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Dodge Dakota Quad cab snow plow

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Fred886, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Fred886

    Fred886 Member
    Messages: 49

    New to the forum. I have a 2004 dodge dakota quad cab V6, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what snowplow would work the best. I plan on beefing up the suspension in the next few weeks. Does anyone plow with the quad cab and how does it perform?Thanks!
     
  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I have never ran a Dakota, but I would look into Snoway plows. They seem to be the plow of choice on light duty trucks.
     
  3. Fred886

    Fred886 Member
    Messages: 49

    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you think it would be able to handle a small church parking lot? I'm going to be running two dodge dakotas and a 1990 ford f250 with a myers as a backup.
     
  4. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    How small of a parking lot are we talking
     
  5. Fred886

    Fred886 Member
    Messages: 49

    The lot has twenty parking spaces. the driveway is only thirty feet long.
     
  6. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I would say you will be OK IF you can plow with the storm. I know some churches I've done only wanted plowed before Wednesday and Sunday services. If it snowed Wednesday night we wouldn't get to plow until Sunday morning. By then it was a hard pack mess.
     
  7. 95HDRam

    95HDRam Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Mess is an understatement especially if you get a somewhat warm day in between with that nice ice layer on top. :mad:
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I plowed with an 03 Dakota quadcab 4.7 v8 and used a 7.5'Fisher HD. I plowed a parking lot that was a little smaller than a football field but it was always after the storm. On smaller storms it wasn't an issue until the end of my passes (started at one side with the plow angled and worked my way across). It was a vacant lot which is why I did it this way. On the bigger storms it really beat up the truck because it was too light and the snow would stop the truck. Otherwise it was my favorite plow rig because it was rated to hold a full size plow but was small enough for tight drives and had an awesome turning radius. All I did was crank the torsion bars up and put fresh shocks in the front. The V6 in your truck will strain a bit on heavy storms but if you plow with the storm you'll be golden.
     
  9. Fred886

    Fred886 Member
    Messages: 49

    Thanks for the info and feedback. I'll definately plow with the storm. I'm going to look at a three year old snoway plow this evening. Full setup and frame mount for 2k. Is this a good price? or should i look elsewhere?
     
  10. bigfootpete

    bigfootpete Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I plow with a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad with the 4.7 and a 26 Snoway, and never had had any problems up here at about 9800 feet in Conifer, CO.

    It's been a dependable setup over the last 6 years.

    What model Snoway are you looking at?

    The 26 series is the setup Snoway recommends for that rig
     
  11. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    i would swap in a Cummings
     
  12. Fred886

    Fred886 Member
    Messages: 49

    Yep, I'm looking at the 26 series. So it's pretty dependable? Would you recommend putting in timbrens? I also found a dealer close by that is pushing snow dogg plows installed for 3200. I've looked at reviews for them and they seem to be a pretty good plow.
     
  13. nalegtx

    nalegtx Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    SNOW WAY 26 SEEMS TO BE GREAT. i HAD A 99 DAKOTA 5.2V8 AND ALMOST PUT A PLOW ON. I WOULD HAVE WENT WITH THE SNOWWAY BASED ON PERFORMANCE/WEIGHT/RELIABILITY.
     
  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    What's a Cummings?
     
  15. nalegtx

    nalegtx Senior Member
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  16. jimv

    jimv Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    i used to plow with a 98 xcab v6 had i 7 fisher mm worked great know i have 06 dakota xcab with v8 love dakotas
     
  17. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    The engine that dodge puts in their trucks
     
  18. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    My last truck was a Dodge and it had a Cummins, not a Cummings.
    Dude, I'm just bustin your chops. Thumbs Up
     
  19. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Haha i know im busting yours also...well someones anyway, you just happened to bite my bait. I hate when people pull that cumminGs crap on me. Thumbs Up
     
  20. Fred886

    Fred886 Member
    Messages: 49

    I went with the snow dogg plow. looks pretty good. I'm still looking for a backup plow to put on my other truck. heres a pic of the plow- IMG_5130.jpg IMG_9570.jpg

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