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I'm not sure where to go with all the bashing and bad information. I'm in an area where we can get plenty of snow, except last year. I've been plowing snow for money since 1992 and have seen plenty of unibody keep cherokees out there with 6' or 6.5' plows on them with no issues. I've seen guys with 1 ton trucks who bend truck frames, break plow blades and can trash anything they drive. It's all in the driver.
I've never used tire chains, not once. It's not needed for this area and in my own town we have plenty of steep hills, some of them dead ends.
I see a lot of home owners with the trailer hitch plow and they work, I just hate when they dump the snow into the street, and yes it's illegal even if you clean it up. They have their downside and are not as useful as a push plow but for the right driveway it could work.

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Snow is just pure evil...look what it's doing to us.


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Re: Plow?

Interesting discussion.

Reminds me of the truth I told my son tonight that you cannot make or destroy energy or mass... Anyway...

I have a 1600sq-ft driveway that I realize Icould not plow because I need to very precisely place the blown snow each time, because it never melts until April. If I don't, I can't even blow it out of my driveway by March. So I see the logic of a plow not working if you have no room on the sides. This is just plain common sense. Let's all remember here, we all plow snow in the north when we shovel. So we all know you can't always just push it down to the end. The plow (shovel) overflows. My BS alarm has gone off. But when you use the rear pull plow, do you go down the same path again and again? Like I do when I am too lazy to actually throw shovel snow, and just want to push? Maybe we're just talking past each other.

Oh, and on OEM forteras I high sided my Jeep on a plow burm on the road because I was too hurried to go around the block. It was about 2-3 feet of dense snow, and I planted the jeep right on it. All four wheels spun freely, no truck could get out of that. (although my old tahoe wouldn't have gotten into it in the first place!) Was in ORII mode too. How embarrassing, especially when a range rover driver helped shovel me out, and my kids made fun of me.
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My driveway is 35' wide at the top. It will fit the cars side by side with room to spare. So I have to make at least four passes with the plow to get the wide part of the driveway clear. And each time, I go down the length of the driveway, clearing the sides and making the driveway wider by pressing the snow back on the sides. Depending upon the total snowfall, I'm usually done in four or five passes.
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