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My 9'6" MVP3 with Wings Install Videos and Pics

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by mossman381, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    So I bought a new Western MVP3 this year. I am big into Youtube and did a bunch of videos of the install. So I figured I would start a thread in here to post them all in. I will also post videos and pics using this plow. Enjoy


    When I bought it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6QTNXDnLtw


    Truck mount install on my 2002 Silverado 3500 dually

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MByqVIFSmLM


    Truck side wiring install on my 2002 Silverado

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD2o17mlmzo


    Plow assembly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyt6_WcRS0c


    Bleeding air out of the system

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlyH9fsu2HY


    Headlight install

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9yfvTbTsA


    Wing install

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCBMC3JbSK8


    Western MVP3 and Darth Dually "Bad to the Bone"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCGKGa9EWtU




    And some pics


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  2. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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  3. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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  4. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    Will be getting some snow pics soon. Had to replace all my brake lines in my truck.
     
  5. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Why did you ditch the SnowDogg?
     
  6. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    I am a Western guy. Only reason I bought the Snowdogg was because it was cheap. Sold it and made some money on it.
     
  7. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Well I just (last night to be exact) finished putting an MVP3 8'6" on my 07' GMC 2500HD with your help...(Videos)
    Love the work you do and just wanted to say thanks... I had to use the brake controller illumination wire for power as the block by the brake peddle wasn't the same as yours...I tried and burnt two fuses in the process...lol

    Keep em coming!!!
    And even if we don't post on your equipment thread...we are still watching!
    Not to mention us newbies need to catch up on all the posts.
    Cheers.Thumbs Up:waving:
     
  8. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    You are welcome. When I put my plow on my 08 I tapped into the block under the dash. I don't remember having any problems with it. Posting videos on Youtube and keeping up with my other threads is not easy. I can't sit on my computer all day and get stuff done :). I haven't posted anything in my equipment thread in a long time. I have other threads on other sites that I can't keep updated also. I do my best with the time I have.



    Pic of the Western after some plowing in the dirt


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  9. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
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    It was more me not knowing how to run a meter...:nono:
     
  10. horizon jay

    horizon jay Member
    Messages: 99

    Nice looking setup and thanks for the videos!! my new MVP3 showed up today in two crates like yours. Got it all together up to the center pin V assembly. After quite awhile of finagling it and beating on the center pin I had to call it a night. I noticed your video cuts out at that point. Did you have as much trouble? I know you said it wasnt easy and I am a believer!! Any tips or tricks? We greased it so it should slide. Im back at it in the morning. Its lined up till the bottom quarter and we could not get it where we needed it. Of course the left side moved off center once we rocked in the right side and its been fun to say the least! Any info is appreciated! Thanks!
     
  11. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    You have to have someone move the wing around until the pin goes in easy. I know I said I beat the pin in but I it was more like tapped it in. I didn't use much force at all. Just getting it all lined up was the hard part. Me and dad just had to keep playing with it until it went. I did hook up the ram of each wing before putting in the center pin. That helped hold the wings. Having 3 people would be ideal. Another thing I found out later was you have to put roll pins in the push down feet of the plow. I found that out when I went to unhook the plow the first time. I had to do it in the dark outside and it wasn't fun.
     
  12. horizon jay

    horizon jay Member
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    Awesome thanks! I just read to lay wings down , slide them together and lower A frame onto it. Gonna try and finish what we started today . If not we may pull em apart and lay em down and start over . Thanks again!
     
  13. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Ha... I did my 8'6" MVP3 by my self...all parts.
    I used a floor jack an some wood blocks and fought with it for over an hour. Then I stopped like you, took a step back and analyzed what was going on. I learned that if you get the right side in place all lined up (same side as Moss's video) then slip the pin in as you get the other side lined up the pin goes in to the point you are at.
    Next step to get the pin to drop in the rest of the way is to move the wing to the scoop position... A little at a time until it all lines up.
    I hope this helps. Just move it in and out and watch what it does to the hinge area.
    Don't get frustrated. I did and it didn't help!!! Just go easy.
     
  14. horizon jay

    horizon jay Member
    Messages: 99

    Thanks I appreciate the feedback! Yesterday was def :gunsfiring:"one of those days".

    Today however we were successful! What we did that helped us immensely was.... Loosened the cutting edge piece that is in the center on both sides. (like 6" of steel that angles into center). Once they were loose it literally fell right into place! We were getting hung up on the center "divider" thats part of frame, where the cutting edges meet in the middle. Once we loosed those bolts it was like a dream. I think had we and everyone else thats commented done that it would make the install WAY easier!! (Just a little tip if you are installing a center pin on a v plow in the future, loosen the cutting edge!) Thanks to all and thanks to mossman for the videos!! Bring on the snow! :drinkup:

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  15. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    After assembling the plow I did notice the center cutting edge was very close. Probably would have helped putting the plow in scoop mode like Doughboy12 said. Very nice setup. I might get stainless skins in a few years for mine :D



    First video of the plow in action. Not a lot of snow but enough to play with.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK_AmIo3Z84
     
  16. horizon jay

    horizon jay Member
    Messages: 99

    Awesome! I cant wait to use mine!! What do you use to make your videos? (Software) Just curious. Love it! Cant wait to see more! Thanks again!
     
  17. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Nice job. Looks good but why is the light bar black?
    I thought they were all red on the ultra 2's?
     
  18. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
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    I just got Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014. Not a cheap program but very professional. I have a lot to learn with it. Most of my older videos I just used Windows Movie Maker. A free program on most computers.


    My light bar is red. Even if I got the stainless skins I would want the red light bar.
     
  19. horizon jay

    horizon jay Member
    Messages: 99

    @doughboy Its actually stainless (well silver anyway, it matches the color of plow) it just looks black in the picture.
    @mossman Nice! I have final cut x on mac and think Im gonna actually start using it now! Thanks!
     
  20. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Doughboy was talking to you about the light bar :D

    I thought the light bar on the stainless plows was stainless. Is it just painted silver then?

    Making plowing videos is not easy. Especially when you are by yourself. Does take some time setting up the camera and then editing. But I do enjoy watching others and myself plowing.