Down Pressure Idea

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by tazzman15, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. tazzman15

    tazzman15 Member
    Messages: 31

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anybody has thought about taking a gas strut for like a rear trunk or door for down pressure. Maybe even one or two if they weren't strong enough. Yo can buy one for about 50 bucks.
  2. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge Addict
    Messages: 1,152

    some of the mfg are already way ahead of you on this.
    its is a good idea though. Reb from Wyoming has the CC DF kit on his quad for plowing and it has done OK for him from his post's.

    I don't know of any members who have a home built kit or I'd point you in there direction.
    seems to me somebody this year mentioned they had a homemade set up but I dont recall the name or what thread that was in sorrry about that.


    not knocking you or anything just showing you what is out there.

    I run an electric actuator and get down pressure that way on my blade.
    it is not cheap by any means but I have ran it for 3 or 4 years now and not had any problems with the system.

    sublime out.
  3. OP

    tazzman15 Member
    Messages: 31

    Ya I was trying to cut the price some. Do you know if the CC will fit moose?
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,114

    The strut would be just as effective as adding weight to your blade.
  5. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge Addict
    Messages: 1,152

    the top end will fit fine if you have your winch and roller fair lead in stock location. should not be a problem on that end. Should not be 2 hard to fab up the lower bracket on the Moose Plow

    just my thoughts.
  6. OP

    tazzman15 Member
    Messages: 31

    Ya. I guess I might have to try that. I had thought about trying a used car shock but then decided against it.
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,183

    You're on the right track with finding a strut off a car. That's all the companies are doing. They can get them wholesale, throw in some hardware to make it work and sell them as a kit. They are pretty much the same exact thing as on a car. They do come in different lengths and weight requirements so make sure you measure before you go hunting. Go to a junk yard and look for a pair off a newer car. Preferably something off a car with a hatchback, chances are it will be heavier and the strut will be designed to take more weight then say a little trunk lid. Try to grab the hardware (balls they mount on) too, most are removable. You can probably get them for next to nothing. I intend on doing something over the summer for more DF on my Grizzly and will more then likely use something off a car. I also want to get a strap for raising and lowering the blade instead of a cable or rope. Something that will just roll back up on the spool and not get all knotted up.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010
  8. Reb

    Reb Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 136

    As has been stated CC has the system on the market and it really isn't that expensive, $100 last time I looked. Assuming you figure you time is worth anything it may be cheaper to just buy the system from CC. On one of my ATV's I use a coil over shock but it is a lot bigger, bulkier and more expensive than the CC system. And it took a lot of time to build the attachments.

    I remember someone on here had adapted the CC system to their Moose plow. As I remember all it took was a U bolt on the plow frame. You might do a search on here, see if you can find it.
  9. Tdear69

    Tdear69 Junior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1

    They sell the kit on eBay for $49.99 it is universal