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Frist time plowing, Jeep, 2"lift, and Snowsport

Discussion in 'SnowSport®' started by taterntot101, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. taterntot101

    taterntot101 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I finally got to use the Snowsport I bought for my Jeep...LOVE IT!! I'll try to post some pics in a bit, but just wanted to summarize a bit. I have a '98 Jeep, 4cyl,auto, 2" lift, 31" tires. I tossed about 150 lbs of ice melt in the back and off I went. It definitly took some getting used to, because in any sort of a tight spot, you always have to think ahead to what your next move is gonna be, only being able to push forward. I have 2 drives, both uphill from the street (they come to different sides of the house). My drives are both dirt/surepack/gravel. I probably went out 3 or 4 times to scrape. Being my first winter in this house, I wasn't sure what to expect..Actually fully expected to get stuck at LEAST once...but it didn't happen. By the 3rd time, I had a pretty good idea of how to attack the drives, and it got easier with each pass. I actually did a couple of neigbors drives as well. The only downside I found is that my drives are fairly steep, and I have the lift, the plow would actually come off the ground just a little as I crested the hill at the top of my drive and came into the parking area. I'm sure that without the lift this wouldn't be an issue. I fixed the problem by turning around and plowing down the hill. (I would've done this first, but there isn't a lot of room to put the snow at the bottom of the hill.). Overall, a great first impression, and well worth the cost. Now lets see how the rest of the winter treats it...:D
     
  2. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    Originally, there was some vertical adjustment that could be made when mounting the frame to the push plate.

    I have a newer push plate/ frame setup that I haven't started using yet and I can't remember if there were still multiple mounting holes when I set it up, but you might want to check that you are mounted to the lower holes.

    They also make receivers with a dual setup, for mounting a bike rack and also towing. Perhaps you could try one of those units upside down for a lower mount point.

    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200333969_200333969
     
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    did you get insurance?
     
  4. taterntot101

    taterntot101 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    No insurance, as I wasn't plowing for $$, and didn't drive more than a half mile on the road. I'm not doing any commercial work, actually not even looking for any right now. If I get to a point when I feel I could feasibly take on a few accounts, I'm sure I'd look into it, but for right now it's only for my own use. Because of the ice storm we had a week before the snow, I was scraping neigbors drives that didn't have electricity and weren't home....kind of a good will gesture for a few that were having a hard time of it, no electric, flooded basements, a foot of snow, ect. One less thing they would have to worry about with the holiday season so close at hand
     
  5. 18lmslcsr

    18lmslcsr Senior Member
    from WI.
    Messages: 113

    Glad to hear your real happy with your plow. Mine is used all season and it has been trusty!

    C.