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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.
I'm not sure why you have such a hard time understanding the concept of a pull plow. It angles to the sides, so you aren't pulling the snow straight out of the driveway. The lenght of the driveway is 100% irrelevant because the blade fills up and starts dumping snow to the side almost immediately.

Have you ever plowed snow? I can't imagine that you have, so please stop telling me what won't work when I've actually done it before. I've plowed far longer driveways than my own over the years. When you own a plow, you are one of the most popular guys in the neighborhood after a blizzard.

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I don't own a plower. I live in the city in a condo. I read up on the product and it dumps snow to the side as you drive. I don't know why this product is being shot down when there's an actual user giving his review. If there's another actual user with experience on it, I'm pretty sure the others would love to hear. If I had a house with a driveway and limited funds I would totally jump on it as another toy.


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I can see the pull plow working in an environment where the snow doesn't stay, and accumulate all winter long.
For locations where snow does stay, and you need to stock pile it out of the way, and add to it all winter long... and the bank at the end of your drive is 4-5 feet deep after the roads are taken care off... I just don't see it working.
So, right tool for the job... depending on storm sizes, frequency and length of snow on the ground season... the pull setup may be just fine.
I only posted to give OP some insight on things to consider given the length of his drive... and if OP lives where the snow stays... again, I just don't see the pull setup working.
The blade angles and you push snow to the side - is a given. For locations where snow stays all year long, there comes a point (usually early in the year) where the road keeps getting narrower as the banks pile up, no way around it. That is when you need to be able to punch reliefs out and stock pile the snow to keep the road/drive width.
Again, I do have plow experience, but, mine is from a location where once the snow lands, you are dealing with it all winter.
If snow comes and goes, where you live, the pull unit may work... I have no experience with one.
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Thought I would also add, busting through snow banks...
Have done it a million times (ok maybe not a million...)... sometimes without a pause, other times smashed grills, broken headlights/turn signals, have even pulled the serpentine belt off only to have the vehicle drain the battery and die on down the road a ways... I have been through huge banks that left a silhouette of the vehicle, and small banks that will not give way and leave you dangling...
It all depends on the snow... it's it's light stuff, no issues, the heavier it gets, the more it gets packed by the street trucks, the more risk you subject yourself busting through.

OP really needs to tell us where he lives and what kind of snow and season he deals with. Until then, I've said more than most care to read.
Over and out.
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Re: Plow?

Thanks guys. Sounds like putting a plow on the Cherokee isn't A good option.
I think I'll buy a utility vehicle (like a gator, Polaris, etc) and put a plow on that. Then I can use it on the trails on the property.
Thanks again.
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Thought I would also add, busting through snow banks...
Have done it a million times (ok maybe not a million...)... sometimes without a pause, other times smashed grills, broken headlights/turn signals, have even pulled the serpentine belt off only to have the vehicle drain the battery and die on down the road a ways... I have been through huge banks that left a silhouette of the vehicle, and small banks that will not give way and leave you dangling...
It all depends on the snow... it's it's light stuff, no issues, the heavier it gets, the more it gets packed by the street trucks, the more risk you subject yourself busting through.

OP really needs to tell us where he lives and what kind of snow and season he deals with. Until then, I've said more than most care to read.
Over and out.
I don't know why you have such a hard time discussing it.

You said you drag the snow out on to the street and don't pile it up on the sides.

That's do able on short driveway. And illegal around here.

On a long driveway you have to pile it up on the sides.

Since you never see these things. You have no videos of serious plowing. The vender has no videos. I'm highly suspicious of how well it works.

I had like 4 ft of snow in my driveway the winter before last.
And no, my Jeep won't go through that.
You say the most you've done is 18" in northern NY.
Something doesn't add up.

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Check out your local Craigslist, you could get lucky and score a used tractor with blower, weights, etc... ready to go. Something like this setup before would probably be fine for you. Slow and steady, haha.

At least with a blower you shoot the snow off to the sides and avoid having to stack it along your driveway, not to mention eat right through the heavy stuff at the end of the driveway.

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Check out your local Craigslist, you could get lucky and score a used tractor with blower, weights, etc... ready to go. Something like this setup before would probably be fine for you. Slow and steady, haha.

At least with a blower you shoot the snow off to the sides and avoid having to stack it along your driveway, not to mention eat right through the heavy stuff at the end of the driveway.

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I don't know why you have such a hard time discussing it.

You said you drag the snow out on to the street and don't pile it up on the sides.

That's do able on short driveway. And illegal around here.

On a long driveway you have to pile it up on the sides.

Since you never see these things. You have no videos of serious plowing. The vender has no videos. I'm highly suspicious of how well it works.

I had like 4 ft of snow in my driveway the winter before last.
And no, my Jeep won't go through that.
You say the most you've done is 18" in northern NY.
Something doesn't add up.

Enjoy your plow.
I think you missed my point... or quoted the wrong person.
Either way, I'm on the same page as you if you read my other posts.
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I don't know why you have such a hard time discussing it.

You said you drag the snow out on to the street and don't pile it up on the sides.

That's do able on short driveway. And illegal around here.

On a long driveway you have to pile it up on the sides.

Since you never see these things. You have no videos of serious plowing. The vender has no videos. I'm highly suspicious of how well it works.

I had like 4 ft of snow in my driveway the winter before last.
And no, my Jeep won't go through that.
You say the most you've done is 18" in northern NY.
Something doesn't add up.

Enjoy your plow.
I think this message is meant for me. So I'll say it one more time. I have a pull plow that I've used for five years now. You do not have a pull plow, nor have you ever used one. In fact, unless you've just refused to admit it, you've never owned a plow of any kind. So what you have to say on this subject is nothing but speculation. I, on the other hand, am speaking from experience. And that's really all there is to say. You can keep believing whatever you want and I'll keep using my pull plow after it snows.
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I think this message is meant for me. So I'll say it one more time. I have a pull plow that I've used for five years now. You do not have a pull plow, nor have you ever used one. In fact, unless you've just refused to admit it, you've never owned a plow of any kind. So what you have to say on this subject is nothing but speculation. I, on the other hand, am speaking from experience. And that's really all there is to say. You can keep believing whatever you want and I'll keep using my pull plow after it snows.
I actually own a kubota diesel tractor with a front end loader and several types of plows, including a rear plow. If I were to use it I'd put a front blower and chains and weights. I also have the hydraulics to change angle and tilt of the rear attachments.
But I pay a real plow guy to plow my driveway. $10 a storm any amount of snow. I get that deal because he does every house on the private road.
He always has chains on. And beats the liven crap out of his pickups. And the driveway.
I also own an Ariens 36" beast for my other home that I'd never use a plow on partly because you can't dump anything on the street. The pile at the end is often 4ft even on a modest storm. And piles on either side are often over my head during the peak of winter.

It would be very hard to use a rear plow at either location. Just common sense.

I'm sure in some situations it more usable. There are situations where even a push plow is not the best.
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I'll keep using my pull plow after it snows.
When you get done at your house can you stop by my house and get the driveway.. I have faith.

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