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90 wrangler 6cyl/auto with a LD western 7'6" ??

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by demetrios007, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. demetrios007

    demetrios007 Member
    Messages: 79

    Buddy has a 6cyl auto 1990 wrangler w/hardtop, has 150k on it with a year old remanned engine and tranny. I can get it for next to nothing and I have a spare western LD unimount 7'6" laying around that I use for backup on my F250SD. I thought this would make a decent driveway plow instead of beating up on my Ford, especially for the tight little stuff. Anyone think the plows too wide for this thing, I have seen guys around here in NJ with bigger than 6'6" on jeeps but never had a chance to talk to anybody bout it with one. I'm doing commercial with my 3/4 ton, this would be residiential only........
     
  2. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    biggest I have seen on one is a 7'2" Blizzard, I think that uni-mount will be too heavy for it
     
  3. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I know not exactly the same thing as far as weight and such but for width i have a 7'4" western on my tj and at full angle it is barely wider than the tire track. i do also have 12.5's and quite an offset though, so my jeep is wider than most.. if you can make the suspention handle it and know your vehicle then I say no problem, but i'm far from an expert as this jeep is only my 2nd real plow.
     
  4. demetrios007

    demetrios007 Member
    Messages: 79

    Bruno, do you happen to know the weight of your setup or just the plow. This unimount is just around 500#, I figure a couple bags of salt in the back and a tailgate sander will be perfect ballastpayup
     
  5. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    mine is pretty heavy for being on a Jeep, I would guess around 450lbs, I can't run without timbrens on it, sags too much, the tires meet the fenders on the smallest bumps. I am looking at replacing it with a blizzard 720 making it around 100 lbs lighter. My plow is really old (20 + years) and built much stouter than the Meyer tmp 6.5 being sold these days. It is basically a shortened commercial plow, not a light duty residential blade.This is the third truck I have had it on and it was old & used when I got it. It has the angle iron a-frame, & sector on it also the moldboard is heavier than the new ones, then add in the mount that I built out of 1.75 x 1.75 ,1/4 inch angle iron on it. Needless to say, I haven't managed to break the mount. As for the ballast, that is a good plan, you'll need it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2006
  6. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I was looking at the blizzard myself....nice looking plow and I like the mounting system. I ended up going with a 7'4" western suburbanite instead.....they had no payments no interest for a year!! but i''m happy with it and it is the lightest plow out there at 270# total.....no help in the front needed!!
     
  7. jrt1012

    jrt1012 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2

    Two Jeeps With 7.5 Meyer Standards

    I Have A 79 With A 7.5 And A 304 Auto Extra Spring In Front, It Kicks Butt. I Have A 88 4.0 5 Spd With The 7.5 Standard Meyers, Sags In The Front So I Put In A Set Of Timbrens, Still Noticable. Plows Great At Full Angle, Just Don't Load The Blade Up. Weight In The Rear Is Also A Plus. I Use Four Bags Of Play Sand It Helps. Good Luck...oh By The Way I Am Plowing Residential Streets In A Private Community...
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    Look at a curtis