Best Set-up for plowing, Dream rig

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  1. Matt Braun

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    I think the weight benefit is exaggerated. In my opinion there is no need for a ton of extra weight, whether it be in a big block, 1 ton, or a bunch of extra weight on the truck. Plow blades float so I'm not sure what you need the weight for. There is no amount of snow you are going to push that will weigh more than the truck and plow combined. There's a lot of guys up here who push snow with jeeps and compact trucks and do just fine.

    If I had to do it over again I'd like to have a swb 1/2 ton behind my plow. The shorter wheelbase is nice for residences and tight corners.
     
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    I have never seen a lifted commercial plow truck either. I would think that the lift would throw off the geometry of the plow.
     
  3. twinturbo427

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    I just drove a rental Rav4 2600 miles through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Washington state. Even though the rental was a turd, the advances in technology made the wintery-mix driving much easier. My 1978 3/4 ton burb on bias ply snow tires that I had back in the 90s in Michigan seems like a Conastoga wagon by comparison.
    Miss that Sub sometimes. LoL
     
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    Right! I had a 96 s10 4x4 push button that was great for playing int he snow and driving on icy roads, that abs was shit but in 4hi to stop just downshift and apply brake. Engine kept tires from locking and sliding. Tried to drive my 87 around the block to test it and it was like a pig on ice.
     
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