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need advise....

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Maxs01b5, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Maxs01b5

    Maxs01b5 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 6

    so next year around this time i plan to be starting a strictly residential plowing service, about 20 drives. As of today im still on the wall about what type of truck to get i was leaning towards a wrangler/cherokee/ranger/dakota something small but capable. i found this today


    would this be a worth while investment? i realize it has a lot of miles, im pretty mechanically inclined so i could do some preventative maintenance, or would trying to purchase the plow assembly refurbishing that and picking up a cherokee down the road be an better option. Or am i being stupid?
  2. GatorDL55

    GatorDL55 Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I think that price is a little high for that vehicle. You'd be better off buying something without a plow and putting one on it. That way you know that someone didn't abuse it plowing snow.
  3. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    LOL spelling errors in the listing, brilliant seller. :dizzy:


    I have always preached that, buy a vehicle and put a plow on it. That way you have a better idea of what you got, and likely much less rust. Rust would be my biggest worry.
  4. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I have plowed with my Cherokee since 03 and it has done a great job. Look it over REAL well. Diffs and tranny, look for leaks or sealer.check where the frame mounts to the truck too. I have seen them kink the frame!
  5. Maxs01b5

    Maxs01b5 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 6

    appreciate the advise guys! i was hoping to get a truck that hasnt been used for plowing, just do not want to get ripped a new one paying for the plow install and all. i was thinking about the do it yourself plows they sell any good for the jeeps or not really?
  6. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    You can install any plow yourself, it basically just bolts up and the wiring is plug and play.