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Old 12-08-2009
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Winter is here! Snowplowers chime in!

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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone has bought one of those "Snowbear" plows from Canadian Tire. I've been contemplating getting one for a little while now, make my life a little easier..I really don't anticipate shoveling my girthy driveway this winter. lol. We used to have one of the older models on my Nissan truck, it was pretty decent, then put it on my brothers Chevy and it was decent but it got kind of bent, but other than that it was good. I don't know if they have changed anything since we got ours.

Does anyone have one of these or something similar? I was also thinking that I may be able to get something similar from a different company, maybe that would be better but I'm not really sure what's out there. Canadian Tire wants $1200 for the plow and everything minus mounts. Maybe I can get something similar out of the states for a significantly lesser price. I can always sell it in the spring if I don't use it as much as I thought I would. 82" Personal Snowplow - SnowBear Ltd. This is the plow, I think we had the 82x19 before and it was a little too small in my opinion..I don't think my truck would have too much problem pushing something bigger, but Im looking for opinions.

Another concern I was kind of thinking about is my tires, I think my truck should still be low enough that I can plow without much hassle without fiddling with mounts too much. Someone dispell this myth if I'm wrong.

Just wondering who on here is using their rangers to plow, throw some pics up if you got em...what kind of plow your running, etc etc. I honestly love plowing, don't ask me why. I know everything I listed in my post was about Canadian tire, but I think you can get them at Lowes and Wal Mart down there, can anyone post up a price from there ? Thanks
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The ranger is no way near built for the abuse to push a plow. If its your DD I would not do it
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down here we have a catalog called northern and i know ive seen plows in there for cheaper

but i wouldnt really reccomend a ranger to plow, trucks too light
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Northern tool? That place is unreal. So many goodies there, I always go there when I head down to minnesota.. The plow would only be used for my driveway and a couple buddies, not going to see a huge amount of use but I would rather just not shovel this winter..pretty big driveway
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my ranger is my DD and i also have a 89 2500 (not the HD) chevy plow truck with front and back blade that i bought last year for $3500. my 2500 is almost now enough truck for what i want.
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^^^ a rear plow? pics of that i have never seen that
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^^^ a rear plow? pics of that i have never seen that
back blades are very common around here, my dads truck had one on it when he got it. i always thought it would be fun to plow with my ranger though, a buddy of mine had a BII with a plow and that thing was a blast to plow with! it was perfect for doing driveways and such, i would never want to do a parking lot or anything but it did very well fro its size.

edit: heres a link for you downey http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1
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Northern tool? That place is unreal. So many goodies there, I always go there when I head down to minnesota.. The plow would only be used for my driveway and a couple buddies, not going to see a huge amount of use but I would rather just not shovel this winter..pretty big driveway
yea ive never been to a retail outlet but yes we get the catalog
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there is 3 people where I live with plows 00's and up, there trucks sag so bad with the plow up... IMO buy a snowblower...
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back blades are very common around here, my dads truck had one on it when he got it. i always thought it would be fun to plow with my ranger though, a buddy of mine had a BII with a plow and that thing was a blast to plow with! it was perfect for doing driveways and such, i would never want to do a parking lot or anything but it did very well fro its size.

edit: heres a link for you downey Google Image Result for http://www.eblingandson.com/images/EBBladeOne.jpg



now that i see the pic i have seen them b4 almost like a blade on the back of a tractor
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