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Swisher 2646 Universal ATV Mounting Kit
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2007
Was not hard to mount and had several adapter options. I have installed and uninstalled bucket several times 3 minutes. It takes about 1hr for the 1st Mounting kit install and about 5 minutes to uninstall and reinstall with quick pins in place (comes with kit)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2009
This system works, but it does NOT install and uninstall easily. You need a hammer and a long bolt to take the pins out. I bought this thinking I could use my ATV to plow and ice-fish. I would need to remove it to use my ATV for ice fishing, and it DOES NOT remove easy. Having it on your ATV removes a good amount of ground clearance. Lucklily, I am able to return it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2014
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Normally I wouldn't write a review but this product fall so far short of its claims I cannot help myself. The shipper is not responsible it is the product. To start with I own 5 quads all name brand, yam,suz, and pol for all those who would claim I have unique quads. To start with the claim that this can be quickly removed. Well I suppose if your one of the lucky whose a-arm just so happen to fit one of the a-arm mounting brackets, I am not so keep that in mind if you drive a king quad or grizz. 2nd Even if you can use the quick detach you loose at least 3 inches of clearance so I can't imagine anyone who actually uses their quad for more than plowing and the mildest of trail rides would leave them on. If you use the bracket and install them as instructed then they will move around as there is nothing to keep them from doing so which will scratch up the a arm leaving them open to rust ect. Instuctions are simply pics and not all the parts demonstrated came with my kit nor did the kit tally sheet indicate the part number as to have been included in the box. I assume it can be ordered but it was for a Honda so I didn't bother. The product itself does seem to be well made but for anyone who has access to even a mediocre welder one can be made that would fit for far cheaper. Its on, but I had to jerry rig, cut bend, hammer and ect to fabricate my own parts and fitting. I didn't want to make my own which is why I ordered one. No I do not recommend this product, I had in fact recommended to a few of my friends before I actually went to install on my quad, based of overall quality of material. No I will never purchase a product made by this company.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2013
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All the attachments are awesome but this needs some work. It comes with 3 different mounting kits to help mount to your 4 wheeler but the only one that seems to work with ease is for Polaris. Any atv other that requires tweeking to get it to work. I have an 05 King Quad and I had do major modification to the mounting kit to get it to work. The mount was hitting the rim every time I turned so I ended up having to redrill the holes and using an angle grinder to shorten the mount brackets. I have seen several pictures of atvs were the a-arms have broken off do to the weight on them. I have a Warn Plow for my atv that mounts to a plate that is mounted to the frame of the atv and I have never had a problem with it. Swisher needs to come up with something like this so the frame can take the weight and not the a-arms. Also the bar that goes from the back of the 4 wheeler to the front has a slot that allows you to slide the bar in or out for length. On my atv I had to have it all the way extended so when I raised the Bucket Attachment it won't hit the front bumper. I found that while I was using it the bar started to retract. Had to stop what I was doing and loosen the bolts underneath an pull it back out. After I had to pull it back out a second time I ended up drilling new holes so it wouldn't move. I hope Swisher fixes this for future buyers so they don't have to suffer the hassle of making trips to the local hardware store to get more parts.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2013
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I have not been able to finish the installation of the system as any ATV that is designed for 2 riders is too long for the standard kit. I have a Polaris 500 Woodsmen 2X (or 2 UP)....so the longer wheelbase ATVs need the extension section which I understand is about $100. Swisher does not mention it on their website or a list of brands/models that are exceptions and their manual only talks about the longer model CanAm. So will post a middle of the road rating until I have a complete install....however hardware is solid and substantial.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2011
This mounting kit came with my used foreman 500.Snowplow/bucket sold separately.
Cabelas has the cheapest price for this bracket for around $140. Throw in another $350 for the 50" blade and you got a quality snowplowing setup for your atv for $500.I have plastic covers that protect the A-arms,not sure if it comes with the kit or if you have to buy it separate from an atv dealer..I plan on this swisher setup to last many years.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2007
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Installation is a little tough since 13 bolts must be tightened and adjusted simultaneously and parts are a little heavy to adjust. Have a rubber mallet available for easier installation. After installation, the kit works great.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2007
This is actually a nice idea to have this universal mount, but the installation instructions could be MUCH better.
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on March 2, 2015
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Installed on a 2005 Kawasaki prairie 360. Pushing the 60" swisher plow or universal dump bucket. Also installed a Harbor Freight 3500 lb winch to raise and lower the blade/box with necessary snatchblocks to slow lift speed. The rear ATV tires are chained.

Mounting kit: Easy on and easy off. Two pins and a big bolt. I like the long bar that transfers thrust loads to the trailer hitch. Unfortunately, It takes up about 4" of ground clearance at the front so the ATV gets high-entered a lot in rutted dirt and snow. After the first pass with a blade all is well. I'm exploring ways to get better ground clearance, but whatever I do the kit takes up 3-4" of ground clearance.

60" blade: One pin holds it to the universal mount, plus the cable pulley, so it is easy to remove. I've used it to plow deep snow and to smooth freshly moved dirt. Since the winch doesn't apply a down-force the blade skims dirt, then suddenly digs in and stops the ATV. Finding the 'just right' height with the winch is a challenge, and going over uneven ground adds to the challenge. In snow the attached skids are about right and the blade does a wonderful job after the first pass.

Dump bucket: One pin holds it to the universal mount, plus multiple cable pulleys, so it is easy to remove. The box just skims over settled dirt. I haven't tried it on loose dirt, but on gravel roads it does a wonderful job once the bucket gets a few hundred pounds of gravel in it to weight the blade. I use it to pile gravel in potholes, then smooth the gravel. Lifting the bucket full of gravel causes the ATV suspension to squat and the universal mount kit drags the ground, so uneven road, roots and rock would probably stop it cold.

Dumping: Loaded with gravel, releasing the dump lever is a bear. it needs to be longer, and a piece of pipe slipped over the handle should do that just fine. Or, set the bucket on the ground, release the lever and lift the bucket does about the same thing.

I need to excavate under a cabin. The plan is to use a small trencher to drag dirt onto a sheet of plywood, then scoop the dirt up off the plywood with the dump bucket.

I installed three snatchblocks on the winch cable for the bucket - two on the atv cargo carrier and one on the bucket plus the cable end anchored to the bucket to get enough lift to raise a loaded bucket and to slow cable speed down a lot. It was overkill. Two pulleys would probably be adequate.

I got the scarifier blade for the bucket but have not installed it, partly because the bottom of the bucket sits flat on the ground, so adding teeth does nothing useful. I need to see if there is a way to tilt the bucket so the teeth can dig into the soil. I haven't looked at it very carefully with torch in hand yet.

I need to excavate under a cabin. The plan is to use a small trencher to drag dirt onto a sheet of plywood, then scoop the dirt up off the plywood with the dump bucket.

I have a warn electromechanical lift on order for two reasons: 1. It frees up the winch to tow the ATV when it gets high-centered, and 2. it can apply a down force for leveling dirt. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AGGX56/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The ATV front suspension is too soft for the dump bucket and doesn't help the push blade. The plan is to get it to stand taller and squat less under load so I set tire pressure to the max ordered a set of heavy duty springs for the front struts. Some suggested uplocks on the struts to eliminate squat completely. I haven't looked into that yet.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2011
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It does the job, but it had to be modified for my Kawi Bayou, the A arms are tubular, with boxed gussets all the way to the wheel. So while the box says, Any ATV with lower A-Arms, you need to still check your ATV to make sure it will still work for your ATV. I didn't, so I had major issues. All three, of the suggested mounts, did not work in my case..I considered returning it.

I ended up using the A-ARM mount suggested for the Polaris model. It is preformed for the A-ARM and has a huge 1/2inch bolt going thru the middle. I had to drill a hole trough the box section on the ATV, and open up the top of the A-Arm to fit the large bolt thru. I then reinforced this area with some welds. I kind of created a captured nut, but in reverse. It worked, but I also had to cut down the leaf springs about 2 inches so they would fit. This made the entire system very stiff. But it worked. Overall it's a great system to relive the weight of the load off the ATV. It puts the weight on the unsprung lower a arms in the front, and when you use the winch, that will carry about 75% of the loaded weight. Some of the weight is then distributed somewhat through the pole to the trailer hitch, another good idea. So far so good, but this does put a lot of weight on the lower A arms, and it stiffens the suspension. So even with the distributed weight method, it's putting a lot of pressure on the front end. I hope I'm not buying new A-Arms in the spring after I use this to move dry sand at the beach, and snow out of my driveway this winter.
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