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99TJ --- 7.4 Suburbanite

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Clint, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Clint

    Clint Member
    Messages: 45

    This setup has certainly been getting a workout here in New England. I only got stuck
    twice today, got too much snow/sleet between the blade and jeep.:dizzy:

    I've never used a plow before, and I'm definitly learning quick so far this season..:nod:

    Here's a picture, try to get some action shots soon:gunsfiring:

    Clint
    New Hampshire --- USA:waving:
    99 Wrangler, Western Suburbanite 7.4

    2007_Dec03sm2b.jpg
     
  2. DuttonLandscape

    DuttonLandscape Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I don't understand how did you get stuck
     
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    He put the plow on the OTHER side of a pile of snow.
     
  4. Clint

    Clint Member
    Messages: 45

    I slide into a culvert that I knew was there...and wedge the jeep accross the ditch...:dizzy:
    Plow frame got hung up on one side. I winched out easily without any damage, but I
    learned to give myself a little more room between the driveway edge and the culvert drop
    off!!! Another learning expierience :D
     
  5. Clint

    Clint Member
    Messages: 45

    Heavy snow wedged between the plow and front of jeep....will get you stuck:nono:

    Another learning expierence:drinkup:
     
  6. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    that is a beautiful set up. i sure miss mine on some of the drives i have that are tight. I managed to get my new trucks plow hung up on the snowpile as well. as i pushed into it the plow rode up and put me on top of the pile instead of pushing into it. it happens.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. CJPlow

    CJPlow Member
    Messages: 54

    Off subject question..... Does any of your scrape lock feature work on your plows? I seem to be having problem with mine as well as a few other prople in here.
     
  8. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I could tell a difference when I had it on or off but it wans't great, but did help....I never did adjust it from factory though. I know the guy that now owns my jeep was holding the down button to long and it would always go into float on him. I explained to let go of the button as soon as it hits the ground and it would lock....he is much happier now.
     
  9. g-landscaping

    g-landscaping Member
    Messages: 77

    Suburbanite

    so overall you would say that the surburbanite is good plow and your happy with its performance
     
  10. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    yes I would say that was an accurate statement. one other thing i notice along with others commented about was how fast it was going left to right...way faster than any other plow I have ever seen. literaly it would go from full left to full right in under 2 seconds. It was hard to get it to center when it was unloaded.....it was very fast. then once it got cold and you had a load of snow in front of it it slowed down and was perfect. I guess it was part of it's design to make it lighter.....like a high speed pump instead of high power maybe. which worked though cus loaded up it still had plenty of power to angle. I have no other 'lightweight small SUV' plows to compare it to, but yes overall I was very satisfied with it and it did everything i asked of it.

    little story. a friend of mine was out of town once when it snowed and I called to see if he needed me to plow anything so he didn't have to come back early. he had a church he was worried about and i said I would do it for him. he said you think your plow and jeep will handle it....I said of course it will. so i went and plowed for him. he checked it out the next day when he got back and was amazed. said he didn't expect my lightweight plow to scrape or stack that as well as it did, and it did as good a job as his 7.5' western unimount would.
     
  11. g-landscaping

    g-landscaping Member
    Messages: 77

    so is a 21'' blade height pretty descent for a lightweight plow....and is suburanite good at stacking snow ?
     
  12. CJPlow

    CJPlow Member
    Messages: 54

    I am impressed with how well it stacks the snow, better than i thought atleast.I was told by a tech guy over at western that if you are having problems with the scrape lock feature and do a lot of back dragging to flip the blade around.
     
  13. g-landscaping

    g-landscaping Member
    Messages: 77

    what do you mean flip the blade around......cant you just ge a back bladding blade
     
  14. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    well the blade is curved so it rolled the snow pretty well, but there were times I hit piles that were taller than the blade and just knocked out the bottom and the top came over the blade. it was never really a problem unless you were jsut trying to move big piles all day and slammed into them...LOL. having said that I can also say the plow held more snow in front of it than I expected so it works very well. also it stacked very well.
     
  15. g-landscaping

    g-landscaping Member
    Messages: 77

    do you think a 2003 ford explorer sport trac would be a good plow truck if i put i western suburbanite on it
     
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    For what type of plowing?
     
  17. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    I want to put a plow on my '99 Jeep Cherokee and I would want to plow my church's lot. How big was the lot you plowed? How much did you guys pay for your Suburbanites?
     
  18. g-landscaping

    g-landscaping Member
    Messages: 77

    like 10 houses.. maybe a couple parking lots
     
  19. Donny O.

    Donny O. Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    the church lot I did is kind of odd. it is more of a U driveway with a square lot on the side and a road that goes behind the church. here I found a satelite image of it. see the upside down U in the middle...thats it.
    http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&X=1675&Y=23720&Z=16&W=1

    I also do the lot at our salon which there is parking room for about a dozen cars in front and that many in back as well with an alley on the side that I use to push all the snow from the front to the back.....no place to put it in front.

    I actually did the streets in my subdivision with my suburbanite as well. just once cuz the guy that does them came and went down each street once jsut to open them then he left and was going to come back later to clean up.....I was having fun so I did cleanup on a few streets pushing the sides back. @20MPH a suburbanite(or any plow) will throw a good size wall of snow!!

    I paid $3381 installed in 05.


    I think it would be just fine for that. <~~~quite possibly the shortest answer I have given this entire thread!!
     
  20. Clint

    Clint Member
    Messages: 45

    Anyone here run a Suburbanite for a few years of heavy use? How well does the blade edge hold up? I notice wear toward the center of the blade on mine already (3 months old), and was wondering if this in normal wear & tear? I plow only my 600 foot hardpack drive way.

    Clint