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winch and plow stuck

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I am having a great winter with my new Sportsman 550 and plow. Today I plowed as usual and when I was just about finished, the plow would not go down and the winch is stuck. It wont budge. I cant remove the plow cause there is no slack. Any ideas on how to get things going again? The winch motor runs but I dont want to fool around with it since I dont want to do more harm than good. Thanks, folks.

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Sounds like a garbled up cable or the hook clamp is stuck in the fairlead. Give it some slack on the spool and then a hefty kick or 2 on the back side of the plow. Mine did that till I re-did my cable end.

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Thanks to all who helped me out with this issue. It has been resolved. The cable was indeed gumped up and we managed to slam down on the plow while it was set in free spool and down she came. We then uncoiled the cable and recoiled it with tension on it. Good to go.

THANKS AGAIN!

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For plowing, take that cable off and replace it with an old piece of seat belt. They sell plow straps, but the shoulder harness out of a junk car or pickup is just as strong and a lot cheaper.

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