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Old 02-21-2013, 07:54 AM
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can jeeps make good plows ?

Just wondering. see a few jeeps with a plow hung up front... I cant see with our light weight vehicles how they can do a good job other then destroying out frt ends
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I use a light weight sno-way plow on my 97 tj, it handles it very well. Im in Wisconsin & use it quite a bit. Its great in tight areas. I added 200 lbs to the rear area of the jeep to offset the weight, its all good.

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Historically Jeeps were THE plow vehicle through the 50s/60s/70s, and beyond.
It's only in the last 30 or so years that most plow duty has been picked up by heavier 4WD pick-up trucks.
Certainly plowing was hard on Jeeps, and many suffered damage from overuse/under-maintenance.

Today's Jeeps are heavier with stronger frames than the early Jeeps. Jeeps still make a good plow vehicle, but require more skill/finesse than plowing with a heavy truck.
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I use the AirLift load levelers in the front springs with a Meyer Drive Pro. Rides like a turd without the springs aired up. In the 2 winters I've had it there's been about zero snow in Cincinnati, but it sure was fun pushing what little we had off the driveway.
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Yes, but they beat the crap out of the vehicle. My dad's 78 CJ7 would still be around if it hadn't spent it's life plowing.
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Its all about maintenance & upkeep, & not beat it.
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I plow with mine and the one before, the first, after years of plowing and little exercise around the rest of the year ended up with he frame breaking up front. Now instead of one of those heavy steel plows we have a fiberglass one that has a metal blade. It is much lighter and still works well except for back dragging, it is hardly noticeable up front even on MPG. Compared to about 600lbs the fiberglass one is like 200lbs.
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Historically Jeeps were THE plow vehicle through the 50s/60s/70s, and beyond.
It's only in the last 30 or so years that most plow duty has been picked up by heavier 4WD pick-up trucks.
Certainly plowing was hard on Jeeps, and many suffered damage from overuse/under-maintenance.

Today's Jeeps are heavier with stronger frames than the early Jeeps. Jeeps still make a good plow vehicle, but require more skill/finesse than plowing with a heavy truck.
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