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Fisher Homesteader or Sno-Way

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by dmakoo, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. dmakoo

    dmakoo Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    I'm sure this has been discussed and I have searched but I'd like some new comments if possible.

    We bought a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for various purposes one of which is to plow our 350 foot driveway.

    I have been shopping around and each dealer pushes their stock and thus its hard to decide.

    Were in CT for an idea as to snow conditions.

    I have come down to:

    Fisher Homesteader
    Light weight
    Mounts come off EZ for summer time
    Strength seems questionable, want to remain light weight but DON'T want something that won't do the job.

    Sno-Way 22
    Weight a bit more (25LBS)
    Wireless really like this no firewall holes

    Any comments?
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Snoway with the hydraulic down pressure will scrape better and cleaner than the homesteader's "scrape lock" system. The 250lbs per sq inch make it perform like a heavier blade. In addition to the Wireless they also have a much simpler wiring harness and available 4 sight. They are offering a upgrade to down pressure for $99 dollar until 10/31 save you about $160.00. Your dealer may already have calculated that into the price

    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  3. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I can only comment on the Fisher Homesteader/Western Suburbanite (same plow), as I have had one on my Jeep Cherokee for a few years now plowing a half dozen driveways for neighbors (most a few hundred feet long, one a quarter mile long. Strength has not been an issue.

    So far, so good, I got mine used in like new condition. It angles and lifts very quickly, and is easy to take on/off. I have the 6'8", I would prefer the 7'4".

    Here is a video:
  4. dmakoo

    dmakoo Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    Thanks all going with the 7'4"