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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, I thought you might find this interesting, I have always owned a plow truck but recently with gas prices could not afford to own both a car and truck. So I sold my plow truck and put a ATV plow on my Forester. It works great, better then the trucks I use to own, really amazing how well it pushes snow.
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 09:39 AM
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That might be the coolest thing ever. You should enter the forester of the month contest. I'd vote for you. And welcome to our little section of the net.

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Welcome to the site. I would definitely vote for you on FOTM, especialliy for originality. I don't think I have seen a Foz with a plow.

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That is pretty cool. I was wondering how it would do due to its weight. Now I want a Foz plow!

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Love it! I almost bought a small plow for my Jeep when I had it, I thought it would be fun to make some quick cash pushing lots, but never did. Post some pics of the setup and connections please. I'm interested... I'm far enough from you that I won't take any of your business I think. Good job!

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Looks pretty sweet, can you post pics of how you mounted it?

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This should be an official Subaru accessory
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Awesome

Any plans to modify it further? Maybe a suspension lift?
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That is really cool! Any problems with it bogging out uphill or clearing out ice, packed down snow? Subaru snow plow, almost as cool as this lol

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Thats just awesome! If you can push around all the snow you get in the valley you are golden!

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Sweet! Simply awesome.
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post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hi and thanks for the comments, the plow is from an Arctic Cat ATV, 2005 I believe( $325 used, they go for around 5 or 600 new) . I looked at several before buying and decided on this model because it had the right set up for what I needed and was light weight. The plow came with two L shaped brackets that normally bolt to the bottom on the ATV. I welded the brackets to the engine cross member right beside the exhaust system. I kept all the quick connect stuff so I am able to remove the plow in about a minute. It has a manual L/R angle adjustment to either push or plow on roads. For Up/down I went with the smallest winch I could find cut a section out of the plastic cover and bolted it to the bumper, ran wires to inside the car and voila done.
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Awesome

Any plans to modify it further? Maybe a suspension lift?
Thanks, yes I am thinking a 2 inch lift someday, I dont really want to pay big bucks and would prefer to build my own lift, unless theres a reasonably priced lift out there.
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That is really cool! Any problems with it bogging out uphill or clearing out ice, packed down snow? Subaru snow plow, almost as cool as this lol

Hi, going uphill while pushing snow you need to rev it a little but if done right it dont bog out at all, I did a driveway this morning of a foot of wet 2 day old snow and worked great. Next thing is to mount some lights off the ski rack because when I take it out at night the lights do get blocked from the plow. I was doing 70 Mph yesterday too with plow and felt like normal, front wheels do feel like they grip more.
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That's awesome! All I can think is Homer Simpson "Mr Plow" lol. Does it weigh down the front end a lot ?
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