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Sportsman 90 with blade

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by jkiser96, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I bought my 5 year old son a Sportsman 90 this summer & now he wants a plow. I had a friend give me a 42" lawn mower blade that I just got done mounting to the quad, and the only thing left is a winch with a custom mount. I am proud that my son wants to plow snow rather than sit & play games alll day besides my dad has a mule with a blade so they can go out this winter together while I am in the truck. I told them if we get some drives around town I would pay them. I am looking at the Superwinch 1500 pound winch, does anyone have a better idea. I will post pics when it is all done:drinkup:
     
  2. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    yea pics as you progress lol. i think he needs a buggy body, send him by and ill hack him one together lol.

    make sure he looks pro, amber lights fur hat the works lol. hes gonna need some chains imo.
     
  3. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    My dad has a mule with the cab & a 72" blade and it is nice having an enclosure when plowing. My son & dad will be plowing the streets in our little town since I have the contract. My wife likes it because our drive is always the last to get plowed & now my son can do it for a littl extra $$. I am getting ready to go get the winch for it so I should have some pics tonight.
     
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I really like your design. What did it cost to build?
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Get some picks. A cheap 1500lb winch would work fine.
     
  6. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I had a guy give me the blade, I used a piece of 3" channel iron 9" long that I had laying around, to anchor to the frame. After buying the winch I will have about $150 in the whole thing.
     
  7. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    sounds like alot of fun. only problem i see is the alternator on the 90 wont be able to keep up with even a 1500 pound winch. i would look for the smallest winch you can find say 500lbs or i dont know how much power an actuator uses but that may be better. or maybe just a dual battery or using a car battery would help

    also post some pics
     
  8. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I am planning on just mounting a battery on the back rack for weight & use it for the winch & just charge it each evening. My son won't use the winch a lot so I hope it will hold enough juice for this. I am still not sure what winch will work best for low amp draw, any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  9. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    that is frikin awsome. give you kid a pat on the back from me and yes do post up the pics
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I was replying to Iplowsno and his cab he built.
     
  11. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    alc greg, i didnt figure it out, but not including my time,not knowin what plexi cost i imagine 100 bucks, maybe less dependin what you use ? i had almost everything as thats what i do. but i did buy a couple things . i wouldve wasted the money anyways lol.



    jkiser,look at harbor frieght imo for what you need id bet it would work awesome.
     
  12. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    that's cool. I like the looks of what you came up with. The pic in your avatar looks like a rhino or similar. I've seen the cabs that can be bought and don't like the fact that your legs and feet have to freeze. I might fab something up. I want full length doors that latch on mine. I'm thinking that it would work as long as there's a place to secure to the lower foot rest area. I noticed your not concerned that your cab can wheelie up on you. I'd prefer it to be secure but still be easy to remove. Maybe a few small 7/8 U bolts or something on the racks to stop the cab from popping up on bumps or hills. By the way, you stole my colors. :gunsfiring::gunsfiring: :D :drinkup:
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  13. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    thats awesome. cant wait for the pics. im not sure about the smaller superwinches but i have a 2000lb superwinch and its great.
     
  14. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    alcgreg, wheres it going to go lol. it stays down at 50 mph so thats good only time it comes up is if im wheeling thru terrain. yea i can bolt it down but i dont see the need just plowing.

    its easy you just have to make a good joint. smokin it doesnt hurt lol. get plywood layout one side then cut everything times two and assemble. two days complete.well worth it i might add.
     
  15. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    harbor fright $50 2500lb winch.
     
  16. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    Yeah, I'll be looking into something soon. Making a good joint though isn't a problem here. :D I'm hesitant though to do anything since it doesn't snow much around here like it use to. Kinda feel it would be a waste but with the lumber sitting in the garage, I'm tempted each day to start cutting.
     
  17. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    thats where i was at then it snorained on me and i got a cold. once i got commited it was fast, just alot of safety breaks and then i had a couple of design meetings, its almost like a job lol. id do it again in a heartbeat. and it comes off real fast thats a plus. but so far its handled the abuse lol but the window is showing stress cracks. must be the 50mph commute lol
     
  18. hotshotgoal30

    hotshotgoal30 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    i know polaris makes plow winches. they are shorter cable and much lighter. im not sure of the ratings but you could go on ebay or polaris website to see what im talking bout
     
  19. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    got any pics yet?
     
  20. FOX-SNO-REMOVAL

    FOX-SNO-REMOVAL Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    ya come on i want to see some pics of this little beast!