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New ATV Plow Project

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by EaTmYtAiLpIpEs, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Well as some of you know I bought a new atv. A 2000 Arctic Cat 500 4x4 auto. And I needed a plow for it. So I posted a wanted ad in craigslist and someone emailed me from about 4-5 miles away from me. Went to go look at it yesterday and I bought it. It is a farmall cub plow. It is 54 inches wide and is very heavy lol. I am eliminating that shock absorber thing on it and I am gonna make it a trip plow. Gonna take a little welding. I am not worried about paint right now. I am gonna take it apart in the spring and sand blast it and bring it to the booth at work and spray it with enamel paint. Here are some pics.


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  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Cool,
    lets see some more pics once finished
     
  4. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    are you gonna paint the plow
     
  5. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I am gonna paint it in the spring. just isnt warm enough yet. Plus in the spring I will rip it all apart and sand blast it and paint it,
     
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I decided I am gonna take the plow off atv tomarrow and paint it since they arent calling for any snow this week. It is done here are some pics. I mean one more thing I have to do it mount the spring for tripping but I wanted to test it out today so I put the absorber back on. Here are the pics.

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  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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  8. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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  9. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice work, I definitely want to see some pictures after its painted!
     
  10. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    To make things easier when we used to have a plow on an ATV we would shut off the gas and 2 people would just lift the front up and stand it up on the rear bumper. Much easier than laying on your back.
     
  11. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Ya that would have been easier. I was gonna put a hook in the ceiling in a stud and I was gonna hook the winch up to it and raise it but I decided not to.
     
  12. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Here is it all apart AGAIN because I am painting it.

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  13. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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  14. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    Looks goodwesport we need some pics of it moving some snow now!
    are you planning on a power lift/angle for the plow?
     
  15. chev_4x4

    chev_4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Looks great, and awesome fab work. I like how you got it going on the quad. One question though is why switch the trip spring method?? I always subscribe to if it ain't broke don't fix it. Can't wait to see it all together and pushin snow
     
  16. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Well that spring on it doesnt trip. That's why I am going to switch it. IDK when I will have a pic of it pushing snow maybe tomarrow they might be calling for something during the day. And on the angling question I would like to get a auto swiveling thing but I dont wanna spend $200 on it. I have a winch to raise it up and down.
     
  17. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    This would have been a good post for the "New" ATV Snow Removal Forum! :nod:
     
  18. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    All painted and put back together except for top expansion bar thing. I need to get 4 more carriage bolts at tractor supply and I will take a ride up there after dinner and buy a pount of them just so I have them. Tell me what you think of it.

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  19. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    just hope that those brackets welding to the tubing under the quad hold up to stress and pressure while plowing .... Lookin pretty, pretty good ...
     
  20. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Now that thing looks nice!! Great work.