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Re: Plow?

You can absolutely put a plow on your Grand Cherokee.

Just do what I did. Get a pull plow. They bolt right into your receiver hitch and you pull it instead of pushing it. Mine works great.

Here's a link to the one I have:

Snowman Snow Plows - Manufactures Pull Plows

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According to whom?
Anyone who knows vehicles...

I grew up in Wisconsin and now live in Minnesota (not counting my time trekking the world in the Army). I've lived in snow country for most of my life and I know for a fact that ANY vehicle with obvious signs of a plow being installed and used will be worth less than the same vehicle without the plow.

I won't go into a lengthy description of all the stress snow plowing puts on the various components of a vehicle....
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Or better yet...a 4WD tractor to not only take care of this need, but many others that come with property ownership.
^^ This.
There are a lot of brands out there now that sell medium sized tractors with 4wd that would be perfect for plowing (or snowblowing) long driveways.

Mahindra
Kioti
Kubota

Heck, even the local Cabela's has some medium sized tractors sitting out front here in the Twin Cities. Northern Tool is another good place to look at medium tractors (I think they are re-branded Mahindra tractors, but don't quote me on that).

You can even get them with a cab if you want to stay warm.

In my humble opinion, the Bobcat Toolcat is a great option (if you can afford it).
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You can absolutely put a plow on your Grand Cherokee.

Just do what I did. Get a pull plow. They bolt right into your receiver hitch and you pull it instead of pushing it. Mine works great.

Here's a link to the one I have:

Snowman Snow Plows - Manufactures Pull Plows
That would work, as it isn't that much different from towing--as long as the jeep itself can make it thru and that shouldn't be a problem.

If you use a snowblower type plow, small tractors can plow without excess stress or wear. Or an old Wrangler with chains and a blower type plow.

Pusher plows are trickier as you have to angle them to avoid pushing the snow back into the plowing zone--blowers get it the heck out of your way.

... a large family and shovels would also work, but more expensive in the long run than all of the above options.
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That would work, as it isn't that much different from towing--as long as the jeep itself can make it thru and that shouldn't be a problem.
Yup, even a V6 is rated to tow 6400 lbs and you wouldn't be putting much stress on the vehicle at all. It really it a great option for a homeowner.
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You can absolutely put a plow on your Grand Cherokee.

Just do what I did. Get a pull plow. They bolt right into your receiver hitch and you pull it instead of pushing it. Mine works great.

Here's a link to the one I have:

Snowman Snow Plows - Manufactures Pull Plows
Good luck if you get a 2 ft dump overnight which happens too often where I live.

That will work if you never let it get over say 1ft.
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Good luck if you get a 2 ft dump overnight which happens too often where I live.

That will work if you never let it get over say 1ft.
The deepest snow I've tried so far is 18" and it had no problem clearing my 150' driveway.
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The deepest snow I've tried so far is 18" and it had no problem clearing my 150' driveway.
Problem is, he has another 2490 ft to go.

I know what my Jeep can handle and it cannot handle any storm, let alone adding an anchor to it.

99% Snow Pickups around here run chains and they are on the "Clean Side" of the plow.

I'm sure that puller can handle some storms. And on a big storm you'd have to be around and make multiple passes so it does not get ahead of you.

Even on my "suburb" driveway when the street plow comes by there might be 5 feet of heavy stuff piled up an the end of the driveway on a modest storm. I know I can't drive through that and even I could I wouldn't want to.

Depends where is and how much snow he gets.
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Problem is, he has another 2490 ft to go.

I know what my Jeep can handle and it cannot handle any storm, let alone adding an anchor to it.

99% Snow Pickups around here run chains and they are on the "Clean Side" of the plow.

I'm sure that puller can handle some storms. And on a big storm you'd have to be around and make multiple passes so it does not get ahead of you.

Even on my "suburb" driveway when the street plow comes by there might be 5 feet of heavy stuff piled up an the end of the driveway on a modest storm. I know I can't drive through that and even I could I wouldn't want to.

Depends where is and how much snow he gets.
The size of the driveway is really irrelevant because the blades fill up and then the snow pushes out the sides. So it really doesn't matter if you're plowing 100' or 1000', the end result is the same.

I think your issue may be with the tire you are running. I have no problem whatsoever running through 18" of snow. The biggest storm I've encountered with my WK2 so far has been just under two feet and I managed just fine. I've also pushed through a much higher pile at the end of my driveway on several occasions.

Anyway, these pull plows are ideal for vehicles like the WK2. They connect quickly and easily to the tow hitch and they put almost no undue stress on the suspension. They can handle quite a bit of snow without issue, which is really all anyone can ask.
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The size of the driveway is really irrelevant because the blades fill up and then the snow pushes out the sides. So it really doesn't matter if you're plowing 100' or 1000', the end result is the same.

I think your issue may be with the tire you are running. I have no problem whatsoever running through 18" of snow. The biggest storm I've encountered with my WK2 so far has been just under two feet and I managed just fine. I've also pushed through a much higher pile at the end of my driveway on several occasions.

Anyway, these pull plows are ideal for vehicles like the WK2. They connect quickly and easily to the tow hitch and they put almost no undue stress on the suspension. They can handle quite a bit of snow without issue, which is really all anyone can ask.
Send a Video link of it doing it's Job in DEEP snow with a MidSize SUV.

I couldn't find a thing on youtube. Only wimpy stuff.

If it were as great as you say I would think there would be loads of videos.

I run Nokian Snow tires. And no, I wouldn't think of Ramming the end of my driveway with it. Even if it COULD push through it.
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Send a Video link of it doing it's Job in DEEP snow with a MidSize SUV.

I couldn't find a thing on youtube. Only wimpy stuff.

If it were as great as you say I would think there would be loads of videos.

I run Nokian Snow tires. And no, I wouldn't think of Ramming the end of my driveway with it. Even if it COULD push through it.
Unfortunately, I don't have a video to show you. Maybe I'll make my own video next time we get a big snowfall. I really don't know why you're giving me such a hard time about this. I've had one of these plows for five years now and I've used it many times with two different SUVs. I'm telling you that they work great with midsize SUVs, even if the snow is fairly deep. I was trying to help the OP out by sharing my experience, but all I get in return is a debate from someone who obviously has never had any experience with a pull plow. Everyone was telling the guy not to put a plow on a GC, but this is one that works just fine and will do no damage. My guess is that those guys never have seen a pull plow before. Most people don't even know they exist.
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Unfortunately, I don't have a video to show you. Maybe I'll make my own video next time we get a big snowfall. I really don't know why you're giving me such a hard time about this. I've had one of these plows for five years now and I've used it many times with two different SUVs. I'm telling you that they work great with midsize SUVs, even if the snow is fairly deep. I was trying to help the OP out by sharing my experience, but all I get in return is a debate from someone who obviously has never had any experience with a pull plow. Everyone was telling the guy not to put a plow on a GC, but this is one that works just fine and will do no damage. My guess is that those guys never have seen a pull plow before. Most people don't even know they exist.
I think it depends where you live and where OP lives.
Where I live, that simply would not work.

Light storms yes, big storms, no way.

Don't you find it odd that not even the web site that sells them has a video.
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