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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rick4wd, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    could use a homesteder for a dozen driveways:help:
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    How big are the driveways? I wouldn't recomend using a Homesteader, but if that's all you have for a plow you could probably do it if the driveways arn't very big IMO.
     
  3. caddytruck89

    caddytruck89 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Sure you could. What would be the difference between doing 12 drives, or doing yours 12 times?? Really? Alot of professionals say that you've got to have a huge truck and huge plow. The plow is really not the question. It your vehicle capable? Transmission, rearend, cooling system. Thats the real question. Just keep in mind that you have a light duty plow and you will be fine.
     
  4. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    thay are all small biggest one is mine 65' it cam on truck is a 03 tundra v-8
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Do allready own a Homesteader or are you planing on buing one? You should put a 7.5' Fisher HT http://www.fisherplows.com/modeldetail.asp?model=ht on it if you don't allready have a Homesteader IMO. They are designed for 1/2 ton trucks and they say that they are a comercial grade plow.
     
  6. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    plow came with truck
     
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    In that case just use your Homesteader, it should work out fine IMO.
     
  8. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    what would a snow defecter cost for it
     
  9. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    If your only doing driveways you shouldn't need one. Unless you just want one for the looks.
     
  10. wdcs1

    wdcs1 Member
    Messages: 74

    friend of mine has same set up on a 03 s-10 does a few driveways and 1 commercial lot. Wishes he never took on the commercial job takes him 2 1/2 hrs to clear. I clear similer lots in 30 minutes. Says it works just fine on the residential drives.
     
  11. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    could i mod myers trip springs to it
     
  12. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,547

    if you have 12 drives per storm then you are doing 11 times the work then just doing your own driveway once per storm....thats the difference.... commercial grade plows are to make money..... homeowner plows are for your own drives...not 11 additional
     
  13. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    thats what i got this year want better one next year
     
  14. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Hell you could use a spoon, but I wouldn't recommend it.

    Seriously, homeowner plows are designed for just that, doing your own driveway. There is a big difference in doing your drive 12 times vs. doing your 12 customer driveways 12 times. If you want to commercially plow 12 drives I would recommend selling the homesteader and getting something a little larger to do the work you are looking to do.
     
  15. wdcs1

    wdcs1 Member
    Messages: 74

    Ha Ha HA. Really like the honesty
     
  16. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    i its not easy to find one for less then 40000 and just paid 12000 for truck not made of money. need to make some.
     
  17. rick4wd

    rick4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    think about a snowaway 22 seirs or a boss sport duty next season