Re: jeep guy has Scout II questions?
Dunno if this will make you happy or sad, but I think I would pass on this one as a plow truck, for several reasons. First, the Nissan diesel likely has enough power to push snow, but it's a manual trans. Much nicer to plow with an automatic, and an auto behind the Diesel is totally gutless if you can even find one to install. Second, the diesel comes with something like a 37 amp Hitachi alternator. That plow will like having more juice than that, guaranteed. Fitting anything else is a chore, because the alternator is coupled with a vacuum pump (to power the brake booster) and is plumbed with oil lines feeding it. Guys have used Delco alternators and either gone with hydro boost brakes or a GM electric vacuum pump, but again it's more work. Plus, a plow truck means cold weather- and the Nissan Diesel isn't a great cold weather starter. You glow the snot out of it, and it still smokes up the neighborhood when it catches. A block heater helps, but again is a PITA to remember to plug in and unplug. All in all, a Scout is a great plow truck, but I would get one with a gas engine (304 or 345) and an automatic. Cheaper to get parts, more power, and a lot nicer plowing experience.