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Unread 02-16-2007, 07:40 AM   #1
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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)?

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Unread 02-16-2007, 08:10 AM   #2
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If you currently own a snow blower. your simply a roll of duct tape from mounting it to your jeep.

Gotta love the kentucky concrete
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Unread 02-16-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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Don't think it's heavy duty enough to do it. I remember somewhere DC saying don't mount anything like a plow or such on.
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Unread 02-16-2007, 08:16 AM   #4
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Don't think it's heavy duty enough to do it. I remember somewhere DC saying don't mount anything like a plow or such on.
DC offers a plow for the TJ, made by Mopar.
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Unread 02-16-2007, 08:37 AM   #5
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DC offers a plow for the TJ, made by Mopar.
Hmm, I definately have read on an official DC publication (not sure if it was owner's manual) that says don't do it.
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Unread 02-16-2007, 08:43 AM   #6
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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
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Unread 02-16-2007, 09:14 AM   #7
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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.
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Unread 02-16-2007, 11:07 AM   #8
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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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Unread 02-16-2007, 11:10 AM   #9
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DC offers a plow for the TJ, made by Mopar.
I read that it is no longer offered.
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I've never seen a snow blower on the front of a vehicle. Its not economical as you would have to be crawling for it to through the snow. With a plow you can quickly move the snow.
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Unread 02-16-2007, 11:31 AM   #11
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I've never seen a snow blower on the front of a vehicle. Its not economical as you would have to be crawling for it to through the snow. With a plow you can quickly move the snow.
Here they have it, but it's a vehicle built for that with complete hydrolic and the shebang to control it.
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Unread 02-16-2007, 11:43 AM   #12
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In theory you could get a blower that was built for a tractor but you need to address the issue of the PTO.

There's this little guy that I found that has the engine mounted directly to it, but it's only about 4 feet wide

http://www.jimsrepairjimstractors.co...snowblower.htm

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)
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Here ya go.

$8K.

http://www.allwebdiscounts.com/snowblower_01.php
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Unread 02-16-2007, 01:43 PM   #14
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If you currently own a snow blower. your simply a roll of duct tape from mounting it to your jeep.

Gotta love the kentucky concrete
A true Red Green fan speaks up... Great reply.

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Thanks, that's exactly what I want.
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