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Thoughts on set-ups

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jbn, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. jbn

    jbn Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 4

    I've been searching the net for a couple weeks now trying to get all the info I can, but I'm stumped. I'm looking at getting a '99ish Ranger and plow set-up.

    My questions are that I've looked at the Homesteader, Suburbanite, Snoway, and Snow Dogg. I'll be plowing 1-2 driveways and 1 small parking lot (maybe 15-20 car).

    I've seen a few problems with the Dogg and having down time. The driveways it wouldn't matter (mine and possibly neighbors) but the lot would be my shop and it needs to be clear for customers and can't afford the possible down time. Not to mention the 100-150 extra pounds of weight for just the plow.

    So, I'm left with the others. The Homesteader and Suburbanite appear to be the same plow with the exception of red vs.yellow. I like the removable brackets on these vs. the perm. mount on the Snoway. They all have the down pressure which I like. Snoway being a $275 option and costing $800-$1000 more from prices I've found. The 4-light system is also a bonus (at more $ though).

    Now, with all this I'm left wondering if the Snoway is worth the extra $ or if the Homesteader and/or Suburbanite makes more sense.

    Which is more reliable and makes more sense for this job. I pretty much need some "personal" opinions and/or experience on this matter. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated on this.
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    OK the Snoway is the ONLY plow with down pressure the other plows LOCK in position. not the same by a long shot.
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    If your close to your shop, just get a quad
     
  4. jbn

    jbn Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 4

    Ok, my mistake. Two weeks looking at different plows I'm getting this screwed up.
     
  5. jbn

    jbn Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 4

    I live 22 mile from my shop, so that won't do.
     
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    No it won't! You. Could get a snowsport but iam assuming You want hydraulics
     
  7. jbn

    jbn Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 4

    Correct. We also have a NON-pneumatic tire forklift that goes in the lot on a daily basis to load/unload trucks, so a cleaner plow "action" the better.