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Buy a plow for my jeep or trade off

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Smitty58, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    I recently bought a Jeep CJ7 with the thought of putting a plow on it. I have seen some pretty nice trucks already setup with plows that got me thinking which way to go. Should I go ahead and put the plow on the Jeep or sell/trade it for a truck already setup. I don't have a particular truck in mind yet ,just throwing the question out there for you experienced plow guys for some advice.
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    My advise is usually to use what you've got rather than incur more expense. One question - why not use that Dodge 1500 you have listed on your profile? Put a 7 1/2' plow on it, plow carefully, don't abuse it, don't overheat it, come to a complete stop when shifting and it should last you a long time.

    One thing that would make a difference - how much plowing do you intend to do? If you're getting as much as possible for maybe a 6-7 hour route, I'd advise planning for a replacement within a couple of years due to wear on the front end suspension and drive train.
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    i like the jeep concept i'm looking for a 7ft or 7.5 for my truck my plow is too small 6.5