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Mercury Mountaineer?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by whiskey760, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. whiskey760

    whiskey760 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I need a snow plow for personal use. I have a steep 200' driveway to plow. I have used a snow blower in the past but it is getting harder as I get older. After about calling 8 different plowers I got one who does it for $120 each time. Sometimes it's 2 shots for each storm. Way too much. I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. Is it alright to plow with that truck, if it is what is the smallest plow I should use? Or I can sell a 1999 Subaru Forrester we have and buy a used Jeep or something. If I buy something it must be able to fit 4 people (the kids). It can't be a 2 seat pickup truck. Thanks for your help. Eddie. purplebou
     
  2. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Is a mountaineer the same as the explorer?
     
  3. whiskey760

    whiskey760 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    It is a little bigger with a few extra bells and whistles. I don't know about the frame.
     
  4. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Blizzard makes a 680 which is 6'8" plow ( 350 lbs. ) and next year a 720- 7'2" but bigger in all respects. These are small but right for these vehicles and won't over tax the vehicle. Installed one (680) on a Nissan Frontier and he is happy camper to date. Look to see if it is full frame. Let me know. Operated properly no damage to plow or vehicle should happen. I have personally plowed commercially with smaller vehicle and plow.
     
  5. whiskey760

    whiskey760 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I called Mercury and they said the frame is "body on frame".
     
  6. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    If you have a full frame then you might want to wait for next years Blizzard 720 ( 7' 2" ) model. Don't put a big plow on it. Hope this has helped you.
     
  7. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    is 4x4 offered on mountainer or just AWD anyone know?
     
  8. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    You can get 4X4. It is really the same as an Explorer just a little more plush.