By Locking Diff
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?
Machine sat and had multiple rodent chews thru out the wiring that we fixed. Also replaced the Following: ECU, Coil and Plug Wire, small Control Box that contains fuses and relays. Pick Up coil test at 219 ohms which is typically good on most machines but i can't find the specific manual on this thing to get the spec. Battery good, cranks fine but the fuel pump doesn't prime or run and no spark. Tested pump with direct 12volts and it works. If we supply a ground to the pump it primes and works but still no spark. We have traced all wiring including grounding and all is good. Tested key switch. I has (4) positions. 1 - off, 2 - does nothing, 3 - powers up everything (lighting and odometer and powers ECU, 4 - starts engine. The key switch only has 3 wires. 12v in from battery and 2 - 12v out which is power to the system and send 12v to starter relay coil.
Are these electrical systems actually switching the grounds on and off vs the traditional switching the 12v+ on and off.
at my wits end with this thing.
Also when we figure this problem out we will post the solution. seems 90% of people that ask for help on these forums, never post the fix which make this pointless.
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.
We have a new Mule Pro FX LE EPS. It has the manual dump bed and looking to add some type of electric lift to it. Even with a small load, two people can't dump it by hand. Seems kind of a bad design, hinge point and the hydraulic strut assist is too far towards the back. Been looking at electric actuators on ebay. For those that have done this, do you put the actuator in place of the strut? How does it work? To me, I would think even with a 400lb actuator, it might struggle since it would be so far back. Thinking of putting it towards the front more. But not sure of the best place to mount it. And would I need a super long stroke to get it to raise the bed all the way?
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