world that has some pics,

    http://www.3wheelerworldforums.com/showthread.php?t=42337
     
  5. Dr johnO

    Dr johnO Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Moose stated they do not make anything for a 3 wheeler?
    hey sublime68charge since you have the set up in your garage what make or brand is it?
    can you take down the dimensions so that the rest us can make one?, maybe some images to go with it?

    http://www.plowsite.com/images/smilies/mechanic-smile.gif

    Dr john
     
  6. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,063

    at one time I had 2 3 wheeler plows and sold them both.
    first one I had the turntable was just like the current Moose Plow's and the Blade bolt rightup to my Moose Push tube on my ATV.

    2nd Plow I had was for my 84 Big Red that I sold this spring.
    thinging was made by cycle country

    I have some Pics on my cardomain site and heres some of those,

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    should give you an idea to go from.

    sublime out
     
  7. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,063

    for Plowing snow with Chains and some rear weight I was good to go up to 6" of snow after that it just did not have the power or traction to get the job done but for 6" or less it did fine.
     
  8. Dr johnO

    Dr johnO Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    plowset up

    so the frame set up was made by cycle country? or is that where just the plow is from?

    I am really interested in where the frame set up came from?

    So Moose makes a Push tube that fits, they told me that they have nothing that fits 3 wheelers at all?


    Dr John O
     
  9. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    iloved the atc's had 2-90s, a110, 2-200'Sand a 250SX..never could afford a big red
    but there are still some on farms around here.whoops. forgot had a185 and even
    tried a yamaha 125 s stroke. funny they outlawed them but but inever saw a 3
    wheeler hurt or kill anyone by itself. not to say i never fell off but they were a lot of fun.
    [wheelies anyone?]--irv
    this has nothing to do with plowing. just a walk down memory lane .bet some
    of you guys owned these too
     
  10. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,063

    they probaly don't make anything any more for 3 wheeler's
    heck I doubt anybody makes snow plow's for 3 wheelers there is not much market for them.

    I have seen plows for 3 wheelers from time to time on Ebay or even the local CL, It took me 3 years to even find the plows that I had. then I sat on em for 3 more years before I got a Big Red to put it on. Had the 3 wheeler for 1 year and the wife wasn't impressed 1 bit by it so I sold it and put money towards another ATV.

    couple of site's to check out about 3 wheelers.

    http://www.3wheelerworld.com/content.php
    is good for info and if you due a search there are some threads about home built 3 wheeler plows
    also you might find something in the classified adds' here as well.


    also
    http://www.3wheeler.org/index2.html

    more of a sand dune theme here but also some threads with 3 wheeler plows.

    I've been on both sites but its been a year or so now.

    what type of 3 wheeler are you putting a plow on?

    sublime out.
     
  11. Dr johnO

    Dr johnO Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    3 wheeler

    I have a Yamaha tri moto 125.
     
  12. Dr johnO

    Dr johnO Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I like the plow you had , where did you get it, what size was it?

    John
     
  13. Dr johnO

    Dr johnO Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    What motor you running in the mopar? i just sold a 69 GTX, looking for a 70 -71 R/t challenger
     
  14. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,063

    Important stuff first,

    da Charger has a gettin tired 440 in it from a 72 dodge wagon what I was told when I got her.

    the Plow I Have on the Big Red was a Cycle Country 48" Vplow. they are $400.00 new for just the plow alone I got mine used from CL for $200.

    I had to fab up the V-plow to my Plow frame. only took me an afternoon of work.

    how much snow you hoping to plow? for a 125CC I'm thinking your top end would be about 4" Though even that is still better than a shovel by hand.

    If you watch on CL or Ebay should be able to find a Used V-plow from CC for decent price than just fab that to your home built plow frame. On the one I had the up and down was done by a bigger pipe that rotated over a smaller pipe that cross connected behind the front tire. on the bigger pipe was a 4" or so arm that stuck out had a hole drilled in the end of it from there I had a u shaped rod or simple chain that hood to the frame of the 3 wheeler to provide a lifting point. there was a long handle attached to the big pipe and this is what I pulled up for lifting. Had a funky little desgin at the bottom to hold the plow up.

    for keeping the plow up from the lifting handle and plow frame was 2 small metal parts that bolted togehter and then hinge in the middle when up they made a triangle to keep the handle up with the 2 parts bowing toward the middle of the triangle to lock in place and then you pulled a little rod to pop the metal parts out of there locking bow and then they let the handle drop down.

    well I hope that's clear as mud for ya.

    good luck
    sublime out.







    sublime out.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
  15. bullseye

    bullseye Member
    Messages: 57

    Yeah, I have one too. I got it years ago from a fella who built it from scratch. It's kind of like a county plow from Moose. Allumium blade high on one side.The blade stays straight and kicks the snow out to the right (I think, it's been years since I used it). Theres a foot petal to lower and raise the blade, and it u-bolts to the frame right below the engine. Very simular to the ones in the pics from sublime !!
    I thought it was going to be a little hokey and not that great for plowin BUT MAN WAS I WRONG !! With the rear tires aired down a little, this beast could plow threw anything. Doing drive-ways was great, you just start plowin from the middle and work your way out to the edges.My Big Red didn't have reverse so at the ends of the driveways took a little fancy drivin but it worked. Foot on the blade petal, lift, hook the steering, whip around, drop blade, and down the drive way again.
     
  16. Dr johnO

    Dr johnO Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    bullseye

    can you take some pictures of it and post them here ?

    John
     
  17. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,063

  18. 87BIGRED

    87BIGRED Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Check out my videos on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee Especially the 3 walk-around videos of the Cycle Country plow set-up.

    What model of ATC do you have?
     
  19. 87BIGRED

    87BIGRED Junior Member
    Messages: 8

  20. sxsleeper

    sxsleeper Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    3 wheeler and plow

    I have recently aquired a 85 SX 250 3 wheeler which also has a Cycle Country Plow. My son at first thought it was a home made plow, but son found out it wasn't. He plowed with it this winter and was quite impressed with the way it worked! He couldn't hardly believe it. The blade is not a V blade but straight. Anyway, I don't need it and am interested in selling it and the plow. Works great, starts very easy, electric start and new battery, reverse works well! I'd say it' in above average condition. 608-225-1596 Call me for pictures or questions if interested.
    Dale