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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Plow Help Denali, Moose, KFI? 66" or 72"

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I am looking into buying a plow for this winter, I have put it off long enough now and its time to buy.

My 1st choice is the Denali Pro Plow either 66" or 72" does anyone run a 66 or did you go with the wider 72? Also does the mount interfere with riding the rest of the year I would hate to lose clearance.

I know Moose and KFI have plow systems I just want to see what everyone is running. Thanks for your help. I look forward to seeing what others have.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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I would recommend the 72" version. My dad has used a 72" blade on his smaller and less powerful SxS (midsize Ranger 570) and has never had an issue. I can't speak for certain about the mount but on most of the machines I have seen the mount does hang down and can get caught on stuff when trailriding, however the mount usually doesn't require a lot of work to remove.
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I went with the 72" Denali from Moto Alliance and have been very happy with it. On my Gravel Driveway, the 9 foot width gets narrower as the plowed snow creates a berm.

I used to use my Tractor with snow blower to throw it off the edge of the road and widen it up, back to 9 foot. 1/3 mile drive, both sides, driving in reverse looking over my shoulder, no power steering at about 3 MPH.

Did a great job, but dreaded having to do it. I have found that with the weight of the teryx4 and the 72" blade, I am able to get the edge behind the berm and shave it off the road. AND all of this while sitting on my butt and looking straight ahead.

I have not had any problems with the mount, but I stick to the roads and trails and don't do any wild stuff with it. Did go for a ride with a friend in his RZR and his mount hit a big rock in the trail and folded the ears back. Going to have to heat it and hammer it back to normal. He is now looking for a way to lift his machine a little more so it doesn't happen again...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2019, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I am going to call motoalliance soon. I want to beat the weather this year.

If the snow gets to deep I will get out the John Deere 2038 to pile it up with. The teryx 4 is much warmer. Lol.

Now to pay extra for hydro turn or try to one of then pully hacks I have seen on here.
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I am going to call motoalliance soon. I want to beat the weather this year.

If the snow gets to deep I will get out the John Deere 2038 to pile it up with. The teryx 4 is much warmer. Lol.

Now to pay extra for hydro turn or try to one of then pully hacks I have seen on here.
I have the KFI 72" blade on mine. I leave the mount on all the time and I ride some pretty rough trails. Have never had a problem with the mount getting in the way.
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Personally I would recommended the 72" KFI. I have had mine on for 2 years now.
The things is a monster when plowing snow and we get ALOT of it.
Buddies have 4 wheel drive trucks and they are alarmed at what it can push. Granted I do run it on tracks so I can push it anywhere once I have pushed a ditch full or can push it up and over where a truck can not.
Only issue is that if you run tracks you have to purchase a push arm extender. And due to the pushing capabilities I did overstress the extender and it failed. This was not KFI's issue but mine.
Ground clearances is not a issue put I run a 2" lift also.
One other issue I have found is that I go thru maybe winch cable a month. (Synthetic rope actually) no, not the entire rope but right at the attachment point on the blade. But, again my own doing as I try at times to pick the blade up when embedded full in a drift. I have found a fix for this now and run a pulley from the blade pick up point and back to my front push bar. Obviously the pulley allows less torsion. I do run a 5000 pound winch so I can over stress it easily if not careful.
Hope that helps a little.





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Also, my buddy is running a 78" Boss V-Blade on his Polaris 1000 XP. The blade is a nice piece of kit but bloody expensive.
He is not running tracks though and it is a Polaris.... so as I often tell him, "you couldnt push a icecream cone over hot pavement"!
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Tracks can make a world of difference and those are some impressive pictures.

I have looked into that kit as well and will look again. Thanks for your help. And yes I agree that kit is expensive for sure.
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