what size plow.....ranger

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by vwovw, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. vwovw

    vwovw Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    i was looking into getting a ford ranger for a driveway truck. what size plow would you recommend? is a ranger a good plow truck?
     
  2. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
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    22 Series all the way. I have a 2001 Edge with the 4.0 6 cyl. in it. It is a great combination.

    I have 61 drives and 2 small lots that I do with it and it works very well.

    Here is a link to some pics that were taken when I first got it. It still looks and performs just as well today!! You won't be sorry!!

    Link: http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=40423
     
  3. iceyman

    iceyman PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,321

    a ranger can be a good truck if you dont try try plow a mall parking lot or sumthing big like that...:nod::cool:
     
  4. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    agree with pearcelawn 22 series all the way :nod: :nod:
     
  5. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I do a pizza place and a dentist's office lot. Both are small.

    I think that a mall would take all winter to do!!LOL :dizzy:
     
  6. BREAULT69

    BREAULT69 Member
    Messages: 97

    I had a 93 with 6.5' Meyer and had absolutely no problem. If I still had it I definitely would have added wings. I ran 10.50x31R15 all terrain tires with 400-500lbs ballast in rear. It could push heavy wet snow uphill when my loader would spin a little. You might want to stiffen the front suspension, I had H.D. front coils.
     
  7. Twixster

    Twixster Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a 2003 Ranger 4X4 with a 22 Series 6'8" blade and I like it. I wouldn't go smaller than the 6'8" blade as it's about perfect size for doing driveways. I would also recommend getting down pressure if you are doing driveways.
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,194

    I would say a 6.5-7 foot blade which ever brand you want will do fine for the truck! Rangers seem to be a somewhat common driveway truck!