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How to Lift Snow Plow

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by ferrari4756, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    Hey guys I just made a different thread about mounting a JD plow, well im either using that JD plow (if possible) or a Warn.

    How would I lift the plow? I did some reasearch and it seems either manually (which i dont want), an electronic acutator, or a winch. I already have a 2500 pound warn winch. SO would i have to buy the acuator also for 250 or is just the winch enough? If the winch is enough, how would I mount it to make it lift the blade?

    Thanks alot
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    i just press a button :D
     
  3. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    haha thats what i hope to do. can you offer me some help in the original question i asked?
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    hook the plow upto the atv, hook the winch to a hole or something it will hook on to and lift up the plow with your controller, you dont need an actuator, it will be supported by the winch and that will beenough to hold it, just when storing it, keep the plow down to get the stress off the winch.. i need a pictue of your atv to tell you a good spot to tto mount your winch
     
  5. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    oh okay thanks man alot. thats helpful. (im not being sarcastic lol). so like would the winch be hooked onto the blade MOUNT or just the blade (in other words, does the winch lift just the blade or the whole mount up and down)?
     
  6. gobblet

    gobblet Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    When you purchase a new atv plow set up , Its usually 3 parts (atv mount plate, this distributes all force to frame ) 2nd. (plow frame which connects plow to mount plate) and last (plow).
    The winch connects to plow frame which is then connected to plow.
     
  7. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    okay thanks guys so much. youve been a lot of help. this is what i chose for a setup:

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    So basically:
    Warn 54" Blade
    Warn Honda Rincon Mounting Bracket
    Warn 54" Plow Base/Tube Assembly

    and I already have a warn winch.


    so is that all I need for a plow set up?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  8. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Looks good. Post pics when you get it set up!
     
  9. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    OK awsome guys I'm so pumped thanks!

    Now what do you guys think of the Cyclone blades for the standard warn blades? Is the standard one fine? Why is the cyclone better?
     
  10. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    Anyone on the standard vs cyclone blades? I dont want to make another thread to keep the clutter down.
     
  11. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    And the funny part is, i dont even have an atv :D .
     
  12. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    Maybe this will help you understand where the winch cable will go after you have the winch wired and installed.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    Oh man yes that cleared up alot of stuff actually, i was a bit confused on where to mount the winch but now i know exactly. Thanks!

    If i dont get the power pivot, i will still be able to manually change the angle of the blade right?

    Thanks
     
  14. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    Yes, it comes with a manual angle. The Power Pivot will bolt right on the Warn system. I wasn't too sure I'd like the Warn PP but it worked well outside of the keys they use. (I have a fix for that I'll share when done) I blasted through 2ft of snow with it on 300ft long driveway in the last storm we had last weekend. The Grizzly just kept chugging along while the snow was piling up and dumping over the front rack and back down onto my feet and legs! The PP angled while I was pushing the pile so I think it's strong enough for regular use. I wish I had gotten some pics but I was just too busy to think about it and I was kind of mesmerized by the huge pile rolling infront of me. :D
     
  15. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I also changed the "attack" angle on the blade. It was 52degrees and I changed it to 60 couple degrees. It seemed to clean better with more angle. Not a great pic but you can see the skid shoes are angled more.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    nice man thanks a lot for all ur help. im going to order the plow early next week form 4wheelonline.com

    has anyone ever ordered from there? how long does shipping take?
     
  17. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    Did you price the entire system out at the dealer you got the ATV at? I think I had a total of $900 for everything including the PP.
     
  18. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    idk at 4wheelonline i got the warn plow blade, warn honda plow mount, and the base tube assembly for only 400 with shipping.

    alli need is a winch which i already have.

    does that sound too good to be true?
     
  19. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I paid about that from the dealer I bought my Grizzly.