The idea is to install a $40 Harbor Freight winch on my Ranger/Snowsport to lift the plow straight up. I figure that even a Harbor Freight winch can lift the plow 10", or so, over a few years. It's a work in progress. I'll tackle the project by Building a mount for the winch that can be removed easily and attached to the plow frame. The next part of the process will be to mount the cable to the plow. The final step will be the wiring to the battery and snaking the remote into the cab. Here's Part 1, making the frame. The frame for the winch is made from common 2X4 lumber. I'm cheap, it's scrap and was just laying around. I figured it's a whole lot easier to work with, and less expensive than metal for a prototype project. The winch is lag screwed to the 2X4's and the frame attached to the snow plow frame. At the end of the thread I'll attach a build list. The long 2X4 section is 31" long, long enough to sit over the plow frame uprights. A second 7" piece is lag screwed to the long section and is part of the vertical mount for the winch. This piece is attached so the winch can be centered on the mount to drop the cable exactly at the half way point of the width of the plow. The first picture shows the full plow, head on with the winch attached. The second picture shows a closeup of the winch on the plow frame. I used 7/16" bolts welded to sections of square 3/4" tubing. I'll get a picture of these later. These are then bolted to the long 2X4 section and extend down into the plow frame. The plow locks then go through the frame (and the tubing) as normal. It makes it an easy task to mount/remove the winch frame. Cost so far... $40 for the winch... everything else is scrap. If you have any ideas/thought/modifications/upgrades you can think of... let me know. I do plan to make a small plywood shield to cover the winch that will attach to the 2X4's.