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Why did SnoWay scrap the ST series?

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by coolgreen, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. coolgreen

    coolgreen Member
    Messages: 53

    I've been running a 6.8-foot ST on my YJ for four years with minimal problems. It was a perfect match for the truck.

    How does the new 22 Series stack up against the ST?

    The 22 looks more like a homeowner product, which isn't going to do me much good.

    I was thinking about selling my Jeep with the plow and getting a newer TJ, but I may keep the plow and try to find a TJ mount for it. I just hope it doesn't cost more than buying a new setup.

    By scrapping the ST, has SnoWay handed the commercial small plow business over to Blizzard?
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2008
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Improved in every way except hyd.that's the same but was designed for the 22series and fitted into the ST as a interim unit. the old mounting system with the new SMO-1 Hyd system. The 22 gives you the smo-1 plus much more. Check the specs, higher moldboard, simpler mount and the EIS headlight wiring.

    Great match for any year Wrangler/Rubicon. Check out the comments of users by using the search feature under Snoway+wrangler. Below are a few I found.




  3. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    haha basher you have alot of time on your hands finding all the diffrent threads... what a good guy! xysport
  4. coolgreen

    coolgreen Member
    Messages: 53

    SnoWay specs

    I checked the specs, which is what makes me believe the 22 Series is more of a homeownder unit.

    ST - 299 pounds
    22 - 275 pounds

    ST cutting edge - 3/8 inch
    22 cutting edge - 1/4 inch

    ST lift cylinder (down pressure option) - 2 inch
    22 lift cylinder (down pressure option) - 1 3/4 inch

    ST angle cylinders - 1x12 inches
    22 angle cylinders - 1x10.5 inches

    Seems to me the ST has the 22 beat in all cagegories except that is is four inches shorter in the tallness department, which has never been a concern for me.
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    All weight savings to increase applicable vehicles, none of them decrease the performance of the plow.
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Yes there are differences between the ST and 22 series. Certainly nothing to make it a homeowner only application. If that were the case we would cover it with a 1 year consumer warranty like our competitors do with their smaller plows.

    The 22 carries the same 5 year structural 2 year electric/hydraulic warranty that our larger plows have. Produced with the same quality steels and robotically welded for structural integrity.
  7. coolgreen

    coolgreen Member
    Messages: 53

    OK, maybe I'm wrong. But the SnoWay site even says the unit is for non-commercial purposes, while the ST is listed for the "small business owner."

    Maybe SnoWay should change the wording on its site pertaining to the 22, or they will lose a lot of business from people like me who thought it was a homeowner unit.

    There's a lot of guys running smaller trucks out there for their business. If I had my choice I would use my Jeep as my main plowing rig, but I can't pry the keys out of my daughter's hands with a crowbar. She loves plowing with that thing. I find it far faster and easier than using pickups for residential driveways.
  8. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I have been using a 22 on my Ranger for two winters now with no issues.