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Hi Everyone,

I am still new to the world of ATV's. I have a 2002 honda 450 es. I just purchased a used kimpex plow. It has the 48inch blade. Should my bike have any issue with this plow? And does Kimpex make a good plow?

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I don't think you'll have any problem. I've got a 48 inch plow on my Foreman and it works great. Never thought I'd look forward to cleaning the laneway so much. Just take a minute on the garage floor to set up the slides on the backside of the blade so the blade will just touch the ground and the weight will be on the slides. This helps to not scrape the ground when you are plowing.

I think you'll be suprised how much snow your Foreman will move.

How does your plow attach and where? Is it a skid plate mount, front mount, trailer hitch mount etc. and are you using a winch or a manual lift?
 

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I don't think you'll have any problem. I've got a 48 inch plow on my Foreman and it works great. Never thought I'd look forward to cleaning the laneway so much. Just take a minute on the garage floor to set up the slides on the backside of the blade so the blade will just touch the ground and the weight will be on the slides. This helps to not scrape the ground when you are plowing.

I think you'll be suprised how much snow your Foreman will move.

How does your plow attach and where? Is it a skid plate mount, front mount, trailer hitch mount etc. and are you using a winch or a manual lift?
Honestly, I don't know how it attaches. Its a manual lift plow but they told me since I have a winch they will take the manual lift bar off and I can just use my winch. They told me its a nice option to be able to use the manual lift plow incase your winch goes.
 

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i have the same wheeler and same kind of plow. personally i dont like them. i used the kimplex one for like 2 storms and put it in my barn and went back to using a homemade one that my good buddy made.

if i remeber rite there is a plate that blots onto the bash plate, just that off and put to the 2 screws back into the orginal bash plate, the lever that rasies the plow up and down is held on by a U-blot to the frame, very hard to get at and 2 bolts that go onto the bottom frame.

your nick says "caper666" are you a cape bretoner? i live in glace bay.
 

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Thats not what i want to hear about the plow but oh well.. never having one before or anything to compare it too.. i am sure I won't find it bad. What did you not like about the plow?
 

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i wasent to fond of using the manel lever, and i found there wasent a middle setting like there is when using a winch, like i can have it half way down, or about an inch or 2 off the ground so i can get a large pile pushed off so i can just go back and clean it up better.

Also the bracket on the bottom of your atv where the plow hooks into, be sure to take it off in the spring/summer/fall when you do trail riding. major pain in the rear!! it hooks up on rocks, mud, stumps.
i wish you the best of luck with the plow, its very strong made and holds up well.
 

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i wasent to fond of using the manel lever, and i found there wasent a middle setting like there is when using a winch, like i can have it half way down, or about an inch or 2 off the ground so i can get a large pile pushed off so i can just go back and clean it up better.

Also the bracket on the bottom of your atv where the plow hooks into, be sure to take it off in the spring/summer/fall when you do trail riding. major pain in the rear!! it hooks up on rocks, mud, stumps.
i wish you the best of luck with the plow, its very strong made and holds up well.
Ok.. I plan on using it with my winch so I don't think that will be a issue about no middle setting. Thank you for the info about taking the bracket off during the off season,.
 

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Just a update-

I have the plow installed and we got about 20 CM of snow last night and the plow worked great.

Only issue is that my bike has a skid plate that goes the length of the bike and it prevents my winch from lifting the plow as high as I should be able too.

I think I will leave it for this winter and next winter I will take the skid plate off so I can lift it higher.
 
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