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'06 Ranger FX4

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Nielubie, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Nielubie

    Nielubie Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I asked something similar in the SnoWay section of the forum but I was wondering if SnoWay would be the best thing to put on an '06 Ford Ranger FX4 or would it be able to handle a metal Western, Boss or Meyers plow?

    What do you guys recommend to put on a Ranger? It doesn't have to be any of the 4 I listed above, as long as I can get it installed in Chicago land area.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    What's not "real" about a Snoway? the Lexen skin is very durable, the frame is all high tensile steel and the 22 series has the ability of the "full" size plows in a compact package and is avaiolable with down pressure something no other manufaturer offers. A great match for a Ranger.
     
  3. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I had 2 rangers an and my couzin still has an 06 you would be stupid to go with any plow other then a snoway. Down pressure will make ur life alot easyer.
     
  4. Nielubie

    Nielubie Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    That is good news to hear. I'm leaning torward it just that the whole clear plastic/poly scares me. I have an old Meyer on my Bronco II and that thing will last forever just don't want to purchase a plastic one to find out in cold freezing days I can't plow with it because it cracks in cold temperatures.

    I'll be stopping by Caesars (IL) to check out some of their equipment.
     
  5. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I have never heard any horror stories about the smaller blades from time to time you will see a bigger one with a man hole cover threw it but he was abusing it
     
  6. Flatulentvandal

    Flatulentvandal Member
    Messages: 47

    I had a snow way with a plastic blade on a Jeep Wrangler. It might be fine for driveways for a while but I blew a big chunk out of it and had to put a thin sheet of steel in to replace it.......
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    First of all it is NOT plastic. It is Lexan and is very durable. If you "blew a hole" in it then you hit something. Snow will not "blow a hole" in the Lexan.
     
  8. Flatulentvandal

    Flatulentvandal Member
    Messages: 47

    Frozen condensed ice / snow will break this stuff. No doubt its durable, otherwise it wouldnt be on a plow. To be true I was doing commercial plowing with an underequipped vehicle. But be careful, its not for rugged plowers / applications.
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Dude; if you look on the site you'll find picture of a Ford F250 that was in an accident with a lexen blade on the front of it. Totaled the truck, didn't break the Lexen.
     
  10. BKFC255

    BKFC255 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    just remember all the plow manufacturers build a "plastic plow" check all there websites