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Limitations of Snowbear/Sno-way

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by seekay, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. seekay

    seekay Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    Hi,

    Here is my situation, I live 1/4 mile down a single-lane road which is technically public but not plowed by the town.

    Another neighbor lives a 1/4 mile past me. They have a F350 plow truck with 8' Fisher, and have been plowing out the road.

    Meanwhile I take care of my own 200-foot drive with a tractor-snowblower combo, and also periodically cut back the snowbanks along the road with it. The road closes in FAST.

    But the snowblower is not quite up to the job, I want a plow to get it done faster. I was thinking of selling the snowblower rig to put toward a full-size plow truck, but of late have been thinking of instead keeping it (since I'll need a snowblower anyway) and getting a homeowner plow for our 2004 4X4 Chevy Tracker.

    It's a four-door and about as big as a Jeep Wrangler, if not larger, and its built on a real truck frame, but it is definitely not a big rig.

    Question: Can a Snowbear handle plowing that much road (straight shot), plowing with the storm of course, say every 3 inches?

    I'm assuming so, but if anyone can lend some real world advice, I'd be thankful.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Snowbear and Snoway are two entirely differant class of plows. Yes a Snoway would be more then capable of doing the job. The problem could be finding a mount for the Tracker for a Snoway as they are not available form the manufacturer.
     
  3. seekay

    seekay Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    Thanks Basher,

    Yes I am considering a Sno-Way as well, should have been more clear in my original post. Being that they cost twice as much as a Snowbear, not sure.

    A welder in town could probably make me a mount for one.

    Assuming I decide to go the Snowbear route, what do you think?
     
  4. seekay

    seekay Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    Thanks Basher,

    Yes I am considering a Sno-Way as well, should have been more clear in my original post. Being that they cost twice as much as a Snowbear, not sure.

    A welder in town could probably make me a mount for one.

    Assuming I decide to go the Snowbear route, what do you think?
     
  5. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    yes the little buggy would do fine if ya plow with the storm,and don't abuse it by ramming banks, no different than plowing with a wheeler imo but you will be warmer.

    there are vids on youtube showing how they plow
     
  6. hero419

    hero419 Member
    from nepa
    Messages: 68

    The snowbear could handle it, not sure about the tracker.

    once the banks start to close in, you wont be able to open it up with the snowbear.