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I just purchased a new 2019 Massimo T-Boss 410 March 2020. I haven't figured out how to unlock the differential? There isn't a switch?
I have a MSU 500 and sometimes it acts sluggish in 4x4 and you can smell hot gear oil.
I'm Thinking it is something binding up the the transfer case or front differential but before I dig into it I wanted to see if anybody had a similar problem.
Hi Gang - on Black Friday I purchased the Massimo Universal 60" Snow Plow. https://www.massimomotor.com/Massimo-UTV-ATV-Universal-Snow-Plow60. It was on sale for 599 plus tax, free shipping.
Here's a YouTube video my buddy made of the install -
Here's a few thoughts regarding my purchase and install.
I ordered online on the Massimo website on Black Friday. The plow arrived promptly the following Thursday via UPS ground. The box was neatly packed and all the parts were included. The directions are sketchy so I did refer to the Massimo videos for help in assembling the plow. One man job, took me about 1.5 hours to assemble. If you are fairly handy, this was not too bad, even with the shoddy directions.
THE NOT SO GOOD
The directions suck. They were written by someone whose first language is NOT English. (made in China). The cover page described a "SONW PLOUGH". MY buddy and I got a good laugh. There was really no directions on how to install the frame plate to mount the "PLOUGH" to the frame of the UTV. This set up did come with 2 Frame brackets. One was for Massimo UTVs and the other was a universal mounting bracket. Both had tons of screws, bolts, mounting hardware. The universal had 4 different sizes of u bolts which really came in handy.
WHAT WE DID
My buddy has a lift in his garage so we jacked up the 400 to investigate how to install the bracket. We removed the first 3 screws that held the plastic skid plate to the frame to reveal the frame. At that time we realized the Massimo bracket was not going to work so we opted for the universal frame. After taking a few measurements to insure the blade could be rotated without hitting the front wheels, we decided we would install the bracket just behind the 2nd screw that holds the skid plate in place. We put the plastic skid plate back on with only the first 2 screws but did not use the 3rd one in order to keep the bracket flush. Using the universal brackets and some quick grip clamps, we staged the bracket and marked a hole to drill thru the skid plate to feed the u bolt down. The 2020 Buck frame tube is square VS round so we used the longest u bolts for a square frame. Note - the kit came with 16 u bolts. 8 long bolts ( 4 rounded and 4 squared off) and 8 short bolts (4 and 4 as well)
Once we drilled the 4 holes , we slipped the u bolts around the frame with one side on the outside of the skid plate and the other on the inside where we drilled. We connected the washers / nuts and secured the plate to the frame.
We then lined up the plow to connect to the frame mount using quick release pins to attach the plow arm to the frame plate. Of course it was not a perfect fit so we had to beat the hell out of the plow arm connector to get it inside the frame plate connectors. After that minor fiasco, we ground off the end of the u bolts that extended down from the frame. It stuck down about 1.5 inches and we did not want to risk them catching on to any debris if we were off road in the future. After that, we released the winch and hooked it to the O Ring Pin on the plow frame. The winch lifted and lowered the plow with ease.
Massimo should do a little QC on their directions for this "SONW PLOUGH". It appears to be a solid unit and I look forward to using it in my driveway. I am concerned that taking it on and off the frame mount with be a little difficult. I forsee us manipulating the quick release mounts so they go on and off much easier. We may need to grind them down a tad so they slip on and off without beating the hell out of it.
I recently bought a 2010 Hisun 700 UTV and have been having a heck of a time with the throttle cable and carb. I did get it to 38 miles an hour, but now its dropped to 33. Is that the full speed for this buggy? I am on my second throttle cable trying to find the correct length to make the speed consistent. I floor it, but it takes a good while to get up to speed. What is everyone else getting for speed? And any ideas on how to set the throttle cable or adjust the carb? Thank you!!
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We just got a used Hisun utv which burns oil like crazy and needs a diff seal. I'm having a hard time finding parts so far so I was wondering whether two models were the same. Our model is Supermach 700U 2008. Many times the Hisun HS700 shows up when looking for parts. So are the parts between these two models the same? Are the essentially same with different stickers on it?
Hey guys so i’m new to this whole UTV community but im going to attempt to design and make a UTV from scratch, im 18 and have done quite abit of mechanical pieces, ive made a set budget for 650€ for all the parts and engine not including steel, and so far ive decided i wanted it to be 2 seater have front suspension and rear axle suspension, go atleast 40mph and be very lightweight but stiff design.
Although im finding it very hard to find parts online that will ship to me within my budget, ive decided on a 420cc 15hp lifan engine as my base and am trying to find a 40 stage torque converter although its not going great but that aside, is this a good engine for what im trying to achive? Will it get me to my speed goal?
Also im having a bit of a dilemma with the wheels as there far more expensive than i thought, im unsure rather to go with a full set of tyres and rims already assembled second hand 21/10/10 rear and 20/8/10 front for 125€ or
or for a good second hand set of 26/12/12 rear and 26/9/12 front for just the tyres at 100€ and then to try and find cheap rims somewhere is another problem.
im unsure weather or not id really need the bigger 26 inch tyres as 12 inches is very wide and heavy although i see thats what the most popular size for UTV are?
will the bigger tyres be harder on the engine? Which would be faster?
If anyone with more knowledge to this could help itd be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Massimo 500 will only crank when I jump solenoid with screwdriver cranks right up and runs great. But won’t start with key doesn’t do anything when I turn the key. Only thing it does is power everything as in dash and fuel pump then have to jump solenoid to crank up and drive.