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post #1 of 20 Old 12-28-2019, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Kolpin Plow Problems

Ok I didn't want to steal another thread so I figured I would be better to start anther thread to show what I am currently fighting with. I want to blame the Stealership that sold me the plow and set up but I also check it out when I bought it and didn't say anything then.


So I have a 2018 700, Upgraded front brush guard, Warn Winch, and had to take the cable off and put a Moose Plow Strap on due to snapping Cables like nothing. I will attach a few pics to show that the angle is horrible and straight down. I cant see how that is by design. When you go onto Kolpins sight they show out in a 45 degree angle. So it makes me wonder where the problem is.


Plow is the Kolpin High rise. The way they design it makes it hard to add a pulley forward or the hook more forward to add a better angle.


Has anybody else had this set up and how did they fix this Issue?
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post #2 of 20 Old 12-28-2019, 11:10 AM
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I would give Kopland or your dealer a call to find out.

Most center mount plow mounts have you go from the winch down to the mount and then back up to a attachment on the front of the machine and not just directly down to the plow mount. At least that is what my old Warn did.

Even on my Warn front mount plow the cable goes from the winch to a pulley mounted on the plow mount and then up to a spot above the winch.

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If that is the way it's intended, it's an extremely poor design.
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Oh I have taken it back to the dealership and have paid money to have my winch fixed, and then new cable, then they put on the strap, don't worry I have pointed out this design and they say its not their fault or design, and no results.
I agree Nomad I hate the design if this is it, but if you look at the videos plans on koplins page they don't turn out like mine. So it has me thinking the dealership did something wrong.

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Even looking at Koplin's web site all I see is a line directly from the winch to the plow. Even looking at the pictures on their site with a plow with the power angle or whatever it is called shows the winch attaching at the point that you have yours attached.

I would call Koplin on Monday and talk to their tech support. It looks like it is a very poor design and they may be able to help. Even offer to send them your pictures of how you have the winch line connected to it.

The only way that I can see that you might be able to get a higher lift is to remove the hook on the line and or whatever else is on the line and then attach the line directly to the lift point.

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Looking at the video below I think that your big problem is the Moose plow strap. The video shows a round narrower nylon cable.

You can jump to the 5 minute mark to start.


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After a little research I have figured out that Kolpin is owned by Polaris, That might explain why it doesn't work right.
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This is an unfortunate deal, but my approach would be to build a support from the cargo rack, maybe with an extension and add a pulley or roller there that can handle that strap. I also think that that could lead to a better system than most.
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If you look at the video that I posted you will see that all the synthetic winch line has attached to it is the hook. Then if you look at the OP's picture of the Moose plow strap you will see that it looks like there are a couple of things attached to the end of the strap itself that are keeping the line from spooling onto the winch all the way that he needs it to in order to lift the plow as high as it is suppose to.

I do agree that it looks like a bad design. I have owned two Warn ATV plows and both of them use a pulley attached to the plow mount to allow the winch hook to attach higher than the winch itself. This also gives a slight mechanical advantage as the line passes through the pulley.

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Since you have a Warn winch do you have the roller Fairlead that is designed specifically for plows? It has a bottom roller that is 2 to 3 times the diameter of the top roller to change the angle of the winch rope or strap for a more gradual turn down to the push tubes. If not you should change to this one.
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