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Wrangler or Cherokee sport for driveways

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dmelicious, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. dmelicious

    dmelicious Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    hey guys, i plow mainly drives, and want something move manueverable. do you think a 2000-2003 wrangler or cherokee sport ? either with a 4.0 straight 6 and auto tranny for the sport, and a 5speed for the wrangler.,gonna get the snowway with down pressure, but not sure which jeep. help. thanks
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I would say (but I'm biased) the Cherokee IF you can find one with the Selectrac transfer case, this gives you 2wd - 4wd Part time - 4wd Full time ( thats the important one) - 4wd Low. With the full time option you can leave it engaged all the time which makes cleaning up a breeze since you have the benefits of 4wd without all the axle binding.

    Depending where in Upstate, NY you are I have a white 99 Cherokee Sport with the selectrac that we were planning on trading in, I have some pics if you're interested.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2007
  3. bdhunter

    bdhunter Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Cherokee works for me, as you can see.
  4. Rickco

    Rickco Member
    Messages: 89

    I am looking to get a jeep this year and may be interested. please send me some pics and ifo on it.
    P.S. I'm going to town next month
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I have not used a Cherokee but I have use wranglers (for 19 years) for driveway you cant beet them. with a wrangler when plowing a 3 car garage you can plow across the doors IE no backdraging!! it's shorter than the Cherokee.
  6. hydroturf

    hydroturf Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I have a wrangler with a 6'10" blade and a buyers spreader that does a great job. I have a 4.0 which was recommended and i've never had any problems.
  7. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    i would go with wrangler w-v6 and auto trans,my boss has a 97 wrangler w- 4 cly and stick it to underpowered and it gets busy jamming gears and operating the plow at the same time
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Hi Wild Bill
    Tell your boss to mount the controller on the shifter... I been doing that for 18 years in my jeeps. O ya I drive sticks hated the auto. and Jeeps have inline 6 not V6 (except the 07Jeeps they have V6)
  9. plowtj

    plowtj Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    plowing with a 2000 tj

    Hi i own 2 6-plex apartments with small parking lots , i use a 2000 jeep wrangler tj with a staight 6 and auto, it works great, i have a meyers 6.5 poly blade with the e-z mount and a E-60 pump, great set-up. the jeep can turn in a very short radius, you can plow the snow into such tight places, where you could not get a pick up truck in. i have seen some plow contractors in my area that have alot of condos using a jeep for the small drives and it works great,i use to use a full size dodge to do the same thing. i vote for the jeep.
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Wrangler, with the 6 cyl, awesome driveway machine.
  11. jax1013

    jax1013 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    1998 wrangler

    i sent you a pm today. The wrangler i used to own, my friend tom bought. However, he bought a limo company at about the same time and hasn't even used it. Its got a 6.8 blizzard that was like new when i sold it to him. Its got the 6 cyl, auto, and air. He's in Long Island NY and he can be reached at 516 860-4377. You wont be disappointed. Good luck, Jack