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Can this part be cut out and a box installed to hold a battery or anything else? My theroy is that during the winter I can put an extra battery in there for plowing reasons.
 

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Can this part be cut out and a box installed to hold a battery or anything else? My theroy is that during the winter I can put an extra battery in there for plowing reasons.
FYI, not sure if it is something you would be interested in, but Polaris had a battery relocation kit, that would fit your model. It mounted above the rear differential, it held a group 78/34 I believe.
It will be a NOS (New Old Stock) item.
 

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Can this part be cut out and a box installed to hold a battery or anything else? My theroy is that during the winter I can put an extra battery in there for plowing reasons.
I read in your other post about using an independent battery for your winching needs. I think we have already determined that your charging system is OK. I am really surprised that upgrading your battery didn't solve your cutting-out problem. Unless you add a much larger (deep cycle) battery AND hook it up to your charging system (isolator or switch), I don't that will solve your problem. A stand-alone battery, even a large deep cycle, won't operate your winch for very long unless it gets some juice from somewhere. There are many guys operating plows with the same setup you have that are not reporting the problem you're experiencing. This leads me to believe that you have some other gremlin somewhere (???) else in your system.

One thing I don't think we have covered is that your stator outputs the max when your revs are up around 3000K. If you are plowing in high and going slow, that may be an issue. Another issue may be your headlights (although it shouldn't be!). The stock headlights chew up 50/60 watts apiece. A 20 or 30 inch light bar mounted higher up will take much less amperage and provide MUCH more light. But still, with your setup the way it is now, you shouldn't be experiencing the cutting out!
 

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I read in your other post about using an independent battery for your winching needs. I think we have already determined that your charging system is OK. I am really surprised that upgrading your battery didn't solve your cutting-out problem. Unless you add a much larger (deep cycle) battery AND hook it up to your charging system (isolator or switch), I don't that will solve your problem. A stand-alone battery, even a large deep cycle, won't operate your winch for very long unless it gets some juice from somewhere. There are many guys operating plows with the same setup you have that are not reporting the problem you're experiencing. This leads me to believe that you have some other gremlin somewhere (???) else in your system.

One thing I don't think we have covered is that your stator outputs the max when your revs are up around 3000K. If you are plowing in high and going slow, that may be an issue. Another issue may be your headlights (although it shouldn't be!). The stock headlights chew up 50/60 watts apiece. A 20 or 30 inch light bar mounted higher up will take much less amperage and provide MUCH more light. But still, with your setup the way it is now, you shouldn't be experiencing the cutting out!
I always plow in Low gear. I plowed for 20 minutes or so before it first died. Then it happened again the next time I lifted the plow after pushing snow. When it shuts off, everything is off for about 5 seconds and then the headlights come right back on and I can restart it. I also noticed the headlight dim down quite a bit when I hit the button for the plow, even if it is lowering the plow.

I want to add a light behind me for reverse but am afraid since I already have these issues with it staying running.
 

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Another issue may be your headlights (although it shouldn't be!). The stock headlights chew up 50/60 watts apiece. A 20 or 30 inch light bar mounted higher up will take much less amperage and provide MUCH more light.
Since you mention this, I certainly need a light bar in the front as the plow blocks the headlights anyways so I cannot see well without lowering it. But the main issue is the fact that my Ranger just clears the overhead garage door when pulling in and out. So I cannot add anything on top. I would have to mount it out front but am hesitant to do that at this point.
 

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How can I test the draw of the headlights? How can I test the stator?
 

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