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Wrangler for a plow truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by John O., Feb 19, 2005.

  1. John O.

    John O. Member
    Messages: 43

    I'am looking into buying a 95 wrangler as a plow truck. I wanted to know what you guys think is too much to plow as far as the size of a lot. Also i was curious if anyone uses the in-line 4 cylinder engine, and if it has enough power to plow. It would also be a Manuel tranny.
     
  2. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    this may come out wrong but if you do a search on Wrangler you will get alot of responses.
    Get the 4.0, the 4 cylinder is low on power for plowing even though some have don't it with no problems.
     
  3. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I've got a 97' with a 6cyl 5spd. The owners manual says they don't recommend plowing with a 4 cyl automatic. That's all I can find in there about plowing with a 4.
     
  4. Mistel

    Mistel Member
    Messages: 48

    John

    I have the same question as I want to get a similar truck to plow with. I only have a couple lots to do and my current truck is just to much of a pig on gas. (chev 2500, 6L) I was thinking an older Jeep YJ, 4 cyl, stick. I'll watch this thread
     
  5. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I myself use a 97 tj with 4.0L 6cyl, auto. And agree with Luppy I think the four is underpowered. There is a guy by me that has a 4 cyl w/ manual he has been trying to sell with a western blade for 2 years. I was driving by his place during the last big storm we had (12 inches) and he was plowing with it, I watched him stallout twice trying to push, then he ended up raising the blade and taking it down layer by layer. My 6 cyl has never had that kind of trouble pushing. But it could be operator error, I only got to see him running it, and not try it myself.