Anyone have a snowblower ON their TJ (or other jeep)?
I'm looking for information on mounting a snowblower (6-7 ft) on a TJ or other Jeep. I have not found any information on this site or much elsewhere on the internet. I know you can mount a snowblower on the front of a 3/4T truck with the right transmissions hydraulic (I think...?) outputs.
What do you all think? Are there trannies out there with this output (hydraulic or PTO)?
I just know its very very hard on em. If you want to plow and whatnot, dont put your investment in harms way.
I know people who have bought the truck and plow for 1500 still running.
Usually 800 for a cheap plow so the seven is to keep your TJ up on the hills your beater truck will plow.
I know your just curiose and i lack links to facts about this. But it is very hard on their frame, tranny, and i would assume possibly the axels
It's only hard on everything if it will be used for commercial plowing, i.e. doing parking lots. If you're only doing your own drive and for your friends it's no problem, also a quality plow has springs that will fold the plow down if you take on too much snow, prevents vehicle damage.
A couple swipes to clean out your driveway vs. hours walking behind a snowblower is worth it. It's a fact that Mopar offers plow kits for some Jeep models. I believe that the first SWB Jeeps to not be recommended by DCX for plowing are the new JK's.
Folks, I appreciate your responses and initiative. I want to know if someone did it, how did they do it, what did they use, what were the results, the cost, the ups and downs, etc. Also, don't care about plows ......just blowers.
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If you had an OLD jeep, like a CJ-3 or similar, some of them actually had the PTO point on the front end for farm use. That would make it a lot easier!
As for could the vehicle handle it - sure - as long as you had heavier or longer springs in the front end to offset the weight (500+#'s) It would actually be easier on the frame of the vehicle to have a snowblower rather than a plow since the blower would use it's own moment of energy to move the snow, rather than using the MOE of the vehicle. Think of it like shoveling snow versus using a snowblower. Which one is easier on you? (But again this is only true if the blower is self supporting or the vehicle was modified to manage the extra front end weight)
'97 Forest green. ~6" total lift, 8.8, etc. 36" TSL's, winch. You get the drill.