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Picking a Plow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by MikeRi24, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    I have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler that I am going to put a plow on. I looked at a Western Commercial plow and it was like $3600 installed. They have the homeowner "Suburbanite" Series that is significantly cheaper. The guy tried real hard to steer me away from the lighter plow, but I only do my driveway and 3 other VERY small driveways. I would really like to get the lower cost one, but is that a bad idea? like I said, I only do my driveway (~30 feet long, 1 car wide) and 3 others about the same size or smaller.
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i could go eitherway on this,,,,, you start with jsut you , plus a friends...and it turns into 10 more quickly... if you think thats the case id go bigger.... those smaller ones really look cheap to me....

    id look into a snowway plow...
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    A comecial plow on a STOCK jeep wrangler is a bit much (weight). For the amount of plowing your going to do I'd go with the cheaper plow. If you end up doing a lot of driveways then you will have the money to upgrade the Jeep and plow.
  4. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Thats what I was thinking. I go to school full time and work another part time job, so trust me, it will not get more work than I am doing now. I thought of looking into getting a used truck with a plow already on it, but for what I was willing to spend, I could only find and old, rotted out truck with a busted plow that needed a lot of work. I know my Jeep is well maintained because I have owned it since it was new and I am very meticulous about taking care of it, so with a couple minor upgrades, I thought it be better to stick with that and invest my money in a plow
  5. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  6. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I second the Sno-Way on your Jeep.
    Plowing is alot harder on a vehicle then you think it will be.
  8. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Ended up buying a SnowDogg MD series. the Sno-Way was $4600!!!!!! way too much money for me to spend! I priced a Western, Meyer, Blizzard and Fisher as well. The SnowDogg came in at $2700 installed, the next cheapest was the Western at $3100. I checked the SnowDogg out real good and was quite impressed. it seems like a quality piece. Only weighs 380 lbs too. Only thing I am not too crazy about is the hand held controller. I would prefer a joy stick type controller, but I can live with it. I might try to rig one up or something.

    BRENTMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    you shoula at least went with the western probably, but i dont know much, cause i'm a newb too....
  10. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Never used a Snow Dogg but they look like well built plows. let us know how it works for you.
  11. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    you got any pics
  12. Enzo

    Enzo Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    go with the snoway plow, much better on the jeep as far as another other plow is concerned.
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Or 100 lbs more the the competitors, I suggest your next purchase be front end support and some ballast.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  14. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Have learned quite a bit from Jeep plowers...I too.. will purchase the snow way
    thanks all

    BRENTMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    yup same here i want to get a sno-way model 22...probably the 6'8" for my '05 wrangler
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Go with the 7 1/2 22 series plow. you will find the 6 1/2 si not wide enough when angled.

    BRENTMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    is it not too big for my jeep?
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    :nono: it's just like Mama bear's bed just right:nod::cool:
  19. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Enzo i believe this member made his purchase already, but your words are always appealing!:waving:
  20. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    NO... I used a 7 1/2 Fisher RD for 20 years (some mods nessasery). Snoway lists the 7 1/2 22 sereis plow for the jeep.