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looking to plow with escape

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by nyrfan1991, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. nyrfan1991

    nyrfan1991 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm looking to plow with ford escape. just for small driveways nothing to crazy
    any ideas
     
  2. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Isn't an escape just an awd escort? You aren't serious are you?
     
  3. nyrfan1991

    nyrfan1991 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    yes it will be used for light duty plowing small driveways
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    See if any plow manufacturers make a mount for it first
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
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    Subscribed!
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    http://www.agricover.com/snowsport/
     
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  10. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Just buy a snowblower and forget about it. Probably cost the same as one of those cheap plows, but will last 10 times longer
     
  11. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I know its not exactly the same but there is a guy around here that owns a Chinese restaurant, and he plows his lot with a Nissan xterra. Yes, he plows it roughly every inch or two. Don't know how long it will last or anything but just pointing out that it can be done if he wants. I wouldn't do anything more than your own driveway though.
     
  12. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,987

    My wife has one. Only thing in front end is plastic and tin. I can't imagine what you would mount anything to. But if its what ya what to do try it.
     
  13. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    xterra is NOT the same as a ford escape.
    xterra is a body-on-frame TRUCK. Its a shortened nissan frontier with a passenger cabin instead of a truck bed.

    I promise you that an xterra can take plenty of snow plowing.
     
  14. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Using the word "plow" in the same sentence as "ford escape" is already too crazy. DON'T DO IT. It can't take that kind of work, even light plowing.
     
  15. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Your only thinking of the 3rd gen ones and he didn't say which year he has.

    The 1st and second gens were build much differently than the new ones.

    Granted I still would not plow with one. But this guy is from long island where the only driveways that have anywhere to put snow are way too big to plow with an suv. Around here you either have 3-4 car drives, or 500+ft ones. So even if he put a snow bear on it he's either in a situation where the plow is completely useless or the suv is.
     
  16. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,621

    OK, I have to subscribe to this.

    I have plenty of input, but it is best kept to myself.
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    Get a v plow like this...

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  18. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    What, do you velcro that thing to the headlights?
     
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    Probably and a bungee cord, just to be safe.
     
  20. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Here is about the right size.

    Seriously I would buy a older truck and put a plow on it or get a good snowblower.

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