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Commercial plow for Wrangler

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Joel B., Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Does any company make a commercial plow for a Wrangler? I'm not interested in a "homeowner" model but that seems to be all that is made to fit a Wrangler.

    Thanks.
     
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    http://www.snoway.com

    5 year commercial structural warranty on all our plow models. wesport

    Happy New Year:waving:
     
  3. BOMBER

    BOMBER Member
    Messages: 33

    The Fisher 7'-6" 760LD is pretty heavy duty and listed for some Wranglers. wesport
    You didn't say what year Jeep or if it has the lighter 4 cyl engine which allows for a heavier plow to be mounted.:confused:

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    472 lbs plus 60lbs push plates.


    You are aware the limiting factor is Federal gross axle weight ratings, plow dealers will not install heavy commercial plows on light truck axles.:nono:

    Now you can always do cash and carry and custom mount a commercial rated unit.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    The Fisher 7 1/2 RD will fit I have used that plow on jeeps since 1988 on 3 YJs and now a TJ. I mount it myself cash and carry. the the Jeep mounts for the LD plow will work with the RD plow. Fisher has the side of the mount bolted to only the outside of the box frame. I drilled the frame and welded a pipe through the frame to through bolt the mount.
     
  5. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    What kind of work will you be doing with it? I have been thinking about buying a jeep and putting a blizzard 760 speedwing on it. It would be a perfect rig for apartment complexes and othe tight spots.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  6. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Boss is releasing a mount for the 07-08 Wrangler within the next few weeks. They make a very nice plow setup. I have always used and had good luck with Western and wish they offered a commercial plow for the new Wrangler but they don't. I looked at the Suburbanite and other "personal use" plows but they all seemed way to light duty for our style of plowing. My Western/Boss dealer wouldn't even sell me a Suburbanite!!! He told me my option is either Boss or Boss. Both are about $4,000 installed!

    I considered a Sno-way after reading all the reccomendations from folks on this site but after further research found that they are very expensive and early releases were plauged with problems. Although the 5 year warranty they offer is nice it isn't worth much at 3 am in a blizzard!!! I like many of their high tech features though.

    Fisher and Meyer may also be good but my dealer dosen't sell them so I won't buy them...
     
  7. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Just curious on the plauge of problems statement. Can you explain this to me? I have worked here for 17 years and do not know of what you speak. Early releases of which products in particular.

    Not looking to be confrontational here but this is your first post.:confused:
     
  8. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    That was fast!!!! Sno-way 22 series...bell crank????

    Not sure what first post has to do with it but as to your question, I found this on this site:

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=45048&highlight=returning

    and a yahoo search on the problem outlined in this thread will list this and other issues as well...

    Thanks for not looking to be confrontational.
     
  9. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    What you mention here affected part of a production run last season. To the best of my knowledge all customers that were affected have been taken care. The issue was addressed prior to production this season. As far as my response being fast, I care about our products, customers, and potential new customers. I spent alot of time here. :waving:
     
  10. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    "Just curious on the plauge of problems statement. Can you explain this to me? I have worked here for 17 years and do not know of what you speak. Early releases of which products in particular."

    So after 17 years you did know of what I spoke?
     
  11. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233


    I have checked them out and none of the smaller models (ST, MT, 22, 26) which would be suited for Jeeps, say they are for commercial use.
     
  12. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    In your original post you gave a broad assessment of "plagued with problems" without giving an example of what you meant. Now that you have let me know, I believe I have given you the appropriate answer.
     
  13. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Thanks Tom. You are obviously a very good salesman. I happen to be very good at snow removal. Happy New Year!
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    one of the reasons i chose to sell Snoway is their reliability.
     
  15. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    basher,

    Did you not read the link I posted above? There are others as well...

    Apples to apples - bluetooth to bluetooth... What about the plow going haywire due to electrical interference? Granted it has only happened a few times but in this business that means lost revenue - I can't take that chance.

    Cut wires, zip ties, leaking fittings, parts hitting the light brace, knocking the paint off, rusting, dealer invented "retrofits," customers not being notified of a potential issue, lawyers. Please....

    Snoway has its place I am sure. If I needed a personal use plow or just did a few driveways here and there I would consider one. I admire their high tech approach and willingness to innovate - the downpressure concept is amazing! Their ISO certification and precision manufacturing motivations as well as their many patents will undoubtedly lead to better products for all. Product innovators as with all pioneers take risks. Some features work some don't. Clearly some bugs need to be worked out of the 22 series.

    My two F-250's with Western Pro Plows have truly been bullet proof. I only recently purchased the Wrangler to do cleanup - jump up on sidewalks - and monitor progress etc. My work is strictly commercial and the snowway plow recommended for the Wrangler is not commercially rated? Right?

    "Without contraries is no progression." :salute:

    www.snowwayplowsite.com
     
  16. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    get a meyers plow i mean do you want the plow and the mount to stick out 10 feet from the truck ?
     
  17. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Double post
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  18. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    I have never had a problem with any of my DD (Fisher/Western) pumps, blades, etc. They all are older mounts that we altered to fit our YJ's (3) and TJ. The only time we have EVER had to fix a pump was when one of my employees rear ended someone and the blade was off on a older fixed mount.

    On the other hand, I used to carry a spare Meyer pump with quick connects so I could simply quickly fix the "blue fuild" problem I always had.

    As for Snoway....I have not used or do not know anyone around me in NJ that uses one. I will say that I am turned off by the resident (plowsite) salesman plugging any chance he gets. Nothing against TOM, he might even be a really good guy. I'm sure the guys here that use Snoway products may get help from him and we should thank him for such.

    TOM, don't take everything we say so personally.
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I have to call all the guys using the 22 series commercially and tell them to stop. Tell them "baldplowguy" said NO you be plagued with problems. Ignore the last 3 or 4 years of trouble free plowing..:rolleyes:

    I'm done being a smart a$$. Snoway makes commercial grade plows that will hold up better then the jeep. But you're obviously uncomfortable with the newer technology, so perhaps you should have someone modify a full size plow mount for your Wrangler. Only the Fisher guys seem to think they have a "commercial" plow for you. Read up on the posts so you know what they did to make their Jeeps capable of handling the larger plow.
    If you have questions about other manufacturers units post your questions on their threads, I'm sure a factory rep will be there to answer all your questions.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  20. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Don't worry ppandr, no skin off my nose. I've been around a long time and plan on being here a while longer. :waving: