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72" Cycle Country plow no match for Diesel AC

So, we got 12-18 inches of heavy wet snow. Diesel did great pushing it, but lastly went out back of my shop to plow out to the dumpster. It had drifted quite a bit, but the diesel did a great job blasting thru. Unfortunately, my plow didn't fare as well. Her's a picture of the carnage. HA, I wanted to beef it up, anyway.
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well should have gotten a MOOSE plow LOL( and NOT a CC hater either, they make nice plows)

But I have used mine to plow and move about 250+ ton of dirt, gravel and broken up drive way material and its been working fine for the past 17 yrs of abuse I have givin it LOL

been a dozer of a plow , I know I have been very very hard on the poor thing and all I can cay is its held up to it all
sorry its on a Honda, not a diesel either!
here's a few pic's of it, that is 53 ton off a scale of broken up drive way material, pushed about 30-40 yards down a sloped hill
but been using this plow ALL yr since I got it in 1999
cannot count how many tri axle loads of stone I have moved over the yrs, but a LOT
had to paint the blade once, other wise, its still solid!

so, its very HD build to say the least
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The tubes on the CC are quite flimsy. I'm going to see if the Polaris dealer where I bought it will warrantee it. I can remove the bottom part that failed and slide some heavier 1.5" pipe inside the tubes. I may try to beef up the 60" CC plow before I put that back on the diesel. If you have a CC plow, you see the weak spot, you might want to slide some 1.5" pipes inside, for cheap insurance.

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yeah the tubes on my Moose are square and very thick metal
I once hit a parking curb at about 25 mph with the plow down and all I did was shear off a grade 8 bolt that works as the pivot for the plow angle LOL

the wear bar that runs across the plow is also 1/4 inch thick or more and I think 4 inches tall, which sure helps beef the blade up

Only thing I might also suggest on the CC plow would be maybe to move the plow skids more towards the plow blade corners
as they tend to sit pretty far into the blade and that can cause the corner to GRAB something solid and a ton of stress across the blade then

the old style moose skids are simple things, they just have like a nut welded to the bottom corner of the plow blade and then they re enforce the area about it, then you just screw in the skids to "X" height to adjust the height of the plow as wanted

the good thing about atv plows is there SIMPLE< and can be easy made better if not happy with OEM set up on them

best of luck making it beefier
a diesel behind it should be an animal of a plow atv too!

I know what my old foreman has done, could only imagine what a diesel could do
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Good news, CC is going to warrantee it! I bought some thick walled 1.5" OD tubing to slide inside the new one. Yes, mrbb, the diesel takes some getting used to, normally, I only give it 1/2 throttle or less, but had stubborn, heavy snow that had turned solid, so I tried a bit of wide open throttle. With the Diff Lock on, and the 30" Mudzillas with carbide studs, it's more like a small bulldozer. Testament to how strong the AC axles are. It would be interesting to hook it up to an Outlander 1000 or a big Polaris, see with one pulls harder.

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Heads up to anyone with a Cycle Country plow, get some thick walled 1.5" OD tubing and drive in as far as you can with a maul. I did that to my 60" CC plow and really "tested" it on the hard as a rock stuff today. When I went to start it this morning, no go, so I pulled the fuel filter off. Holy cow! Full of ice, gelled diesel and lots of dirt! This is my third second hand Arctic Cat with fuel tank full of $hit. Somebody up there is testing me, haha. 200 miles on that filter, easy teaspoon full of dirt!

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sounds like you need to start buying diesel fuel some place else, as I am guessing your maybe running offload diesel and not street grade, winch is a cleaner grade of fuel, worth the few extra penny's
Next they sell a anti gel additive you can add to your tank, to prevent any gelling up, or ice issue's

I have a few diesel motored things, (truck and tractor and equipment)
and never have any issue's due to I add the additive in winter time on everything but my truck(never sits long)
but tractors and skid steers and the likes all get it
and I only run ON road diesel in them, filters don't get all plugged up or even a fraction of the dirt you say you got in your's, and they run nothing BUT off road and in many dusty places>


I say start buying fuel else where , maybe they have a dirty holding tank too, that could also have water in it??

the actual de gel and additives I speak of will help dissipate water too, if you JUST add Kero to your tank, yes on no freezing, but doesn't displace water to help get rid of it on you out of your tank
another thing to think about and don;'t know if you do this or NOT< but if you run atv outside in very cold temps and then park in a warm garage, you can be building condensation in your fuel tank due to temp changes, thus getting that water in your fuel too!

a simple fix to this is, either top the tank EVERY time you park it in warmer space, OR< park atv outside till it cools, then once cool/cold, start and drive it in and shut it off

this will help you SOME on water in tank!

any atv full of snow and ?? in a warm garage, will add a LOT of moisture to the inside of that building, increasing the odds of moisture in tank too!


another thing to do , is make sure your tank vent is working GOOD too!
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