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just wanted to follow up on a post i made about which plow to get for my quad. i have a 2007 yamaha big bear 400 and ended up getting a 54" bear force plow from cycle country with the manual lift. man what a good addition to the tool shed. i have about 200' of concrete/gravel driveway and it does a heck of a job. i plowed my driveway and my neighbors and it was great. i bought a new one so it was a little pricy. i think i got about $550 in the whole setup. and it came in so many parts i was kind of scared that i couldn't get it together. but the directions were pretty good and i took my time. took about 5 hours over two days because it was raining and my garage is full of junk so i did it outside. they say it takes 90 minutes but i think only if you have a garage and a lift and more mechanical ability and patience than me. it will move an amazing amount of snow. i have really good tires and with the quad in 4x4 it is great and a lot of fun. i think i will be selling my snowblower.
 

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I moved out of the rents house and got married this past year so I needed to get a plow for my quad. I went with the 60" cycle country bearforce plow kit but I had a winch on mine. Ive used it three times in the past week and have had no complaints other than where the hook on the end of the winch goes into the hole provided to move the plow up and down. The hook gets in the way of the lever to adjust the angle of the plow.

The other thing is that there isnt much metal between the hole and the edge of that piece. My dads plow kit is about 7 or 8 yrs old and is showing wear in this area to the point it will probably wear through eventually.

I got mine shipped to my door for $419.
 

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I have the same quad as you do, but my plow doesn't attach to the quad. I'm not sure if my plow is missing parts or just wasn't designed for this kind of quad. What were the " many parts" your plow came with? Mine is manual lift, but I have a winch so I'm gonna try to rig it up that way. Looks like I'm gonna need someone who welds and cuts go "adapt" my plow to the quad.
 

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D where are you having problems? Did you get the mounting bracket with the push tubes?

I have a 450 kodiak and my mounting bracket has 4 C bolts that clamp the bracket to the bottom of the foot pegs.

Maybe you received the wrong bracket.
 

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you should have a bracket that mounts underneath to the frame rails that the footpegs attach to. this bracket has "ears" that your push tube attaches to with pins.
 

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I have a 48' Cycle Country on my Can Am Outlander. I plowed 3x's since Christmas. I love it. 2 pins and the strap for over the front rack. I put it on/took it off several times in the matter of minutes to have some fun between plows.
 

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I used to plow several miles of sidewalks and handicap aprons with mine as part of a contract for plowing 3 developments. I gotta give you guys props... plowing with a 4 ft blade 1 ft hi stinks when you are used to 10 ft blade 4 ft hi LOL.

One mod I made to my atv plow was to add a 75 # weight directly behind the blade but mounted on the plow frame NOT the blade. If you have a snow or packed snow or even ice the extra weight makes the blade bite thru that stuff much better. It is harder on edges but I used to triple the edges up to extend time between changes.
 

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Q2XL12 said:
D where are you having problems? Did you get the mounting bracket with the push tubes?

I have a 450 kodiak and my mounting bracket has 4 C bolts that clamp the bracket to the bottom of the foot pegs.

Maybe you received the wrong bracket.
I think that there are pieces that I do not have. I dont see anything that might attach to the frame of my quad.
 

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pumpgun said:
you should have a bracket that mounts underneath to the frame rails that the footpegs attach to. this bracket has "ears" that your push tube attaches to with pins.
I'm gonna try and look for that.
 

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I bought a Moose plow (54"?) when I lived in Maine, with a winch lift. Loved the adjustable angles. I had a very large parking lot to plow in front of a small barn on my rental property.

Worked very well!
 

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Danesdad

What kind of plow do you have?

My son has a Yamaha Wolverine with a Cycle Country Plow. I may be able to find the instructions for his plow and send you a copy for your reference. Let me know if you think it would help you.
 

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It is a Kimpex plow. It's set up to be a manual lift for the blade. There is a bracket that attaches to the plow, but there is no apparent way for the bracket to be attached to the quad frame. It appears that I have the wrong bracket for the quad that I have. I'll need to find a bracket that will fit the frame of a 2002 Yamaha Big Bear...near as I can figure.
 

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My son's plow frame is attached with U bolts. I did not try to find the manual because I thought you would look it up online as pumpgun suggested.
 

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call cycle country. they were very helpful to me. the bracket is a pretty simple device. it is a plate that bolts on with U bolts and has ears that hang down with holes in them that your pushtube tabs fit into and get pinned. you should probably know what distance your push tube ears are apart OC before you call.
 

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I hadn't considered U-bolts. I was sort of expecting some bolt holes in the frame that lined up with two tabs that have bolt holes in them on the bracket. As it stands, I can easily see how the bracket attaches to the plow, it's just how the bracket would attach to my quads frame that is throwing me. If I cant figure out anything else, I'll try calling cycle country. How big are the U-bolts that I would need?
 

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1.5" are on mine. there should be slots on the plate that they need to align with.
 

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i think the reason they use U bolts is because they will snap before you damage the frame. they just slide down over the frame rails with the open end going down through the slots in the bracket with the threads facing down. i stood my quad on its rear end to install mine. a lot easier than doing it on all fours but you need a couple guys to do it.
 

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I hadn't considered U-bolts. How big are the U-bolts that I would need?
Wide enough and deep enough to fit over the frame and bracket. Not having it in front of me I would have to guess they are about 2" wide and 3 or 4" deep.
 

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OK,there are two sets of holes drilled on the back of the bracket. There are two holes drilled on each side of it. each set of holes is 1 and 1/2 inch apart. I could see U-bolts coming through them but I dont see any kind of slot. The holes dont look very large in diameter. Compared to the weight of the plow, I'd think the bolts would break first before the frame would be damaged. But I would tend to believe they might break in the course of ordinary use, given how small the holes are. This also leaves two much larger holes near the front of the bracket, that are on "ears" that are 90 degrees to the rest of the bracket. Not sure what these are for.
 
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