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first snow tonite

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by irv, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    i live i nw illinois. they are talking 3-5 inches of snow. thankfully no wind.
    will get to try the winch strap conversion on the rubicon. if it gets
    too deep i have friend w/heavier equipment. anyone else in the area?
    im 25 miles sw of rockford ill/--irv
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  2. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    yep in the SW corner of WI, gonna get 4-7" tonight depend.

    I have the ATV and plow in the heated Garage just gotta go put it on after the kids go to bed for the night.

    Geez your already to go.

    I still gotta Prep my Big Blower and the back up blower but the ATV and blade will get the job done tomorrow.

    due you alway's plow with the CAB on I have one as well but don't put it on unless I gotta Plow with the temp under 10.

    due you shut your 3rd light off as well? I get nasty glar back from my 3rd light and next time I take the time to put the cab on gonna put a toggle on the 3rd light.

    Looks Nice.

    sublime out.
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    3-5in should be nothing for that thing. I busted open 3-5ft drifts with my Grizzly. I didn't have a cab on it so I wore a good bit of snow. :) I know, where's the pics? I was out for 4 days and didn't think about it on that last big storm of last year. If we get anything like that this year I'll try to remember to grab some pics.

    If you haven't already done anything with the "keys" Warn uses to turn the blade on the PP, you might want to consider making a metal bracket to secure the "keys" in place. I lost one on the last stop of the day. Lucky I had the one and made another until Warn could send me replacements.

  4. turb0diesel

    turb0diesel Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    Elgin area

    Ill try to get a vid of our gator at work!
  5. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    wimped out and am using the blower right now. heavy wet stuff. ill
    play more w/the plow after daylight.

    seeings you guys also have big stuff too, i have a F150 01
    ex cab 4x4 that up till now never sees snow. what is the lightest
    weght full sie plow package i could put on this truck. i reallydont want to abuse it but it would be faster at the shop.thanks--irv
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    That's a wicked nice set-up you got on that Honda, irv.
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    What spool do you need to convert to a strap on the winch?
  8. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    i just took the syn rope off an rolled the strap on the stock spool.
    there was a post on here that i got it from. maybe someone can link it here.
    im not smart enough--irv
    i have a warn xt25 winch
    ps-there was a post called plow lifting mechanisms started on

    got some gbc grim reapers coming from discount tire direct to mount on
    an extra set of stock aluminum wheels. have stock rincon radials on now.
    was going to put a 57 # bag of sand on the back but havent needed it yet.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    I put 2 50lb bags on the back rack and another 2 bags of salt at 40lbs each on the front rack. It goes through some snow.
  10. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    hw tall is it?
  11. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    sublime-- i always have the cab on. great visibility and it keeps the
    wind out. i have a honda accessory third light shutoff switch. never used
    in plowing. thats a moose light bracket and 2 farm and fleet 3x5 tractor
    lamps. i have an on off switch with a relay for it. i can shuit it off by
    itself. the power pivot locks are cable tied in.--irv
    the winch strap has woked great and never loosened up.
    thanks guys for all your ideas and help!
  12. irv

    irv Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    id rather be sitting in your warm truck--irv