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Old 03-23-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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ATV Plow on a Wrangler???

Hey,

Just looking for some validation, encouragement or alternative thoughts....Has anybody seen or actually put a ATV/UTV snow plow blade on a Wrangler?

Most weekends there is 2-5" of light snow on the drive at my cottage when we get up there on Friday nights. I have a cycle country 60" plow sitting in my garage right next to my 95 yj and my mind keeps connecting the dots every time I go in there to get my pitiful single stage snow blower out to do combat with the driveway.

ATV plows have a mounting plate that U-bolts to the underside of the ATV frame and then the push tubes for the blade connect to the plate with two PTO pins. The blade is moved up and down with a winch just like the ones on a Jeep.

I was thinking that if I fabed up a similar mounting plate for the YJ I could attach the plow just like on an ATV using the winch to move it. I know it wouldn’t be the strongest rig but I have no delusions of trying to buck my way through the snow bank at the end of the drive with it.

I can't be the first guy to think of this. After all, a Jeep is what every ATV/UTV aspires to be some day. I have looked all over the web and don't see anyone doing this. Is there a reason? Am I missing something? It seems like a reasonable backyard engineering project. Hell, I've seen plows made out of 1/2 a water heater and one out of a split 55gal drum.

Thoughts, Ideas and smart comments welcome.....

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Old 03-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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I looked around and found a western 7' comlpete ready to fit jeep wrangler for $350.00

If you can, find one that is 6' or 6 1/2' but no larger than 7'

the wheeler plow is too narrow but could be done with some fabracation and a small winch,

I did add a leaf spring for the added weight, my drive is over 300' it does a wonerfull job! no more lawn tractor snow thrower!

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Go for it! I saw a walk-behind snowblower strapped onto the front bumper of a '90s Honda Accord this winter. And the driveway was only about 30 feet long.
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Snow Blower on a honda....nice. Either the mounting bracket came pre made from Harbor freight or they must have one hell of a tapper fridge in that garage...
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Here's what I did...
Plow Mounting for YJ - JeepForum.com

Works great and relatively inexpensive.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #6
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Thank you for validating that I am not out of my mind. Your Swisher blade is a little more heavy duty than the ATV blade I have but the size and principle is the same.

I also bow to your fab skills. Way over the cababilities of my garage. It's a good thing my B-in-law fabricates military vehicles for Oshkosh Truck

One question. Why do the down brackets curve to come inside of the springs and not just come strait down?
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #7
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Thank you for validating that I am not out of my mind. Your Swisher blade is a little more heavy duty than the ATV blade I have but the size and principle is the same.

I also bow to your fab skills. Way over the cababilities of my garage. It's a good thing my B-in-law fabricates military vehicles for Oshkosh Truck

One question. Why do the down brackets curve to come inside of the springs and not just come strait down?
Thanks.

The brackets bend inside the leaf springs for a couple reasons. Mainly to allow you to mount a support from the bottom of those brackets to the bottom of the frame which is parallel to the ground. The supports apply the pushing force up against the bottom of the frame and prevents the angled brackets from twisting where it bolts through the frame.

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Like I mentioned earlier I didn't reinvent the wheel here...I pretty much copied the Meyer Plow setup for a YJ. My cross member is different (obviously) to accept the mount for my Swisher blade.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #8
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Well, that makes sense. Glad I asked.

Thanks for responding.
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id say as long as your plow is wider than your tires (outside to outside) you should be good to go
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almost. I believe a stock YJ is 66" outside to outside. The plow is 60" so that leaves me 3" extra inches of Jeep on each side. Not perfect but should work.
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Sorry to revive a old post but at 800+ views I figured there would be some interest now that winter is here in the north...

I did mount the ATV plow on my YJ and got to use it for the first time last week in 8" of snow. It worked great and it beats the hell out of snowblowing or shoveling. It even pushed out the bank at the end of the driveway without ripping off of the jeep.

the mount is thick wall square tube U bolted to the leaf springs just in front of the axle with 4 tabs of 1.5" angle welded on and drilled to accept the pins that go through the holes in the push tube. Install/removal time is under 2 min with just two pins and connecting the winch hook to the plow lift point.

It will move a lot of snow if you are careful with it and know the limitations of what you are working with.

I hope someones else finds this helpful...
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:53 PM   #12
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Great idea and well done!! Glad you posted pics of a really great idea put in action!!

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