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2 wheel drive

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ppiccolo1, May 6, 2011.

  1. ppiccolo1

    ppiccolo1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a 3/4 ton suburban. It's a 2 wheel drive. Is it worth putting a plow on or is a 4 wheel drive required?
  2. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    dont bother you'll be spinning all over
  3. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I wouldn't do it.
  4. ppiccolo1

    ppiccolo1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks guys. That's what i thought, but I'd rather ask the ones that would know. This site sure is gonna come in handy.
  5. ppiccolo1

    ppiccolo1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    ok, my next question is.... I have a couple of good options for trucks set-up with plows, but I can't decide between. Buying a nice plow truck set-up and trying to sub or an Ariens commercial grade 2stage and hitting the high-end residential homes all over this area. I like the idea of learning the ropes as a sub, but also like the idea of controlling my workload better by going out on my own. Need more work? Go hustle more. Thoughts guys? I wanna have a plan and this sorted out, so I'm not half-assing it come October-November. Can I even find sub work with 10% unemployment?
  6. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    absoluty people dont like the cold just like some dont like being out in the sun.
    also if you are going to go the snow blower route better buy a back up. because havin only one it will go down on ya and only when yoy need it most.
    if you are going tp do residential and need a plow set up look at a jeep, dakota or gmc/chevy colorado/canyon.
    you can put a 7 1/2 ft plow on these vehicles and do both plowin and blowin services.
  7. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Post # 6 x 2 and with that equipment stick to residential work
  8. ppiccolo1

    ppiccolo1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks guys. I'm still debating a cherokee and john deere snowblowers for residential or a 3/4 ton to sub commercial. I just dont want to get in over my head. I have a decent budget and dont need to make a million. But dont want to be a hack either. Any opinions are greatly appreciated!!!
  9. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    I had an old '88 jeep comanche (like a cherokee) with a 4.0 I6 and auto, boy did that thing plow snow, I wouldn't be afraid of the cherokee, as long as it is mechanically sound.
  10. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    i would not go plowin no supermarket or home depot parking lots. but small lots and resi its a great combo.