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What vechiles and plow?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by dakden, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. dakden

    dakden Junior Member
    from Aurora,
    Messages: 2

    Hi I need some suggestions, I'm looking to get a suv or small truck to plow my personal lot and a few driveways. Maybe a older bronco or blazer? Would a jeep be okay ? Is a S-10 or ranger okay?
    I would then get a smaller lightweight plow. Also need a suggestion on the plow.
    Thanks,
    Dennis
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    Well since you're only doing yours and a couple other drives, I'd recommend a snow sport plow
    And all of the trucks you listed would be fine, except the s10
     
  3. dakden

    dakden Junior Member
    from Aurora,
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the info
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    S10 Blazers are quite popular for driveways. Very nimble.
     
  5. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Is there a legitimate reason to not use an S-10 or are you just being a wise guy?

    Older jeeps seem pretty popular for driveway machines. Tough, great traction, cheap and very short wheelbases.
     
  6. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035


    There is a legitimate reason. Would you like to know it or should I just keep that iformation to myself?
     
  7. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Up to you of course, but I for one would apprecitate it if you'd share with the rest of the class.
     
  8. gmcdan

    gmcdan Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    thats a pretty broad question , it depends what model and year jeep , blazer , bronco . your talking about . an older blazer isnt the same as a newer one same for jeeps and broncos. an older scout might fit your needs if you can find one. .
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  9. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    I plow with a 2000 blazer and I love it. A friend has a jeep and likes it . If it just for drives go with what you like and what fit's you.
    don't let other people tell you what you need. If you get ablazer let me know I can tell you rhe mods you will need.

    I love my Z
     
  10. lawns4life

    lawns4life Member
    from mi
    Messages: 77

    What would those mods be? I'm looking into getting a plow for my blazer for next winter but havent decided if it would be worth it or if it would just destroy the truck.
     
  11. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    A bigger alt a blazer came with a 105. I got one from a 03 suburban flex fuel. It is a bolt in and a 1" bigger belt it is a 165 amp alt.
    i took of the front bump stops off and put on bump stops from a late 90's off the rear its a direct bolt on. And the biggest battery I
    could put in with top and side mount. Thats all did

    I love my Z
     
  12. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    I all so put new wheel hubs on the front every year. Even if they are good. I just dont want to risk it. I plow with a 24d snoway 7.5 I had to modify my mount. But my blazer is a ZR2 :)

    I love my Z
     
  13. gmcdan

    gmcdan Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    like i said its a broad question , for example an 85 blazer with a 305 smallblock , 700r4 tranny , 308 gears gov lock , isnt the same as a 84 blazer with a 350 smallblock , turbo 350 , 373 gears no gov lock .

    i would go through a process of elimination . eliminate the 305 in fullsize , eliminate 308 gears, the gov lock , eliminate the 700r4 tranny, so on and so on . each vehicle has its bad points and good points .
     
  14. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    one more thing are,you looking for a full size blazer(K) or an s10 blazer stay a way from the 2.8 liter V6. If you have any questions ask me thanks.

    I love my Z
     
  15. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    plow truck

    i have 99 s-10 4x4 with a snowbear tx75 plow
    works great pushes heavy snow well it,s never let me down
    love the truck
     
  16. Jstic

    Jstic Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 7

    There is no "legitimate" reason not to use an S-10. I've seen a few in town where I live that have plows. I use a 1999 Nissan Frontier which is a similar size truck. Use enough ballast and don't try to pretend that you can plow like a heavy duty truck can and you will be fine. I plow some pretty tight spots so the smaller truck is a blessing.
     
  17. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    i agree i put 4 cement blocks in the back my s-10 will go pretty much anywere
    the snowbear plow doesn't overload the front end so i've had no problems
    it's been a great truck for me
     
  18. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Last year I put 350# in the back of my blazer. On church I forgot to put it in 4low and it still plowed just fine. I don't slam in to the
    snow banks. I all so take care od my Z change the oil be for it snow's and right after plowing. If something needs worked on I fix it.
    or have it fixed. it is great plower. Now with that said I am looking at a bigger truck for next year. If we ever get some snow this year.
    just so I can get bigger accounts.

    I love my.Z
     
  19. ramp

    ramp Member
    Messages: 37

    Well I wish I read this a little earlier. Just purchased a 2003 S10 4x4 to replace my trusty 94 Chevy Suburban with a Meyers plow. Great set up. I'm going to attach a sno way plow, we'll have to see. I do realize this will be a lighter rig.
     
  20. snowbear1

    snowbear1 Member
    Messages: 60

    you should have no problems good set of tires and weight in the back you,ll be good to go
    the 4.3 in the s-10 is a strong motor should push that plow no problem
    good luck my s-10 been great