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Old 06-02-2008, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a new 08 canyon this past weekend. 4wd, 4dr, auto w/I5. I am considering getting a snow plow. What are the pros and cons. Snow here in STL doesn't get that deep but more frequent small snows.

I have a curtis dealer right by my house and friends that own them, seem to be good plows.

Also this board is a wealth of info.

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Old 06-02-2008, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pros/cons of getting a plow?

Pros: You can plow your own driveway.

Cons: It beats the absolute crap out of your truck.

Getting a (relatively) light duty plow for the Colorado/Canyon would be alright as long as you stick to driveways in light snow and don't try to do long driveways in heavy snow or plowing subdivisions or anything of that nature. They're midsized trucks, they're not meant for heavy duty working.

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Personally living in western NY by buffalo I wouldn't get a snow plow. My driveway isn't that big so I ended up spending 700 on a Craftsman Snowblower over the 1200 or so for a whole plow setup.

Plows can be hard on the front springs or torsen bars especially because of the added 300 - 400 lbs of weight of the plow. Also the drivetrain takes a real beating especially on an automatic. Dad had a plow on his truck and he put more money into the **** thing every year because stuff kept breaking which brings me to my point. Would you wrather fix possibly a 200 repair bill to fix a decent snow blower if it breaks, or have a 1200 dollar repair bill plus out a vehicle? Just my 2 cents...
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snow plow = trouble.... save yourself the trouble and don't do it especially if that is your #1 car... If you really want a plow look into buying a beater (old jeep or s-10) and put it on that
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snow plow = trouble.... save yourself the trouble and don't do it especially if that is your #1 car... If you really want a plow look into buying a beater (old jeep or s-10) and put it on that
If you're gonna buy a beater strictly with the intention of plowing, get an old K-Blazer or something similar, a large truck that you know can handle it, not a Jeep or an S-10.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i wouldnt put a plow on anything less than a full size 1 ton pickup.
plows destroy a trucks frame.
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