SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow for 2" Hitches - Electric Actuator - 84" Wide x 22" Tall
Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Part Numbers: SB324-172,C31073

Our Price: $2,505.75
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SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow for 2" Hitches - Electric Actuator - 84" Wide x 22" Tall Fits 2 Inch Receiver SB324-172
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SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow for 2" Hitches - Electric Actuator - 84" Wide x 22" Tall
part number: SB324-172

Hitch-mounted snowplow makes short work of your snowy driveway or parking lot. Pivoting, 5-position blade glides over uneven ground. Long-lasting actuator with internal clutch lets you operate plow from your warm cab.

Features:

  • Hitch-mounted plow lets you clear parking lots and driveways with your vehicle
  • Plow sits close enough to vehicle to reduce leverage and strain on plow, mounts, and vehicle
  • Electric actuator raises and lowers plow smoothly and consistently
    • Internal clutch prevents damage caused by attempting to under- or overextend the actuator
    • Simple, chain-lifting design has fewer moving parts than a winch
  • In-cab toggle switch lets you raise and lower the plow from the comfort of your vehicle
    • Includes a wireless remote control as an alternative to the toggle switch
  • Adjustable, 5-position blade can be manually angled left, right, and straight ahead
    • Manual release handle is easily accessible from front or back of plow
  • Terrain-adjustable design for efficient plowing with less tripping
    • Rocking blade pivots up to 6" to allow maneuvering over uneven terrain
    • Trip springs and eyebolts are angled so blade rests on ground at correct angle
  • Sturdy steel edge scrapes over a variety of solid surfaces - not for gravel or sand
    • Poly scraper blade attachment (SB324-069 - sold separately) allows you to plow over grass or decorative pavement without worry of damage
  • Skid shoes let you adjust plow height to prevent blade from digging into the ground
  • Strong rubber deflector allows for better visibility by directing snow away from your windshield
  • Red visibility markers help you see plow edges so you can steer away from obstacles
  • Rugged and durable, all-steel construction
  • Black powder coat finish provides corrosion resistance
  • Simple installation
    • Slides into your vehicle's 2" front trailer hitch receiver
  • ISO certification ensures consistent, quality manufacturing
  • Assembly required
  • Made in Canada


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" front-mounted trailer hitch receiver
  • Blade dimensions: 84" wide x 22" tall
  • Height adjustment: 9"
  • 5 Blade angles:
    • Left 11 degrees
    • Left 22 degrees
    • Straight ahead
    • Right 11 degrees
    • Right 22 degrees
  • Distance from bumper: 39"
  • Actuator lift capacity: 1,000 lbs
  • Weight: 380 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: Due to the size of this item it ships via truck freight.


The SnowBear Proshovel conveniently slides into your vehicle's front-mounted trailer hitch for easy, convenient mounting. Smoothly and easily raise and lower the plow from the comfort of your cab with the remote-controlled electric actuator. The pivoting blade makes this plow ideal for rocky or uneven surfaces because it can adjust to the terrain. Angled trip springs are also built in to help keep the blade from catching and tripping. Being just 39" away from the bumper, the Proshovel snowplow has a compact yet strong and sturdy design.


Simple, Hitch-Mounted Installation

HITCH MOUNTING

This hitch-mounted snowplow simply slides into your vehicle's front trailer hitch receiver, making it a breeze to install. Unlike a plow that attaches to custom-fit brackets, which ties you down to just 1 vehicle, this hitch-mounted plow can be used on most trucks or SUVs with a 2" x 2" front-mounted hitch. As a result, this plow can be easily switched between multiple vehicles. And because it offers a nearly universal fit, you won't have to buy a new plow when you replace your old vehicle.


To install the Proshovel snowplow, just slide the shank of the plow assembly into your 2" trailer hitch receiver . Then use a pin and clip or a hitch lock (sold separately) to secure the plow in the receiver.


How to Plow

Once the plow is mounted on your vehicle, lower the blade and set it to the desired angle. To set the angle, exit the vehicle and manually position the plow straight ahead, 11 degrees to the left or to the right, or 22 degrees to the left or to the right. Angling the blade allows you to push snow off to the side where you want it without having to change the angle of your entire vehicle. This is especially useful on a driveway or private roadway where piling the snow straight ahead would create a barrier.


To begin plowing, just drive forward. When backing up to take another pass, be sure to lift the plow with the remote or the in-cab toggle switch, then lower it again before moving forward. When approaching a large pile of snow, be sure to decrease your speed. Slamming into a pile of snow can void the warranty on the Proshovel.


When you are finished, put your vehicle in park and lower the plow. Remove the plow from your vehicle after every use.


Smooth, Controlled Lifting with Electric Actuator

ACTUATOR

The electric actuator on this plow allows you to lift and lower the blade using a toggle switch that mounts in your cab. You can also use the included wireless remote control. To raise the plow, activate the actuator. As the actuator moves along the internal screw, the arm on top of the actuator will pivot, raising the plow blade by pulling the chain that is attached to it. Having fewer moving parts than a typical winch makes this setup less complicated and less likely to break down than other plow lifting and lowering devices. There is also an internal clutch system that prevents damage to the actuator should you try to raise the blade too high or lower it too low.


Add-On Accessories

SnowBear offers a plethora of helpful accessories to make plowing even safer and easier. Along with the available accessories to enhance your snowplowing experience, many parts of the SnowBear Proshovel snowplow are available separately, so you can replace worn-out pieces without having to replace the whole plow.


LIGHT KIT

The off-road halogen light kit (SB324-127) may be necessary if your plow blocks your vehicle's headlights. This kit will light up the way when you're plowing at night or in the early morning. The light kit mounts directly to your plow frame and offers increased visibility when plowing in dark conditions. The 2 bright halogen lights make it easier for you to see where you are going and for others to see you.


CASTER KIT

With the caster kit (SB324-126), it will be a breeze to move and store the Proshovel snowplow when it's not in use. These wheels mount directly behind the blade and they can be easily folded down for use and up for storage. In addition, these wheels will not weigh the plow down.


DROP KIT

The drop extension kit (SB324-128) allows you to use your SnowBear snowplow on your lifted vehicle. With 6" of drop, this bolt-on kit ensures that the plow makes proper contact with the ground. Its sturdy steel construction is just as strong and durable as the plow itself.


POLYBLADE

If you are worried about causing damage to your lawn or pathway, the poly scraper attachment (SB324-069) is perfect for replacing the harsh, steel scraper on the Proshovel. The polymer construction is strong enough to still help plow efficiently, but gentle enough to not hurt your lawn or pathway.



324-172 Snow Bear Pro Shovel Snow Plow for 2" Hitches - Electric Actuator - 84" Wide x 22" Tall



Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"
part number: C31073

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

Features:

  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



31073 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver





Customer Reviews

SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow for 2" Hitches - Electric Actuator - 84" Wide x 22" Tall - SB324-172

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31073

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Hitch-mounted snowplow makes short work of your snowy driveway or parking lot. Pivoting, 5-position blade glides over uneven ground. Long-lasting actuator with internal clutch lets you operate plow from your warm cab. Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

- SB324-172
by: Mark01/02/2019

Overall it is a good setup, does the job it's suppose to. Had one problem with the actuator intermittently working when lowering the plow, but was replaced under warranty. Originally purchased to use in a front mounted hitch receiver, but switched to the two point hookup which brought the plow in closer to the vehicle and made it a little more stable. My only problem was after 3 months of winter use, paint was peeling and a lot of surface rust showing. 594481



- SB324-172
by: Mark12/27/2018

Overall it's a good light duty plow, works like it's supposed to, clears the snow with no problems. Originally purchased the plow with the hitch receiver mount, But the plow stuck out quite a bit in my opinion plus there was to much wobble. So I converted to the 2 point mount which brought the plow in closer and a lot less wobble. There was an issue with the actuator, it would work intermittently when lowering the plow but Snow Bear covered it under warranty and sent me a new one. My only gripe is that only after 3 months of Winter use, the whole plow was showing a lot of surface rust and the paint was peeling. 593434


Comments
It is a good idea to spray off the plow with freshwater after using it in the snow and salt. If there are areas on the plow with paint chipping you can spray paint it with a rustoleum type of black spray paint.
-- Heather A - 01/10/2019

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- C31073
by: Marshall06/03/2018
2017 Chevrolet Suburban

Hitch fit perfectly and instructions were simple and accurate. We needed the front hitch on our 2017 suburban so we could carry bikes and our travel trailer. I did have to modify the bumper trim but the measurements provided were perfect. Greg was great to work with and etrailer is the best. Wear safety eye goggles when drilling holes! 516620



- SB324-168
by: Jason01/27/2018

Review from a similar Pro Shovel in Snow Plow


I purchased a SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow and a 2" Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The front mount hitch receiver was a breeze to mount to my vehicle. Literally 15 minutes from start to finish. When the SnowBear plow arrived I was a little apprehensive, as it came in 3 separate boxes and some assembly was required. The directions included were phenomenal, easy to understand and took you through complete assembly step by step. This has been a wonderful experience and I could not be happier. 470676


Comments
The best interest I made
Kelli V - 01/28/2019

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Ask the Experts about this Snow Plow


  • Will SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow Work on 22 inch Tall Front Hitch
  • Actually SnowBear does not list a max height range for their snow plows like the part # SB324-172 that you referenced. A 22 inch hitch height like what you have would not be a problem at all for this plow!
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  • Plow Recommendation for 2003 Chevy Silverado with Front Hitch for Plowing Gravel Driveway
  • For a plow that is confirmed to fit the front hitch of your 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD I recommend the SnowBear Proshovel Snowplow # SB324-172. It measures 84 inches wide by 22 inches tall which means it will take a wide section of snow with each pass and is a taller size which allows for a better plowing angle. This also comes with skid shoes that you can adjust so that you can plow gravel well. Since plowing gravel can be challenging to do without scooping up gravel you will need to
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  • Air Dam Cutout and Installation of Front Mounted Hitch on 2018 Chevy Suburban
  • For your 2018 Chevy Suburban the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31073 and the Draw-Tite # 65064 will both require air dam trimming. I've linked a couple photos to assist. The dimensions of the Curt cutout diagram is shown and then the installed Draw-Tite hitch to assist. If the hitch were below the air dam it wouldn't allow the ground clearances necessary for your Suburban.
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  • Best Front Hitch Ground Clearance for 2017 Chevy Tahoe
  • As far as ground clearance goes for your 2017 Chevy Tahoe you will want to use the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31073 over the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65064 because the instructions call for you to cut the front fascia whereas the Draw-Tite instructions sort of hint that you may not need to. This means the Draw Tite sits up 1.5 inches taller.
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  • Will a Front Mount Hitch Interfere with the Adaptive Cruise Control on a 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali
  • A front hitch itself, either # C31073 or # 65064 for the 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali, would not interfere with the adaptive cruise control on the vehicle. But when you have something in the hitch that item could interfere with the sensors for the cruise control.
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  • Is Ground Clearance Reduced with Front Mount Hitch Installed on a 2015 Chevy Suburban
  • As far as ground clearance goes for your 2015 Chevy Suburban you will want to use the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31073 over the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65064 because the instructions call for you to cut the front fascia whereas the Draw-Tite instructions fort of hint that you may not need to. The access hole that needs to be cut for the Curt installation if 1-1/2" x 3" so at the most you will have an approximate 1-1/2" of the receiver hanging below
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  • Is There Trimming Required to Install Front Hitch on a 2015 GMC Yukon
  • You are going to have to trim out a section of your front air dam to install the Curt Hitch part # C31073 that is 3 inches wide by 1.50 inches tall. A similar amount of trimming is required for the Draw Tite hitch part # 65064 as well. The other option is to just remove the air dam. I attached a picture that shows a similar Tahoe with the air dam removed and the hitch installed.
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 2019 Chevy Tahoe
  • The front mount trailer hitch options for a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31073 and Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65064 both require a slight trimming of the front lower bumper fascia. I took a look at some install photos of either hitch and it does appear that the Curt hitch offers more ground clearance so that is what I recommend. Furthermore, the Curt hitch has a clearer install look since the crosstube is more hidden
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Expert Research:
Jameson C
Written by:
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Updated by:
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