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Old April 29th, 2006, 07:54 PM
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Anyone ever put a snow plow on their D90?
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Old May 5th, 2006, 10:53 PM
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well, for the cost of attempting to set-up a plow on your D90 (which may require some custom work) I would think that looking in the local classifieds for a yard plow rig for $500 or less would be a better idea, so you don't beat the snot out of your rover.
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Anyone ever put a snow plow on their D90?
Yes, there are many people running ARB bumpers on this board. I believe it's a bolt on kit.
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Yes, there are many people running ARB bumpers on this board. I believe it's a bolt on kit.
lol Exactly...

Look for a J##p to plow with . Never a D... That would be like mowing your lawn with a Tux on..
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Yes, there are many people running ARB bumpers on this board. I believe it's a bolt on kit.
HEY! That wasn't very nice Davy! I get just as many panties clogged in my ARB as my windshield! As odd as it is I seem to remember a guy installing one on his D90. He made the post (with pictures) on the old forum. I'll see if I can find it.


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Old May 6th, 2006, 12:07 PM
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Cost considerations aside, face it guys, a fricking snow blade hanging off the front of your truck would look uber-bitchin. Its the kind of thing you coul talk yourself into "needing."
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HEY! That wasn't very nice Davy! I get just as many panties clogged in my ARB as my windshield! As odd as it is I seem to remember a guy installing one on his D90. He made the post (with pictures) on the old forum. I'll see if I can find it.


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Meyer actually made a set up for the D90. I saw one in person once.
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HEY! That wasn't very nice Davy! I get just as many panties clogged in my ARB as my windshield! As odd as it is I seem to remember a guy installing one on his D90. He made the post (with pictures) on the old forum. I'll see if I can find it.


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You are right and I do fully apologize. I forgot that ARB's are an excellent way to prevent panties from clogging your cooling system!
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I didn't think I would get this much opposition to putting on a plow. One guy even told me that the frame wouldn't take it. Isn't this vehicle used like a tractor in G.B.? You mean that people can tetor their Defenders on 2 wheels while rock crawling, but I can't put a plow on her? Can anyone back me up?

I was planning on doing the mount fabrication myself. I intend to make it so I can remove the entire thing with some heavy duty clevis pins. This way I would not ruin my approach angle. I don't do any heavy duty off-roading as it is. I only plow my drive and the neighbors, so it's not like I'm running a buisness with it.

I am going to waxoyl the frame this summer and install a dual Optima Yellow top battery set up like the one on Expedition Exchange. I was thinking about hooking up the plow to say, Batt #2 with a battery selector switch so that when I am plowing, I can switch to just Batt #1 so the alternator will not see the large current draw when operating the plow. Then when I'm finished, I can just switch back to both batteries. Anyone see any gross conceptual errors with this setup?

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I didn't think I would get this much opposition to putting on a plow. One guy even told me that the frame wouldn't take it. Isn't this vehicle used like a tractor in G.B.? You mean that people can tetor their Defenders on 2 wheels while rock crawling, but I can't put a plow on her? Can anyone back me up?

I was planning on doing the mount fabrication myself. I intend to make it so I can remove the entire thing with some heavy duty clevis pins. This way I would not ruin my approach angle. I don't do any heavy duty off-roading as it is. I only plow my drive and the neighbors, so it's not like I'm running a buisness with it.

I am going to waxoyl the frame this summer and install a dual Optima Yellow top battery set up like the one on Expedition Exchange. I was thinking about hooking up the plow to say, Batt #2 with a battery selector switch so that when I am plowing, I can switch to just Batt #1 so the alternator will not see the large current draw when operating the plow. Then when I'm finished, I can just switch back to both batteries. Anyone see any gross conceptual errors with this setup?

Thaks in advance for the smartaleck remarks, makes me feel at home (as a Navy Submariner)
Yes, the frame will handle a plow no problem. Not that I have first hand experience, but I am positive there would be no issue there. People here just don't like the idea because they love Defenders the way they are. But if EE sold a snow plow kit, that would be a different story! (for snuffer, that was a joke)

Seriously, its your rig, I say go for it. Why not. Good luck. Post up pics.
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Maybe a hydraulic PTO would make the snowplow thing easier? I love the concept of a hydraulic PTO.
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You are right and I do fully apologize. I forgot that ARB's are an excellent way to prevent panties from clogging your cooling system!

Hehehe, Apology Accepted.

You know one of these days I think you need to post a picture of your rig with the "would-be" panites on them. I'd make it my new Avatar as long as you weren't in them!
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Hehehe, Apology Accepted.

You know one of these days I think you need to post a picture of your rig with the "would-be" panites on them. I'd make it my new Avatar as long as you weren't in them!
Well,

I'll take it soon and drive by the local Junior college and then take a few pics. That should just about do it! Really, I can't miss the opportunity to be in the DJ Avatar! I'll have to get to work on this!
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