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Uni mount or Ulta mount?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mjmstaff, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. mjmstaff

    mjmstaff Member
    Messages: 88

    I have a chance to buy a uni mount western 8ft for my truck. Would this set up be a mistake? Or should I look for a Ultra mount? I am having Timbrens installed in the morning to help with the load.
     
  2. Admiral Hockey

    Admiral Hockey Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have the Uni-Mount with an 8' Pro Plow for my 86'f-250, and it is not a problem. I just make sure to keep the edge up on two 4x4 peices, and since I leave it outside put a peice of 1x2 under the "kickstand" it may take a couple extra minutes to hook up, but I think the Uni-mount is great.
    So can you do any plowing with the 172??? Last I knew there were no plow's yellow taged by the FAA
    Andy:drinkup:
     
  3. rtm038

    rtm038 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 231

    I had an 8.5' Western Pro Plow Uni Mount on my 1997 Dodge 2500 (Cummins) a few years ago and I never had any problems with it. As the Admiral said, it may take a little longer to get it hooked up, but it's still a good set-up. A friend of mine has an Ultra Mount on his 2001 Chevy and loves the mount set-up, but hates the plow itself (hydraulic problems, bottoms out easy going into driveways, etc.).

    Ryan
     
  4. GPB

    GPB Member
    Messages: 55

    We've run several uni-mounts over the years and have had real good luck with them. Only complaint I have is it can be a pain lining everything up to mount them, especially alone. We bought a new ultra mount last year for our 02 Chevy. We are into our second season and have had no problems what so ever. The big plus is it takes me about 30 seconds to mount or unmount the plow. Just drive into the plow (you just have to be close, the plow will line up by itself),pull 2 arms down, plug it in and away you go. No more getting in and out of the truck 5 times trying to line the bracket up perfectly with the plow.
    With that said, the unimount is still a good plow. We still have one on another truck. It just takes a little longer to mount, thats all.
     
  5. ford250LDMaster

    ford250LDMaster Member
    Messages: 62

    the ultra is better easier to take the plow on and off

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  6. ford250LDMaster

    ford250LDMaster Member
    Messages: 62

    no stupid jack to use either


    they also sell a kit to make your uni mount into an ultra mount

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  7. mjmstaff

    mjmstaff Member
    Messages: 88

    Thanks Guys. I should be picking my plow up on Monday.

    God I love this Site!!!!!!:waving:
     
  8. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Ultra to Uni Conversion Kit

    Hey ford250ldmaster, here's a pic of mine with the conversion kit. I ordered the Ultramount bracket for my truck to get the ground clearance, but I still have the Unimount plow.

    conversion kit.jpg
     
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    the new ultra mount is like 30 seconds to put on its really great
     
  10. slowpoke

    slowpoke Member
    Messages: 53

    Admiral,

    The only problem you have with a 172 is the prop. It's a lot easier mounting a daniels pull plow, but every time you lift it the nose gear leaves the ground. Maybe the only way to get around the problem is to mount a scraper blade under the belly :p
     
  11. mjmstaff

    mjmstaff Member
    Messages: 88

    I am not sure but I think that will void my warranty.
     
  12. slowpoke

    slowpoke Member
    Messages: 53

    But you'll have the satisfaction of having one of the fastest plow rigs around. I'm sure that Friendly Aviation Authority would give you a one time field authorization for it :angel:
     
  13. PJPlowin'

    PJPlowin' Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 5

    I have a 96 ford 250 7.3 diesel with an 8' ultra-mount. I absolutly love this combo. Have had no problems with it whatsoever. It is built rock solid and it hooks up in about 30 seconds. In my opinion, you cant go wrong with this mount.

    Paul
     
  14. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Nothing wrong with the unimount, its a great set up. As mentioned above, it is hard to get lined up when doing it by yourself but other then that its fine. Its not like any of the newer systems but the Unimount was the first "quick mount" type set up which allowed everything to be removed with the plow and it was well ahead of its time when it came out in the late 80's. The only thing that would prevent me personally from wanting a unimount is the mount hangs way too low on some set ups. Other then that it a fine set up and if you can get a good deal on one by all means go for it.

    Ultra Mount is great too by the way
     
  15. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    i liked the uni mount better, when i had mine i just put the plow on a little cart so i could just push it up to the truck. it worked great. :waving: