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    MY XMaxx 8S snow plow

    Hi guys.
    I finally finished turning my Xmaxx into a snowplow. I found this modification difficult as I could find very little on the internet to help guide me through. But now that it's done, I am super happy with the results and thought I would share in case anyone else needs help. I have pictures and video, but I can't add attachments to my posts.

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    Few pics...but videos are too large will try to trim

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    Installed with winch and working http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5e0f702d...227_203612.mp4

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    That is a nice looking plow! Did you gear the XMAXX down at all? If not, do you find throttle control to be challenging at all? How does it do plowing the snow?

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    Did you add any weight to the truck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1272 View Post
    That is a nice looking plow! Did you gear the XMAXX down at all? If not, do you find throttle control to be challenging at all? How does it do plowing the snow?
    I have not, and yes, it is very difficult to control on take off. Once rolling not so bad. Basically because of the initial torque when adding throttle, the plow is a little high.
    My rc knowledge ends at taking it apart and putting it back together... Would a different spur gear be all thats needed to reduce the power when throttling or is there more to it to gear it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivejumpfly View Post
    Did you add any weight to the truck?
    No, but that will be something to look into. I made tire chains but the chains ended up being to weak and links kept snapping.... but I was think the next step would be to add about 20 pounds to it...10 back 10 front and will see if that helos enough. Also running on stock tires.

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    Thanks... much better than desktop!

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    Well this was short lived...already seem to have blown the motor on the winch. I have to admit, it is rated for 6,6lbs of lift and I had it pulling probably closer to 10 lbs.
    If anyone knows of a sronger winch for rc...
    Anyhoo, I figured I would add photos of completed project. It was fun and challenging given the limited space to mount everyting and keep it dry.
    Broke some things, bought some things, learned some things.

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    I just think the idea is cool. Nice execution on fabricating and mounting.


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    I would add weight to it and put spikes in the tires
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    Since I blew out the first winch, I finally found one with a little more "oumff"... deadlift 50lbs!

    https://www.ebay.ca/i/233300028674?c...hoCO70QAvD_BwE

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    Also found a way to repurpose the blown winch...it's usefull on my trx4. It might not work, but sure beats the stock plastic mold with a sticker on it

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    Nice, you have Traxx on the TRX-4. How do you like them? I love that plow on the XMAXX!

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    So far I am loving the Traxx...I got the TRX-4 w/Traxx and bonus set of wheels included.
    Despite the maintenance required, I don't see my self swapping for the wheels. Works great in snow, just need to put it outside before using to get the tracks cold so they don't freeze right away.
    Can't wait to get out in trails this summer where my hands can last longer than 10 mins outside lol
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    The winch is super cool. The plow is sweet! I need both! Video of it plowing snow please

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    Not great videos, but serve their purpose. And also these were before the winch was installed.http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5e1c4fbe...6727178511.mp4http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5e1c4fc7...4537817135.mp4

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-stinga View Post
    Not great videos, but serve their purpose. And also these were before the winch was installed.http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5e1c4fbe...6727178511.mp4http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5e1c4fc7...4537817135.mp4

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    I exclaimed loudly,
    "Haaaa That's Awesome!!!!!"
    If there was only a way you could lift it and angle side to side, like a real one! Ideas for plow 2.0???

    That's so sick I watched it again lol. Now can I figure out a rake for leaves in fall for my X??? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briber View Post
    I exclaimed loudly,
    "Haaaa That's Awesome!!!!!"
    If there was only a way you could lift it and angle side to side, like a real one! Ideas for plow 2.0???

    That's so sick I watched it again lol. Now can I figure out a rake for leaves in fall for my X??? Lol

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    Just mount a winch on top of each a arm and attach to each side of the shovel and figure out a swivel in the center


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    Quote Originally Posted by Overpowerxmaxx View Post
    Just mount a winch on top of each a arm and attach to each side of the shovel and figure out a swivel in the center


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    If only you knew how much trouble I had figuring the plow and winch situation... just the thought of adding a second winch and swivel.modifying my rc's is something new to me and I am slowly learing...operative word slowly lol

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    So the new winch has arrived and I installed it. Pulls great on the plow... but after 2-3 test pulls the line snapped.
    Any suggestions what I should use as a winch line?

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    Braided steel? What about spider wire, itís Kevlar woven fishing line, super tough


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    Quote Originally Posted by B-stinga View Post
    So the new winch has arrived and I installed it. Pulls great on the plow... but after 2-3 test pulls the line snapped.
    Any suggestions what I should use as a winch line?
    That is sick! Hope you can find something that works! Where did you get the snow plow blade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briber View Post
    That is sick! Hope you can find something that works! Where did you get the snow plow blade?

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    Thanks... got a new line on way.
    Got the blade from Integy. Its pretty solid despute no instructions included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Braided steel? What about spider wire, itís Kevlar woven fishing line, super tough


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    Quote Originally Posted by B-stinga View Post
    Got it


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    Not cheap, but itís tough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by B-stinga View Post
    Thanks... got a new line on way.
    Got the blade from Integy. Its pretty solid despute no instructions included.

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    What's spider wire generally used for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briber View Post


    What's spider wire generally used for?

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    Itís fishing line


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    Alright peeps... finally all done and video up on Youtube. It's a little long (11mins) but I do beleive I covered everything. Any suggestions to edit or future videos?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ei7...&feature=share


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    I plowed for 15 yrs for local gov't and that working plow is the coolest thing I've seen in a while!!! So much like my real plow did lol. The lights are a perfect addition!! Only suggestion on video would be speed up the multiple back n forth plowing as you worked across main part of driveway. I just slide bar across with finger to get to next shot and gave me that idea for ya. Other than that the plow is awesome and video was super cool too. So plow cant run of rx voltage huh that's to bad so you'll always need extra batt, hmmm how can we fix that lol

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    Cool video. Glad you got a working final product. Also glad my spider wire suggestion did not fall on deaf ears. Well done.


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