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What Made Up A Sno Commander Model?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by jjklongisland, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    I have a 1989 Dodge Ram W250 Sno Commander. Does anyone know what the additional options were part of the Sno Commander Model. Thanks
     
  2. RODHALL

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Heavy duty spring and shocks
    Plow/plow wiring
    Cab/clearance lights
    Stickers to make it rust faster
    Most but not all got ASD
    And
    Some got upgraded differentials and transfer case

    It is common to see them NP 241 transfer case with a 44 Cad front and 60 rear with anti spin.
    It rare to see them with np 205 Transfer case with 60 Front and 60 rear with anti spin.

    Why what does your truck have?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Its a sno commander model... The guy I bought it from was the original owner and sold the plow and cradle a year after he got it. The truck is definately stiff; W250 regular cab, long bed... With low fuel your jaw chatters with every bump. It only has 74,000 original miles on the 318 auto. It should run forever... Its in great condition, no rust, never been hit or abused by a contractor. I recently put 33's on her, a light rack, bed liner, tauno cover and some steps. The interior is bare bones but immaculate. No rips or anything. Knock on wood, eveything on her works... When I bought her I couldnt get her to engage into 4 wheel drive... It was the vacuum lines, I bypassed them and installed a posi-loc system which works real well. I am afraid that when I mount the plow on her the front tires might rub. Everyone in the Dodge Ramcharger club said the 33 X 12.5's were gonna rub but they don't and I push her real hard off road... I am mounting this week to her an 8' meyer with an E-60. I might mount her stock wheels and tires if she rubs... Its my beach/home depot/plow truck but Ilove drving her. I just wish her damn brake pedal wasn't so high. I was thinking of cutting it and welding it at a lower angle. Its just so damn uncomfortable, I am a big guy and the seet doesnt go back far enough. Lets see how 15 hours of plowing feels with that high brake.
     
  4. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Theres a New Ram at the dealer up the street from me, they have a truck with a big sticker on the bed that says " Snow Chief ".....The sticker Reads 2007 dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Snow chief Addition~ :dizzy: Nice truck but it's a Hemi...If it was a cummins i might already have it by now!
     
  5. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    You can't get the Snow Chief package with the Cummins, you can get the plow prep package, but you don't get the fancy sticker. If you're wondering

    Plow Prep Package is:
    160 amp alternator
    750 amp battery
    Transfer case skid plate

    Snow Chief Package is:
    160 amp alternator
    750 amp battery
    LSD Rear Axle
    Clearance lights
    245/70/17 all terrain tires
    "Snow Chief" badge"
    Transfer case skid plate
     
  6. cha-chas plowin

    cha-chas plowin Member
    Messages: 44

    brake calipers

    dodge 2500 was sitting for about 6 months can thay be lubed to loosen tham up i head it can be done but how or if its true:dizzy:
     
  7. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    so I'm not the only one thats heard of the snow chief...:waving: I may go to the dealer tomorrow and just order that fancy badge though..xysport wesport
     
  8. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 744

    So a Snow Chief is nothing more or then a standard plow truck with a very expensive badge. :) Minus the clearance lights that is what a Snow prep should be. I just went through getting a new 2500 and had to look hard to find a truck with a Snow Prep and an LSD.

    Why in the world would anyone want a truck to plow without and LSD? I say, if you get a 4x4 without at least 1 LSD, might as well just get a 2 wheel drive with and LSD. Show prep should be with and LSD.

    A lot of true 4x4 SUVs on the road with TRUE 4 wheel drive. Shame none of the big four are making a truck a true 4x4.

    End of my rant,
    Chris
     
  9. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,444


    The Alternator is a still a 136 amp with the CTD.
     
  10. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,444


    Great truck and will run forever. But I would recomend getting a fisher. I am not found of the Myers. To many problems
     
  11. HD61CUIN

    HD61CUIN Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    I thought rubber flooring or carpeting delete whatever they call it was also part of the package?
     
  12. MichiganSnoMan

    MichiganSnoMan Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hey Guys, i recently acquired my grandfathers 86 (i believe) SnoCommander. He was the second owner but was the only one who used it the year it wasnt his (belonged to the dad's club at the highschool my dad attended for plowing the parking lot then he bought it from them).
    it needs a lot of TLC, but if anyone has a digital owner manual that would be great. or at the very least, if anyone has an idea where the plows hydraulic reservoir is located, the seals leak a bit, but its got nearly no fluid in the lines so i'll need to add some to leak check. Any and all info is greatly appreciated!

    thanks!
     
  13. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster 2000 Club Member
    from 406
    Messages: 2,832

    Open the hood , it should be on the right
    A big black round container.
    Fallow the hoses . If it is original.
    Factory fill was atf.....I like ATF+4



    The manual for the plow is from Meyer
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2020
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  14. MichiganSnoMan

    MichiganSnoMan Junior Member
    Messages: 12


    Thanks! my Cousin still has the actual plow, but the truck is still all original. i thought that might be it, but didnt want to add fluid before knowing.

    thanks again!
     
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  15. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster 2000 Club Member
    from 406
    Messages: 2,832

    D077553A-48D8-4A98-B246-8BE069EBDEC5.jpeg Hers is a pic of the revisor.
     
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  16. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    Just throwing this out there, the 03-07 2500 Power Wagon's Boss doesn't list a plow for them. If you remove the winch, the plow mount should bolt right in place like a normal 03-07 2500 right?

    I see a couple Power Wagon's for sale, just curious about that.
     
  17. MichiganSnoMan

    MichiganSnoMan Junior Member
    Messages: 12

  18. MichiganSnoMan

    MichiganSnoMan Junior Member
    Messages: 12

  19. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,573

    Pretty sure that's an air pump for emissions....not a pto pump
     
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  20. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster 2000 Club Member
    from 406
    Messages: 2,832

    And you would be right.
    And down low is the power steering pump.

    I wonder what make of plow he has?
    OP , Do you Have any pics of the plow.