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Plowing with a lifted jeep?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by landscapingpoolguy, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if anyone plows with a lifted jeep? although my jeep is more of an off road toy, I have been thinking more and more about plowing with it. I was wondering if it would even work though. Iits a 2001 wrangler sport with a 4 inch lift and 35 inch tires. The front end does have a custom arb bull bar and winch but it can easliy be removed to intsall a plow for the winter. would the jeep be at too high up of an angle? would the plow even touch the ground? I figure the custom bumper and winch ad at least 150 lbs to the front with no sag in teh springs. Any info would help alot. I can also include pictures if yas want to see it.

    Thanks

    Chuck
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Do a search,it has been discussed many times.Whatever you do,you must make sure you have the a-frame level with the ground,or close to it.Otherwise the angle of attack will be incorrect and it won't plow worth a damn.
     
  3. KLC99

    KLC99 Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    If you plow with 31x10.5's it will drop you about two inches + the weight of the plow itself will give you something right? 1-1.5 in. I'd love to see that thing with the 35's and plow mounted at the same time---It will be beautiful.
    I plow with a six inch lift on my dodge but half of that is body. If you do it, good luck and post some pictures.
     
  4. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    that and get some smaller tires for when your plowing.
     
  5. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    i have a dodge ram 1500 also ...i wast just wondering if it were possible to do with a lifted jeep. and all my lift is suspention too

    Chuck
     
  6. Adams plowing

    Adams plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    Anything Is possible just depends how much time and money ya want to put into it :D
     
  7. KLC99

    KLC99 Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    If it is too high you could have the plow mount lowered and get a longer chain for the lift/lowering of the blade. Do you have the gearing to plow with the larger tires? I think I would want something in the 4.56 range, or keep it in 4-low.
     
  8. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    still stock gearing...gonan get 4 10 prolly next month
     
  9. KLC99

    KLC99 Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    I just use 2wd in light stuff and 4-low for heavy stuff and it works ok with too tall gears.
     
  10. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    You will probably end up building a custom mount, so that as Wyldman said, the A frame is level with the ground. You will then have to add some support beams that go farther back on the frame, or the plow will try to push under the truck. Post some pics:yow!:
    Good Luck :salute:
     
  11. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    :nod: If the A frame is not level with the ground when you angle the blade left or right one side will want to come off the ground :mad: Even with a little lift this can happen.

    -John :cool:
     
  12. penberth

    penberth Member
    Messages: 72

    I hang out a lot on www.jeepsunlimited.com and surf the Cherokee and Wrangler forums. Every winter, people post about using Jeeps to plow with. Anyways, I did come across some people with lifted Wranglers and plows. Here is one of them.

    jeepwithplow.jpg
     
  13. penberth

    penberth Member
    Messages: 72

    Here is another. Notice how the A-Frame slants down towards the front? This will cause the plow to trip forward when it encounters minimal resistance. (ie...snow in front of blade, etc.)
    What would need to be down is to lower the mount...somehow.

    hansen02.jpg
     
  14. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    i think lowering the mount would increase the chances of the mount breaking..unless it had like a 2x4 box steel spacer in between the mount and the frame with some seriously thick grade 8 bolts......just a thought

    hey im one jeepsunlimited.com too. sn is jeepandpoolguy

    later

    chuck
     
  15. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    JU member here too "Hubjeep"

    -John :cool:
     
  16. Pickering snow removal

    Pickering snow removal Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    It can be done if your handy with a welder and can fab a little than no big deal if your using a western the plow mount bottom side measure to the ground must be around 9-11 inches i have had to do this on a couple of trucks we had that either had been lifted or like are 97 f350 sat to high period , the plow mount measurement from ground to bottom of mount is a must if you want trouble free plowing.
     
  17. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    " It's a Jeep thing, I dont understand"

    but seriously I plowed with a 78 bronco last year and it had about 6" of lift total and 35" tires, I had to build a custom mount. I will try to find a pic, but remember that if you drop that bracket then you will have more leverage to bend the frame. I am scrapping the bronco because I left the mount on and it cought a stump while offroading and stopped the truck instantly, bent the frame real bad too