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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:02 AM
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The snow got me thinking

As I was over at my parents house digging them out with a couple of my friends and a snow blower one of my parent's neighbors that loves my truck mentioned to me that I should put a plow on the rover. Well that got me think not about a plow but a snow blower. Either driven off the PTO or one that's got its own engine with remote start and stop. So what do you think possible or totally nuts?
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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:14 AM
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As I was over at my parents house digging them out with a couple of my friends and a snow blower one of my parent's neighbors that loves my truck mentioned to me that I should put a plow on the rover. Well that got me think not about a plow but a snow blower. Either driven off the PTO or one that's got its own engine with remote start and stop. So what do you think possible or totally nuts?
Why not a plow? Or is that nuts?

My son suggested that over the weekend.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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Either one will work very well on any Rover if used carefully. A fisher or similar electric over hydraulic 6' or 6.5' plow designed for a Chevy S10/Ford Ranger etc would be perfect and as long as you drive easy will not hurt a thing. Obviously you will need custom push plates made up but it would be pretty simple.

I am considering putting one on my D1 so I don't have to use my spotless '61 international in the winter months.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Mostly because I think a snow blower would be more fun. But also my parent's house in Pa has a 1/4 mile driveway that drifts snow up to 4-5 feet that I'd have to take care of. The contractor working on the house there got a dozer stuck plowing the thing and had to be pulled out by one of the farmers. And no I don't know how you get a dozer stuck pushing snow.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Old February 16th, 2010, 11:06 AM
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There was a western or fisher factory set up for a plow on a D90. Saw it advertised circa 1994/95. I have only seen ONE NAS D90 with a plow in my life though.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Haven't seen any plows or blowers on any rovers here, but it does look like Kili got a signifigant snow yesterday...
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Old February 16th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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There was a western or fisher factory set up for a plow on a D90. Saw it advertised circa 1994/95. I have only seen ONE NAS D90 with a plow in my life though.
I think Rovers North sold Sno-Way plows for D90s. I have a Sno-Way on my FZJ80, nice unit for a homeowner.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Don't recommend a snowblower because you will not be able to see the implement from the driver's seat. Hitting things with a snowblower can do damage to the implement and surroundings (very easy to pick up rocks and asphalt chunks). A regular plow mount fitted with a quick-tach adapter may be the best option as you can use the Bobcat or Woods snowblowers that use the vehicle hydraulics. You can rent these. You will have to fit a 45gpm hydraulic (PTO) pump,a reservoir tank and a and control spool, along with the hoses and quick disconnects. I doubt that any type of snowblower that is rear mounted will be very useful. Better a tractor with a Woods snowblower mounted on the Three Point Hitch. A 70-odd inch wide one will need a 60 hp tractor.

A plow isn't much better from a viewing standpoint, but is far more forgiving of impacts, usually bouncing up and out of the way.

In the short term, probably best to just rent a Bobcat for the duration. Ask for a plow attachment It may cost you $500-750 for a week, but that's about a tenth of what a d-90 sized snowblower and hydraulic system will set you back.

Option C is to contract with a snow removal outfit, which alleviates your equipment maintenance and storage requirements. Likely cheaper in the long run anyway.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 02:45 PM
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My dad has a big old cub cadet with a international snow blower on it.

Works great.
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