I had a shoveller who wanted to put a blade on the front of his van one time. I told him he was crazy and I wouldn't pay him to plow with a van. Severe drugs were one of his many problems. This is the same guy who tried to sell me a stolen Bobcat for cheap.
There's actually a few 4wd conversion vans around here with plows on them. One belongs to a friend who installs carpet. Not much to do when it snows, so he plows. Visibility is great, and the turning radius is good, not for turning around, but for getting close to things.
Now stupid, is the 4wd 1977 Chevy Impala station wagon I see here, that has 36" tires, and a plow on it!
It is funny looking. I used to see it at the Englishtown swap meets in the spring and fall. Then last winter, I saw it in my town with the plow on it! Don't know if I'll see it this year, but if I do, I'll snap a shot of it. Am I the only one who carries a camera when I plow? There's some really od stuff to photograph out there in the snow!
I always have a camera and if its a big storm, I'll bring the video camera. About 2 years ago I had the idea of making myself a training video for my drivers, because it sure is easier to "see" that which you are trying to explain. Nothing major, just some of the basics. And we all know how it is, there's no time to stop & play around with the video camera, and 60 percent of the time the trucks are split up so there was never anyone around to actually operate the camera. So that idea never materialized. Now I can get the SIMA video & just film the cool & wacky stuff I see. Plus, last year it sure was a blast to show my 3 year old boy what Daddy was doing all night with the trucks. He loves the videos I take.
There is a guy arond me,who plows with a mid 90's Front wheel drive Caravan,with a beacon on it and one of those snowbear plows you buy at Sams Club.I seen him plowing a big driveway at a horse farm-then about 5 hrs later-My brother radio's me and he's seen him about 15 miles away doing a residential driveway with it.He got close enough to it to see thats it wasnt an AWD,but he was pushing with it.I had to look twice when I seen that one,I almost thought Id been plowing to many hrs-I was starting to see things.