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Attaching Moose Plow

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by marswp, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. marswp

    marswp Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I just bought a 2003 Honda Rincon with a moose plow. The atv only has just a few miles and the plow had never been used. I know how to attach the front of the plow to the winch but cannot figure out how to attach the two long bars to the underside. Does anyone know what I should see/have pics of how it should be set up?
  2. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Make sure the mounting plate is on the machine, if it is the pushtubes (bars) hook yp to the mounting plate in two places and pinned.:drinkup:
  3. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

  4. marswp

    marswp Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks. Looks like I will have to buy a mount.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    make sure you let the honda warm up good befroe plowing
  6. marswp

    marswp Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Ok. I have noticed it is cold blooded. It takes a minute or so just to get it warmed up enough to move. Then it takes a few minutes more before I can not worry it about it stalling when I stop. How long do you recommend? What damage happens if I don't?
  7. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    I would say 5 minutes or so. The Rincon has an automative style tranny that functions best when at the correct temp. If your stressing the trans before its at correct operating temp you can cause excessive where and tear upon the componets.

    just my thoughts and from what I have read about the rincon's.

    They are a good ATV and it should serve you well in your snow removal efforts.

    Its a Honda after all :salute:
  8. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    A good synthetic oil designed for wet clutches will help as well. Mobil 1 racing 4T and Amsoil 0w-40 fourstroke are a couple of popular choices.
  9. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    As stated, warm ups are always good and important but if a machine is particularly cold blooded there may be another problem. My Kawasaki P360 was always very cold blooded. Last year I took it to a dealer, explained the problem. He reset the valves and found the tube between the carburetor and engine was leaking. Now that thing runs better than it ever did.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    yea your on the right track, good call sublime
  11. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member
    Messages: 42

    sory for my late reply i just read this thread. I have a 2004 Honda Rincon and have a 54" plow on it.
    I alwasys let mine warm up for about 10 min (with me slightly revving it every so often in neutral).

    I find that when I dont let it warm up for at least 10 min, the thing always stalls when switching gears.

    Once it gets warm, the thing runs absolutley amazing. I plowed about 50 driveways in the past week (we had two snowstorms in the last week), each storm dumping about a foot and a half, and the thing plowed amazing, cleared the snow no problem!