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Old 10-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Plow Idea feedback...

Well I am pretty lazy and for the 1st time in my life I own my own driveway that will need snow removal. I dont want to shovel or buy a blower. Nor do I want to spend a couple thousand on a real plow setup. My driveway really isnt that big so I was thinking on putting together a tiny custom plow setup for <$500. Here is the idea and any feedback is welcome.


Step #1 Buy a bumper like this but with a 2" receiver hitch



Step #2 Pick up a used ATV 60"-66" ish plow like this.



Step #3 Mount the cheap 1500lb atv winch I picked up for $15 to the top of the bumper and run a remote to cab.

Step #4 Fab up a custom bracket to the plow that would have a 3 angle pivot point secured with a hitch pin that locks so that I can angle the plow either straight or 45 degrees either way (ofc I would have to adjust it manually while outside the jeep), and a box/pin pivot point a bit after the portion that attaches to the hitch so it can go up and down.

How does this sound? I could just attach the plow to the hitch when I expect a storm ...otherwise I wouldnt really be doing much driving with it on. If I do I would attach a chain to the plow head to a d-ring on the bumper so that all the weight isnt on the winch and cable.

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Old 10-01-2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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Um.. you have a jeep...no plow needed....

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Old 10-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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Um.. you have a jeep...no plow needed....
LOL agreed but I also have a 93 Honda civic that I can pretty much use the front end as a plow its so dam low. And I need to have it cleared so friends can can pull in.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:22 PM   #4
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Attach the plow to the Honda.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:23 PM   #5
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You guys are killing me here.....
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:29 PM   #6
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Hah! Sorry, I think you idea will work for light duty service. Controlling the blade will be the hard part to figure out.
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Lots of work but could work out well.. Another option: do you happen to own a riding lawn mower? If so they make plows for those.. might be cheaper and easier.. or find one on craigslist...
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Seems like a good idea. Hope it works out well for you, let us know how it works. I also like the idea of a riding lawn mower but is your driveway have any hills?
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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you will bend the crap out of it,lots more pushing power in a jeep than a four trax
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Lots of work but could work out well.. Another option: do you happen to own a riding lawn mower? If so they make plows for those.. might be cheaper and easier.. or find one on craigslist...
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:39 PM   #11
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what baja said x2 I have a plow on my atv and it is very thin, im guessing a plow like that and a 6 in snow you will fold it in half! idea sound sounds good i think you will need a strong blade!
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ok here u go buy a chevy and put a plow on it thats ur best bet for a plow rideing lawn mowers are nice when they have snow blowers on them like my dads but they cost alot if u have a quad then get the plow for that dont use ur jeep for a plow truck one dont weigh enough and two the rust will kill it

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