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I'm super excited about the CyberTruck for MANY reasons... but one of them is just how awesome this truck will be at plowing snow.

For context, I'm "that guy" who now plows snow with my Tesla Model Y with a backward plow in the tow hitch. I have Nokian snow tires coupled with the Tesla traction control has been incredible even in crazy off road conditions. I've also watched a ton of YT videos with people plowing in regular trucks so I'm somewhat familiar with the pain points of regular trucks. I'll be referring to the specs of the Quad Motor CT, but I still think the Dual would make a much better-than-average snow plow truck.

The Good:
1) Insane Torque with Traction Control - The CT will have zero problems pushing the biggest piles of snow imaginable due to 4 motors at each wheel and 1000+ HP.
2) 16" Ground Clearance - Won't get bogged down even in deep snow, unlike my Y with low clearance.
3) 4 Wheel Steering - Will allow for tighter turning radiuses and more control.
5) NO Transmission - This is something that always wears out quickly when snow plowing with a traditional truck.
6) Built-in Back Up Camera with Huge 17" Display - No 3rd party camera with crappy display needed.
7) Vision - No big hood to look over out the front, can better see what you're plowing
8) Tonneau Cover over Bed and Front Frunk - Huge lockable storage areas traditional trucks just don't have as standard.
9) 500+ Mile Battery - Will easily last all day. Most snow routes aren't very long, but obviously, you use a lot of energy per mile. Quick 15-30 min charge at V3 or V4 charger and you're good to go again.
10) Stainless Steel Body - No rust!
11) CyberQuad ATV with Plow - This could be the ultimate compliment to tackle the smaller jobs & sidewalks and is easily transported with fold down tailgate.
12) 120/240v Electrical Ports - Can charge up electric snow blower or CyberQuad in truck bed.
13) Quieter Operation - Selling point especially for residential when plowing at night or early AM.
14) NO Emissions - Some clients will appreciate the more environmentally friendly option.
15) Battery Pack Weight - Many plow trucks add weight to the bed to get better traction. No need in a CT, plus less roll-over risk.
16) Safety - Better traction = less accidents, plus safety features like FSD V4 to prevent road accidents, and typical superior Tesla crash safety.
17) Mobile Advertising - No more eye catching design to wrap vehicle with company logos and generate business on the fly.


The Bad:
1) Charging Infrastructure - There will still be some locations that are not close enough to a SuperCharger to recharge quickly but this only applies to commercial accounts that need to go 24/7 for several days on end. However, they are building out the network faster than ever.
2) How to Mount the Plow? - Especially since the CT will not be built on a typical on-frame design, it's unclear how the attachments will be done. This may mean expensive custom metal fabrication until the plow manufacturers build their own attachment systems but that could be years after first deliveries. Or, worse yet, it simply won't allow a plow without voiding the warranty, but I'm hopeful that insn't the case. How will it mount is the biggest unanswered question at this point.
3) Steering Wheel - Hopefully they offer BOTH the Yoke and the round wheel like in the S/X. If not, I'm sure some traditionalists will complain the yoke is a joke. Personally, I'd love to try it and love how it looks but won't know how practial the yoke is till giving it a solid test.

The Ugly:
1) What are you talking about? No one has ever accused the CT of being ugly. NO ONE!

 
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Oh wow, Id love to see a picture on your model Y set up with the backward hitch, mount plow, and how that works!
Please post if you have it.

I have a model3 with Nokians as well, and it’s amazing in the snow as long as it’s not too deep. If there’s more than 6 inches of snow, I use high clearance vehicles.
I am very curious how the cyber truck will do. A good friend of mine has a new model X, and is extremely disappointed with how it does in deep snow, deep meaning 9 inches or more where is other cars will push through but the electronics on the model X have it become useless. Yes he is running high-quality snow tires. I’m praying the cyber truck will have different electronics. My frequent use will be in deep snow often before the plows come…
 
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Oh wow, Id love to see a picture on your model Y set up with the backward hitch, mount plow, and how that works!
Please post if you have it.

I have a model3 with Nokians as well, and it’s amazing in the snow as long as it’s not too deep. If there’s more than 6 inches of snow, I use high clearance vehicles.
I am very curious how the cyber truck will do. A good friend of mine has a new model X, and is extremely disappointed with how it does in deep snow, deep meaning 9 inches or more where is other cars will push through but the electronics on the model X have it become useless. Yes he is running high-quality snow tires. I’m praying the cyber truck will have different electronics. My frequent use will be in deep snow often before the plows come…
What do you mean "the electronics have become useless"?

I've had no issues other than just traction and getting bogged down in really deep snow but that's just a function of ground clearance.

Here's a few pics of the Y

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Those pictures are great!Very cool.

What I mean by the electronics making it useless means he cannot even get it down his driveway in deep 9”+ snow yet their Subaru cross trek can and I do not think it has much more ground clearance than a model X.
 

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Those pictures are great!Very cool.

What I mean by the electronics making it useless means he cannot even get it down his driveway in deep 9”+ snow yet their Subaru cross trek can and I do not think it has much more ground clearance than a model X.
Model Y has clearance of 6.6" while the 2017-2022 Crosstrek has a 8.6-8.7" clearance. That's 2 inches which can be a lot. Clearance also depends on installed tires. The Crosstrek is built on a lifter Impreza, not a very strong vehicle (son has the Impreza Sport which has a ground clearance of about 3-4", exaggerating a bit but it's very low). The Crosstrek goes on top of the snow, especially wet snow, instead of plowing through it like the Model Y would.
 


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One of the 2 two trucks at the gigafactory opening was set up this way. Maybe an optional setup.

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I assume the bars attach into a trailer hitch type receptacle.
 

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I believe these are the attachmen points.

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It'd be awesome if those were receiver hitch type attachment points. What class receiver would you need to handle a snow plow, given that it could have a two point connection? Two Class I could handle 400 lbs of plow weight and push 4000 lbs of snow. Two Class II: 700 lbs of plow weight and push 7000 lbs of snow. Two Class III 1600 lbs and 16,000 of snow and Class IV: 2000 lbs of plow weight and 20,000 lbs of snow.

I don't live in a snow plow state, so I'd have no idea how much stress snow plows put on a truck.

They would also be great for recovery hook options and even attachment points for dual winches!!!

TruckMater and MattsOffRoadRecovery will be ordering CyberTrucks.
 


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Most of the V-PLows like this can weigh 800-1200Lbs.

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looks like just the standard front bumper.

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Model Y has clearance of 6.6" while the 2017-2022 Crosstrek has a 8.6-8.7" clearance. That's 2 inches which can be a lot. Clearance also depends on installed tires. The Crosstrek is built on a lifter Impreza, not a very strong vehicle (son has the Impreza Sport which has a ground clearance of about 3-4", exaggerating a bit but it's very low). The Crosstrek goes on top of the snow, especially wet snow, instead of plowing through it like the Model Y would.
I was referring to the comparison of a Subaru cross treck ground clearance to that of a model X where my friend was unhappy with the deep snow. I think the Subaru is 8.6 inches and the model X depending on setting is somewhere between 7 to 8 inches
 
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They would also be great for recovery hook options and even attachment points for dual winches!!!

TruckMater and MattsOffRoadRecovery will be ordering CyberTrucks.
Has MattsOffRoad said that publicly? OMG that will be an awesome testimonial for the CT and will sell thousands of CTs!

 

 
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