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    I ended up with about 32 inches
    *checks* me too! </sick>

    Anyways, theres many things to look at when plowing snow, not just stick the plow on there and drive. You will be depressed if you just do that.

    You may think your truck can push 1000lbs of snow (which it may, I do not know) but it probably wont be able to push it with low traction. I know you said you have fairly good traction already and its 4x4, but lets say current traction = x. The weight:traction ratio will increase more like exponentionally, so you have a 4500lbs truck (just a guess) and you add a thousand more pounds to it your traction will be more like x^-4. Just because of the added weight on the front your rears will spin more. Plus that added weight isnt good on the transfer case, saying snow is good enough isnt good enough.

    That was just some random math figures I threw in there, by no means are they correct but they are on the right track. Not giving you **** or anything, but I dont want you to waste your money.

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    I have an 800 foot driveway and I'm sick of paying $40 to a random guy flagged down from the street.
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    I live North of Boston, we had about 30". I cleared my 180' driveway in less than two hours with an average size snowblower, nothing huge, just marching up and down. If this is just for use on your driveway I'd have thought it'd be better to get a blower (I'm sure you can get bigger, faster, more powerful) or sign up with someone to plow your drive on a standing arrangement. Seems a whole lot of hassle geting a plow fitted when you really would only need it a few times a year, unless you uplan to star clearing snow to make some money of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBFoxbat
    I'm sick of paying $40 to a random guy flagged down from the street.

    Is that full the full monty or just a hand shandy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    Is that full the full monty or just a hand shandy?
    I don't know! You cockneys lowering the tone as always. $40 is pretty cheap -got to be a handjob! but then again if the guy is going round doing his work he must be doing a fair few a day !

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    Give up. Move to Florida.

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    Yeah but there you need a plough device for a different type of snow.


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    Yeah, but there you need to put a plough on the front of the car to shovel all the old people out of the middle of the road.

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    Nice thing about a snowblower is you don't end up with huge piles of snow on the edge of the driveway that will end up needing to be removed if you get hammered again. If you've got a lawn tractor you might consider picking up a snowblower attachment for that, check lowes or home depot for that. As far as plows go, everyone I know with a plow uses a Fisher plow. That's probably because we've got a very reputable shop here locally and that's all they sell though. You'll probably want to look at the minute mount system so you can take it off when you don't need it and put it on quickly when you do.

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    I've got a 40" plow for my lawn tractor. I'm going to buy a plow for my pickup. I won't be plowing a foot of snow. I wont be pushing 1/2 a ton of snow. It's to quickly clean my 800 foot driveway from the normal 3-6" we get per snow storm. If we get more, I'll plow ever 3-6".

    I also have to plow my grandmother's drive way and selected elderly people (so I don't have to pick them out of the middle of the road.)

    I was just wondering if there was something I should be looking for, or a site that advises accordingly.
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