Can I use the plow if my ATV/UTV only has a factory utility hole or just has a lightweight 1 Â¼â�� hitch receiver?
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.
There are many links to buy your receiver hitch that are year, make, and model specific for your machine (ie: atvhitchreceivers.com, strongmade.com, leedengineering.com) Once you have one of these hitches…the plow is all you need. It becomes “Plug and Plow.” You would buy the NO KIT included version of the plow.
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.