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Author Topic: Groundhog Max  (Read 1043 times)

Offline ZLong19

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Groundhog Max
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:41:27 AM »
Has anyone ever been around this small ATV/UTV disc and what results did you see with it? I'm considering buying one of these for some small, hidey hole plots I have that are really more aggravating to plow up with a tractor. Looking for something small to get the job done.
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 07:48:25 AM »
I kept looking at the Groundhog Max too.  I just could not pull the trigger.  I kept reading that they do not work that well in hard clay soil (which we have).  However they do work in sandy soil! 
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 08:01:46 AM »
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 08:47:30 AM »
There is a review here: http://www.talkhuntin.com/index.php?topic=43794.0

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I have Sandy Soil, in the Coastal Plains of Eastern NC.  Need my 4 Wheeler in 4X4 to use it.

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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 08:50:52 AM »
This unit looks good but will not work on a 2wd atv, I purchased this unit from tractor supply and the receiver hitch adapter to mount on my Honda 350 began the install, the receiver hitch adapter began crushing the rectangular tubing of the rear swing arm on my atv when I tightened the bolts. After seeing this I immediately removed it and carried it back for a refund, this unit is very hard on the atv frame since it uses the frame of your atv as its weight and back bone. Unless your in real soft soil you'll do more damage to your atv than the food plot is worth in my opinion. I now use a rototiller for my small plots that we can't get to with a tractor. Just my opinion use at your own risk.
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 12:01:25 PM »
This unit looks good but will not work on a 2wd atv, I purchased this unit from tractor supply and the receiver hitch adapter to mount on my Honda 350 began the install, the receiver hitch adapter began crushing the rectangular tubing of the rear swing arm on my atv when I tightened the bolts. After seeing this I immediately removed it and carried it back for a refund, this unit is very hard on the atv frame since it uses the frame of your atv as its weight and back bone. Unless your in real soft soil you'll do more damage to your atv than the food plot is worth in my opinion. I now use a rototiller for my small plots that we can't get to with a tractor. Just my opinion use at your own risk.

I have a Suzuki Vinson 500 4X4.  I read the reviews on the hitch adapter and got a Kolpin 2" Receiver Hitch for my Suzuki.  Had to tighten the bolts up on it after the first use. 

The heaver ATV in 4X4 with a good 2" hitch is required to work the soil.


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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 08:55:26 PM »
Z-Long - I love my Groundhog.  I don't use it a lot, but as you say these are awesome for the little hidey holes out in the woods.  The comments about using it on a 2WD are correct, particularly in hard ground.  You're going to end up with the rear wheels barely touching the ground (if at all) so you need the front tires pulling to make it work.  In heavy clay soil the big trick is catching it when the moisture is right - - too hard and you can't get the disks to penetrate much, and if it's too wet you'll ball that thing up and turn it into a clay roller rather than a disk.  I have clay here at the house, and it works pretty well in the right conditions.  In a sandy/loamy soil, it is an amazing thing. 
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 10:50:15 AM »
Thanks guys for all the responses. I'm gonna get one this weekend!
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 04:19:10 PM »
I do not have an ATV  ##$%#13

Could i attach to my John Derre x520 or my Honda CRV?
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2017, 06:57:49 PM »
I do not have an ATV  ##$%#13

Could i attach to my John Derre x520 or my Honda CRV?

They have a phone number at their website to call and check fit.

https://groundhogmax.com/


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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 08:01:46 AM »
It works better on soft ground ... I found out I would have have to back up on a couple of blocks to adjust the disk down to bite better... go fast, turn hard right or left to dig harder....


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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 07:16:47 PM »
I do not have an ATV  ##$%#13

Could i attach to my John Derre x520 or my Honda CRV?

Only if you have front wheel drive or enough weight on the back to force it into the ground & still get traction. 
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Re: Groundhog Max
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 07:31:11 PM »
Ok, i have rear wheel weights.
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