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SnowBear name bought

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by acornish, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
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  2. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
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  3. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    interesting they went to a front receiver instead of the custom mounts like the old plows.
     
  4. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
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  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I gotta be honest, I beat the piss out of my snowbear (I believe it was a 2006 model). I plowed after the storm and ended up with about 8 properties during a heavy snowfall year. It plowed over a foot a snow and took the beating well. I bent a few pieces after that year but it still worked great. I ended up selling it used for $500, bought it for $1200, and it brought in around $3,000 in revenue for me. It was light so the truck never new it was their which saved on wear/tear and fuel. I can't comment on the newer ones but mine was great.
     
  6. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    sorry, didn't see the reply

    Not seeing what? the front mount receiver? you now need 2" front mount receiver to mount the new mount, which goes into the plow. The plow is still the same. Its the mount that changed. SB just needs to make ONE mount, and leaves it up the owner to get a 2" class III front mount installed.

    The old mounts are still available from some online vendors, unsure (doubtful) that new ones will be engineered for new trucks.

    This goes into the receiver, which goes into the plow.

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  7. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I don't know where you found that photo but you're right. The site now says '2" Front Receiver is required'. I think it didn't say that when I posted that before.
     
  8. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

  9. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    yup, thats the new style the mount systems were always one of the weakest parts of a snowbear, now they even weaker.
     
  10. PhantomRacer

    PhantomRacer Senior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 128

    dont know about weak...13+ years on mine, been through hell and back, can't say I had an issue with the mount. A class3 hitch is pretty robust. I dont like the new system, but I don't see it as weak however.
     
  11. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    snowbear plows

    mine is 6yrs old new winch new cutting edge
    beat the snot out of it still going strong