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Old 02-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Any plow ideas???

hi guys, as you can see from my profile picture, i have a big off road bumper and a winch. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas of how i could mount a snow plow, and use the winch to raise/lower it, because 1) im on a budget, and 2) i dont think a standard plow system would work with my bumper. Thanks.

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:15 AM   #2
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U would have to fabricate a bracket or get one for a wrangler. Instead of using a plow pump u could use you winch. U wont be able to angle the plow it would only go up or down.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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There are plows out there that opperate with a winch and you can angle them manualy.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:13 AM   #4
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There are plows out there that opperate with a winch and you can angle them manualy.
any links?? brands??
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:20 AM   #5
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No matter what you have to take your plow off... Even the brand that can work off your winch requires you to mount a 2" receiver hitch onto you front bumper... I used to plow and in the winter I would remove my stock bumper and winch and winch plate and mount up all the plow hardware...mat the end of the season I would change it back.... Unless you use The snow away plow system mounted to you rear 2" receiver hitch you have no options that I know of with the looks of your front bumper/winch setup...
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:21 AM   #6
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Sorry, I ment you have to take your bumper off....not plow.
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I've got a Winter Wolf plow for my LJ. The mounts bolt to the frame, and wouldn't interfere with most bumpers that I know of. You can see the mounts in this photo taken on a recent road trip, they're the two round rods pointing forward below the bumper, connected by a crossbar:



The mount for this plow is the same as the mount for the SnowBear line of plows.

Here's a few shots of it it action. It has its own small winch to raise/lower the blade, and setting the angle is done manually.





The lights on my plow are not part of the Winter Wolf or SnowBear packages, I fabricated the light mount myself.

The plow goes on and off very easily, I keep it on cinder blocks in the garage in the front of the bay where I park the Jeep, so I don't have to mess around outside in the snow when it needs to be put on for plowing.

Around where I live, it's common to find Winter Wolf or SnowBear plows for sale on Craigslist every April when the snow season ends, I bought mine last spring for about $300.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #8
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thanks, btw thats a sweet hard top!
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amount of use

If you are planning on just doing you own drive, plus maybe a friend's sometime, the manual and winch would be OK. But from my experience plowing, it would be very restricting to not have hydraulics.

I believe Western used to make a 7' plow for the Jeep. Don't know how it mounted though.
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I have a snowbear plow like pictured above, it does the job.

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