The plow will work on most 2x4 ATVs, but you cannot plow as aggressively due to traction loss. Many plow in 2x4 for easier steering.
The product is made with high intensity heavy gauge steel. Each disc has its own high-speed double-sealed, deep groove bearings. The discs are installed with anti-slide bolts and nuts for easy replacement of bearings if necessary. All bearings are the same size. Discs are mounted on a ¾” axle. This axle is then encased in a 1” steel pipe. This creates a closed system that does not require greasing. The GroundHog MAX ATV/UTV Disc Plow does not have ratchets. There are no tires to go flat and dry rot. It is practically maintenance free.
No. However, get as close to level and centered as possible.
According to the food plot layout and its size and shape, GroundHog MAX plowing speeds range from 3-10 mph. These are twice as fast as a pull-behind type plow. Unlike a pull-behind plow, you never have to go to the trouble of adding/strapping on more weight or worrying about the plow tipping over. Pull behinds also put a lot of stress on your machine and it may overheat.
Time will be determined by the size of the plot and how hard the ground is (roots, rocks, grass systems, wet/dry, and ground clutter). The tougher the conditions, the more passes you have to make (virgin ground verses already been plowed etc). Plow in looping circles and figure eights because a lot of the cut is in turning and maneuverability. Keep in mind that the gap between the middle discs will go away if you plow in this manner. Plowing straight also works If you determine you are not using enough weight, adjust the T-head down a hole.
Our tests found this was the optimal size/disc design to cut the ground with heavy grasses, roots, rocks, sticks, and such. It needed to fit between the 2 rear tires for “direct down pressure”. This size setup does not overly affect steering/strain on your machine. Being able to use more weight and having less steel on the ground is what makes it cut and handle so well. With its size your plowing speeds are much faster than with a wider pull-behind type.
Be advised that this plow does actually work as you see in our videos but some of us do not pay attention to directions and/or we do it our own way. Here are common reasons why the plow does not work as aggressively as you expect. For more information see our Troubleshooting section under Owners.
Please call so we can help you if you are experiencing issues!
#1 Reason – The plow is installed backwards – the chevron (arrowhead) point of the disc assembly should point away from the back of the machine.
#2 Reason- Installed on a hitch that allows the plow to lean backwards instead of the plow standing up straight.
#3 Reason- Instead of backing up on a 4" ramp/block to get the rear wheels up (this is a good rule of thumb), your buddies pick up the back of the machine while you hook the plow up. NOTE: All this does is stretch out your suspension and shocks and does not get proper weight on the plow.
Action: Back up on 4" ramp/block, let it down until it almost touches the ground, re-pin, then back off block.
#4 Reason - You installed the plow horizontally instead of vertically.
Yes. This is a big benefit really of the plow. Since there is a lot less strain on your ATV/UTV and your are plowing at speeds of 4-7 mph air-cooled machines stay cooler. Remember the normal pull behind plow requires a 400 CC liquid cooled or larger (if you read their fine print). On any machine start off less aggressive the first time you plow.
Yes. We have tested it on both.
Yes. The plow is all you need.
Yes. Many make and model ATVs and UTVs can use our receiver hitch kit. There are also receivers that can be ordered specific to vehicles year/make/model.
A) You can buy a strong, square, forward bolted, after-market 2" receiver online to strengthen your existing setup (basically all manufacturer models newer than 2000). There are some exceptions.
B) Here is another option for most years, makes, and models of Hondas and Polaris, some Can Am and some Bombardier. The GroundHog MAX is also available with a hitch receiver kit included in the box. This kit allows you to convert and upgrade many existing (utility holes or weak 1 1/4" hitches) over to a strong forward bolted type hitch receiver. This Kit includes both a 21" long and a 5" long collared hitch receiver tube and other hardware.
C) Note: Older than 2000 models may have to do some fabrication to your hitch setup. Our hitch does work on some of these or it can be used for the fabrication.
The adjustment holes are in 1” increments. A good rule of thumb is, if you back your ATV up on a 4” x 4” block (to get your rear wheels up), let the plow come down and touch the ground. Then pull the plow upwards one hole and put your tractor pin in. Back off the 4” x 4” block and plow. You do not have to be too aggressive because a lot of the cutting is in the turns. That’s why we recommend looping circles and figure eights if you can.
Downward Pressue Is The Key.
After you have purchased your GroundHog MAX your next step is to find the best place on your land to develop a food plot. There are many factors that should go into the process of deciding exactly where to place your food plot.
- Back your ATV/UTV up on a 4" ramp. This can be on a log or a lower area of ground.
- Take the one tractor pin out and flip the plow over in the "plowing position."
- Put the pin back in once you have your plow at the desired height.*
- Start plowing with your GroundHog MAX!
The product weighs 46 lbs. and is made with high intensity heavy gauge ¼ wall steel. Each disc has its own replaceable high-speed double-sealed, deep grooved bearings. The discs are installed with anti-slide bolts and nuts for easy replacement of bearings if necessary. All bearings are the same size. Discs are mounted on a ¾ inch axle. This axle is then encased in a glove-fit 1 inch steel pipe. This creates a closed system that does not require greasing. The GroundHog MAX ATV / UTV Disc Plow does not have ratchets. There are no tires to dry rot and go flat. It is practically maintenance free.
- Shipping Weight - GroundHog MAX (with Hitch Kit) - 69lbs
- Shipping Weight - GroundHog MAX (without Hitch Kit) - 46lbs
- (2) Outside 8” High Strength 1060 Grade Notched Disc Blades
- (2) Middle 9” High Strength 1060 Grade Notched Disc Blades
- (2) Inside 10” High Strength 1060 Grade Notched Disc Blades
¾“ Round, Stress Proof
- High-Speed (Double Sealed, Deep Groove) Ball Bearing (Bolted on to Disc with Anti-Slide Bolts)
- Heavy 2” Steel Tube Adjustable Frame
No. However, get as close to level and centered as possible.
Yes. After market Reese-type ball adapters are available.
Yes, but it won’t plow as well going forward. Reverse gives you the maneuverability to plow in tight places like pulpwood roads, firebreaks, and between pine rows. Only use reverse if necessary, as it puts more stress on your hitch.
Yes. If your terrain is “difficult” the plow will work. It just takes more passes. The plow works well on hard, dry, rocky, grassy or any combination terrain. For best results plow in a combination of oblong circles, figure eights, and straight rows back and forth.
No. In addition to food plots the plow is used for landscaping, preparing and maintaining fire breaks and weed control, grooming horse arenas and dirt tracks. If you need to till the ground the plow will do it. In many cases it can be used to replace a tractor, especially for smaller jobs.
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