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Old 12-15-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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plowing snow

Hi Ridgeline,

I have a question. My need is to plow a long gravel doad/driveway, about 1/2 mile. Here is my question. Can one add a snowplow blade to a Honda Ridgeline? I asked locally and the representative for Fisher snow plow equipment said it wasn't possible.

Any leads on other manufacturers?

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Old 12-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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Re: plowing snow

No, the Ridgeline is not appropriate for snow plowing. I doubt you will find any manufacturer, or at least an honest manufacturer, that will make a plow for the Ridgeline.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: plowing snow

Snowbear makes personal plows for doing your own driveway. They are quick mount using an electric motor to raise and lower the plow. They can be angled and also mounted and unmounted very easily by hand once you install a bolt-on mount, which they make specific to each vehicle using existing holes. I checked their web site and they make one for the CR-V but don't have the Ridgeline listed yet. If you call them they could tell you if they make a mount for the Ridgeline. I have one for a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited which is unibody. I mounted it recently and it works great. They make accessories for the plow -deflector, markers, lights, skid shoes for gravel. My driveway is not gravel and only 150 feet long though, not 1/2 mile. They're about $800 discounted. I got mine for $300 from a hardware store that went out of business. I think you can get one from one of the clubs like Sam's or BJ's. Here are links to their site:
http://www.snowbear.com/pdfs/Quickstart2006.pdf
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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If you have a hitch, get one of these.... manufacturer is here... http://www.agricover.com/index.php/p...category/C100/

Cost is here:
http://www.realtruck.com/productline/1394/138/1/snowsport_180_personal_utility_snow_plows.html

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Old 12-15-2006, 08:15 PM   #5
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Re: plowing snow

Ploughing snow with my precious Ridge....I won't even let my kids eat inside....
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:30 AM   #6
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Re: plowing snow - Update on Snowbear

I sent an email to Snowbear inquiring about a mount for the Ridgeline and this is an excerpt of their reply:
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SnowBear takes pride in the quality and versatility of its products, as well as its Customer Service. Your feedback is appreciated. There will not be a mount manufactured for the Honda Ridgeline, due to the unibody style frame. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Service team at 1.800.337.2327...."

Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up, although I'm sure it's the right call. I know I won't put the plow on my Ridgeline now. Cismo was right on target with this one. Just doesn't make sense to me since alot of the mounts they make are for unibody vehicles. Isn't the CR-V unibody? They make a mount for that. Must the the Ridgeline unibody in particular isn't suited for a mount. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate a response as I'm curious to know.

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Old 12-18-2006, 08:45 AM   #7
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Re: plowing snow - Update on Snowbear

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I sent an email to Snowbear inquiring about a mount for the Ridgeline and this is an excerpt of their reply:
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SnowBear takes pride in the quality and versatility of its products, as well as its Customer Service. Your feedback is appreciated. There will not be a mount manufactured for the Honda Ridgeline, due to the unibody style frame. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Service team at 1.800.337.2327...."

Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up, although I'm sure it's the right call. I know I won't put the plow on my Ridgeline now. Cismo was right on target with this one. Just doesn't make sense to me since alot of the mounts they make are for unibody vehicles. Isn't the CR-V unibody? They make a mount for that. Must the the Ridgeline unibody in particular isn't suited for a mount. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate a response as I'm curious to know.

Thanks in advance.

Isn't there a snow plow kit that attaches to the towing hitch?
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:43 AM   #8
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Re: plowing snow - Update on Snowbear

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Isn't there a snow plow kit that attaches to the towing hitch?
Yep, and as a matter of fact, someone else posted a link and photo of it in this very thread!
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:58 AM   #9
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Re: plowing snow

I thought there was a frame underneath the unibody too...did I have some brain gas?
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:18 AM   #10
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Re: plowing snow - Update on Snowbear

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Just doesn't make sense to me since alot of the mounts they make are for unibody vehicles. Isn't the CR-V unibody? They make a mount for that. Must the the Ridgeline unibody in particular isn't suited for a mount. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate a response as I'm curious to know.
Of course the CRV is a unibody, it's a Civic Recreational Vehicle. We owned one, and it wouldn't have the power to move much snow at all. It's 4wd system isn't as good and is only rated for 1,500lbs towing (as a measure of chassis / trans strength). The Ridgeline actually has a unibody and a frame, so it isn't the strength that is a problem - it may have to do with the subframe or crash structure. Given that they make it for the CRV, I am sure they would make one for the Ridgeline if they could.
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