Wing on Grizzly

This "Wing" is a simple drag I use mostly for deep snow (similar to a roller).  It attaches with a separate receiver hitch that has mounting points for all the various levers.

The wing is 4' wide when the extensions are folded up and 6' wide with both extensions down.

Wing "Folded Up"

Wing "Extended Out"

 

It can be raised and lowered while sitting on the seat of the Grizzly:

  • In the "Up" picture, the metal loop on the "lock lever" is hooked on a hook on the Grizzly to hold the entire Wing off the ground so I can backup. 

  • In the "Close Up - Hook" picture, you can see the hook on the Grizzly that holds the Wing up.

  • In the "Down" picture, the Wing is on the ground but just floating.

  • In the "Locked" picture, the "lock lever" is 'inverted' to apply down force on the comb using springs on the steel rods. 

Wing "Up"

Close Up - Hook

Wing "Down"

Wing "Locked"

 

The track setter uses an electric actuator to raise and lower it and a white fiberglass rod for down force:

  • The track setter mount can be positioned on the left side, in the middle, or on the right side, by placing it in one of the three steel tubes on the wing by pulling one pin.

  • The track setter mount has a steel rod and a white fiberglass rod attached.

  • The steel rod carries the weight of the track setter when it is up.

  • The loop on the end of the steel rod moves up and down the orange indicator rod to indicate how much down force is applied to the track setter.

  • The white fiberglass rod flexes and applies down force when the track setter is on the snow.  It also flexes sideways to allow the track setter to track smoothly around curves in the trail.

Track Setter "Up"

Track Setter "Down"

Track Setter "Down Force"

 

The worst part about using this Wing was attaching it.  It has so many levers and attachment points, it was quite the chore, especially in the cold with gloves on.  I solved that issue by creating a separate receiver hitch that has a horizontal bar that the "lift levers" mount on and a vertical bar that the "lock lever" mounts on. 

 

To attach the Wing:

  • Remove the pintle hitch from the receiver hitch

  • Insert the wing hitch into the receiver hitch

  • Tighten the red bolt to secure the Wing

The chains hanging down under the wing hitch help take the air out of the deep snow between the tracks.

 

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