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What do i need

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by snow-time, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

    I own a 93 ford ranger xl 2.3l 5 spd and i want to put a plow on it what would be the best setup


    thanks snow-time
     
  2. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    yikes.....thats a somewhat small and underpowered vehicle to put a plow on IMO. id say the smallest plow you can get, is it 4wd?
     
  3. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

    no its 2wd
     
  4. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    ya know dude.....i dont want to discourage you at all or anything, but id say at MINIMUM get a 1/2 ton 4wd truck for plowing, i doubt you could even really move any snow if ya got a good 6" of wet heavy stufff. Where abouts in IA are ya, im in IA too
     
  5. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

    ya i kno im looking at getting a 95 f150 flareside and i live in sioux city
     
  6. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    oh ok, im over east of ya in Mason CIty. how old are ya anyway?
     
  7. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

    im 16 and you have any recomendations on certain trucks
     
  8. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    ok, i figured you were teenage area, id say if you want to get SERIOUS about this, buy a 3/4 ton 4wd truck and get a nice 7.5 to 9 foot plow. However, you need customers first, and a new plow now days is around 4k to 6k dollars. So id say look for a good used plow like i am until you can afford a new one and still have money to fall back on if needed. However, im new to this as well and only giving my small amt. of advice that i know. Hopefully some others will chime in with a more professional answer.
     
  9. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

    you getting snow over there yet
     
  10. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    nope, you gettin any there??
    you have MSN or AIM or anything?
     
  11. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

  12. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    ok i added ya to my MSN, better than filling up this with chit chat
     
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    A 10 foot Frink would go great on that truck.:bluebounc

    I'd try to trade your Ranger for a 4x4 truck. Even a 4x4 Ranger with a 6 - 6.6' plow wouldn't be bad for light work.
     
  14. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

    im looking for a 95 f150 flareside
     
  15. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Why the flareside? Less room for anything.
     
  16. G-rott

    G-rott Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    How about four good snow tires, insulated bibs and a jacket, goggles, some ramps and a 10-12hp snowblower and a nice broadcast spreader for sand and salt.

    Get a good start doing walks and other stuff the guys with 3/4 tons and 8' blades can't/won't get into.

    Cheaper than a truck and you can see if yur realy want to be in the business.

    Garett
     
  17. snow-time

    snow-time Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 9

    yeah i have all the clothing and i have been doing walks and driveways with a snowblower for the past two and a half years im lookin at including plowing. :)