Today we are going to review and install part number A40415 from Agri-Cover. This is their SnowSport all terrain plow. We have the parts laid out in approximate order of assembly and where we are going to end up when everything is put together. First off the blade itself that you can see in the middle is 82 inches wide and it also has a rubber strip on the bottom of it, the actual cutting edge that drags on the ground and pushes the snow too. You have two brackets that get installed on the rubber strip itself. The rubber strip itself will get installed on to the bottom edge of the blade inside this track. Next what happens is these brackets get bolted on to the back side of the blade and is going to sit on the frame itself if it is being carried or being used as a plow. 00:50
This is the frame bracket that the plow will rest on when it is not in use. It will sit in this slot right here and while it is in use the plow will slide up and down on the frame as needed. The next part we have is the actual shank. It bolts to the back side of the frame and this part actually goes to the receiver hitch. The shank is designed for two inch receivers, basically your Class III receivers on up. Finally on top of your aluminum collar and what that does is it sits in the depth of the shank as it goes in to the hitch itself so that way when you push it in, you hit the collar and it stops and then you put your pin in. You do not have to guess with pulling it in and out just a little bit. Once you have it set up you do not have to worry about it again. 01:38
At this point we have got our parts covered. Lets start assembling. Our first step to assemble is if you look on the rubber strip we are going to install this bracket. There are two markings already on the strip so we want to drill those out with a 5/ 16 drill bit. Put the bracket on here, the curved part goes towards the bottom edge and then we will install our carriage bolts from the front side towards the back. Install the bracket, flat washers, lock washers, and the nuts. We can tighten these down. We are going to start off with the bracket we just installed on to the rubber strip. We are going to put that towards the floor and that is going to be pointing towards the vehicle so this edge will be facing the snow. We will slide a rubber strip into the channel that is in to the bottom edge of the plow. Flip the plow over. Next we are going to install these brackets. These are called slide hinges. What is going to happen is we are going to put them in the right spot for now and there are two marks on the blade to line up with the bolt holes and we are going to slide it into place. We are going to leave it like so for now and then we are going to install some other hardware at the top edge of the blade. 03:22
We will take the blade and tilt it up a little that way we can see the track up on the top a little bit easier. We are going to install the two square nuts. It has a rounded edge to it that will point towards the bottom. Slide two of those into place and we will push those over to our slide hinge. Next put two washers on top and thread the 3/ 8 bolt into the nuts. We are going to leave them loose for now because we still have to make sure we realign with the bolts that have to get installed on the bottom of the slide hinge. Next we want to make sure our brackets are lined up with the marked holes in the aluminum because we are going to need to install this self threading bolt and we are going to drill through the aluminum with the 5/ 16 bit first and then partially through the rubber strip. Then we will install our bolt. You want to tighten this bolt down just where it starts to compress everything and you will be fine. Move on to the next one. We are going to repeat the same process back over on the other slide hinge. On each end of the blade itself there is a marked hole. We will do the same process as before. We will drill it out with the bit and then we will reinstall the self threading bolt. At this point now we can take our plow and go out to our vehicle and we will set up the frame to the vehicle and then we can install the plow on to the frame.