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Adjusting the Groundhog Max

DECEMBER 19, 2023

With its revoluntionary design, the GroundHog MAX can easily create food plots by connecting to a UTV or ATV. One of the most important things to know when you begin to use yours for the first time is how to adjust it. 


Once you have the unit attached (see previous blog), begin by going very slowly on your ATV or UTV. The goal is to stay in two-wheel drive if possible. Two-wheel drive allows you to  make sharp turns more freely, which lets the discs cut into the dirt more easily. Going slow at first will make it easier to determine if you’ve chosen the right depth. Finding the right adjustment hole that allows just enough weight to be applied to the plow from the weight of your unit is key. Remember: you get a better cut with less steel on the ground and much more weight.

After some experimentation, you will determine which adjustment hole works best for your unit/setup and you can operate at a faster pace. Normally the next time you use the plow, you can use the same hole adjustment setting unless ground conditions have changed. Some customers prefer to set the adjustments 1,000 pounds, while a side-by-side/UTV’s weight is 1,200 to 1,500 pounds. BE CAUTIOUS and select a height adjustment hole that ONLY uses part of your unit’s weight.


The GroundHog MAX ATV/UTV Disc Plow fits most ATVs and UTVs that have a strong, well braced 2" receiver. It works in two or four-wheel drive, IRS or straight axle and lower CC ATVs.  Note that if your machine does not have a well-braced 2" receiver hitch, we have hitch options for that as well! The GroundHog MAX is versatile, easy to install, and easy to use. Get yours today!

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