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Wrangler for Gas Station parking lot

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by EasylyConfused, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. EasylyConfused

    EasylyConfused Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Is a Jeep Wrangler/TJ powerful enough to clear the lot of a large Gas Station. I need to buy a vehicle before spring, and I want to be able to use it next year for plowing. I like the Idea of the TJ because most of my plowing accounts would most likley be residential. Am I crazy to imagine that I could clear a large gas station parking lot. The lot can hold 11 Tractor Trailers easily. Maybe that would give you an idea of the size of the lot. I need to clear the Gas Station because it's my parents. I live in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, so we don't get very wet snow. It's usually fairly light.
     
  2. Boutallnite

    Boutallnite Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    A Wrangler can do it with no problems. I have plowed commercial lots that hold 100 + cars. IT might take longer with a wrangler, but as far as handling it (You will be fine). Just get the 4.0L
     
  3. plucnik

    plucnik Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 25

    I've been plowing with my 97 Wrangler with a Western 6.5 for the last 3 years. I wouldn't suggest doing shopping malls but gas stations, strip malls and apartment complexs are no problemo. I keep 300 pounds of ballast in the back and with my 4.0 I can push pretty big loads.
     
  4. EasylyConfused

    EasylyConfused Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Is it possible to plow over a curb? If so, how? We were just looking at where we could put the snow. There is a nice big field that we own off of the parking lot and it would be great to plow the snow up there, but I can't see how that is possible.
     
  5. plucnik

    plucnik Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 25

    Sure......just lift the blade just before you get to the curb and the push will ride up. Just be careful on the first one. I have a manual trans and I release the clutch and "coast" just before I get to the curb. Once you do it, you'll get the idea.