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1997 ford ranger plow

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by jaymaine, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. jaymaine

    jaymaine Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 6

    what should i buy to not be to big or to small i live in central maine we get a lot of snow its also a Manuel trans
  2. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Snoway 6.5 or a blizzard. Meyer makes a 6.5 also but there stuff is way old school. I had a 89 s-10 with a meyer and it was a good driveway truck.
  3. jaymaine

    jaymaine Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 6

    the snow way only has up and down electric movements right im thinking about a 7 ft fisher minute mount but i have a stock front end
  4. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,317

    snoway is a fully hydraulic plow. Left, right, up, down, or down pressure if you choose.
  5. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    I would say to get the sno-way.
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    If you do get a plow, search " Plowing with a manual transmission " on the forum. This will save you from frying the clutch plowing snow. ( This saved me for 4 seasons ) If you want to go cheap, find a Meyer mount and a 2 meter plow. Cheap plow head lights should work too. You might have to upgrade the charging system too. Most Rangers have only a 60 amp alternator. They have small batteries too. You need 100 amp and a big battery to survive plowing snow.

    Millsupply.com & Centralpartswarehouse.com are good places for parts
  7. I have a sno-way on my 02 ranger and it works pretty well.
  8. franklarabie

    franklarabie Junior Member
    from ottawa
    Messages: 1

    I'm looking into ranger plows too and Ive noticed that the sno-way is lighter than all the others by about 100lbs and it had down pressure feature. I would like to know if they have the backdrag bar on them or if its even optional?
  9. jaymaine

    jaymaine Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 6

    i bought a 7 foot minute mount fisher did a little customizing to the push plates but it works great and isnt to much weight .i put three sand tubes in the bed [210 lbs] and it works and rides great ,i also put twist in coil spring helpers that way in summer i can take them out and still have good ride .