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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Plow setup

What do I need for an entire plow setup for my 2010 400 ?
I have seen several and have heard a lot about the Glacier system.
What is the difference between the 3 systems ?
Not planning on pushing a lot of snow , just have a small drive.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 09:56 PM
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You need four basic things.

A winch to raise and lower the plow
The plow mount
The plow push frame
The plow.

I dont know a lot about the difference of the three. GII and GIII are quick release plow systems. Its been said the GII has weak points, but I havent heard or seen anything personally about this, and dont know much about the newer GIII system
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G1 = mid mount ( the mounting plate goes under the quad ) less then an inch of ground clearance is lost. Good mount and it takes a beating,so it can be left on year round.
G2 = Front mount , No loss of ground clearance. Easist to hook up. Weak push tubes,but can weld supports onthem. Can leave the mount on year round.
G3 = mid mount ,Havent used it but have seen it.The mount Looks weak,would not think about leaving it on year round
They all take the same G Blades
I'v heard the G2's on the XP's have a problem with keeping the blade down due to the 12 ground clearance,and the bottom of the push tubes scrape whatever your plowing,,,not good.
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We sell lots of plow systems and I would suggest staying away from the China built popo systems. We get lots of customers who convert from them because of issues with bending and cracking welds. I would suggest going with something not too expensive but a better quality since you are only doing a drive way or 2. If you plan on getting a winch be sure to get a system with that has the brake. If not the plow will not stay up in the air for longer periods of time. You also have the option of a manual lift. These are nice because they are much faster to lift and lower the blade. Cost is less because no winch is needed. I will PM you over some info.

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I agree with Thor. If one would take the time to go look at some plow systems and see the difference in the gauge (and quality) of steel in the plow, and mount, and tube, plus the size of the springs, the quality of the hardware and welds... when compared to a Warn, Eagle, Moose, or other systems... I think they would make a better decision, and it wouldn't be to buy that cheap Chinese Polaris junk.
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We sell lots of plow systems and I would suggest staying away from the China built popo systems. We get lots of customers who convert from them because of issues with bending and cracking welds. I would suggest going with something not too expensive but a better quality since you are only doing a drive way or 2. If you plan on getting a winch be sure to get a system with that has the brake. If not the plow will not stay up in the air for longer periods of time. You also have the option of a manual lift. These are nice because they are much faster to lift and lower the blade. Cost is less because no winch is needed. I will PM you over some info.

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I've got a 2011 Sp. 500 HO, could you PM me some info on plow packages? Thanks
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I agree with Thor. If one would take the time to go look at some plow systems and see the difference in the gauge (and quality) of steel in the plow, and mount, and tube, plus the size of the springs, the quality of the hardware and welds... when compared to a Warn, Eagle, Moose, or other systems... I think they would make a better decision, and it wouldn't be to buy that cheap Chinese Polaris junk.
On the other hand if you go with a heavier duty plow (heavier in weight),
you "may" have more of the Front end squat that we hear about when the plow is raised,
then an upgrade for front springs comes next.

Lately I've read the debates on the Polaris G series plows being cheaply
made. I have the G2 on my `07 800, so far I pushed some snow,
gravel for a driveway and some dirt. Haven't had a problem as of yet.
I can't help but wonder if it's actual a true weakness with the G plows or maybe user error of some sort.
Meaning use the plow within a safe measure and what it's built to do.

I do realize there are plows made for different jobs, but if your going
like hell and ramming into things with stuff getting bent, broken winch cable & rope. I'd question the use & user.
So if you go to a more heavy duty plow where now nothings getting
bent (regarding the plow, push tube & mount) what's taking the jolt now?
I would think that ramming jolt is being transferred through out the ATV
some where else now. Then come Spring & Summer you may find a problem
and wonder, now how did this happen?

Just a thought.

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Well, I've been plowing with an ATV (3 and 4 wheelers) for going on... somewhere around 30 years, so I know how to plow, and don't ram into stuff. The only plow mount, springs and plow blade that I had problems with was the G II, and I've had 5 (or 6 - can't remember them all) different other systems on my quads. I plow the same driveway with my Eagle plow system with no problems. Of course, anyone with eyes and half a brain can see the difference between the two systems.

Just a thought.
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Of course, anyone with eyes and half a brain can see the difference between the two systems.

Just a thought.
North Branch,

Please forgive me as I didn't intend to come off as a Smart A$$ or disrespectful in any way with quoting you in my original post.

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I have a G2 with a 60" blade on my 06 500 and have had no problems with it breaking welds or bending. I have pushed dirt and stone.
I too and a little leary of the G3 mount getting beat up when riding instead of plowing snow. I am going to hold out and use the 500 to plow this year, and maybe this summer sell the plow and get one for the XP.

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