How to - Tusk SubZero ATV Snow Plow Mount Install - Honda Rancher 420 Video
How to - Tusk SubZero ATV Snow Plow Mount Install - Honda Rancher 420
Our informative video will walk you through how to install a Tusk SubZero Plow Mount on the Honda Rancher 420 in a short amount of time. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is your online information source for several online videos that provide step-by-step instructions.
Today, we're going over the installation of the Tusk SubZero Plow Mount on the Honda Rancher 420.
It's important to have the proper tools and some assistance to ensure smooth installation. For this video, we've stood the machine up on-end so you can better see and understand the installation process. You need to safely support your machine in order to gain access to the undercarriage for installation.
The first thing that we need to do is remove the stock plastic skid plate. We do that by removing the 12 bolts that hold it on. For the top bolts, we're using a 10-millimeter socket to remove those. For the 2 bottom bolts, we're using a 10-millimeter ratchet wrench. Once you get both those bolts removed, we can go ahead and get that stock plastic skid plate out of the way. Be sure to remember to reinstall the 2 front bumper screws.
Part 2 of this video is plow mount installation. The first thing we're going to do is get an idea of where our U-clamps are going to sit on the frame rails. To do that, grab the plow mount, hold it up against the frame in the correct position, and that will give you an idea of where your clamps are going to be sitting. Notice that with your hardware kit you receive 2 different kinds of clamps. One is just a regular U-clamp, the other is a U-clamp with an offset on the one side. The regular U-clamp is going to be your front plow mount clamp, and the offset clamp is going to be the rear plow mount clamp, with the offset on the outside of the frame rail.
Now is a great time to grab an extra set of hands, somebody that can hold that plow mount up in place while you get a few threads started on each of the bolts. Notice that with your hardware kit you receive 2 different lengths of bolts. The 2 longer bolts are going to be used for the offset clamp on the outside of the frame rail; your outboard bolts. The 6 remaining short bolts are going to be used for the inside of the offset clamps and the 2 front U-clamps.
Once you've got a few threads on each of the bolts started, go ahead and make sure the plow mount's sitting straight on the frame rails. If it is, we can go ahead and tighten up the bolts. Make sure that you're tightening the bolts evenly so that it's pulling the U-clamps straight towards the plow mount.
Double-check your hardware and make sure everything's tight. Enjoy your Tusk SubZero snowplow.