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Ford Ranger 4x4 plowing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Wescustogo, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Wescustogo

    Wescustogo Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Hey guys, I'm looking to make some extra money over the winter plowing for our neighbors but am not sure whether my ranger is able to. I live up in Maine and have a 2006 Ranger 4x4 but haven't seen one with a plow before. Will this work? The neighborhood is all paved.

    Thanks!
     
  2. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Put in the truck specs on the plow websites your looking at and it'll tell you what you can install safely
     
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Well I plowed 25 residential driveways and helped a contractor at an apartment complex last year when I had my ranger. End of the year snow fall wise was close to 60 inches so yeah they can plow. I had a Meyer drive pro on mine, truck pushed good till you got past the 6 inch mark then you had to get into it a bit
     
  4. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    I used one last year for the company I plow for. Had never plowed with a ranger before, only F550s so I was not excited to be in that little ranger. I was very impressed with it however. That thing pushed really well, even in the big wet snow we had.
     
  5. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    It can I have seen quite a few of them with little six footers. If we get a heavy snow you will probably want to plow with the storm as it will struggle with it. I would get good snow tires, add weight to the back and you will have a nice driveway rig. I dont know what brand plow would work for it but as mentioned go to the manufacturer s website. Good luck, swing by the maine section under weather too, lots of good guys on here
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Put a 7' or 7.5' Boss Sport Duty on it and you will be fine. I have scene quite a few Rangers with Sport Duty's and they seem to work well.
     
  7. L.R.G

    L.R.G Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a 93' ranger with a 6'6" western that plows great! Stay on top of your route and you'll be fine!

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  8. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I would recommend you look for a used 6'8" or 7' plow, Curtis home pro, Meyer Classic with a 7' tm blade, or a Fisher MM1, which you may have to have old ranger mounts modified if they are not available for the 06 to fit. Snow way also makes a plow for the ranger, my buddy just sold one for a ranger, complete for $1000 so they are around. Craigslist is a good source.

    here's one that should bolt right onto your ranger http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/for/4761287858.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014
  9. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645