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Plow for Honda Recon

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by plowinfarmer, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. plowinfarmer

    plowinfarmer Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Im new on here and was woundering if any of you guys plow with a recon. if so how do they work. i want to get one to plow my drive and some in my neighborhood.
     
  2. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    yes plowed all last year with my recon worked excellent. get it you wont regret it
     
  3. plowinfarmer

    plowinfarmer Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    OK thanks. what knid of plow would you recomend?
     
  4. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Some will say Moose plow's are the best built.
    I would also say that as well.

    Cycle Country as well though there push tubes are not as heavy built as the Moose Plows.

    Question I would ask you is will this plow alway's be on the Recon or are you gonna upgrade to a bigger quad in 2 years and then plow with that?
    for a Recon the Cycel country would be fine
    but if your gonna be doing alot of plowing I would say Moose but only go 50" wide
     
  5. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Lime is rite again Moose hands down, I had and still have a cycle country that I purchased new in 1984 for my 84 Honda Big Red. the only thing I hated was the manuel lift lol. Pushed more snow than I even want to talk about.ussmileyflag
     
  6. plowinfarmer

    plowinfarmer Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    i dont think that i would get a bigger fourwheeler any time soon. Which would be a better lift the hand one or a winch? also would it still be able to push a lot with wings?
     
  7. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262


    Winch!!!!!:D:D:D
     
  8. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    it depends how big the wings are. personally i had a homebuilt 42" plow on my recon and i thought that was perfect because you are not trying to push so much and really what does one more pass in the end matter anyway. i say get a skinny blade like a 42 and throw some wings on that to have a wide pass for light snow then take them off if you need to move some heavy snow.
     
  9. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Winch or hand lift is really up to you. Guys with a winch will tell ya lay love it and wouldn't be with out. Those that are used to the Hand lift say that system is fine and they dont need the winch. Been a few of those dicussions on here.
    I'm a Winch juy myself or now I have an Electric Actuator so I can provide down pressure and backdrag snow away form the Garage doors.

    if you had wings I'd make them easy to put on/off that way you get into deep or heavy snow you can downsize your blade so your still functional but for the light fluffy stuff you can push more per pass. would be a trial and error to know when to have wings on or off.

    skywagon you still have your Plow for the Big Red?
    I have a plow setup also for a Big Red "Ebay 3 years ago" and just this last month I made a purchase of 84 Big Red I have yet to find time to drive up to get it but hoping to soon.
    I am thinking I gonna fab up my cycle Country V plow to the Big Red Plow frame and it can serve as my Backup to the Foreman for light snow plowing or when I have time and want to play around plowing snow on the weekends.
    and it will be my late season sidewalk machine where I can' fit the Foreman down the sidewalks due to high banks on both sides.
    any way I had a 84 Big Red in my youth and missed having it so been looking for a unit for a few years that was close enough and within my price range.

    sublime out
     
  10. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    skywagon you still have your Plow for the Big Red?
    I have a plow setup also for a Big Red "Ebay 3 years ago" and just this last month I made a purchase of 84 Big Red I have yet to find time to drive up to get it but hoping to soon.
    I am thinking I gonna fab up my cycle Country V plow to the Big Red Plow frame and it can serve as my Backup to the Foreman for light snow plowing or when I have time and want to play around plowing snow on the weekends.
    and it will be my late season sidewalk machine where I can' fit the Foreman down the sidewalks due to high banks on both sides.
    any way I had a 84 Big Red in my youth and missed having it so been looking for a unit for a few years that was close enough and within my price range.
    Yup, still got the plow, but the mount went with the Big Red, I bought it new in 84 and sold it the summer of 2007, it still ran and looked real good, a contractor buys these up to pull the big hot tar tanks when doing commercial roofs, they love the shaft drive with reverse. $300 less than I paid for it new lol and I used it for 23 years.tymusic
     
  11. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Spend the few extra bucks and buy the rubicon! This thing is a beast in the snow!
     
  12. FOX-SNO-REMOVAL

    FOX-SNO-REMOVAL Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I agree with Petr51488 get the Honda Rubicon it the best work quad i have ever owned.
     
  13. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    guys i don't think this guy is looking for advice on what atv to buy im sure hes satisfied with the recon and for anyone who has never owned a recon you have no idea how great they are they will hold their own against most larger utility quads within reason
     
  14. FOX-SNO-REMOVAL

    FOX-SNO-REMOVAL Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Oops i didn't even realize he wasn't even talking about what quad to get, but o well what u going to do. By the way i own a Recon but just haven't put a plow on it, do do pretty descent?
     
  15. Zach

    Zach Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Damnit... I want a plow for my recon already! :D

    I did find a good deal on an eagle plow... but it's 2 hours away and its hard to find time for the trip.
     
  16. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277


    yes for their size they are excellent for plowing
     
  17. plowinfarmer

    plowinfarmer Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    i think that i would go with the hand lift. my cousinhas one on his sportsmen 500 with the hand lift and it works really well. Where could i find a blade that would work? should i look on ebay?
     
  18. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    either ebay or go to the manufactor's web sites to locate dealer near you.

    or due searches on craig's list or other message board's in your area.

    get the blade and push tubes you want and if you have to go to a dealer to get the Mounting Plate for your quad.


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  19. plowinfarmer

    plowinfarmer Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    ok thanks ill look for one and hopefully find one. thanks for all of the help
     
  20. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    if you get a plow and get it all hooked up post up some Pics of that ATV.

    good luck in your search,

    sublime out.