plows again, small trucks doing the job.

I've spent a lot of money this past spring and summer on my 4x4 88 S-10. Much more than I ever expected I would. I really had no plan, I haven't owned a 4x4 prior to this one, and just wanted something for
winter, to hunt, fish, get around my buddies farm, and not get stuck, go the extra mile.
I still have a long way to go. I've started to work on the frame, the front end, and have small leaks both at the differential and transfer case, driveline parts that need replaced. I'm running out of money. The transmission does what its supposed to do, but for what I'm thinking now, I probably should have a manual transmission too.
My thoughts are making some money back that I've invested in this truck, with this truck. I could hang 450lbs on the front of it, and get some plowing this winter. I work construction, so I'll have time off to do it. Trouble is, I need to know someone with some experience doing this with one of these trucks. There's only one plow that will work on it, far as I know. I'm actually a little doubtful I could push much snow, depending on the weight of it, combined with the weight of the truck and hardware. Unfortunately, I have the 2.8v6 too. Slap! Newly rebuilt however.
I know I'm going to get a lot of flak from big p/u owners about NOT doing this unless I want to experience dismal failure and lots of repair bills and a plow I can't move in the spring. I need to talk to someone who's actually done this. Lighter snow, or taking smaller swipes with deeper snow would probably be necessary, then haveing a place to put it without horsing it around manually. Well, for now, I'm just thinkin, thinkin, thinkin, talkin and talkin. I know there is a market, and I went out and priced 4x4 Deere and MF tractors with loaders and blades. $11,000. - $13,000 or more for something that would work.
What do you think guys? I don't mind hearing from educated naysayers and I know there are probably going to be alot of them. yeah, for now, I am just dreamin. Dreamin myself into a nightmare maybe.
Hatt
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A snowplow really beats the crap out of vehicle. I've never owned one but I've spoken to lots of guys that have them and the truck wears out parts much quicker when its pushing a plow. On the other question, I've plowed snow with two different PU's - both were stick shift and both performed well.
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Been plowing Snow sincw 1994 with my 89 S-10 4X4 Here in Flint, Mi And I do 4 Commercial parking lots.. No Breakdowns YET !!!
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