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I called Eagle plows and ordered their system for $622 vs the overpriced Honda system. I read few negative reviews on these but after talking to some dealers who carry a few different brands the unbiased opinion was that the older models were weak and bent easily but the new ones are good to go. I should have it on and used by the end of the week. I will post a review on it when it is put to the test.
 

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I know I have seen a couple others on here running that Eagle system. I don't remember seeing any complaints from them. Look forward to your write up
 

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I have the Eagle plow here in Pa. That is about all I have got done in the past 3 weeks. I love the eagle plow and I really like there mount. Between me and my son we have almost 70 miles on just plowing. The pioneer does an awesome job.

 

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Got the parts for the plow yesterday and I am not impressed what so ever. First the mount has dog ears the have tabs into the plate itself that are only welded on one side. This is not even close to the quality I would let leave my shop. Second one of the square nuts they tack welded to the bracket is off center so the bolt will not thread. I am going to install it and see if it holds but I am not happy. I guess that's what you get when you try to save a few bucks. What the F happened to pride in your work and products?
 

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bfair is the plastic skid plate sandwiched between the mount and the bracket all that is holding the back bolts on this mount?
 

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we buy and use cycle country plows at my shop and everyone that we buy (and use in our plowing buisness) we need to spend 2 hrs of fab and welding to make them right so they don't break at 3am ...... everything is made in china now and they could give a $#@% about quality ......
 

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This is made here in Minnesnowta, there is no excuse for cutting corners when your customers are paying you hundreds of dollars.
 

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bfair is the plastic skid plate sandwiched between the mount and the bracket all that is holding the back bolts on this mount?
The plate clamps on the one that rolls down around front. I spent 2 hours today plowing with it. It was wet heavy snow. The mount holds up well. I back drag with it over gravel so I don't push it all off. I don't baby it and it is holding up very well. I have snow piled up 5 feet high.I like the ability to take it on and off in about 2 minutes.
 

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Bfair, I am a warn guy, but waiting for them to start branding the plow mount on their own, and not the inflated Honda price version has me wondering about your plow more and more. How easy is the on and off of it? The mount itself. How much ground clearance, if any do you lose ? Does it stick out any further past the nose of the machine?

Thanks for your time.
 

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Bfair, I am a warn guy, but waiting for them to start branding the plow mount on their own, and not the inflated Honda price version has me wondering about your plow more and more. How easy is the on and off of it? The mount itself. How much ground clearance, if any do you lose ? Does it stick out any further past the nose of the machine?

Thanks for your time.
Here is a photo of the plate.

I don't think you loose any ground clearance. It doesn't stick out any further.
This is the cart I bought (1000 Lb. Capacity Polypropylene Mover's Dolly ) Just lower on to cart disconnect winch and pull the 2 pins. reverse to put on. The cart rolls any direction making it very easy to put on and off.
 

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Thanks for the photo sir. I need to look more into this setup. Man, that dolly would be nice too! You are full of tricks over there.
 

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Thanks for the photo sir. I need to look more into this setup. Man, that dolly would be nice too! You are full of tricks over there.
At 67 I like to make things easy for me. I have done a lot of plowing with it and no problems. The blade has kicked over quite a few times ( from me hitting things Duhh ) with every thing still tight.
 

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I have a dirt, sand, rock, path that I call a driveway. I flipped my plow a ton of times hehe.

I respect your age sir. I also respect the need to keep things easier.
 

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The dealer said the price for the Honda accessories is whatever it lists for on the website. However, he did give me the doors cheaper than that price.
 

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Well I installed the plow system and it went ok I did have to use a large hammer to get the push tube into the mount as the points were the pins go through were not quite lining up right. I would not recommend or order this again. To me it is not user friendly and is cheaply made. I am glad bfair got a good one that he did not have problems with. I cannot say the same. I ground the welds off the nut they welded on not centered and had to beat into place the push tube so I guess you get what you pay for.
 

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Well I installed the plow system and it went ok I did have to use a large hammer to get the push tube into the mount as the points were the pins go through were not quite lining up right. I would not recommend or order this again. To me it is not user friendly and is cheaply made. I am glad bfair got a good one that he did not have problems with. I cannot say the same. I ground the welds off the nut they welded on not centered and had to beat into place the push tube so I guess you get what you pay for.
I think you should call the company back and complain. I purchased a cart at Harbor freight to put the plow on it rolls on casters making it very ease to line up. If you tried to line it up on the floor it is hard to do. You are trying to move about 140 pounds in to the small slots. I'll bet most plow setups are that way. You don't want any slop in the mount you are putting a lot of pressure on it when you are plowing.
 
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