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Hummer h2 or h3 with a plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cumminswithplow, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    My wife and I are thinking about getting a Hummer h2 maybe an h3. I thought that would be a cool truck with a straight blade. Anyone ever seen one or know if it would work?

    Messages: 37

    I seen a Hummer H2 with a 8 foot Western Pro plow on it. It looked sweet I dont know if it would void ur warranty or not though? I think u would be fine with a lite plow on a Hummer H2 because ii think it sits on a 1500hd or 2500 frame. The Hummer H 3 if Im not mistaken is the new smaller Hummer. I would not put a blade on it. In all if you have the funds to do it more power to U. I think it would plow good and get U around in style foe sure.
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

  4. Blizzard Plower

    Blizzard Plower Junior Member
    from Il
    Messages: 27

    What's an H3?

    And an H2 is JUNK!!!
  5. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    A guy in my town has a h1 with a fisher on it. But haven't seen him out this year.
  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    There's some guy in town here that has an escalade with a Boss plow on it. To me, that's just someone who has too much money. I guess he's trying to keep up with the Jones's. :rolleyes:
  7. demetrios007

    demetrios007 Member
    Messages: 79

    you'd be much better off buying a hummer and a POS plow truck to do the pushing with, I really cant like the idea of beating the hell out of a hummer with a blade on it. Definitely not a good idea UNLESS your doing your own driveway with it and are being careful, I dont care what anybody says, driving around with hundreds of pounds cantilevered over your front end isnt good for any fullsize truck, beats em up no matter what you do.
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I saw a Hummer at the station where I get my fuel. I think an H2. He offered to let me sit in it since he's a dealer. It was nice, but it was $43,000 for a two year old vehicle :eek: .

    You've got to be kidding.... Spend $43,000 for a used truck to push snow? Even if it's sitting on a 2500 frame, it's already got a lot of wieght there. Why would you risk banging up something like that?

    I'd agree with The Boss and demetrios007 - get a truck that's intended to work instead of just looking "cool".
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I have to agree- could you plow with a H2- sure but why would you want to? The gas milage sucks, the truck is HUGE so it's terrible for driveways, visability is only so-so- all around bad truck for everything but being seen in- just like an Escalade.

    H2 is a 2500 chassis, H3 is a 1500 chassis I believe. The only Hummer that was actually any more capable than a 2500 pickup was the original H1- and they suck as a daily driver too. (noisy, cramped, gas hog, prone to brake failures- oops so are H2's, prone to axle failures off road)

    Want to plow buy a plow truck- pickup or blazer not a Hummer.
  10. snowinjoe

    snowinjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    <a href="http://img208.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img208&image=hummer19go.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img208.exs.cx/img208/9237/hummer19go.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a>[​IMG]
    <a href="http://img208.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img208&image=hummerx2b6lf.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img208.exs.cx/img208/5565/hummerx2b6lf.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a> These are pics from the arrowhead web site I think they look cool
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,921

    yea! real hummers are cool!! but the h2 & h3 are just want-a-be-cool suvs!!!!
  12. zippoz

    zippoz Member
    Messages: 64

    in my opinion having to do gas stations all day long, you want smothing small and maneuverable. im not sure where you push your snow, but imagine having that massive h2, and trying to maneuver around a small corner? its not going to happen. hell the wheel base might even be bigger that the span of your plow! youd be running over your piles all day. and spreading them back out.
  13. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    OK So maybe the hummer isnt a good choice. But I would like to get a suv that I can have a plow on. Its not for full time use. BUt probably a few hours a year. I thought of the hummer because i like the way they look. My father in law works at the dealer and I can get one pretty cheap. Relatively speaking. I would never get an escalade with a plow. Thats all show and no go.
  14. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    yup a 7.5 or 8 would be good enough
  15. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    While a hummer would be bad i dont think it would be terrible.If you can plow with a s10 why not a hummer.The guy isnt doing commercial plowing.I dont think he expects the h2 to be as strong as the army style hummers he just likes the way they look. IMO If thats the truck you really want go for it.If you plan on expanding into more plowing then i would think about something else.
  16. cumminswithplow

    cumminswithplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I have a real truck for my commercial plowing. Just wanted the hummer for a spare and to do light stuff. I might look into a jeep or something. But I like the hummer.
  17. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    The H2 is on the same frame as the Avalanche, which is a 2500 chassis.
    The H3 is on the Colorado frame, which is 1/2 ton at best (s-10 replacement)

    You can get an Avalanche, have the same vehicle, with a little less "cool", and save over $10,000 and get the same amount of work done. Both vehicles will carry plows, but again I guess its where your priorities are.

  18. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    Son lyou've got way too much money, go buy your wife a 5 or 6 caret diamond ring that will be worth something 5 years from now, I suppose you could get someone to mount a plow on it also, then you would really have something unique.
  19. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    The H3 is on the Canyon chassis.
  20. Robo

    Robo Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Actually you can get the avalanche on either a 1500 or a 2500 chassis :nod: