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JOHN DEERE GATOR 6x4

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Deerewashed, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Deerewashed

    Deerewashed Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    i have a 2008 jd gator 6x4. i have the basic plow with no hydralic turn. is there any way to hook up a pump or somehting to make it turn? and if so how to hook it up.
     
  2. Eddiej

    Eddiej Member
    from UK
    Messages: 39

    If you don't mind me asking, how do you find the 6x4 configuration when using a plow?

    I only ask, as I am looking at every ATV buggy option at the moment for myself, and was looking at them last night while trawling around. Having not yet done any snow clearing with any type of ATV/buggy, I wondered whether having the extra set of wheels may make the vehicle try to push forwards when trying to steer a curve, or is that just nonsense?
     
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    few things i have seen

    1. buy an actuator like the one that does the up and down on the blade and hook it up., problem is , you will have to create some type of a buffer system. the actuator cant take the shock of a plow hitting a curb.

    2. buy a used pump from a noraml truck plow, thro it in the bed, rig it up.

    3. sping load the blade to angle fully right or left...use a trip spring from a truck possibly. then use a small winch on the other side to "pull" the blade the oposite dirrection that your angling.

    the atv guys might know alot more...jsut a few that were on the top of my head
     
  4. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

  6. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    1. Not exactly true as I have had mine for 6&7 seasons hit many things and never busted my power pivot!

    2. messy oil leaking pump and cylinder

    3. costly and jerry rigged!
     
  7. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    I guess we don;t quite understand your question, if we do, absolutly nothing, have run this system on one machne 6 seasons and other one 7 without a hitch hitting many objects!! usually my plow breaks loose on the springs before anything bends.I also run a full poly wear bar 1.5 thick with absolutly no wear in all the use they have had.
     
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i have heard of guys using an acutator , and after awhile all the small jolts that a plow takes started to have an effect on the actuator to the point something on the internals gave way. not that i have used one myself. just saying i have heard stories. granted he could have been using a cheap ones...i dont know

    just asking, a snow plow with hydros will use the pressure releif. i never used an atv, but i had pletty of years on a gator and smaller equitpment, if your using a steel edge its pretty easy to hook a crack in the pavment
     
  9. sparky2410

    sparky2410 Member
    Messages: 43

    http://www.plowsite.com/album.php?albumid=523
     
  10. tazzman15

    tazzman15 Member
    Messages: 31

    john deere builds a 72 in v plow for gators
     
  11. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    enough with the language, name calling, etc...you can get your point across without engaging in the verbal assaults (or not respond to the thread at all)

    so let's clean it up

    thanks
     
  12. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Smith! That may be why I have not had a problem in years with my acutators as I run poly on all three blades. I know Lime has the same setup and I know he has hit his hard enough to break the mounting bolts. All my lots are hugh with only curbs to watch for. Any blade por actuator will be junk under those conditions. :D: :waving:
     
  13. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    have you seen the thread of the imported mini-trucks being adapted for plows/blowers?
     
  14. Eddiej

    Eddiej Member
    from UK
    Messages: 39

    Funny that you should mention that!:)

    Currently on Ebay, there is a company selling these Subaru 4x4 mini trucks.
    Selectable 4x4 air con etc, and the best part of £3,000.00 less than a new buggy.

    It does set the brain thinking about the possibilities!:)

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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2010
  15. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I would read through this thread,
    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=88885

    lots of good information there and any thread by Badgerland WI, as he's a Mini truck guy
    I wanna say in the thread is his break down of good and bad of each type of Mini.
     
  16. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    correct you are. I first had problems breaking the bolt at the Plow turn table so I welded up the lower brace and then upgraded the bolt to grade 8 and then smoked a curb totally my fault I was trying to get out of the lane of traffic and didn't have the blade picked up all the way and gunned the ATV smack blew out the cylinder but my bolt and bracket held up LOL. I now run Grade 5's instead of the 8's so that the bolts will break before the actuator overloads' and blows out I hope.

    sublime out