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Need some insight bout plowing with a stick? cj5?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by gunsworth, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    How bad is it? Was thinkin bout putting a plow on my yj with the 2.5 when I came a cross a CJ5 with a 304 4spd and plow with only 25,000 miles. deal maker here is he is willing to trade me for a mower I have been trying to sell forever. This will not be my main vehicle it will be for my guys to hit drives while I am doing lots. I only had 35 drives last year and just sent them with snow blowers, this year I already know I will have quite a few more and will need another plow. I just have all sorts of crap to figure out and am just looking on insight on all I just posted
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Love CJ5 in drives. Turn on a dime and give you a nickel back. If it's in good shape jump on it.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I never plowed with a CJ It will turn sharper than a YJ the 4 CYL has plenty of pep for plowing. I have driven CJs I hate them for driving on road, off road they have less wheel travle than YJ the frame is weeker than the YJs. I would not want to be stuck in a CJ plowing for hours.

  4. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    decided to ditch the cj idea and sell the mower and just dump more into my YJ. Is there a mount that will allow me to keep my winch in place? Id like to keep summerizing it to a minimum
  5. kmac

    kmac Member
    Messages: 30

    If you change your mind I would go for it. I plowed for years with a CJ5 and a CJ7-both 3 spds(stick was never an issue) around 75-80 driveways plus a couple of small lots. They were both set up with plows on the back and front. Really a great plow vehicle!
  6. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I don't know why some threads won't let me post pictures of my Jeep, but search "Setting up the Jeep" and you'll see my TJ with a winch and Western Unimount plow.

    Plowmeister - any word on that part number yet?