Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Fulltiming in an RV (Oregon)
I have the Glacier 1 system and I LOVE it. Having been doing some wrenching at the local Poo dealership, I got to assemble the Glacier 2 system the other day.
While I agree that G2 is easier to mount, and I do like the higher lift height, you couldn't give me one. THe G1 is MUCH beefier, to the tune of steel that is nearly TWICE as thick on the mount. Not to mention the mount is far easier to install and remove from the ATV, for those of us who want to do so to avoid banging it up on rocks. Add to that the G2 mount sticks out and down more, making it even more susceptible.
I spent two winters plowing with my G1 and I have NO issues with it at all. I rather like having it stick out in front farther, because I can see the blade better, and what it's doing.
On top of that, I have mount plates for both my Grizzly 660 and my Sportsman 800, and I prefer to use the Grizzly for plowing, because it's easier to shift from Low to Reverse and back again, and because it's Maxxis Bighorn tires are far superior in snow to the PXTs on my SP800.
Bottom line is this... the Glacier plow system KICKS ASS, and even though I personally don't care for the G2, it's still a darn nice system and would serve most people well.
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