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Hooking up the 3000

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by ChevKid03, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Quick question to your guys with the Sno Pro 3000. I just got mine a few weeks ago and I've been toying with hooking it up and taking it off. I've found that after I drop the plow to take it off, the lift cylinder doesn't go all the way down, which I'm sure is normal, since there is no additional weight pulling down on it once the plow is touching the ground. But here's the thing, if I don't push the cylinder all the way down after I take it off, it's extremely tough to put back on. If I do push it down, it hooks up in seconds.... Is this what everyone else does in order to have the thing go on with ease??:help:
  2. 600rrpilot

    600rrpilot Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    ive had mine for 3 seasons....and have to admit ive never done that and its always been a ***** to get the pins in. gonna have to try this out! thanks!
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i have tried it both ways and im just leaving it on
  4. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Yea! Give it a try! it leaves much more slack for the handles to swing up when driving in. Just make sure that your lock pins are in the "down" position and they'll click right in. You'll need to manually push them in of course but they'll be all lined up and ready to go. GOODLUCK!
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I've never tried that either, I'm going to try that next time.
    here I bought the Curtis because it's fast on and off and I haven't taken the thing off in a month. (been a snowy December)
    Kinda ironic.
  6. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I posted last year about this same subject. You have it right if you compress the hoist lift all the way down before unhooking. It will be a sinch too re hook the plow.


    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    I'm not sure if this has anything to do w/it, but when I take mine off, I always drop it on my wheeled plow dollies in the garage, and I never have any issues. Also, I fluit filmed the hell out of the pins and frame. I stick the nose of my truck into the garage, and just wheel the plow into the mount and they lock right in every time, never have an issue...

    In case anyone is wondering, I bought that little 3 dolly set made for snowmobiles from northern tool for 20 bucks, instead of paying $100+ for an actual "plow dolly". I did have to weld some rebar to the one for the jack stand to prevent it from sliding off when you wheel it around...
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    do you push the plow on the truck or drive it in ?

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    .......... lol
  10. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    maybe those dollys arent such a bad idea

    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    I love 'em... They make it real easy, not only to get the plow back ON the truck, but if I need to move it around the garage, it's really easy for one person to just roll it around. It's especially nice come summer, when I just wheel it into the corner of the garage, and it's stored.
  12. Stan MI

    Stan MI Member
    Messages: 86

    I do the same thing. It sits in the corner of the barn all summer, when it's time to go back on wheel it over to the truck.
  13. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    hook up

    check curtis's web site on the installation manual but there are height requirement's to set the plow light frame on the three holes were the plow pivots measure from the ground to the center of the round bar that goes's side to side on the mount 16 3/4 use top hole 15 3/4 to 16 1/2 use center hole 15 1/2 use bottom hole ,check this first .you might have to loosen the chain ,you need to be able to lightly wiggle the chain .
  14. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    northern tool for the dollys i mean you still use the jack leg

    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    Yeah, I position the 2 that go under the blade, drop the plow into float, then position the flat one under the jackstand leg and lower it...

    Just don't forget to weld some rebar to that flat one, otherwise the leg WILL slide right off that powdercoated surface...


    They're listed as snowmobile dollies, but the 2 that are grooved are PERFECT for a plow blade, and with very slight mod to the rear one, you're good to go.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008