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I really don't know why you're giving me such a hard time about this.
Because you are doing something that people have heard (or read on the internet) you shouldn't do. It doesn't matter that they never tried. It doesn't matter if it works for you, that is irrelevant. You are trying to dash somebody's long held beliefs.

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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.
I don't find it odd at all because I have one of these plows and I've used it for years now without a problem up to 18" of snow. What I find odd is that a guy who doesn't have one will keep telling me reasons why/when it won't work. Have you ever owned one? Or used one? If the answer is no, then why are you so adamant that it won't work?

BTW, I was born and lived in upstate NY for my entire life. We get lots of snow here, probably as much or even more than just about anywhere else in the U.S.
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Because you are doing something that people have heard (or read on the internet) you shouldn't do. It doesn't matter that they never tried. It doesn't matter if it works for you, that is irrelevant. You are trying to dash somebody's long held beliefs.

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Yeah, you are probably correct. I just wish people would be more open minded about things.

The purpose of my initial comment was to let people know that there is an alternative that works for vehicles like the Grand Cherokee and it works well enough for me. I'm quite sure an F350 with a commercial plow would work better, but for my purposes, a pull plow that pops into my receiver hitch does the job every time.
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I don't find it odd at all because I have one of these plows and I've used it for years now without a problem up to 18" of snow. What I find odd is that a guy who doesn't have one will keep telling me reasons why/when it won't work. Have you ever owned one? Or used one? If the answer is no, then why are you so adamant that it won't work?

BTW, I was born and lived in upstate NY for my entire life. We get lots of snow here, probably as much or even more than just about anywhere else in the U.S.
Because I KNOW my Jeep can't go through 2 feet of heavy wet snow with a 4ft pile up at the end of the driveway. If I wanted to abuse my Jeep I might be able smash the front end through it and ruin the ACC. And that is WITHOUT a plow on the back.

Maybe your Jeep and snow is different than mine.

I didn't say it wouldn't work for everyone.
It would not work for me.
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the only plowing ill do with my jeep will be in the back seat

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Because I KNOW my Jeep can't go through 2 feet of heavy wet snow with a 4ft pile up at the end of the driveway. If I wanted to abuse my Jeep I might be able smash the front end through it and ruin the ACC. And that is WITHOUT a plow on the back.

Maybe your Jeep and snow is different than mine.
Snow can be wet and heavy or it can be dry and light. Or anywhere between those two extremes. I've used my pull plow in all different conditions. Of course it's easier with dry snow, but it works well with wet snow too.

As for the 4-foot pile at the end of a driveway---haven't you ever come home late after or during a storm only to find that the town plowed your road and left you with that huge pile of snow at the entrance to your driveway? That has happened to me more times than you can imagine. It's actually one of the biggest reasons I decided long to that I wanted a midsize SUV with 4wd. I simply didn't want to have to leave my car out on the road and spend an hour shoveling to get into my driveway. So I simply drive right through it. And I've done that so many times and never once have I caused any damage to my vehicle, even my WK2. It's really not a big deal. Your Jeep isn't as fragile as you're making it out to be. I've pushed through a pile of snow that was up to my headlights more than once. Try it some time. You might just be surprised. It's just snow.
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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.
Last time we got a 2 foot [wet, packable stuff yet] dump, just raised the Jeep to OR-1 and drove up and down the entire street a few times to bust the stuff so neighbors could get in and out. Good snow tires, v8, no 4wd-low, no strain no sweat but if 4wd low were needed or OR-2, they are there.
You could always make a pre-run minus plow, and/or lower the plow in increments if it is really bad.
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Re: Plow?

Since I have experience plowing I want to point some things out.
With a long driveway you will have to have staged areas up it's length to push snow back, while leaving room for the next storms. With a push plow you can have you snow piled up 6' high out of the way, because as you pack it up it stacks itself.
With a pull plow, I don't know how you drag the snow out of the way... and when you do... it means you are driving through your last snow pile.
It just does not work in my mind.
Also, with a push plow as mentioned earlier you are on the clean side of the plow, but enven more so, if the long driveway has ditches or swales down the sides, with a push plow you never have to drive off the driveway.

At any rate, OP, get an old 1/2 or 3/4 ton truck... fill the bed with about 4" of concrete and put a quality plow/tires on it.
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Since I have experience plowing I want to point some things out.
With a long driveway you will have to have staged areas up it's length to push snow back, while leaving room for the next storms. With a push plow you can have you snow piled up 6' high out of the way, because as you pack it up it stacks itself.
With a pull plow, I don't know how you drag the snow out of the way... and when you do... it means you are driving through your last snow pile.
It just does not work in my mind.
Also, with a push plow as mentioned earlier you are on the clean side of the plow, but enven more so, if the long driveway has ditches or swales down the sides, with a push plow you never have to drive off the driveway.

At any rate, OP, get an old 1/2 or 3/4 ton truck... fill the bed with about 4" of concrete and put a quality plow/tires on it.
Pull plows don't work for piling snow. Yesterday I said that my driveway was 150' long, but I used the "measure" function in Google maps and it turns out that my driveway is actually 170' long. BTW, that's a really cool function in Google Maps and I've been told that it's very accurate.

Anyway, what I do is simply back up to the end of my driveway, drop the plow, and pull everything out to the road. I don't leave the snow in the road though. I turn and drag the snow to the side of the road. So there's really no need or reason to pile snow up on my property. That's one of the advantages of a pull plow. You can back drag with a conventional front mounted plow, but most guys will just pile the snow instead if they have a place to put it. With a pull plow, you're pushing the snow off to the sides and out into the road instead, with no snow piles left on the property.
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Pull plows don't work for piling snow. Yesterday I said that my driveway was 150' long, but I used the "measure" function in Google maps and it turns out that my driveway is actually 170' long. BTW, that's a really cool function in Google Maps and I've been told that it's very accurate.

Anyway, what I do is simply back up to the end of my driveway, drop the plow, and pull everything out to the road. I don't leave the snow in the road though. I turn and drag the snow to the side of the road. So there's really no need or reason to pile snow up on my property. That's one of the advantages of a pull plow. You can back drag with a conventional front mounted plow, but most guys will just pile the snow instead if they have a place to put it. With a pull plow, you're pushing the snow off to the sides and out into the road instead, with no snow piles left on the property.
That might work with 170 ft driveway. But it's not gonna work on 2500 ft driveway. You're not gonna put all the snow of 2500 ft driveway on onto the road. You need to be able to pile it up on the sides as you go.
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That might work with 170 ft driveway. But it's not gonna work on 2500 ft driveway. You're not gonna put all the snow of 2500 ft driveway on onto the road. You need to be able to pile it up on the sides as you go.
If $$ were no concern...
A Bobcat Toolcat with the snowblower would be perfect (but probably a bit slower than a dedicated plow truck).

Makes me wish I had a long driveway (and the funds to purchase a Toolcat). Damn that would be fun.
4wd, 4w-steering, hydraulic plow or snow blower with a heated cab.
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