Originally Posted by Boulevard
Buy a snow blower, it'll be cheaper up front and cheaper in the long run. Keep in mind that with a snow plow you will be looking at a front end lift kit to return the front end to some semblance of normal and a set of plow lights so that you have lights that shine over the plow. Your truck will also handle like it has 500 pounds hanging 3 feet off of the front of it. The whole thing gets expensive and is a right royal pain in the *** to drive around.
There is no such thing as light duty snow plowing and the first frozen clump of ice, or rock or frozen dog s**t that you hit will rock your truck hard. Rock your truck hard several times a year and you will be looking at expensive repairs. Adjust your plow so that it lessens the impact and it won't plow for s**t. I guess what I am trying to say here is stay away from this option.
I'd also like to add one more thing. You say that you want to back into your drive way and plow your way out. In essence you want to start plowing from a standstill. This may prove to be almost impossible or impossibly hard on your truck.
Thanks for the feed back. Great advice. Just wanted to see if there was something like that .. but I see your points. I wouldn't be looking to do neighborhoods or need extra lights for what I was thinking. Also, I mean if I can start from a stand still with a shovel in my hand.. I'd imagine i can do it from a truck. I am a person who shovels while it's still snowing so I can avoid dealing with 10" of snow at once... then again I don't own a snow blower currently so that would change.
I'll probably sideline this idea then! thanks