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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Winch and mount, snow plow recommendations for 2017 TRX500FA6

I recently purchased a used 2017 Forman Rubicon DCT. I want to get it equipt with a winch and a snowplow before winter. Need winch, winch and plow bracket, and plow, and anything else that you recommend. Recommendations Please?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 05:01 PM
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min width to me would be 60 inch, and might just be the perfect size!
I have a moose plow now 20 yrs and beat the snot out of it and still works like new!
so this brand will get my vote for a plow blade

type of mount, IMO Mid mounts are the strongest, splits weight and stress better than all on the front end like front mount units, but this would depend on how much you plan to maybe use the plow, and to many all the Pro's of a front mount, beat the CON's of a mid mount set up!
both work well, both can be pretty fast on/off with experience!

lots of treads that tell of pro's and con's to both if you care to look them up!

I would also recommend a GOOD brand name winch, syn line seems to last longer for most, but BOTH steel or wire will break with enough use and when you OVER IN on the line,
I can re tire on wire rope in seconds, yrs of having to at times , so, BOTH can break, both can be tied back on to get you RIGHT back up and going
depends maybe on your budget

but I wouldn;t recommend buying any CHEAP winch for plowing, as you will be doing thousands of IN/OUT"S, which is a LOT of wear and tear on switches and even winches, so a good brand name is the way to go

I have had excellent luck with superwinch brand, IMO best winch for the buck
but also admit many GOOD winches out there today
as for mounts, many seem to like KFI best!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 10:27 AM
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I have always used Warn for winch, Mid-mount plate and their Snow plows with excellent results and no failures of any kind for many years. I do a lot of plowing with a quarter mile long driveway and 5 approaches to all of my buildings. 54" to 60" blade minimum and a synthetic winch rope or strap on a 3500lb winch and you can plow all day long. I have not had snow I could not push with this setup either. Mid-mount plates are stronger and become part of the entire frame, my dealer told me they had seen frames bent from the front mount plow setup, so I have stayed away from those.
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