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Anyone using a pull plow on a Ranger?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Since I was thinking about switching to a Ranger and being a little concerned about back-dragging with the relatively light (front) plow, maybe a pull plow (with front also) would be the answer???
     
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I don't think it would be a good idea. Maybe you should look into a snoway with down pressure if you do alot of backdragging. I'm not saying they don't make a smaller rear plow, but the smallest I have ever seen is 7 foot. I think that might be a bit harsh on a ranger with a front plow as well.
     
  3. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Yeah I wonder about the load on the Ranger too but I've seen Wranglers with front and rear plows and people love them. There is not that much difference between the Wrangler and Ranger.
     
  4. Tubby's Snow Plowing

    Tubby's Snow Plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    Guy a few blocks away plows for himself with a Ranger and small Blizzard plow. Doing it for at least 3-4 years I've known him. Never had a problem with it and we get a lot of snow up here.
     
  5. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i thought about putting a pull plow on my wrangler for this season but couldn't justify the cost considering the amount of work that i do in my jeep. i am still paying off my meyer plow that i have hanging on the front of the truck, don't want another expense to worry about that isn't really necessary.
     
  6. k5PlowGuy

    k5PlowGuy Member
    Messages: 40

    It may strain the rangers suspension a little bit with both blades but get the smallest backblade you can find or build your own to reduce the weight. Also make sure you put your weight in the bed before you install and adjust the backblade so the height is correct.
     
  7. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Does he plow commercially?
     
  8. KartAnimal29

    KartAnimal29 PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ct.
    Messages: 1,482

    I run a Meyer 6.5 on my Ranger and it back drags OK. I plan on making a brake drag edge for it this summer
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  9. Tubby's Snow Plowing

    Tubby's Snow Plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    No, just himself and the neighbors on either side of him. My area averages 200 inches per winter, so it sees heavier use than just casual 2 inch dustings. We have over 110 inches so far since December.
     
  10. twizted143

    twizted143 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 35

    ranger

    i have an 04 ranger 4.0, i have a homesteader and a sno-way 6 spreader on it. i have no issues at all. i do a handfull of driveways, 2 daycares and a limo company. backdragging is a no go. ive heard of ppl fillingg the tube that goes acoss the plow with concrete for weight but am torn if i actually wanna do that or not. good luck!