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Home made mibar type plow lift

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by NicholasMWhite, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Just wondering if anyone has ever thought of (or made) a mibar type plow lift out of an electric trailer jack. I would think anyone with a welder and novice fabrication skills would be able to whip it up without a problem. You could buy a jack like this ( http://www.amazon.com/Electric-Power-Tongue-Trailer-Camper/dp/B003V59R0A/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_2 ) and have a electric lift for under $120. And I don't think you'd have problems with it failing considering it's 3000 lbs capacity. Hell if you're good at fabrication you could even buy a second one and set it up for turning the plow.

    Just a thought for those of you looking for options other than the winch lift.
  2. hghgrad

    hghgrad Member
    from MI
    Messages: 69

    It may work. Grab one and give it a whirl. If you've got a trailer, and it doesn't work out on the quad, you could always toss it on there.
  3. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Havent made one with down pressure, but i have used a similar actuator for an atv plow lift. The last one i made was used as a chain lift like a truck plow. It worked great for me. Drew a fraction of power compared to a winch, and lifted twice as fast.