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Plow Questions..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by DdayIsNear, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. DdayIsNear

    DdayIsNear [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i am thinking about buying a plow for my 07 dbl trd sport taco. Who uses a plow, what kind do you use, what recomendations do you have, where do you get them from, are used ok?

    thanks
     
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    I havent heard of anyone with a plow. It would be sweet if you could. What do you need it for.
     
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    westerns are good but idk if any1 makes a plow for the secound gens.

    edit. i just looked and western does make a plow for the taco but its only good for driveways and stuff
     
  4. Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    Fisher homesteader good plow. Fisher and Western are the same company just depends on whether you like red or yellow. Im partial to the way the fisher mounts. Also the homesteader comes as a composite plow and is pretty light.
     
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    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    i have known the owner of this place for years he is a great guy and they do great work. they are a western distridbutor

    VAN DINE MOTORS135 Railroad AvenueHackensack, NJ 07601Phone: (201) 487-1467
     
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    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    if the western or fisher is a bit pricey for you Curtis makes good home owner plows
     
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    I know nothing, but isn't a Tacoma a little light and maybe weak for pushing snow? I've done some plowing with a full size pick up, a utility truck and a rack truck, the full size pick up being the smallest and it doesn't push much snow if it is at all wet.
     
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    if you put a 6'8" on the tacoma youll be fine. Think of it this way 4x4 atvs plow snow. if you know how to do it you can move alot of snow with any truck. same concept as mowing tall grass just take a little at a time. Yeah i can plow circles around a little tacoma with my 2500hd but if you plow smart you can plow alot. If its really wet n heavy like 30-35 degree snows where its half slush, just plow more often every 2-3" keep on top of it. If you get huge overnight wet snowfall you can snow blow it. or form a backup plan. There was a guy i plowed for in ny that would call me if his truck(explorer sport trac) couldnt handle it. Most of the winter he did fine till the one morning we woke up to 4inches of wet heavy crap and 1/2in of watery ice crust on it. then he paid me to do it. Like i said form a backup plan if you cant handle the snow.
     
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    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    There are tons of tacomas up my way but hardly see any with plow frames. In the last couple of years, maybe two :notsure: Not that popular but there was a guy over at TN that did it and had pics.
     
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    probably more trucks than you know carry frames. Most modern plows the frame or "head gear" stays with the plow when you take them off. The parts on the truck are pretty hidden especially on small trucks like tacomas. The plow frame on my chevy looks like two brackets down below the tow hooks.
     
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    yes I'm familiar with the mounts, they hide under the lower valance. I still do not see them on many tacomas here or Tundras for that matter. Its either domestics or ATVs for some reason. :notsure: Will pay more attention soon :D

    I have seen a couple 2GEN setups for sale on craigslist, in the $1200-1500 range fwiw.
     
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    im thinking of doin some plowing for teh winter....make some cash...do driveway in 2 minutes....moms house, etc. etc.
     
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    Theyre are alot of variables to plowing. length of the driveway, type of driveway (paved, gravel), how much snow you get, and how long or often you plan on plowing. You can plow with a tacoma you just cant wait till the end of storm to be done, unless its powder.

    little bit of my background. ive been plowing professionally for 7 years. I started with small driveways in an S10 while my father used our 95 chevy on bigger ones. We currently have 2 2005/6 2500HDs plowing gas stations, restaurants, stores, apartments, driveways of all lengths.
     
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    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Someone uses a plastic blade plow, super light weight

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    Chris-R is the username if you want to PM him.
     
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    I would imagine that it would be fine, but it would get to be a PITA if you had a heavy bumper+winch. I thought about putting a 5' on mine, but don't wanna screw with all of the weight.
     
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    I plow a 900' and a 600' driveway with my 2nd gen Tacoma. This is what I use:

    http://www.snoway.com/index.cfm/act/plow/s/11

    EDIT: See socolax91's post (2 above) for sample photo.

    The Snoway 22 series is a lightweight polycarbonate plow (275lbs for 6'8") but comes with hydraulic down pressure so you can scrape a surface clean. No need for Timbrens.

    If you're just doing your own driveway, you could also get away with a Snowbear system. They're light and cheap at ~$1200. I think Lowes even carries them. This is an electric winch-based system. Spare parts are cheap from Superwinch, but expensive through Snowbear. You could even get a used one on craigslist and buy the mounting kit for your truck separately.

    Personally, I'd steer clear of the Fischer and Western "occasional use" systems like Homesteader and Suburbanite. They cost a little more than the Sno-Way, weigh about the same, and don't have hydraulic down pressure.

    Background: I used to plow commercially with an F250.
     
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