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Plow question for ranger

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by 99 Sport, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. 99 Sport

    99 Sport Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 6

    I have a 99 ford ranger 4x4, and want to install a plow on it. I have access to a fisher homesteader plow,but need the frame that attaches to the truck. what do I nned to buy to make this work? I will also need the wiring harness. Thx for any input....Jim..
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    You should put an older 6'9" Fisher LD MM1 on it if you can find one. If you can't you chould go with a 7' Boss Sport Duty. Them Homesteaders are realy light duty.
     
  3. 99 Sport

    99 Sport Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 6

    Thx for the response....I only have my own driveway to do,plus 2 daughters driveways....as I am retired and cant do heavy lifting anymore, the homesteader might be ok for me....I fought with my last fisher 8' plow on my silverado every time I hooked it up.I am looking for the easiest and cheapest way out now....the price for the homesteader is very reasonable (free)....I just need to find out what else I need to purchase...I will be looking at the plow tomorrow....Jim....
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    If it's free then it's definatly worth it. You will need the truck side wiring and push plates. You could probly find them used or you could go to a Fisher dealer and buy them new.
     
  5. 99 Sport

    99 Sport Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 6

    ok thanks....I'll post back after I see the plow......Jim...
     
  6. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    Go to the fisher site and do the plow match for your truck. It'll give you a complete list for the homesteader plus all wiring harness and push plates.
     
  7. Tahoe99

    Tahoe99 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 76

    Hi

    I put a Homesteader on my 06 Explorer, and I used mount from Jeeb Liberty that it came off, but I had to cut and fabricate some angles and brackets to make it work. If you can get the original plates for your make/year, that's better.
    Hoemsteader is realy light duty, it does the job but plan it ahead, do not wait till 2 ft of snow. I switched from 25D snoway on my old HD Ram, and like you, I was "fighting" with the plow to put it on my Dodge. Now I can drag it with my hands to the truck.
     
  8. 99 Sport

    99 Sport Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 6

    Thanks for the replies guys....I did get the info from the fisher website and am pricing out what I think I'll need .....It looks like it will bolt on to my frame.....Jim...