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SnowFakers Work and Equipment Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by SnowFakers, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    I have a thread over on lawn site and seeing as this is my first year as a snow trooper I figured Id make a thread here. Not much going on yet but I got the plow on and some backup lights installed.
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  2. FinerCuts

    FinerCuts Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 85

    Let us know how that Ranger does in the snow! It is 4x4 right?
     
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Oh yeah it is! Im anxious to drop the blade for sure. I will surely be updating things once the flakes fly
     
  4. L.R.G

    L.R.G Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Looks Good!! I have a 93' ranger with a western 6'6 blade and it plows great your going to like your setup trust me!Thumbs Up.....Can you post a pic of the back up light during the day? I have a set, just not sure to mount to the truck or make a hitch style set-up.
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  5. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Ill be sure to take some photos today in the light. I mounted mine off the bumper, but was going to go off the receiver area until I realized my lights didn't swivel that far for mounting. I like your setup though! What motor is in it? Standard or auto?
     
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Here it is. There should be 1 if not 2 open holes on each side of the bumper underneath. There would have been a bracket that attaches to one of those if you do not have a receiver hitch installed. If you do there should be 2 holes. I used the outside one and wired it along the frame, up underneath the inner fender skirt into the engine bay and seeing as mine is a 5 speed I snuck the wire next to the clutch cable hole, you can go I under the steering column. If you have any questions just ask. I really like the look of your truck, its my favorite color.
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  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice looking Ranger. I always wanted to put a Fisher LD Minute Mount on the Ranger I used to have but, I never did. With some weight in the back I think a Ranger would plow pretty well.
     
  8. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    You gonna plow with your 2500HD too?
     
  9. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    No, shes the spring and summer time worker. With just over 216k on the 6.0 im not feeling like pushing her to snow covered grave. Crew Cab short bed is a pretty long truck for resi's aswell
     
  10. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    I hope it works out well! Ill be putting about 250 behind the axle aswell as some salt and 2 blowers so that should help things out. Just have to make sure my 4x4 doesn't keep acting up. Just bought a set of manual locking hubs. We will see how they hold up.
     
  11. L.R.G

    L.R.G Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Thanks for the picture. I might try the same thing and see how I like it for now. I also like the color of my truck its just a pain to keep a shine(20yr old ford paint) but I try! and its a auto with the 4.0L.
     
  12. L.R.G

    L.R.G Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I run about 350lb in sand bags and 2 snowblowers. I don't always run with the snowblowers but I always have the weight just in case.I also had issues last year with auto locking hubs:angry:and of course right during the middle of the storm. I tried to plow with 2wd even with weight and brand new tires said forget it called everywhere no one had manuals in stock.Ended up ordering a set off ebay, 4 days later had manual locking hubs best thing ever!!!Thumbs Up
     
  13. bredenlawncare

    bredenlawncare Junior Member
    from Decatur
    Messages: 6

    What kind of backup lights you guys like best ?
     
  14. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    I got these at harbor freight on the cheap. $8 a pop. Led are nice if you wanna spend that much. Just look on eBay, they are all nice
     
  15. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Working on my rubber deflector in the rain today. Pics to follow
     
  16. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Deflector is done!
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  17. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    nifty little truck and plow Rob!
     
  18. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Thanks Scott! It will mostly be my son posting on here so I wouldn't try and contact me through here if you ever had to.
     
  19. dancing bear

    dancing bear Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Watch backing into snow piles you will be out 8 bucks a pop
     
  20. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Yeah, they only have to survive until the flatbed is built and installed