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
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.
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