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i hate snow blowers. i got 2 prices. sno-way 22 series for $5349 plus tax. all the good stuff. remote down pressure system. big$ i know but its only for 3 or 4 small driveways. not commercial. truck has a trailer pk so it has a trans cooler. other is fisher home steader for$4000 tax. small light weight plows. truck only has 17.000 miles on it. fisher is cheaper but is it better? i see afew ranger in nj with plows.. im real carefull not beating it up.. slow and steady. 4 driveways.. thats it.. just want to be safe. last yr was brutal. so far this yr good except today we had 6 ''. let me know whats best. im leaning towards the sno-way.
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What kind of vehicle, Prius?
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I assume a range but what year and engine, also 2wd or 4wd, any other options?

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Not trying to run you off, but you might have better luck on a snow plow forum? If those exist. If it were me and I could get by with the cheaper one, then do that. But, if I'm already spending that kind of coin on something I REALLY don't need.. then I might as well spend a little more and get the decked out one.
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sorry i thought i had said ranger..
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only problem i have and see is where do i put all this snow? these driveways are not big.. you can only push so much.. thinking of a atv also but they are 2x as much. even used ones are big$$ :(
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If driveways are not big and you have a pickup truck then a snow blower makes more sense, it spreads the removed snow out and can be used for sidewalks if required.
In my area you are required to remove the snow(or ice) on the sidewalk in front of your home/business.
They are self propelled so loading and unloading by ramp makes it easier, or you can make or buy a trailer hitch mounted boom to load and unload.

A Plow is really for longer driveways or alot of smaller driveways(commercial).
You and the driveway's owner need to pick a spot to pile the plowed snow, obviously you need access to it with the plow and it needs to be a large enough area for ALL the snow over the winter, push the snow back as far as possible in early winter because it can become quite a large pile if there is no melting temps for several months.
Generally you plow center of driveway with straight blade first(back drag plow at garage doors), and push that snow off to one side, at agreed location, then angle plow blade toward the edges pushing as much snow as you can to the sides, but over a long winter these side piles can get large, so start wide in earlier winter

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If driveways are not big and you have a pickup truck then a snow blower makes more sense, it spreads the removed snow out and can be used for sidewalks if required.
In my area you are required to remove the snow(or ice) on the sidewalk in front of your home/business.
They are self propelled so loading and unloading by ramp makes it easier, or you can make or buy a trailer hitch mounted boom to load and unload.

A Plow is really for longer driveways or alot of smaller driveways(commercial).
You and the driveway's owner need to pick a spot to pile the plowed snow, obviously you need access to it with the plow and it needs to be a large enough area for ALL the snow over the winter, push the snow back as far as possible in early winter because it can become quite a large pile if there is no melting temps for several months.
Generally you plow center of driveway with straight blade first(back drag plow at garage doors), and push that snow off to one side, at agreed location, then angle plow blade toward the edges pushing as much snow as you can to the sides, but over a long winter these side piles can get large, so start wide in earlier winter
Man, you can literally give anyone a "how to" on anything. R-F would have no tech support if it weren't for you. You're the man, RonD!
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Man, you can literally give anyone a "how to" on anything. R-F would have no tech support if it weren't for you. You're the man, RonD!
No joke! Every time I see RonD replied to a thread I have to read it because he is constantly dropping knowledge bombs!
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Wow, thanks for the nice comments
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I actually learned something about how to plow snow correctly.. I would have just pushed it off to the side and worry about it later, haha. Thanks for the knowledge Ron
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You have 4x4 just drive through the snow.
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You have 4x4 just drive through the snow.
I think the OP has a side job of clearing driveways for his neighbors, At least that is how I took it.
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