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Looking to buy a plow

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by pkayejr, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. pkayejr

    pkayejr Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am looking to buy a plow for my 2001 Ford Ranger. This will be my first plow and I have been told many different things by many different people. I've heard Sno-Way makes a good plow for smaller trucks like mine. I found a used Sno-Way Predator MT, but was told buy a dealer that is too big for my truck. I also found a Meyer 66 poly, but don't know if that's too big. I am looking for any help you can offer. IF you know anyone who is selling a used plow for a smaller truck please let me know. OR if you know anyone who has used a Sno-way Predator MT on a Ranger, please let me know.
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I don't know if they sell Fishers in your area but if they do you should get a Fisher Home Steader. The Home Steader is perfect fo your truck.
  3. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    You should probably stay away from poly plows as they are usually heavier than steel ones.:drinkup:
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    The MT is too much plow for your truck for sure. Your looking for a ST,18 series or a 22 series. Check in to be sure you can get a mount to fit your truck before you buy a plow. All the manufacturers have a match program of some type. Use them, they will allow you to print a parts list.

    The Meyer is probably a little heavy. Outfitting the truck can be expensive, a $1,500 plow set up can double in cost real fast if it's not all there and doesn't match your truck.
  5. 98tacoma

    98tacoma Junior Member
    Messages: 29


    You may want to try a Snowsport. Had one on my 98 Tacoma last winter and it worked great, I was able to find a slightly used one online, total investment under $800. Check out the Snowsport section of the board. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about it.
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    I think he wants a real plow. Something with hydraulic lift and lower along with angle and probably lights also.