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Where are you located in NH, I have a bunch of jeeping friends there?
I know a guy up here that plows with a CJ-2A, complete with a remote mounted sand spreader off the back, run by a hydraulic plow pump (he has 2 of them mounted to the little F-head engine). He backs up to a stand, attaches the sander, and snaps on the hoses, like a plow, then drives around sanding and plowing. The sander offsets the weight of the plow on the front.
How large is the lot you have to plow? You may be better suited for a J-truck, which came in various sizes and are fairly cheap.
I little CJ type jeep is not going to take the abuse from a large lot, and from the sounds of it (snowblower?), you need something beefy. CJ's are 1/4 ton vehicles, and by the time you modify them to anything else, you've replaced every part, so you'd be better off starting with a larger platform to begin with.
Plowing takes a HEAVY toll on any vehicle, I know guys that have completely worn out new trucks in a year, but typically make $2,500 per snow event (65 driveways x $40 average), so they pay off the truck in a year, and write it off as well, then either sell it or run it into the ground.
Have you looked in Uncle Henry's? Sounds like a Scout II would be a good candidate. They're cheap, the 304 or 345 is a very common and strong motor and they always run, the D44's will hold up to a lot of abuse, and the TF727 is a great auto tranny, add a cooler and you're set. They're heavy (4,000 lbs), and the frames never rust out. The bodies, however, are usually shot to nothing, so it'd have to be registered as a farm tractor or something else. Hydraulic's are the way to go on any attachments, just use a huge reservoir and multiple valves.
I found these in Uncle Henry's.
<font color=blue> 1977 International Scout V8 4x4 auto W\8ft Fisher plow. Body rough, might not take a sticker, solid frame. Needs exhaust. Everything works and truck runs great. $900 Obro 207-777-7244 [email protected]
1947 Dodge WDX 4x4 utility power angle fisher restore or plow rough but tough, runs and will push anything in front of it. Also factory PTO winch $2,500. 207-875-2307 Greenwood, ME
1972 Ford F600 Dump truck. 391ci dumps good, runs god, w/10' plow al lrunning good brakes will take a sticker w/some body work. Not much, asking $1,500 obo. Jim. 207-549-4571 Jefferson, ME
1981 GMC Brigadier 3208 5-2 speed, new rubber runs good w/swenson hopper sander, frink plow an dwing new paint ready to plow $7,500 obo 207-625-3927 Cornish, ME
1978 GMC 4x4 1 ton Dump truck 3-4 yd. body 9' PA fisher plow running gear exc. body fair $1,800 obo 207-683-5053 Harmony, ME
1965 Jeep Wrecker w/ 9 foot plow for $800 4wd. 207-929-3439 Buxton,
</font color=blue>This would be awesome, they had a 1 ton dually rear end and all the hydraulics, if it's factory.<font color=blue>
Homemade tractor/snowplow w/6' blade 4wheel drive, 4wheel steering, auto transmission, turn on a dime, oversz. tires, very short wheelbase, must be seen $2,495 firm, eves 207-465-9013 Oakland, ME
1980 Int. 3208 Cat 10' plow, 9' wing tailgate, sander. $5,500.'87 F350 Ford 4x4 10' plow 8' wing, 460 engine, $8,500. 207-549-5115 Whitefield, ME </font color=blue>
You get the idea.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 7" Lift, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!