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Can I plow with a 3.0 v6 ranger?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by esr310r, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. esr310r

    esr310r Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    If i got a 3.0 v6 ranger and put a transmission cooler on it, would i be ok to plow residentials? it has 4x4 but no trans cooler yet. what do you think? would it be enough power?
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    it will do the job...plow with the storm and dont wait till there is a foot of snow
  3. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I've seen several Rangers with plows on them and used to own a couple of them. (1990 3.0 liter and a 1993 4.0 liter.) The 3.0 liter is definitely the weaker V6 and might huff and puff a bit in the heavy stuff. I'd definitely go with a transmission cooler and don't go too crazy (heavy) with a plow. And, as has already been stated, don't wait until it's waist deep.
  4. tjslider

    tjslider Member
    Messages: 42

    I have an Explorer 4X4... (4.0 I know..) I don't have any issues with 4-5" of light stuff. 4L will be your best friend if it gets wet & heavy. I am assuming you have an auto trans.... Add a large trans cooler AND a temp gauge. Make sure you stop completely before changing gears from D to R and back.

  5. Nismothunder

    Nismothunder Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I'd check your gear ratio in the truck first. Thats a major factor when your talking about the little engines. A 3.08 rear end, nope. 3.55 or 3.73 yep probley will.