Truck recommendations - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Marlborough, MA
Posts: 697
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 35
Truck recommendations

My Scout is sidelined for the season and my car is old. I'm thinking of getting a mini truck, a Dakota, Ranger, S10, Colorado, etc. to haul the snowblower and whatever else around. I'm trying to decide extended cab or crew cab. Does anyone have experiences they'd share?

'77 Ariens 924032 "Brick House" Re-Powered with a TEC 10HP and oversize auger pulley
nt40lanman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 12:20 PM
Moderator
 
detdrbuzzard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: 42.23n/83.33w/636
Posts: 6,572
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 213
Thanks (Received): 293
Likes (Given): 1645
Likes (Received): 581
ford never made a crew cab ranger

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
william
detdrbuzzard is offline  
post #3 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 01:03 PM
Sid
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: LI NY
Posts: 497
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 10
Thanks (Received): 23
Likes (Given): 28
Likes (Received): 33
You can have a crew in your Ranger, but they can't be over 12 years old, there just jump seats. Sorry to see that Ford is not going to make Rangers any longer.
Sid
Sid is offline  
post #4 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 03:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,175
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 142
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 291
They did make a ford explorer that had a crew cab and shortened bed. Imagine as a mini version of the chevy avalanche. It did have a genuine back seat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Explorer_Sport_Trac

Garage:
MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.

Last edited by db9938; 08-31-2014 at 03:13 PM.
db9938 is offline  
post #5 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 06:30 PM
Moderator
 
detdrbuzzard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: 42.23n/83.33w/636
Posts: 6,572
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 213
Thanks (Received): 293
Likes (Given): 1645
Likes (Received): 581
Quote:
Originally Posted by db9938 View Post
They did make a ford explorer that had a crew cab and shortened bed. Imagine as a mini version of the chevy avalanche. It did have a genuine back seat.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
one of my co-workers had one. being built off the explorer chassie it was roomier than a ranger

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
william
detdrbuzzard is offline  
post #6 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 07:17 PM
Moderator
 
Shryp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 4,159
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 196
Likes (Given): 6
Likes (Received): 250
Have you thought about getting a small trailer? Then it won't matter what kind of car or truck you get, and it won't get so beat up.

Please direct all snow blower questions to the forums and not to me with PMs.
Shryp is offline  
post #7 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Marlborough, MA
Posts: 697
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 35
I saw those, both the EXT cab Rangers and Explorer Sport Tracs but a mechanic friend (and big ford guy) is warning me on those because of the 4.0l SOHC convoluted cam chain setup and all the trucks I'm looking at are getting up in that age where it could be a problem. The Dakotas look nice. The S10s are getting a little old but there's still nice ones available. I'm interested in the Colorado/Canyon with the new 5 cylinder.

'77 Ariens 924032 "Brick House" Re-Powered with a TEC 10HP and oversize auger pulley
nt40lanman is offline  
post #8 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Marlborough, MA
Posts: 697
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 35
Shryp, I thought of that but don't want to use a FWD to tow a trailer in the snow.

'77 Ariens 924032 "Brick House" Re-Powered with a TEC 10HP and oversize auger pulley
nt40lanman is offline  
post #9 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 07:31 PM
Moderator
 
Shryp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 4,159
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 196
Likes (Given): 6
Likes (Received): 250
The other option besides a trailer is one of those scooter / cargo racks that fit a receiver hitch.



Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Hitch Carrier - Aluminum

Please direct all snow blower questions to the forums and not to me with PMs.
Shryp is offline  
post #10 of 37 Old 08-31-2014, 08:37 PM
Senior Member
 
gibbs296's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Minneapolis suburb that is the sister city to Lomianki Poland
Posts: 889
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 120
Thanks (Received): 49
Likes (Given): 938
Likes (Received): 216
Garage
Shryp Great idea!!
gibbs296 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome