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v plow install

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by redplow, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. redplow

    redplow Member
    Messages: 32

    I just purchased a 8'6 v plow and was wondering how hard it is to install. The place i bought it from wanted 700 to install, which i thought was outrageous. I already have the ultra mount on my truck because my previous plow was a standard 7'6 blade. Does anyone have any experience installing a v plow, or advice?
  2. StathemLawncare

    StathemLawncare Member
    Messages: 37

    Its not to hard. The hardest thing is taping into some of the lights. Putting the plow together is not to bad. Might be around 3 or 4 hours.
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    you should only have to change the main harness. is your old plow iso module?
  4. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I opted to assemble mine because the dealer didn't have it ready when they said they would. Mine is a 9'2" vxt and I had 2 extra sets of hands ready to unload and help me assemble. The instructions were straight forward. I had one guy reading and grabbing tools while 2 of us assembled.The mount and wiring were already on the truck from a previous straight blade. The whole plow assembly took us less than 2 hours...just basic tools w/ an impact. Basically it was plug and play after that, and just plugging in the new controller. The headlights still need an extra module installed for the dual beam, but I haven't been too motivated to do it w/ how cold this winter has been so far...it can wait till spring at this point. I drive w/ the high beams on and I haven't been flashed once yet by other motorists. I'm sure I'll build the next plow and now that I've done it, I would say it was well worth the savings. I also really don't want to trust someone else to do my wiring on anything anymore, especially after talking to the dealers mechanic...kinda scary w/ his lack of knowledge and disposition. Good luck to you!!

    Sorry....I just realized that you posted in the Western forum...oh well
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  5. redplow

    redplow Member
    Messages: 32

    i have the isolation box. I just couldnt justirfy paying 950 dollars to have the straight blade wires removed and the v blade wires installed. All imput helps, so thanks for the imput coldcoffee about the VXT
  6. Chase88

    Chase88 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    I installed mine MVP,so if I can do it you definitely can! lol No seriously its pretty straight forward.