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Old 07-22-2014, 12:52 AM   #1
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Since I got my truck a month ago I have semi-jokingly thought about getting some sort of plow attachment for the specific purpose of making my life easier when it snows in the winter. In particular for the sole purpose of backing my truck into my drive way before a snow and using the plow to push all the snow out of my drive way. Previous choices included 1) shoveling it and 2) shoveling it and 3) shoveling it but wishing I had a snow blower.

In any event, is there any sort of lighter weight/cheap plow attachment that isn't meant for plowing 20 neighborhoods? Basically a glorified snow shovel to be used a few times a season that is cost effective for said purpose or is this just a crazy idea? thanks
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:40 AM   #2
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On mobile now so can't look up..years ago some company was making homeowner blades that attach by a front reciver hitch. .was manual so u needed to get out to angle it..
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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.

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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
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Heres the one I saw... jeep fourm guys were using them for small drivways etc..

http://www.buysnowsportplows.com/product/snowsportlt
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