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I have a 2007 Honda Foreman I'm looking to install a decent plow on. Does anyone have any ideas of which unit is better for the money? I know Warn makes a plow that you can add a Power Pivit to that will be able to move the plow left and right. But you have to use their Pro Advantage system.

I saw another unit that attaches to the lower A-Arms I'm not all that thrilled about. I worry it may bend the arms? Or at least create a lot of wear early.

If anyone has a plow on their 4x4 and could give me some insight
into this before I spend another $500.00 I would certainly appreciate it.

I don't intend on using the plow system all of the time. And as a matter of fact it will be used very little. But between age and my back having been fused along with all types of Titanium screws, brackets and rods in it, I want something that may make my life a little easier if it does snow.

Plus it may be nice to maintain a small gravel driveway? But I don't know? So this is why I'm asking you all.

Thanks, (Bustamove)
 

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Thanks for your help. I ended up buying the Warn system that includes the Power Pivot. This feature and their $70.00 rebate is what drove me to buy theirs over their competition.

I also ended up using the center mount system. I was afraid the front mount that attached to the lower A-Arms would eventually bend them or do damage to other parts.

I thank you for helping me out and allowing me to make an educated decision on buying the right plow the first time out.

Thanks, (Bustamove)
 

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Post pics once you get it. I have an 08 foreman I will eventually get a plow for and would like to see what you got.
 

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AGREE!! Plus they look COOL on the Front!
The only problem with a plow on the front while getting into it, the plow is so big it creates wind resistance and slows the ATV down.

I guess it's a good thing it's RED. I've heard RED is the fastest color.:shocked:

Once I get everything in I'll hook it all up and take some pictures. I even ordered the side WINGS for my motorcycle lift so the Quad will now fit on it. That lift saves my back and makes working on anything low an easy way to go. Hopefully these WINGS will get here before everything else does. At least this way I'll have fun installing everything while sitting down. That lift just makes life so much easier.
 

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Post pics once you get it. I have an 08 foreman I will eventually get a plow for and would like to see what you got.
Right now if you order the Warn ProVantage set-up? Warn rebates $70.00 when you buy their system. If you decide to get the Warn? Let me know I found a cheaper place after I ordered my stuff. I would guess the complete system after the rebate would cost you around $350.00 (This is without the Power Pivot. That cost another $350.00)

If you already have a winch? The whole thing cost like I said around $350.00 and it does have blade adjustments so you can swing the blade around to an angle. This is what the Power Pivot does, but it works by push button. You don't have to get off each time you want or need a different angle to the blade.

I believe the Moose system (and they don't have a Pivot option) cost around $700.00, but they do have a great system. So the Warn really is a good deal. The stuff is either made in China? Or they are hurting for business? But Warn seems lke one of the better buys out there right now.

I'll let you know quality wise when the stuff gets here. I figured I'd get a jump before it gets cold and everyone wants one at the same time.
 

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Post pics once you get it. I have an 08 foreman I will eventually get a plow for and would like to see what you got.
I just checked for a Warn plow, push tube, and mounting kit. It will cost you$304.82, and on this lower priced model you also get a $40.00 rebate. This brought the price down to $264.82, but you need your winch in place to use as a lifting device for the plow.

It's a Warn plow, but it's the regular plow set-up. Let me know and I'll let you know where to look if interested?
 

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Send me a link. I do have a winch, and don't need the power angle since we don't get all that much snow. I probably won't get it right now, but I'd like to see it.

Thanks!
 

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Looks like these guys got you covered, Welcome to the forums!!! but I will add my two Lincons in.

 

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Send me a link. I do have a winch, and don't need the power angle since we don't get all that much snow. I probably won't get it right now, but I'd like to see it.

Thanks!
Just go to montanajacks.com

You'll see the various information on the left side of their page. You can buy the cheaper to the most expensive on this site.

I can't believe my stuff came in today? I got the 3000lb winch, the mounting bracket, the plow and pushbar. My guess is they wanted this stuff sent out before I changed my mind? Ha ha.

The blade is awsome. Nice heavy duty steel with the steel wear bar insert at the bottom. Now all I have to do is wait for the extension wings for my motorcycle lift, and I'll be in business. As screwed up as my back is I don't want to have to bend down for anything.

The only thing bad about this site is? Not enough money for the stuff I see for the 4 wheeler. Ahhhh such is life.
 

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Looks like these guys got you covered, Welcome to the forums!!! but I will add my two Lincons in.

Now a plow system like that one would have saved me lots of money. Who makes that one? Busta-Hump Plow Manufacturing Company? Or is it Bad Back Limited? Either way they are both quality names in hardship row Plows.:D
 

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I have the initial work done and the plow installed. I have found a problem area though. Where the cable comes off of the fairlead and goes down to the blade to move it up and down......Well the bottom roller on the fairlead isn't big enough in diameter so the cable actually hits and drags the winch mount by about 3/8th".

After looking around and reading about this I found this is a fairly common problem. Enough so that Warn makes a fairlead with a large diameter bottom roller to compensate for this. Once I complete the install the right way I'll get you some pictures. But even with this little glitch the plow works great.

Warn makes this fairlead because the diameter cable is so small on these winches that the cables start to break and come apart because of the sharp bend it makes. There is a formula (I've forgotten it now) that the cable diameter has to have a roller diameter so much larger than the cable, or it will break.

This hitting the winch mounting bracket has nothing to do with the amount of bend, but as you can see it will certainly rip the cable up in no time unless it's set-up the right way from the beginning.

Honestly, All I can say is....What a nice set-up. It's made well with lots of blade adjustment and very well engineered. And Most of it is made in the USA (Not all of it, but most)
 

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As promised here are some pictures of the Foreman with the new WARN Snow Plow set-up. All I can say is I know now after looking things over I did not make any mistake installing the Center Mount PushTube.

The newer Plows with the A-Arm attachment and their so called quick release wasn't the animal for me. I wouldn't want the weight of the blade packed with Snow or Dirt pushing against my A-Arms.
 

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