Had to get a new toy to help out!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hooligan, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I have been pretty busy lately, between work, firewood the storm and other nonsense. I have been busting my butt humping wheel barrows full of wood all year from my front yard to my back yard and it was wearing me down. I looked around for something verstile to help out in more ways than one, and I found this for next to nothing!!!

    This is an 05 Honda Rancher TRX400FA. Four wheel drive with 1100 hours on it.

    I got a large wagon to haul the split fire wood with and it is a huge help! I figured I would also look into getting a plow for it as well. I had another quad years ago with a plow years ago and it was great, but had to sell it in my divorce.

    I looked around at local dealers and they had plow setups that ranged from 1100.00 to 1500.00 which was way beyond my budget. I was able to sell my snowblower and came up with enough to buy a kit on ebay made by cycle country and also a KFI winch mount and KFI winch. The kit I got was 1/4 the cost the dealers wanted and it was the same parts!! I did the install myself (first for me), it was a bit of a pain with the wiring because the plastics had to be pulled off but I got it done!



    During the hurricane I worked a few hours overtime and I was able to grab this trailer to move the quad so I can use it to plow out my families' houses too.

    Overall with everything, its been busy, but worth it. I was able to finish the firewood alot quicker and now I am set for winter with the wood and the plow! I feel pretty greatful I was able to find these things for a steal on Craigslist!
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  3. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    Nice haul man!

    ...could I persuade you into heading down this way to plow our drive when/if we get hit with a blizzard? HA!
  4. timbits588

    timbits588 New Member

    very nice! i really like the set-up you got goin on with the plow
  5. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Thanks man! Hopefully you dont get hit with the blizzard!

    Thanks! It was a pain but there was no way I was going to pay the dealers prices!
  6. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

  7. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    Looks new, plow is a great idea.

    Firewood does wear you out after a while as well as shoveling snow.
    I got a small small utility tractor for the same thing, it fills in moving snow, digging a few tree roots and I got to dig a drainage ditch, so the extra help is a thing I know and needed too.

    Luck with the new toy and have fun with it too.
  8. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger -Skylark65-

    nice find man! you're gonna come do my driveway untill i fix my snowblower, right, buddie? :D
  9. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    you need to bring it down to me so i can use it on the 8th -16th hahahahahaha.... need to get me one....
  10. TurdFX4

    TurdFX4 Schuylkill Countys Finest

    I would ask you to plow me... but I wouldnt want you to get the wrong idea
  11. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    LMAO on that.

    I help out a few older people when the snow flys and one lady who is still a good looking woman asked me to plow her when it snows, I just grinned, I wanted to ask if anytime would do.

    Thanks for that, i needed a laugh.
  12. FFparker

    FFparker Shamrock

    nice setup!
  13. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Thanks guys. Turd...you know its on anytime! lol

    I think it will be a great time saver for me for alot of things so I'm happy!

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