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Plow with a lift?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by 04Wrangler_CT, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. 04Wrangler_CT

    04Wrangler_CT Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a TJ, details in sig. I built it to be useful and handle whatever I can throw at it off road. wesport

    Last year I had a ton of fun just driving around pulling people out of ditchs and sorting out accidents.

    I wanted to take it a step further and put a plow on my jeep this winter and do some driveways around my neighborhood along with my own. I posted it on Jeepforum.com and 8/10 people said don't do it jeeps weren't meant for plowing and essentially it'll spontaniously explode if you do. Now confused cause in the snow I see 5/10 vehicles being jeeps with plows on it. One of the guys on the thread said he loves plowing with his TJ and told me to come here for better info.

    So what do you guys think? Could I plow at my height? from tire to tire I measure 6'7" width. Not sure where to measure for ground height.

    Thanks alot,

    Kevin.
     
  2. 04Wrangler_CT

    04Wrangler_CT Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Oh, can't post without being a pic *****. hah

    Bike and jeep meeting eachother. :cool:
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    Rausch creek offroad trip
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  3. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Wranglers are awesome for plowing. Your kinda high up to plow with it maybe leaving the lift in and downsizing the tires for plowing you can be ok .Im sure you would need to make some custom plow mounts to compensate for the height.Are you by chance a member of CTJEEP?
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Welcome to Plowsite:waving:

    Jeeps are often used to plow, and quite successfully. They are great in driveways and for clean up.

    The trick is to match the plow to the truck. I'd recommend a Snoway 22 series for your jeep.

    http://www.snoway.com/index.cfm/act/viewSeries/type/Plow/cat/11

    The Rubicon mount is designed for the higher jeeps and should give you enough adjustment to achieve proper attachment heights.

    You should consider smaller tires for plowing. use the search feature at the top to search the site, there are hours of reading. There are a lot of guys plowing with jeeps that contribute regularly.
     
  5. mrmagnum

    mrmagnum Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    I love plowing with my Jeeps!
     
  6. '76cj5

    '76cj5 Member
    Messages: 78

    I love plowing wth my little jeep also.
    It's only a CJ5 and a 2-1/2" lift with a 7.5' plow but does great for driveways and such.
    Home made plow mount

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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    Ya Jeeps EXPLODE if you plow with them:dizzy:
    and if you go off road they EXPLODE Too:dizzy:.

    the only way they dont EXPLODE is to leave them in the showroom:jester:
     
  8. Scrambler22

    Scrambler22 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 11

    I plow with my 2000 TJ. I got a 4" lift and use 33" tires to plow with. It plows great with a 7' Western Uni-mount. I modified plow side of mount to maintain normal blade "levelness" I put 5 60# sand bags in rear. No troubles in 5 yrs.
     
  9. magik235

    magik235 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I plow 800+ feet of gravel driveway and the associated ditch area. My current vehicle is a 1971 CJ5 with a 225CID odd-fire V6, HEI ignition, Heddman headers, 390 Holley 4 barrell, FlowKooler high capacity waterpump, 100 amp Proform alternator, Optima battery, T14 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 44 rear axle and a Dana 27 in front. More pictures can be seen at http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2608975/1
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  10. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I agree your 4.5" lift is a bit too high for a stock plow mount. You will most likely need a custom vehicle mount to lower the plow attachment points so the a-frame is horizontal.
    Other than that Jeeps make a great plow vehicle.
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    04 wrangler CT Nice Rig

    I run 33" tires with 4.56 gears. for plowing I use Blizzak in a 31 tire, because of the smaller snow tire I rarely use Lo range. Lo range is a PITA for backing up.
     
  12. tjthorson

    tjthorson Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 126

    I think I may have been the one that sent you here? :D i recommend this site highly and Sno-Way in particular... great product - great company - great service. be sure to check out the sno-way forum here as well.....

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  13. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I do not plow with a jeep, but i just converted my Western Unimount to work on a NBS silverado. If you buy the ultramount undercarriage, and the ultramount to unimount conversion, there may be enough room to lower the plow closer to the ground. There are 2 sets of adjusting brackets to use to get the plow to the right level.
     
  14. daaboss

    daaboss Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    My 2005 Jeep Rubicon with a Snoway MT plow (built up the mount so the plow frame was level with my 4" lift) and with 320 lbs. of backweight (see my pictures) has been an incredible snow moving machine. I plow a fast food restaurant, with a tight drive-thru land and over 3/4 of an acre of parking. I can move anything with this setup. I can turn on a dime... and stack snow over 6 feet high... no problems whatsoever. But.... my advise NEVER lock up the axles unless you are is extreme conditions. If you lock up the axles and hit dry pavement while turning and pushing a big load you stand a chance of snapping your axles (that is what I have been told). I was on a country farm lane plowing a 1/4 mile of a gravel lane with snow drifts over 6 feet high and that is the only time I chose to lock up my axles. There were ditches on either side of the lane and I didn't want to get thrown into one as the snow drifts were pushing me off line constantly. It sure was fun doing that job once... but can't say I would want to do that kind of plowing all of the time !!!
     
  15. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 639

    o4wrangler - not sure if you bought a plow yet - if you did not please PM me. I live in CT. and have a brand new never used I will part with @ a good price.