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Anyone plowing with Homesteader or Suburbanite?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by snowfighter75, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Looking at moving up to hydraulics from my snowbear to a Homesteader or Suburbanite 7'4" I would like to find out how they are standing up. If they are tuff as a little snowbear I'll be happy. I just want hydraulics and angle without getting out of my truck. Anyone plowing with one of these two plows please give me your input. Thanks!!
     
  2. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    go with Sno Way for the Down pressure
     
  3. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 140

    I have a homesteader that I've been using on my Trailblazer for 3 seasons now. I only maintain a handful of residential drives with it. It scrapes *very* well, no problem getting down to pavement. I do very little backdragging but it works OK with the blade locked down (versus float). I modified the jacks with casters on the bottom of them and then made some removable casters for the blade edge. It's light enough to wheel around anywhere and mounts quickly. The receivers come off in the spring with two pins each so there's no evidence that it even has a plow mount and I don't have anything hanging down to ram into any curbs for the summer months. I have no complaints.
     
  4. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Thanks guys for the input this helps me out on the decision to buy one. As for the Sno-Way' No-Way! I'm not putting out an extra $2000 for the same size plow. I'm sure they are a very good plow but its not in my budget. Thanks guys!!
     
  5. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    so ur telling me the snoway is 5grand compared to the homesteder thats 3grand? cause if thats the case find another dealer
     
  6. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Thats the price I was givin from the only dealer closest to me which is almost 300kms away. Any further than that is to far to go to buy and for service.
     
  7. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    I went with the homesteader for this reason too. All hydralic, no chain so it holds itself down well. Scraped my driveway clean no problems. The fisher was 3000 vs. the sno-way dealer wantin' 4600. Couldn't justify spending the money either way ( realistically 'cause I do mine and help my neighbors out) but the jump was too much $$$$.

    Plus, I knew it was an investment in NO SNOW this year... crazy weather!!

    Hope this helps ya' out!!
     
  8. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I installed a homesteader on my buddy's S10 pick-up this year, When I was installing it I really wasn't impressed with it's construction, After plowing three heavy storms with it, I'm impressed! it is very smooth the lock down feature worked very well when scraping, even backdragging work pretty well for such a light plow.
     
  9. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    My minds made up! I'm going with a suburbanite. Just off the phone with dealer and got a price of $3100. Installed $3400. I think thats fair. Suburbanite and Homesteader same plow just different color. Dealer wants $3500+ install of $450 for the Steader. I'm goin with the Burbanite for next winter. Thanks for the help guys!!
     
  10. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Wow, your SnoWay dealer is a bit over priced!!!! At my dealer, 3400 would have gotten you a 22 series with down pressure & wireless!!! The 9'1" V that I just priced from them was 5200!! I don't blame you for goin "the other way", but too me even 3400 for a suburbanite is a bit pricey. Best of luck to you!
     
  11. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    go with a snoway they are the quickest and easiest to hook up no chains ho hooking up hoses and no pins on 22 26 29 or 32 series just latches
     
  12. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    what i dont believe that!
     
  13. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 140

    >go with a snoway they are the quickest and easiest to hook up no chains ho hooking up hoses and no pins on 22 26 29 or 32 series just latches

    You might want to bone up on the other manufacturers offerings. They don't have chains or hoses to connect either and have just two spring loaded pins to attach the plow to the truck.



    IIRC, I bought my Homie for around $2400 and installed it myself. But prices vary by region so as long as you shopped around and that's the best price, then that's the best you can do.

    At the time, it was not recommended for my truck so no one would install it. They too charged around $300 to install and that's a deal I would have gladly accepted. It bascially took a weekend to build and install it. Congrats on the decision!
     
  14. Ironwood

    Ironwood Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    true

    Same here in MI. 3400 installed with dp & remote.
     
  15. Clint

    Clint Member
    Messages: 45

    I've had my Suburbanite installed on my Jeep in Oct, we've got alot of snow, slush, and Ice here this winter in NH, and the Suburbanite has performed well. Back dragging is ok, but I'm not back dragging enough to pay the extra for a Sno-way which was about 1k more than my Suburbanite 3k installed.
     
  16. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    suburbanite

    have had mine for three winters now. I was and am very impressed with its performance for the size and price. be prepared for the trip bar to bend but mine bent once and has not gotten worse so i've left it alone. the plow is extremely light weight and adds little stress to the truck.
     
  17. SteveJ

    SteveJ Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Too bad you're WAY up in NS. I have a guy around me selling a BRAND NEW BLIZZARD SNOW PLOW, "680LT" for $1500 bucks.
     
  18. F150dash

    F150dash Member
    Messages: 98

    Where did you find a dealer for the suburbanite? The closet I can find is in Dartmouth. I also saw that you contacted a snowway dealer. was that in Nova Scotia cause I can't find one around here.
     
  19. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Yes it was Dartmouth and the sno-way dealer was Newfoundland which was the closest. I'm not goin with a sno-way anyway, too much money for what you are getting.
     
  20. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Stevej, I looked into blizzard but they do not make mount for my truck. 2000 s10 4x4 ext. cab. But thats a great deal for someone for sure. they look like a desent plow.