Slightly OT snow plow question
Well the season is here. I have a 1/4 mile gravel drive that I’ve been trying to get someone…anyone to plow. But noone has responded with an estimate, so I am looking for a light duty plow for my 4Runner.
Any opinions on something that will work for a gravel path? I’ve seen the Snowsport and Snowbear brands. Any opinions of these? Looked into a Sno-Way, but that was too pricey and more than I need. I am in the midwest. Thanks.
This post, in response to your question, will bump the thread through the 'recent discussion' listing again.
Perhaps it will catch someone's attention that can help you with advice.
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don't give up on a snow blower, either walk behind or for a tractor.
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For the price of a professional plow, you could buy an old tractor and a blade. The tractor could come in handy...
Myers are around $4K here, but they get much cheaper when they are a few years old. Mine needs a pump & cylinder - $1K
Not familiar with the plows you mentioned. I've cobbled together a couple of plows from used Myers and Western parts, and adapted them to whatever vehicle I had at the time. Preferred the one that was mostly Western parts, but always thought that a Fisher was the way to go if I was going to buy new.
I'm wondering about your driveway, though. If you try to plow it with the blade on the ground, you'll displace a lot of gravel. If you use the skates underneath, you'll leave a good bit of snow that will pack down and freeze, possible bad situation if the drive is steep or twisty.
I plowed my old crusher run driveway, very steep at one point, as well as the stone parking pad. Every spring I spent a lot of time picking the stone out of the yard and back to the driveway.
Maybe one of the polycarbonate units I've seen would work all right. And if you don't feel a need for a tractor, have you considered one of the larger ATVs with a blade?
snow melt radiant system. 1/4 mile driveway? No problem.