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looking for advice

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mjn500, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. mjn500

    mjn500 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I had a ford exporer with a western 6.5 unimount plow which seemed to work pretty good other then blowing out the 4wd system. does anyone have any sugestions for a vehicle type, equipment (plow package) etc. I'm looking to continue doing local residential driveways only. I noticed today a ford excursion with a plow. anyone tried an expedition or excursion??
     
  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 315

    An Excursion is based on the SuperDuty series and as such is the best SUV for snow removal.

    It seems like you're limiting your options to a SUV.

    My choice might be a Crew-Cab F-350 w/ a 6' bed.
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    F 150 Heavy Duty 7700 GVW extended cab.

    Perfect truck for your market.

    Just get the Heavy duty package, and you all set to plow.

    Geoff
     
  4. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    I've heard S10 Blazers and Jeep Cherokee's/Wranglers are good for plowing residentials. I do a few with my truck, but I've found that the longer the truck, the harder it is to maneuver in and out of driveways. Stick with something small if you're gonna do driveways only...


    -Tim
     
  5. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    My 1/2 ton ram extra cab plows better than my 1ton gm. Turns on dime and i believe it's the only 1/2 ton that has a plow prep package.