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Offline wooddude

How much snow can you push and does it harm the uforce800
« on: August 16, 2016, 09:22:57 PM »
I'm wondering if I could clear snow from the streets of a 100 house subdivision (2-6 inches)' Maybe 4 miles of streets.
And if I tried, is that likely to hurt the UTV?
Anyone have any snow plowing experience like this?
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: How much snow can you push and does it harm the uforce800
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 09:56:25 PM »
The only thing I can tell you from experience with another brand was...CVTs get hot.. and radiators get blocked. If you take some steps to avoid this, you may be fine. Doing a hole subdivision with a UTV and a 60" or a 72" blade may be pushing it...and you a bit though.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 09:58:46 PM by NMKawierider »
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Offline wooddude

Re: How much snow can you push and does it harm the uforce800
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 07:32:58 PM »
What kind of steps do i need to take to prevent the tranny from getting hot or the radiator from getting blocked.

The two main streets are probably a mile long total. Maybe that's a more reasonable goal. I'm really tired of the crummy job the hired company does. They don't show up until the snow has been driven on until it's ice, then it's a week before it's gone.
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: How much snow can you push and does it harm the uforce800
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 08:28:44 PM »
What kind of steps do i need to take to prevent the tranny from getting hot or the radiator from getting blocked.

The two main streets are probably a mile long total. Maybe that's a more reasonable goal. I'm really tired of the crummy job the hired company does. They don't show up until the snow has been driven on until it's ice, then it's a week before it's gone.
1.Rig a box on the front grill that only lets air in from the bottom. It will look funny but your goal is to not let the snow that gets over the plow have a straight shot onto the grill, oil cooler and block the radiator. This can be just a cardboard box and duct tape. Now if your plow had the upper shield, you may not need it. Make one but try a run without it and see. As for the CVT, either use low range or if you will be moving at or better then 10mph and there is 3" or less snow, then you may be OK using high, but it would be best to reclock the clutch to give it better low end grip. I would also remove the stock filter from the intake to get the most airflow. Remember, the faster the primary is turning, the more air it's blowing. Plus the better grip the wet clutch as too...very important not to let it slip. Rule of thumb- if you are moving at 5mph and less, then you need to be in low range no mater what your secondary is clocked at.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2016, 08:30:37 PM by NMKawierider »
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Offline gfmoto

Re: How much snow can you push and does it harm the uforce800
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 10:18:08 PM »
You use a plow?? Lol. Oh...I knew I was missing something.
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Offline wooddude

Re: How much snow can you push and does it harm the uforce800
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 07:11:39 AM »
I don't understand "Clock the Clutch". Please explain it to me.
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: How much snow can you push and does it harm the uforce800
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 09:09:42 AM »
I don't understand "Clock the Clutch". Please explain it to me.
It's setting the resistance of the secondary spring for a higher loads. You do this when you add larger or heavier tires or add extra weight to it or ask it to do more work and lower speeds. There are several posts in the "How Tos" on this subject.
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