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Movement limiter

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by zvizeman, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. zvizeman

    zvizeman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hello all:
    I have a Snowbear plow. The winch motor quit on it. I replaced it with a conventional winch, which works pretty well, except, there is no limit for its raise, and sometime, when I cannot see how far I am pulling the plow up, it can snap the raising wire.

    Does anyone know an easy way for limiting the movement of the winch. As you know, the original winch has a limiter for how far the winch moves.
    Cheers,
    ZVizeman
     
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    I know nothing about the winches, so I'll chime in.....is the limiter something that you can take off your old winch and somehow rig it up to the new one?
     
  3. zvizeman

    zvizeman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    No; apparently it is something in their motor (if I am not wrong!)
    Cheers
     
  4. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Maybe just put plow markers on the ends of your blades so that you can see how high it is. Nice and simple solution.
     
  5. zvizeman

    zvizeman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Unfortunately I tried that already; however, in the midst of cleaning, and sometimes getting stock in snow and ice, that simple trick does not work! I like to get things done the way they were designed and intended to be done by the experts!
    Thanks for your reply.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    I like to get things done the way they were designed and intended to be done by the experts!

    Well then, the way I see it you have 3 options.
    1). Make a limit switch to work with your current set up.
    2). Guess how high it is and just stop it when you think your there.
    3). Get the proper winch! In your own quoted words above, you went against your judgment.
     
  7. zvizeman

    zvizeman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Wow; thank you for the words of wisdom you offered - never thought of option No. 3!!!!
     
  8. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,239

    Well than, Since you don't like the good options listed above. What or why does getting stuck have to do with it? I don't get stuck. If bumping that plow up where you can go in reverse without breaking the cable is not a option you made a mistake purchasing the winch you bought.

    Personally I think it's a operator issue, Not the winch. :rolleyes:
     
  9. zvizeman

    zvizeman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Please friends, if you do not have answer to my simple question, please - please do not offer other suggestions.

    My question again: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO LIMIT THE TRAVEL OF A WINCH?
    I do hope the above simple question gets and appropriate and pertinent answer.
    Thank you in advance!
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,983

    Wasn't the answer already given?
    It's an internal switch in their winch.
    So refer back to my already given 3 options
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    Well Zman....I see ur off to a fine start.

    I've never owned, a snow bear that is.....But i have a few winches.

    What exactly you breaking, the winch line or is it something on the plow it self?

    What kind of winch, what's it rated for? Details, details....

    I picturing the plow frame is bottoming out against the truck, and tether on the plow is breaking, right?

    Can you post pics?

    Why didn't you replace the part with the correct one?
     
  12. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,239

  13. zvizeman

    zvizeman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thank you for the suggestion. However, when I click on the video URL, the YouTube says: " the video is not available".
    Would you kindly send me the working URL for the video?
    Thank you in advance!
     
  14. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,239

    Don't know why it's not working, One of these guys will make it work hopefully.
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,548

    https://youtu.be/zyltK6pmJGg
     
  16. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,177

    im a sucker for YouTube... Dagnamit!!!