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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Set up my 450 Fourtrax -plowing snow

Just got this Fourtrax a few days ago and want to set it up for plowing.
Is a Superwinch Terra 2500 too much?
I see two types of Superwinch winch mount plates, is there a better one?
And lastly what is a good plow set up?
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A 2500 lb is fine and you will get other uses out of it along the way, so good choice in terms of capacity. You can do a little searching and get thoughts on mid- vs. front-mount plows. As for myself, I like a mid mount and used them for years with great success. One thing you may consider is getting a couple bags of "tube sand" very cheap from most home improvements places and put on the rear rack for added traction as well as countering the plow when lifting; that is, when you raise the plow, you will compress the front suspension greatly leaving the rear wheels lightly touching. When using added weight on the rear rack (150 lbs with two sand tubes), you will notice the difference and would caution not to get too crazy spinning/jamming snow or ice, etc., because you can break things....

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I use a superwinch 2500 for plowing and have for a LONG time, depending HOW often you will be plowing, I'd go as far as to BUY a second IN/OUT switch and keep handy, if you plow a LOT sooner or later the contacts will wear out, there wear and tear parts!
and I fully recommend a 60 inch blade as a MIN for the 450's
my 400 has never run out of power and it just removes enough to keep all wheels in cleared paths at full angles, I find the 60 inch the ideal size for most all atv's of 400cc's and larger!
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I believe that the physical dimensions of the 'Superwinch Terra 3500' and the conventional 'Superwinch 2500' are the same.
Have a Terra 3500 and it works good.
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After reading Alloutdoors post, I immediately thought... plastic plow, for less upfront weight.
Being a new guy here I wanted to research it before posting a reply. I'm finding that the weight on the poly plow is about the same as metal. No bueno. I ws interested in a 48" plow, but after reading MRBB's post, I have 60" Moose plow for my Ranger that I will try to get a Honda mount for. Why buy another. Geez 60" looks wide.
Macarena Mans thanks, which winch mount are you using? That is my big hurdle now which mount works best?

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I agree with mrbb a 60 plow will be great for the 450. I kept my 50 Moose plow from my Rancher and put it on my 17 Rubi. It would handle 60 just fine. I have the mid bike mount and recommend it. I have a Warn 2500 winch and it works great, but Ive heard very good things about the Superwinches as well.
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I have a mid mount KFI 48" and wish I would have sought the advice of these guys first cause I now wish I had a 60"....

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I agree with mrbb a 60 plow will be great for the 450. I kept my 50 Moose plow from my Rancher and put it on my 17 Rubi. It would handle 60 just fine. I have the mid bike mount and recommend it. I have a Warn 2500 winch and it works great, but Ive heard very good things about the Superwinches as well.

Cool, the past couple of winters we have received close to two feet of snow at a time.
Can it handle that amount or should I bank on plowing at one foot then go out and plow again? Depending on snow type for sure. I've been spraying Pam
cooking oil on the blade when I think of it.
Still have the original tires on the quad but it only has about 580 hours total.
PS I've seen Hondas plowing on you tube but it looked like only 6" of snow most of the time.

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I have a mid mount KFI 48" and wish I would have sought the advice of these guys first cause I now wish I had a 60"....
Ya good advice for me too. I was going to sell my 60" plow blade and get a 48".
I also hate redundancy, so I searched it out but hey everybody's got a different thing going on.

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We got 31 of snow in mid April. I waited until it stopped and wish I hadnt. The drifts with the 40mph winds were the worst. For me in the future 10-14 and Ill be plowing.
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