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2007 Ranger

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Pristine PM ltd, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794


    We are not sure if we are going to get a Jeep or a Ranger. This truck will be used 90% for backdragging and as a backup vehicle in the summer.

    I did a search for Rangers as plow trucks and didn't get many results.

    We will be putting either a Blizzard 680lt or a Snoway 6'8'' 22. (advice on this choices would also be great)

    We know that we will most likely have warranty issues, but other then that, what else do we have to worry about plowing with a ranger?

    Thanks so much,

  2. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Got a 99 with a 7 ft curtis plows fine for what I use it for. Put a blizzard or Curtis or try to get a Fisher LD series on it. Make sure you put a steel edge on what ever you get.
  3. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    But basically, we will be able to push decent amounts with a Ranger? It will backdrag well? I am not to worried about the blade options, moreso about the Ranger. We were originally thinking of a Jeep, but the Ranger would be more practical year round.
  4. Brandon

    Brandon Member
    Messages: 99

    I plow with a '97 Ranger....no problems thus far, although I only plow my own properties. I have a 6'6" Western Unimount. I don't have anything done to the front suspension and it only sags about 5/8" inch in the front. I don't think you'll have any problems....just don't work the truck too hard. If you get an auto definitely put a trans cooler on it.

  5. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,317

    Any backdragging with a small plow like that won't work very well. Even the snoway with downpressure. I would look into setting the truck up with a pull plow for back dragging and a front plow as well. It would take care of all your ballast problems too.
  6. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    Even with the backdraggin edge? We have to have a small truck because of the small spaces that we are working with and we can't afford to buy two blades for the truck, a back blade is almost as much as a front blade isn't it?
  7. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    check out Hiniker plows. They make a front blade that flips for backdragging. DOnt know if they make a small one, but could be worth a try.