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Car near Wife's Mom's house


Wife's Mom's house


Her front door



My car in parking lot


A drift by some buildings by Walmart
 

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I don't think we got that much over here, but we got a fair amount. I had about 15" of fallen snow with 3 to 4 feet of drifting.

I was very disappointed in the performance of my Ranger Crew with this snowfall :-(

The Ranger Crew was almost a no-go, I pulled out of my garage and got stuck, finally got turned around and tried to push snow to no avail :-(

However, in all fairness, I only have the stock factory PXT tires which really don't grip in the snow. In addition, I really need the the prolift lift kit to get a couple extra inches of Ground Clearance.

I will say that this is really the first time that my Stock Crew has not really performed that well. I guess now I need to talk my better half into some additional upgrades :)
 

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Cool pic's, Gary. I remember visiting some of my MI relatives when I was little and basically getting snowed in from drifts up against the house. I was smallest (about 9 or 10 at the time), so they had me crawl out through the attic and shovel snow away from one of the doors. :)

Steve, I hate to hear that the Ranger didn't do as well as expected. I have to say that mine does extremely well in the 6" to 8" I've got to use it in......but that isn't a fair comparison to the ammounts that you guys received. I do think that adding the lift and a set of Bighorns would be a substantial upgrade.
 

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Thats a lot more snow than we got :shock:

Steve, you may need to put some weight in the bed, and get off the wallet and buy some good tires 8) :lol: :lol:
 

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That was a very heavy snow making it very hard to push. This was not the light fluffy lake affect that we normally get.
 

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Steve,

I have several cinder blocks in my bed. With the last snow I was able to plow threw several 4' drifts without a problem.
 

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Great pics. I broke the plow mounting bracket on my John Deere Lawn tractor. I welded it up and was able to complete the job,aout 12.5 inches here. So guess who is in the market for a plow to mount on The RANGER :lol:
 

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Nice pics Gary - Winter Wonderland at it's best.
Yeah Steve, it's time to throw a 'Wad-of-Money' at that Crew bud.
 

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Wow Steve, I was shocked that you had a problem. I plowed out my drive with DEEP snow and a couple of huge drifts using my old 500. I do have Prolift 2" front lifts and 27" Bighorns. Now, this was a heavy snow and it was a little more difficult, but definitely doable. I slanted the blade a little extra and I did hit the big drifts a few times before I came out the other side. I lifted the blade up about a foot the first pass and then dropped it to six inches and made another pass. Then I dropped the blade and cleaned it out. I have a big circular drive and I moved a lot of snow. About the only thing that messes me up is ice under the snow. I had quite a bit of weight in the bed too.

This is my 7th winter with the same Ranger/plow combination and I have learned how to handle it in the really bad conditions. For instance, I back into the garage and come out moving snow so the Ranger can have some solid footing for the first pass.


Gary

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I don't think we got that much over here, but we got a fair amount. I had about 15" of fallen snow with 3 to 4 feet of drifting.

I was very disappointed in the performance of my Ranger Crew with this snowfall :-(

The Ranger Crew was almost a no-go, I pulled out of my garage and got stuck, finally got turned around and tried to push snow to no avail :-(

However, in all fairness, I only have the stock factory PXT tires which really don't grip in the snow. In addition, I really need the the prolift lift kit to get a couple extra inches of Ground Clearance.

I will say that this is really the first time that my Stock Crew has not really performed that well. I guess now I need to talk my better half into some additional upgrades :)
 

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I know a 2" lift and some Bighorns or Super Swamper Truck Tires would definitely do the trick. I had the ITP 589's on my old ranger. Those made a significant difference over the stock tires that they replaced.

I guess I may need to return the pop cans in the garage and buy some new shoes LOL
 
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