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snowbear emergency winch handle

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by ranger88den, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I recently purchased a Geo Tracker with a snowbear plow. I didn't come with a safety hook or a emergency manual winch crank handle. I found the dimensions for the safety hook on another thread but need the rod diameter and dimensions for the crank handle. Thanks in advance.
  2. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Any help out there?
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    I had a snowbear for 2 years and never used the emergency handle. If the winch broke I used a 1500 ATV winch I bought from Walmart for $70- master lock was the name. The only thing that broke on those were the cables, then the spools because of ice build up.
  4. revtoyota

    revtoyota Member
    Messages: 50

    i have a snow bear on my turbo toyota pickup for 5 years now and havn't had the winch die yet. as for the lift strap that lasted 2 weeks just replaced it with polly rope. your best bet for the handle is to just contact snowbear.
  5. whiteowl

    whiteowl Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have a Winterwolf plow made by Snowbear. I have a winch handle in my Jeep. I will take the dimensions of of it and get back to you. I think the Snowbear and Winterwolf use the same motor winch handle. Have patience, give me a day ot two.

  6. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Plowguy & revtoy, thanks for the input but I like to be prepared for the worst. whiteowl, thank you for taking the time to get the dimensions. Dave
  7. revtoyota

    revtoyota Member
    Messages: 50

    not a problem man. The reason I would get ahold of snowbear is the handle If i remember right is only 25 bucks.
  8. whiteowl

    whiteowl Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Did you get my private message?? I have a drawing with the dim's for you I can email or post office mail to you. Do yoy still need it?? I hope Snowbear doesn't sue me for copyright infringement.....

  9. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    whiteowl, Could you please email the dimensions/drawing to me at
    Thanks for your help, Dave
  10. dougiu

    dougiu Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 6

    I just installed my 82" plow but it didn't come with a winch handle. It also wasn't mentioned anywhere in the manual. Should it have come with one?
    Mine had the safety hook.

    By the way....I bought mine at Lowes for $999US. sent to the store. Anyone interested in the 82" model might want to check them out. I think they made a mistake as their website said something like $1500 but I wasn't telling them that.
    That was as cheap as the snowblower I was looking at.
  11. revtoyota

    revtoyota Member
    Messages: 50

    yeah on the side of the motor there should be a hole for the handle to go in. so if the motor craps out you can get the plow up.
  12. bradman0087

    bradman0087 Member
    Messages: 54

    can some one with the dimencions/drawing of the emergency winch handle email it to me? I would rather be safe than sorry.

  13. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    whiteowl, emailed me this nicely detailed drawing on which I based my construction. Good luck
    P.S. Make sure that the flat at the end, that fits into the winch, is centered.


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