There seems to be a lot of snow plow conversations today...must have something to do with the big storm that hit the country yesterday.
I haven't had any real damage in the 4 seasons that I've been plowing with my RZR and a Polaris Glacier 2 plow until yesterday. I was pushing through some large drifts, probably driving too fast, when I caught a new pot hole. The right corner of the plow got caught in such a way that even though the springs released it hung up awkwardly and did some real damage. The right side of the mount snapped under the winch and the right side of the plow quick release got bent pretty good. At least it gave me a good excuse to pull out the torch and welder!
I can't fault the glacier plow setup, when it snapped yesterday it definitely broke the two weak points in the connection. But from what I can tell it didn't bend the frame at all and the connection points that broke were fairly easy to repair.
My advice to avoid that particular situation is to just slow down. I was so excited yesterday that I was able to push through 3 and 4 foot drifts with the RZR that I just started going faster and faster until I broke the plow. On top of that I had my wife out taking pictures so I had to "show off" a little. With my wife watching and listening to a little AC/DC on the stereo I tend to drive faster than I should.
Here's what I would recommend for the Glacier 2 setup:
For standard RZR owners I'd suggest a lift to get the front end off the ground a little more
A 2nd battery setup or possibly a stronger alternator may be needed if you're going to do a lot of plowing
I'd replace the plow springs with something a little stronger
Get a good winch (Polaris or Warn) with good control that you can easily use while driving
Good tires - traction is everything
Lights - if you do a lot of night plowing put some floods up high