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Snow Plow

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » January 1st 2011, 4:54pm

Does anyone make a plow for the Astro, I've been searching everywhere and can't find one
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby Gary » January 1st 2011, 5:35pm

I thought Snowbear did.Make sure you install a external tranny cooler.
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » January 1st 2011, 7:10pm

Checked there website and nothing for the Astro, I do have a heavy duty trans cooler
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby tedanderson » January 1st 2011, 8:51pm

I saw this one that fits into a 2" receiver so if you can mount one on the front of your van, you might want to look at this one:

http://www.agricover.com/index.php/prod ... gory/C100/
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby LEVE » January 2nd 2011, 4:52am

I have a SnowSport on my '93 Ranger 4X4 Pickup and it does a very good job.. here it is in 31" of snow:

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Now you've got my curiosity up. I planned next year to have a receiver made for the front of the Astro. It'd cost about $220 to have one fabbed by the dealer that sold me the plow. I've got a receiver hitch on the back of the Astro. I'll have to look and see if the plow would fit it... and try plowing backwards to see how I like it. I don't think I would.

If you've going to get a small personal plow, I'd highly recommend the SnowSport. I modified it with a cheap Harbor Freight 12vdc winch ($39 on sale) that will let me raise and lower it from the cab. I still have to manually angle the blade.
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » January 2nd 2011, 4:36pm

Your picture doesnt show but i looked them up and nothing made for the astro at least not anymore, but i did find a plow with good reviews and in my price range. We just got a foot and a half of snow dropped on us so it will come in handy, haveing a 50 foot driveway is not fun to shovel

http://www.realtruck.com/product/102800/snowbear-snow-plow-vehicle-mount_62710_vehicle-specific-mount-kit.html
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby LEVE » January 2nd 2011, 6:03pm

The receiver tube would have to be fabbed by a shop. I had one made for my PowerWagon, initially, before the plow was transferred to the Ranger. I don't think fitting it to the Astro will be a huge expense. I'd think it could be bolted to the sub-frame quite easily.
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With 18" of snow, this plow could clear the diveway with ease, but you'd best plow a couple of times during the storm. I found that out the hard way. I clear about 300' of driveway and a 1200sqft concrete parking area. This spring my first project will be to maintain the Ranger and the Plow and get it ready for the next snow season. I don't want to go back to using the garden tractor, a snowblower or a shovel.
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby mtatro » January 3rd 2011, 12:24am

I put a snowdogg md75 on my 92 astro. had to modify a half ton mount. plow weighs 489 lbs works awesome
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby TheRealDaddy » January 3rd 2011, 3:21am

I've been searching craigslist for cheap 6.5 plows, something made for an S-10 or a Blazer maybe but I figure it's going to have to be fabbed to fit. Hey that's not a problem I've got a welder.

This guy built an interesting one but I think I'd rather have something a little more standard. (and with adjustable angle)

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Re: Snow Plow

Postby LEVE » January 3rd 2011, 2:23pm

"Jeff's Snoplow" is pretty danged nifty. He's done a good job. I like its ability to backdrag from near the garage doors. That's one thing my plow won't do without more modifications.
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby RobbVII » January 6th 2011, 2:11pm

Goto this site and run your pointer over the second from the bottom picture. That guy has a plow on his and it looks like it was made fore it.

http://www.overlandvans.com/recreation.html
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby hardlecure » January 6th 2011, 2:53pm

Gary wrote:I thought Snowbear did.Make sure you install a external tranny cooler.



holy hell man. Stay away from that company. I used to work for them. VERY VERY VERY VERY low quality!!
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Re: Snow Plow

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » January 6th 2011, 5:26pm

Well then whats a company that makes a plow for the astro
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