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Which would be better fit for 06 Explorer.

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Tahoe99, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Tahoe99

    Tahoe99 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 76

    Hi all -

    What would be a better choice for an 06 Explorer:

    6' -6" S/U Western or 6-8 Homesteader ?

    Thanks all.

    PS: Would be used for my and neighbours driveway 100-150 ft.
     
  2. xl1200c

    xl1200c Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 17

    I would go with a Western suburbanite or the homesteader. Its a great plow for a SUV.
     
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    meyers just just a launched a whole new line you should there stuff out
     
  4. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Well do you want a yellow plow or a red one. As the western surbanite and Fisher homesteader is the same unit, just different color poly.
     
  5. Tahoe99

    Tahoe99 Member
    from NY
    Messages: 76

    Did not know they are the same...
    Thanks
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    22 series Snoway DP and wireless control.
     
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    snowway no way i hate those plows
     
  8. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Ever own one? Especially within the last few years? They have ironed out all the solenoid issues and I can speak from experience (I've owned Meyer, Fisher, Western, Boss & SnoWay previously), I will only buy SnoWay from here on out. But just like everything else, we all have (and deserve) our own preferences.

    In regards to which plow for the Explorer, check out the SnoWay with down pressure if you have any backdragging to do. It will do a much nicer job the any of the lightweight competitors. JMO.
     
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    i wont pay 4500 lexan plastic
     
  10. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    7'6" 26 Series Steel - 4000 installed
    " " " Poly - 4100 installed
    " " " S/S - 4500 installed

    9'1" 28V Steel - 4650 installed

    9' 32 Sereis Steel - 4600 installed

    6'8" 22 Series Poly - 3250 installed (perfect for his Explorer)

    The poly blade is not all they offer. When you combine the available blade choices, the down pressure system, the strong, fast & reliable hydraulics, and the rugged design of the frame to the competition, they are much better and more versitile. But like I said before, we all have our preferences and that is what keeps the world turning. I just don't think that you should go and bash something that you have no experience with. Happy Plowing!!
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    It's OK man we speak the Queens English you don't need to use pidgin English for our benefit.

    If that was an attempt to say you don't like polycarbonate, they also offer both mild and stainless steel.

    If you want to spend less money, drop some of the options. snoway in the same form as other plows (gravity drop, wired control, mild steel skin) are highly price competitive, while being technology leaders. Others are now finding they need to imitate things Snoway has been doing for years such as the space frame technology for mold boards. other Snoway exclusives include. Pulse controlled hydraulics, computer grade connectors, plow mounted 12v motor sol, wireless remote control, and a unique bell crank and ram lift system that provides superior stacking and back dragging abilities and the quietest operation of any plow out there. With a simple hydraulically assisted hook up featuring no loose pins and spring loaded connections they are easy to mount on the vehicle The 22 and 26 series are available with Urethane cutting edges at the same cost as steel.

    Snoway has gotten away from the molded plugs, using all military grade weather proof connectors. Their EIS headlight wiring contains no relays, switches, isolation modules, nothing that will fail or corrode internally.

    If you are interested in a plow designed in this century, using the best technology available today check out Snoway with their 2 year whip to controller "bumper to bumper warranty and 5 years on black iron they lead the industry in warranty coverage.

    Must be a Snoway guy out there plowing circles around somebody or is it prejudice, the Webster's definition "a fear based on lack of knowledge?"
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,502

    I had a sno-way with DP on a Jeep is it a very good plow.
    It worked very well on that vehicle.
    It too would be a good choice.
     
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    tell me when when mount system doesnt work or the hydraulic system doesnt work how will you get you plow back to the shop its i been is the buisness since 85
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,502

    Same way I would with my Boss, Hiniker and Meyer/western or my sno-way when I owned one.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
  15. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    this is just imo boss hinker snowway
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,502

    You can use your jack to raise the plow or run it up a frozen pile
    or use a come-a-long some folks use a ratchet strap.
    Then chain it up.

    I use a chain .I suppose on the hiniker I could relocate a pin and it would be locked up but I being lazy would probably just chain it up also.

    The only one I needed to chain up was the mayer/western*.
    The others we fixed and were on our way.

    *My meyer now has a western power unit.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    :dizzy:let me guess this is one of those word scramble puzzles isn't it?

    *western suburbanite, fisher homesteader
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,502

    Basher
    "With the Snoway you use the travel lock that "
    ;)
    I forgot about that.....I never had to use it.
     
  19. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    didnt know you were an english major
     
  20. SuperPlow Guy

    SuperPlow Guy Inactive
    Messages: 79

    Tangent

    Boy, you guys really got off on a tangent on that one....Consider a SuperPLow for the explorer? You'll need a Class III hitch but will spend half of the payup for two driveways...Just an idea...