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Tahoe or Yukon?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ggwash21, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. ggwash21

    ggwash21 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Does anyoen plow with a 4door Tahoe or Yukon? if so let me see pics and how they handle and so on
  2. Derrick in NJ

    Derrick in NJ Member
    Messages: 32

    I just picked up a 4 door '96 Tahoe myself. I'll let you know how it goes plowing, if we ever get any snow here in NJ :( .
  3. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    GG.........I had a 2 door 'Ho with a hard mount 7-6 Western. Plowed great,
    easy to turn etc. A 4 door is about as long as a ex-cab pickup anyhoo.

    Only problem was snow build up and fogging of side/rear windows.

    Great family truckster too.....geo :drinkup:
  4. Lazer Man

    Lazer Man Senior Member
    from SW Pa.
    Messages: 139

    I don't know George but I think the 4 door Yukon or Tahoe is the same wheel base as a reg pick-up. Once you get to the XL version now your getting longer. But anyways a Yukon or Tahoe wouldn't be to bad for plowing but remember generally your basically looking at a 1/2 ton truck. Unless you got a 2500 or 3500, I think 3500 may only be available as a Suburban I think. Hope this helps.

    Bob :D :D :D :salute:
  5. ggwash21

    ggwash21 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Thanks guys i'm lookin at a 99 tahoe and putting a 760 blizzard plow on it
  6. maurader

    maurader Member
    Messages: 37

    I used to plow with a 98 Tahoe 4dr. I had a 7.5 foot western unimount poly pro on it. I did have to crank the torsion bars about 7 turns and put in timbrens to handle the weight. I plowed with it for three winters before I traded it in and I never had a problem with it. Your truck should do better with the lighter Blizzard on it and the Tahoe is definitely shorter than an extended cap pickup with a better turning radius.
    An excellent plow vehicle for residential work.
  7. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    GG - I have a 99 Tahoe and just put a Blizzard 760LT on it. Just waiting for some G%& D*$# snow. Put timbrens on it and cranked the torsion bars 4 turns. Handles the plow well in transport. Haven't plowed with it yet, but I'll let you know. Have put a bunch of pics up on this site. Search for my user ID and you should find the threads with the pics. Good luck!
  8. ggwash21

    ggwash21 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    LOOKS good..... i like i like lol

    thanks a bunch guys
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    A good friend of mine has a 99 Tahoe with a 8 1/2' blade on it. This guy is nuts. The truck has held up much better then I would have thought. This thing is excellent to turn and handle. Maybe a few blind spots but not to bad. The only problem is if the snow is heavy then the truck is a little light. Once you get your first pass cut in it does quite well.
  10. kaminski

    kaminski Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Tahoe Plows

    I have a 2004 tahoe Z71 with a 7.5ft Fisher RD plow and it works great plowing (mostly lots and a few drive ways) and its comfortable with the heated seats. I did put the timbrens in the front and left the torsion bars alone, since I heard you can do some damage playing with those. With the plow raised the truck only squats about 3/4". My neighbor has a 2002 tahoe with a Fisher 8ft HD plow and the Timbrens and the truck only squats about 1" with the plow raised. He plows for the city and says it works as good as his old 3/4 ton pickup.

    The only problem is trying to find a dealer to do the install since the front end of the truck is not rated from the factory to be "strong" enough to hold a plow, but I haven't heard of any problems. Good luck
  11. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I own an 02 tahoe lt i bought new. it is not set up right now but i plan to set it up next winter, at that time i'm sure i will go with a snoway.
  12. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    here's a pic...

    Was just fooling around that day, and had the headgear off, just in case anyone was wondering where it was :dizzy:

    99 tahoe.jpg
  13. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    here's one with the headgear...

    misc 112a.jpg
  14. ggwash21

    ggwash21 Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    looks great i'm still lookig for a good tahoe.. I'm in SUNNY arizona right now haha missing the Snow back home