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Question about older Western plow.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Hondaplowguy, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Hondaplowguy

    Hondaplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hello, I placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a plow and some guy called me instantly. He had a Jeep Jeepster Commando half back(kind of rare, but not my cup of tea) with a 6.5 Western that is Hydro up/down/side to side. The plow has a logo on it saying "official plow of the 1980 Olympics". So I'm guessing its a 1980 or close to. I was going to put the plow on my Jeep Wrangler but decided to put it on my 3/4 chevy instead. My question is that if I locate a typical Western Plow mount for a Chevy of my generation should the plow mate up to it or did they change some over the years? Thanks for any help. BTW I scored the plow with the Jeep for $500:D
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I have one of those (Jeep Commando Half Back). As for the plow no not for anything made after 1994 and its not big enough for your 3/4 chevy. You need at least an eight foot plow.
     
  3. Hondaplowguy

    Hondaplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    My trucks width is like 6'2" Why do I need to use an 8 foot plow? I can understand that when I angle the blade at full amount I may have some tire over lap but considering I only have a couple of small parking lots to do I'm kind thinking this should work fine as long as I can mount it. I have a newer Jeep Wrangler but its 5 spd and I fear about clutch issues using that little thing. I know the 3/4ton would last much longer in plowing conditions.
     
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    B/c your truck is a lot wider and the plow a lot narrower when you're turning or the blade is angled. A 7'6 is OK, but the wider the better on a full size truck.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992