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Which one? Homesteader or Suburbanite.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowfighter75, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    I am running a snowbear on my 2000 s10 4x4 right now and I am very pleased with it so far but I want hydraulics. I have picked up a few drives in my area and I want to move up a little bit but don't want to kill my truck. I have looked at these two plows and they look the same. So give me your input. Fisher Homesteader 6'8" or Western Suburbanite 6'8" Both are in the 250 to 300 pound weight area. They are both poly. The only difference I can see is color. I just wanted to ask you commercial guys! Thanks!
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2008
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Look at Snoway. The 22 series is a excellent match for that vehicle and offers down pressure a great asset in driveways
  3. SteveJ

    SteveJ Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Six to one, half dozen to the other. SAME plow, SAME manufacturer. You hit it on the head, one is yellow and one is red. :dizzy:

    If I was you though, before I spent 3400 + tax and install I'd look at a used 3/4 ton pickup if you are starting to pickup more driveways. Plus you said you didn't want to kill your truck. That little steader and burban aint gonna cut it for too long. They are an excellent plow for a homeowner or someone who does their driveway and their dads drive, but to put it to REAL work. NOPE.:gunsfiring:

    Put your money into a beafier truck, you won't be sorry later on.<img src=http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/orange_smileys/71.gif>
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    sno-way is the way to go dont waste ur cash on a homesteder or western suburbanite
  5. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    I agree with all of the above. If you think that you might want to "expand" down the road, finding a decent used 3/4 or 1 ton rig wouldn't be a bad idea. If your looking to stay small scale then the SnoWay is the way to go. Homesteader & Suburbanite are made by the same mfg and are not very good for backdragging as they are very light. The down pressure system on the SnoWay is unbeatable, especially in such a lightweight catagory.
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    I will agree with all the above. We make an excellent plow for your S-10 and if you should decide to go with a larger vehicle we make excellent plows for them as well. Our Down Pressure system is available on all models.
  7. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I would stay far way from the snoway plows. Now I have a sub who has a 7'4" suburbanite on his explorer. He is our site supervisor, but the first storm out this year, he was the only one who brought his plow. As its was supposed to be a salt only event. Well it turned to 5", so while everyone was scrambling to get back to their shops to get thier plows. The little suburbanite ended up plowing 12 acres of parking lots by itself over the course of the storm. And each storm since then, it probably plows about 5 acres of so during the storm. It has not let us down once. Minus the trip spring tension bar bending, but thats was an easy 5 min fix. The university of maryland has 4 of them on rangers just to plow sidewalks not pne problem. I have personally installed 6 of them on trucks and not had one customer complain about them. Pound for pound, its the best scraping plow out there. Yet if you look on plowsite, there have been at least 3 post on the 22 series plows with problems in the last week.
  8. snowfighter75

    snowfighter75 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Sno-way out of the question! I ain't paying an extra $2000 for the same size plow. Thanks guys for your input. This will help me in my decission.