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I would have posted this in the Northeast section, but I figure this could be helpful info to those with a Moose plow. I put it together last night and had no problems, but I have an issue with the optional rubber flap that you mount to the top of the plow. My problem I have is with drilling into a new plow. Seems kind of crazy that the instructions have you drill holes into your new plow. I drilled one, but the bit was toast so I need to get a new bit. Why on earthy wouldn't they have predrilled these holes? THose of you running these did you put anything on the bare metal that was exposed after drilling to prevent rust? Thats my biggest worry is that this plow is going to rust right up at the top there. Now I know its a plow it will have bare metal from scraping the pavement, but up top to me seem uncessary.

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Doolin,

You could just dab some rustoleum in the hole after you drill thru, let it dry good, and then put the bolt thru. Myself I could care less and I just drilled thru, shoved the bolt thru, and tightened down. Remember you have "rubber" on one side, and the head of a nut against the other side, so how much moisture will really get in there to cause a big issue. Also, I used a sharp drill bit along with my variable speed drill. I did all the holes no problem and it cut thru like butter. I did however use a clamp to hold the rubber in place when I started drilling. I pre-marked all the holes on the rubber flap with a grease crayon making an ( + ) and thast way I was all set-up before I clamped it to the plow blade. If you need more help just give me a call.
 

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I measured out the rubber mat and drilled the holes in that first. Then I clamped it down as well. But the bits I have are junk, I burnt it out on my Samurai. So I'll pick a new one up tonight and finish that.



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When I did the first hole it came thru on the top bend of the blade(that little 3/4" bended part along the top) but that's Ok because I marked the holes exactly where they said to. All the holes did the same thing and came thru the bended part on top, again no biggie. When I did my first plow they came out in the very same spot. Anyway, just a heads up when you start to drill and break thru.

Also, did you ever find a way to get it down here yet? We are most likely not going to ride on Saturday depending on the weather now. Looks like another storm is on the way. If we don't ride Saturday we may end up going Sunday instead. If it's only snowing on Saturday early evening, we may do a night ride and come back late that night. Again, it's all weather permiting at this point.
 

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I saw the weather. I may go pick up a trailer I found tommorrow in the morning. Depending on the amount of snow we get. If I go get the trailer and you're not busy then I'll take it there, but if I can't get it...one way or another that winch is getting installed tommorrow! I can heat my garage and pick the rest of my tools and propane heater up at my parents house to get the job done. I'm not shoveling again. :) If your truck isn't good int he snow I could swing by and pick you up. I'm just not sure if theres any specialty tools needed...electrical grease, etc.

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Koko,

I really didn't use any special tools when I installed mine, just the basics like a wrench to take the bolt loose on the battery. Also socket wrench and sockets and some zip ties to keep the wires nice and neet on the frame. I also had to drill thru the bottom of the storage box under the seat to mount the winch contactor securely. I used a long drill bit I had in my tool box to drill the holes in the bottom(I THINK) because if I remember correctly, a regular size drill was too short to get all the way down there because the hand drill body was in the way. I didn't use any die-lectric grease on mine but I suppose if you want to there wouldn't be anything wrong with it.

I just heard on the weather channel winter storm warning untill 6 PM tonight. My truck is only two wheel drive so it won't be leaving here anytime soon! I will be here all day so, give me a call.
 

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Well, If I pick up my tool box at my parents and my heater, I'll have all the tools we should need. If you'd be up for me coming to get you. I'll give you call.


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I have the 60 inch Moose County plow. It came with flap already on. Only thing i added was plow markers. We finally got some real snow today. What a machine and the plow is top notch!! I had a blast. I think im gonna sell my snowblower now. I also added the cutting edge.
 

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Grizzlit,

Nice plow and great looking machine! Welcome to the site and yes you are correct that the Moose County plow comes with the rubber flap. The Moose Standard plow does not, so it's an extra cost for us and then we must install it. LOL
 
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