Front Renovator on Grizzly
This "Front Renovator" attaches to the plow mount on the front of the Grizzly. It's raised and lowered using the winch.
The front renovator is a simplified version of the front renovator on snow cats. The idea is to work the snow in front of the Grizzly so the final grooming by the drag on the back of the Grizzly creates a better ski trail. It's really for the two extremes - deep powder snow or a hard icy trail.
When the front renovator is down on the snow, steering can be difficult, so I also added a weight peg on the front. It can hold two 25 lb weights, and I have a 50 lb cast iron weight I put inside the front cargo box.
The front renovator consists of Push Tubes with a Cross Bar and three implements. The implements connect to the Cross Bar on the Push Tubes:
The Triple Cutters have:
The Triple Cutters are used:
The Front Ladder is a small version of my Ladder Drag. In 5"-8" of new snow, it goes thru/under the new snow, mixes it, and takes the air out of the snow. It also cuts down drifts and smoothes out the trail.
The Deep Snow Skis are little skis that attach to the Cross Bar on the Push Tubes. In deep snow, the skis hold the Push Tubes up and the Cross Bar goes thru/under the new snow, mixes it, and takes the air out of the snow. It also cuts down drifts and spreads out the snow. It's for prepping the trail in really deep snow.