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post #1 of 22 Old 09-09-2007, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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[attachment=75732:Plowlift1.JPG] Shows the Mounting plate I fabbed up to fit the Speedrack holes...Under the LE bumper...

[attachment=75733lowlift2.JPG]Here You can see I removed the 1/4" cable from the cheapo winch and installed a strap from a ratchet strap ..... found a 1500# masterlock atv winch Brand New at TSC for $59.00!!!

[attachment=75734lowlift3.JPG] here you can see why the LE bumper was needed.. to help unstress the front rack when the plow is lifted....Yes those are $1.37 1 3/4" Hitch pins!!!

All in all the strap lifts the plow a strong 18" from the ground!! and NO MORE FRAYED CABLE!!! the strap lifts almost straight up and down... I will be buying a roller fairlead, or maybe I'll fab up just a strap roller for the bottom of the bracket... The wires will be hidden as I'll pick up a quick disconnect and wire it with 6 or 8 gauge High Heat wire and then a handle bar switch...

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Interesting! Let us know how it works!!

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Dude ... Ya know I had to try it pushing dirt... LoL.. It Works Absoluetly GREAT!!!! No steep cable angle... no frayed cables... higher plow lift than with lower winch... and with the LE bumper no rack sag.. LoL.....

"If everyone in the whole world had the same skin color, hair color and eye color, if we were all the same religion, if we all had the same favorite sports teams, drank the same beer, drove the same car, and spoke the same language, if we all hung our toilet paper the same way, listened to the same music, had the same hat size, and used the same toothpaste, mankind would......still divide into at least two groups and find a reason to kill each other.".... Brian Nelson
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If you put a roller fairlead on the front of that thing, it would save wear and tear on the strap.
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If you put a roller fairlead on the front of that thing, it would save wear and tear on the strap.[/b]

Yes sir... I'm probably going to fab one up just something for the strap to ride over... I may even have a roller in the garage---somewhere...LoL...

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I'm Ready .. I'm Ready... I'm Ready...
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Nice close up of the Roller I fabbed up for the strap....
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front facing....
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Plow Up....Notice the Straight Blade Plow I made into a Taper Blade With the addition of a piece of 12 ga Stainless --- and it's AC/DC I can unbolt it and flip side to side for Left or right dischsrge..heehee...
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Plow down....
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Lights On...

Just waiting on the Quick Connect... pics show my temp wiring job.. with 8 ga of course...
I really Love the Speedrack Racks!! I can't imagine an ATV without Racks Like These.. Endless Possibilities for fabbing stuff to fit the racks.. Come on say it with me.. So ALL the POO POO owners can Hear us---- NO MORE BUNGEES !!!

I'm ready... I'm Ready.. I'm Ready.... Bring on the Snow....

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looks real slick. Nice work.
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