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New vs used Snowbear Plow

Discussion in 'Snowbear Plows' started by 1PapaDock4, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    Hello everyone,
    I'm new to the site, however, I've been reading a lot about light duty plows.
    This upcoming winter, I'm looking at getting a Snowbear. Yes, I know all the various remarks about the plow. However, I can either buy a new Snowbear for 1400, or a used one for 600. I'm not sure what direction to go, leaning toward the new one just because of the fact I don't know how a used plow was used or abused.
    Any insight is greatly appreciated.

  2. ArcticCat1

    ArcticCat1 Member
    Messages: 37

    If you go with a used one, look at the winch- have them connect it to a battery to make sure it is operational! Going with a new one gives you piece of mind, though...

    My SB is 2 years old, works good. You just have to take it easy plowing, keep speeds down while plowing, and keep the winch motor dry.
  3. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it!
  4. Dwestie

    Dwestie Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I sold mine about a year ago when I upgraded trucks. It worked like the day it was new after bout 5 years of plowing 8-10 drives per snowfall. Great little plow if you take it easy. Does not back drag that well though as it is too light. but push away and they will go forever !-D
  5. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    I ended up picking up a used oned for 250 from craigslist.. bought the mounting brackets new (250) and a new winch (75). Plus with a few little modifications, she'll work well.
    Probably will pick up another winch as a just incase type of thing.
  6. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Papa, Look at this link/thread:
    I've seen them on sale (coupon) for $49.95 and the 1 yr full replacement warranty is approx. $6.00.
  7. 1PapaDock4

    1PapaDock4 Member
    Messages: 32

    Thanks ranger! Something i will definitely look into.