I was asked by another forum member to update how my new push tube frame is working. Before I even used it, I connected a quick link chain connector to the winch hook on the plow. I don't thread the quick link closed. It is meant to be sacrificial, hopefully it bends open before the winch hook on the plow. You can see in the picture where the quick link sort of looks to have bent slightly already. The tab looks a little bent as well, but the angle of the pic makes it worse. If it is bent at all, it is only very slightly from new condition. There are no cracks in the paint around the hook like I had instantly with the first one. I also attached a carabiner just to orient the winch hook back to a vertical position.
I hope they change the design. I know my tab will probably bend again, but this should slow the process.
2015 Sportsman 570 Touring EPS - 26" Big Horn 2s, ITP Delta rims, Polaris 3500lb winch.
Sold - 11 TB 330, 11 SP 500, 13 SP 500
Last edited by antoniodef; 03-09-2014 at 10:17 AM.