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Suburbanite good buy?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by trod81, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. trod81

    trod81 Member
    Messages: 73

    Hey I just do a few driveways maybe will do commercial next year. There is a brand new suburbanite plow off of craigslist I can get for 1k. It has a different mount and a different headlight harness than what I need. Good buy or not?
  2. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    They go for about 1800 around here in good conditions with mount and wiring.
  3. trod81

    trod81 Member
    Messages: 73

    Yeah his was brand new in 11 still had all stickers.
  4. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I converted a suburbanite harness from a Toyota to a Ford with some wire connectors. Not that big of an engineering feat. Your mount price will vary. That little plow did a good job for what it was. I personally wouldn’t plow commercially with one.
  5. trod81

    trod81 Member
    Messages: 73

    Yeah that's what I have heard
  6. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Wiring is easy, but its the actual mount hardware that can cause a problem when switching from one vehicle to another. Before committing to the plow, check a local western plow dealer for what it would cost you to buy the truck mount, also the install price if you aren't mechanically inclined. The mount can quickly add a whole lot to the price.

    Also, be aware that it is a very very very "light duty" plow.
    And judging by this picture... prone to fading;
    ... faded plastic is WEAKENED plastic.