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Snowbear installation

Discussion in 'Snowbear Plows' started by wolverine113, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. wolverine113

    wolverine113 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I just finished installing a 88" plow on a Dodge 3500. I would say it took me 12-15 hours total although that also included skid shoes and lights. Doing it in 20-30 degree weather in an unheated garage didn't help but this was a bigger job than I anticipated. The biggest problem is the instruction manual. The diagrams are so fuzzy as to be useless. I basically had to figure out each assembly step on my own. I wonder if they had a printing problem with my manual or if they are always that bad. On the positive side, I am very familiar with the whole setup now since I had to put it together piece by piece. I'm also impressed with the construction of the plow and the size of it. I was afraid it would look small on my truck but it is a little wider than the truck and has decent height. It seems fairly heavy duty for what I will be using it for. We haven't had a snow storm yet here in MI so I'm glad I'm ready for the first one.
  2. Tirioloservices

    Tirioloservices Member
    Messages: 64

    yea i bought mine used but there great... the install of the cross member sucked lol
  3. MBrooks420

    MBrooks420 Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 79

    Maybe right about a printing problem. My instructions were legible. I think it took me 4-5 hours, doing it out in the driveway during a snowstorm. Only nice part was being able to use it immediately :) I would think some of the installs would be much more time consuming than others.
  4. B Nick

    B Nick Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    My manual was a little fuzzy as well, I just bought a brand new 88'' with all the bells and whistles including the wireless remote, and I also thought it would look small on my dodge, but it looks fine. I just took my truck and plow in and had it installed, just easier that way. It took the guy about 7-8 hours.
  5. cjshloman

    cjshloman Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I bought a used one and downloaded the manual right off the snowbear site.....printed great
  6. wolverine113

    wolverine113 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Finally some snow predicted this week. I practiced with the 1-2" we had on the ground but it was hard to do too much since I have a gravel driveway with some uneven terrain. Looking forward to testing it out in the next couple days on the bigger amounts they are predicing (Still only 3-5").