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Dodge Durango for Plowing

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Creagers Lawns, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Creagers Lawns

    Creagers Lawns Junior Member
    from 84020
    Messages: 27

    I have a 2005 Dodge Durango that I pull my lawn trailer with and I really like the short wheel base it's easy to manuever and I was looking at maybe putting a sno-way 26 series plow on it and push snow I was looking for any thoughts on this or if anyone else has a Durango they are pushing snow with and their opinions.
     
  2. Four Seasons

    Four Seasons Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I bet it would do really well for a long time pushing a light duty plow, residentials. especialy the hemi
     
  3. Plow Babe

    Plow Babe Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    We had a Durango with 7 1/2' SnoWay and used it for 5 years. It was great for driveways, maneuverable, good traction, comfortable to drive. Even in deeper snow it did OK.
     
  4. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,597

    The Durango truck is not as bad as you might think. They are typicially hard on fuel but dependable. 02-03 years were the best from what I remember. Add a few bags of salt behind the rear seats for balast and you will be happy. Keep up on the trans / service and enjoy.

    They are actually quite cheap to purchase too!! It would be an idea to get an extra one for parts expecially if you can get it for a deal.....
     
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    My 03 Dakota was awesome and reliable for the 3 years I used it.The 05 Durango is the newer style but still a lot alike (plus they used the same drivetrain).
     
  6. CarCrazed4Life

    CarCrazed4Life Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    My Dakota does great, and the Durango technically does better than a truck because the rear weight actually helps balance the front load of the plow.

    The Snoway is a great plow with the DP as well!
     
  7. jmullins6987

    jmullins6987 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    the sno-way 26 series with down pressure is on sale on ebay for $3999 that's a great price!
     
  8. lilpusher

    lilpusher Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 140

    I've got a 97 Dakota with the snoway 26 and with a little ballast it is awesome great maneuverability and power.