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The Plowmeister gets new Jeep

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by theplowmeister, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    Hi All

    New (to me) jeep 2001 AND new plow 7 1/2 V


    Now I just have to make plow mount, make weight bumper, add twinkie, backup lights, 240A alternator, Air shocks, cell phone mount, Fix frame, new wipers, eventually fix AC, and other stuff
  2. bschurr

    bschurr Member
    Messages: 60

    Congrats on the new acquisition.
    In addition to al the typical PlowMeister mods, I see new tires in your future as well...
  3. novawagonmaster

    novawagonmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    Very cool. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you in the next few weeks. :)
  4. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 125

    Good luck with it.Looking forward to seeing pictures when your done.
  5. Jeep_thing

    Jeep_thing Member
    Messages: 84

    Sweet! pumpkin: pumpkin: pumpkin:
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Nice! Soon you'll have a huge fleet of them haha
  7. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    PM, very nice! Have an 00 Frame getting repaired as we speak. Curious, why the large alt. if using (hopefully) led lighting these days? Do you run other current hogs? Good luck with it! Between the -AO n increasing +NPA in weather, should be an awesome winter!
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    Heater fan, head lights, extra backup lights, radio, wipers, rear window defroster, Rotating beacon NOT LEDS, O ya a plow that sucks about 200 amps. To start Im going to try using 1 battery.
  9. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 816

    Best of luck with it!!
  10. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Ok was just wondering cauz I have optima deep cycle batt with all those things running ( led no rotator) n never a problem with stock alt. Those big alts are crazy $$
  11. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Nice Jeep! It's really sweet to have multiple of the same vehicle, especially for swapping parts for diagnosis (sensors).

    IMO the big alts are optional. My plow Jeep(s) has always had a factory amperage alternator and a regular (preimum) lead-acid battery. Factory alt. lasted 195K miles on my XJ, replaced with a rockauto $40 "closeout" unit, works fine.

    Don't lift the plow up ALL THE WAY every time you back up to make another push... just tap the "up" switch to lift he plow a couple inches and back up.

    Keep in mind, I only plow a handful of driveways. If in TPM's position (many driveways), may as well go over-board with prep.
  12. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    When it snows we plow 6..8... 12 hours street and not one house and drive 2 miles to the next house. Its one house go next door do the next go next door... for an entire neighborhood. then drive to the next neighborhood 1/2 mile away. Without BIG alts you WILL run down the battery(s)
  13. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 125

    theplowmeister,do you have a brand/model alternator that you like?
  14. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,326

    Is it the typical frame rot. I was asked to fix a jeep frame and did not want to get all rusty crap on me and passed on the job.
  15. nicks_xj

    nicks_xj Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Not sure what alternator he runs but I run a mechman alternator on my 98 xj and haven't had any issues with it and I abuse it with my subs and amps
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    The Alt I use is from a dodge grand caravan 160 Amp plugs right in.
  17. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Got any pics of the plow mounts you make ??? More details of the alt ??? year and motor please :drinkup:
  18. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Another Boss plow on this one?
  19. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    I guess the BIG YELLOW box inside the trailer behind the jeep is not enough of a clue.
  20. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    So a fisher?? Just messing with ya. Can't wait
    To see it all done. With the Meyers Plow