This Groundhog Max is a new concept in ATV plows for about half the cost of other plows. The 10-9-8-inch notched-disc GroundHog MAX is 30 % more aggressive than our original smooth disc design. The plow comes in a 21 x 11 x 12 inch white box that is full color and is labeled with all selling points. It only weighs 72 pounds and is fully assembled. The greatest thing about this plow is that it saves time, saves gas, and saves money. You do not need to mess with a trailer or ask a buddy to help you - it is truly a 1 man operation. The plow is mounted under the ATV's rear-end and uses the weight of the ATV (700+ lbs) and the driver (200 lbs) to achieve direct down pressure on a smaller amount of steel.
A disc setup of an inner 10 inch, 9 inch, 8 inch notched disc with high speed bearings allows you to cut hard ground, grass, and ground clutter better. This plow does as good or better as any other if you have rocky conditions. The plow is half as wide but you can plow twice as fast (4-7 mph). Use looping circles and figure eights. For maneuverability it will plow in reverse.
The Groundhog MAX ATV Disc Plow is designed as a soil breaking implement to be pulled directly under an ATV. Food plots made easy!! The product is advertised as using the weight of the ATV and rider to put downward pressure on the implement to help break the soil. The plow comes with multiple attachment accessories to accommodate connection to a variety of ATV brands.
This plow was used in both a trial vegetable garden at the University of Georgia Griffin campus and a small food plot trial off campus. The first area was mowed first and adequate moisture conducive to good plowing was present. A second area left un-mowed was also plowed to test the ability of the implement to cut-in heavy trash. Another area was mowed and sprayed with Round-Up herbicide three weeks prior to plowing.
As assumed, the area that was mowed and treated with herbicide presented the cleanest ground to test. The plow worked very well in this area and was able to cut to a depth of four inches fairly thoroughly with just two passes. The area that was only mowed took four passes to plow it in adequately. The grass and weeds definitely did not allow complete penetration of the discs on the first or second pass. This would be comparable to experiences with a light three point disc behind a small tractor. The area that was grown up in tall weeds and grass and had no prior treatment took substantially more passes (six to eight) to begin to penetrate enough for good soil preparation. This was somewhat expected as you would experience similar difficulties with a small disc behind a conventional tractor. Even with the many passes, grass litter was still visible on top of the soil.