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Before winter this year, I wanted to do some improvements to my plow setup.
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To Do List:
1) Swap winch cable for plow strap
2) Add pull cable to angle plow from cab
3) Add upper limit switch to winch
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1) Installing a strap in place of winch cable.
Here is a pic of my setup. I did add a pully style system onto the plow.
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2) I have read about using a dog leash as a pull for changing the plow angle.
Added an eye bolt to the backside of the plow.
I guess I will see how it works this winter. It does pull fairly easily.
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3) Winch/plow upper limit switch
I will probably end up buying this Limit Switch from amazon.
But for testing, I went with a cheap temporary on toggle switch.
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Here is my wiring
With the switch off, not touched by the plow arm, power flows through the relay to the winch in.
With the switch on, touched by the plow arm, no power flows to the winch in, until you winch out.
Even after shutting off power to winch in, the switch still has extra movement up, so I do not foresee switch damage. Unless I am up and hit a snow bank and push up further.

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How long will it last this winter. hahaha, I guess time will tell. (y)
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Snow plow pivot modification.
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PARTS
8" 225lbs Linear Actuator
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The wiring
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First test on bench
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assembly
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Pivot left
I didn't have anyone to hold the camera, so that is all you get. haha
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How I use it:
1) Pull on dog leash to release pivot lock pin
2) Pivot snow plow
3) Release dog leash before left or right pivot point is reached. Pivot pin locks blade in position.
The pivot lock pin takes all the snow plowing pressure, as it always has.
I will only pivot the blade with the blade off the ground and no pressure.
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Some additional information to above post.
This length linear actuator is not long enough to pivot all the way to each side.
I always plow my snow to the left(pivot left), or straight. I installed on the left side so I could pivot full left.
It will pivot half way to the right, but I rarely if ever push snow that way.
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