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homesteader plows any good?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bumblebee, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 20

    im looking to put a steader on my 06 ranger and i was wondering what your thouts were on the plow and will my ranger push it good?
     
  2. C.Solan

    C.Solan Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    What you gonna be using it for?
     
  3. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    homesteader

    I have the suburbanite and love the plow. Alot of guys on here like the snoway so that may be an option for you as well. The snoway will cost around a grand more. Depends on what dealers you have near you.
     
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    good plow for small projects and personal use. and its a good match for your truck
     
  5. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353


    Cost is more, but like you said sometimes dealer's change your opinion. I wanted to get a Homesteader/Suburbanite on my Blazer, but couldn't.

    To the OP; I've heard nothing but good reports on them, as long as you don't beat the crap out of it and try to use it in a way it's not intended. It's a personal use plow, so it's obviously not going to be as strongly built as it's commercial-strength counterpart.
     
  6. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    plow

    If you go to truck equipment forum and look under ranger small rigs you will see mine.I have seen a lot of guys in mass have the homesteaderon or curtis homepro the snow away is a1000 more i bought a snowdogg 68 3100 installed.and it plows awesome if you.
     
  7. bumblebee

    bumblebee Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 20

    jest a few drives for now iv looked at snowways and in my mind not werth the xtra $1000. jest want some thing light that will get the job done and not kill my truck with to much weight
     
  8. bumblebee

    bumblebee Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 20

    i have a snowway wester and fisher dealer all within 5min from me
     
  9. bumblebee

    bumblebee Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 20

    dose any one know the totel weight of the snow way
     
  10. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I have 17 driveway accounts. Plowed 7-8 storms so far this year with the Homesteader. So that's about 128 driveways plowed and I think it works great. I'm very happy with it.

    I think the Snowway with sub-frame is around 420lbs and the Homesteader is 280lbs.
     
  11. winged1dur

    winged1dur Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Snoway 22 is 275lbs for 6'8'', 284lbs for 7'6".
     
  12. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Does that include the frame that mounts on the truck??? I was under the impression that is the plow itself and does not include the subframe.

    When I was looking, the dealer told me it was around 420lbs total weight with frame for my Explorer.

    The Homesteader is 280 including the truck frame.
     
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    did you see the curtis personnal plow
     
  14. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    picture

     
  15. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Here you go:

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    One of my fears when I bought it was that it wouldn't stack well - as you can see from the poor quality cell phone picture, it does stack well. I have many 5'-6' snow banks. This picture was plowing 6".
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  16. RangerDogg

    RangerDogg Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    Nice looks like it works well .Plow on
     
  17. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I should note the above photos are the 6' 8" plow that I originally purchased.

    Before the first snow I decided to upgrade to the wider 7' 4" plow.
     
  18. bumblebee

    bumblebee Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 20

    thanks for the info i think im gana get the steder.looks good on your explorer
     
  19. bumblebee

    bumblebee Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 20

    im only doing like 10 to 20 drives so i think the steder will be fine if i dont beat on it.
    what would be better on my ranger the 6.8 or 7.4?
     
  20. luv2plow

    luv2plow Member
    Messages: 31

    steader , bad motor , very bad ...

    it just wont last a whole season , let alone 3-4-5 ? cant say bad enough times !! gl