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Plowing with an SUV?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by nherweck, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. nherweck

    nherweck Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    OK...my little truck just won't do what I'd like it to do for me, so I may be selling it within the next month and upgrading to a large SUV, probably a Chevy Surburban or GMC Yukon XL. I'd like to even put a plow on it over the summer for the following year; what are the pros and cons to this? Do you guys have any pictures of SUVs beings used to plow or even driven with a plow on it? Any help would be great appreciated! THANKS!:)
  2. nherweck,
    Before I got my 2500 HD Crew Cab, I plowed with 3 different Suburbans, all in the 1990's. I plowed about 20 driveways and made a bundle of money. The 95 3/4 ton I had was the best, but the 1/2 tons did OK too. You'll have to get over the looks you get with a plow on the family truckster but it's all about the spending $$$ isn't it? Now I don't know if you can even put a plow on the Suburban/Yukon anymore. Maybe the Fisher "Homesteader" or something similar. Good Luck in the decision making process.
  3. I had a 2003 3/4 ton Suburban I just traded in that had a Meyer 7.5 plow on it and it worked great. Put Timbrens on the front and was all set. It was very comfortable to plow; heated seats, Bose stereo, and cd player w/ 7" monitor. The only bad part was seeing behind you because it so far to look back. If you had a truck with a cap on back you probably are used to it but I was never fond of caps so it was a big change. Other than that it was two thumbs up!
  4. BigSky

    BigSky Junior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 4

    I recently had an 8' Hiniker C plow and a Snowex Spreader installed on my 2001 1/2 ton Suburban along with a set of Timbrens. It is a sweet setup (heated seats) and pushes snow like a tank. They had to carve a little notch out of the plastic air damn in the front bumper but I don't know if that's required for all plow types.

    Only downside is you have a little less visibility out the rear and a much tighter ride with the Timbrens.
  5. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Love mine. Works great. Comfortable. There are some pics on here somewhere if you do a search in the pictures section for "Tahoe" :cool:
  6. Emstaxi

    Emstaxi Member
    Messages: 88

    Last edited: Dec 9, 2005
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    I would get the 2500 Suburban, they are designed to haul heavy loads and heavy duty use, not just hauling people.