I noticed in the backround of one of the pictured of Dino that there is a ford ranger with a plow! I didnt relize a small truck like that can handle a plow! I only do residential snow removal.... most have 2 cars in the drive so using my f-250 ext cab for plowing is not a option but was wandering about using a smaller truck..... can a small truck like a ranger really dig in?
You can put a plow on just about any truck/SUV, within reason of course. I don't think I'd run out and get a Kia Sportage to plow with.
Things to consider:
1. Can the front end of the truck handle the weight of the plow.
2. Are you going to have enough truck to push the snow. (Weight/traction/power/4WD)
3. How durable is the truck normally without the plow.
The original ranger was a 95 and we kept that till we bought the 99.
We kept that till 99 and bought the new ranger. The front frame sections are different and they no longer make a frame kit for the 98+ Rangers. So we fabbed the 95 mount to fit the 99. The 95 had air bags for the front coils in the TIB front end, since the 99 uses Torsion A arms we installed load boosters. The 6.5' fisher blade that we bought wqas junk after 4 yrs of commercial use, so we cut down a ST-90 to 7' and installed that onto the MM head frame. The truck plows great and is awesome for driveways and narrow areas. However the tranny is weak, we put a new in at 38K, fortunately ford picked up most of the tab.
We also installed load boosters in the rear to help with the Airflow tailgate sprerader.