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Plowing with a '99 Chevy Suburban

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jason9696, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. jason9696

    jason9696 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 16

    Hello All,
    I came over here from www.Lawnsite.com where I have found a lot of helpful info for my lawn care business in the summer.
    I am totally new to plowing, I have done it probably ten times with someone else's equipment, but never my own.
    I have a '99 Suburban that has been in my family for a long time, and I want to know how realistic it would be to plow with it. I want to do at the max 10 driveways, maybe some small parking lots, but don't forsee myself doing big lots or anything.
    I went on the Fisher web site, and I can put a 7 1/2' SD on there.
    My question is, how well will this plow? Will I be breaking stuff left and right, and putting a lot of wear on the vehicle?

    I also have a '08 Tundra that is a lease, that I am timid to set up with a plow, because I'm not sure I want to keep it or not after the lease is up in two years.
    What do you guys think?
    Thanks for the help,
  2. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Hi Jason

    The Suburban is virtually a 1500 Pick-up with a station wagon body, all 1/2 ton truck under neath.

    If you are looking for a real nice used plow set up for your Suburban I have one

    It is a 7.5' Meyer Ez Mount Classic, it comes complete with the correct chevy mounts, all the wiring, controls, a rebuilt E47 pump, the blade, lift frame and frame brackets have been sand blasted and totally refinished , along with New labels, this plow is like new! If your interested call me at 508 753 6617

    Central Mass area
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    They did make 3/4 ton Sburban's. For 10 drives yours will work fine. The harder you work a truck the faster it will wear out. Plowing is more work!
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    If it's a 1/2 ton you can put a 7.5' HD Fisher plow on it, and if it's a 3/4 ton you can put an 8' HD Fisher plow on it. Does your Tundra have the 5.7 or 4.7?
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Worst part about plowing with a Suburban is the windows fogging up.
    It will push snow fine....you may have trouble seeing.
    A small fan to keep the air moving will help de-fog the windows.
  6. jason9696

    jason9696 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 16

    Thanks for all the replies!

    Nascar - That sounds like a good deal, I might give you a call at some point.

    I thought I could only put a SD on there, at least that's what the web site says.
    It's a 4.7L.

  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Go to a dealer they will probably tell you diferent. The site says you can only put a Home Steader on a 2008 Chevy 1500 but the dealer toled my you can put a 7.5' HD on it.