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Old 12-07-2011, 08:41 PM
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Best set up '11 Tundra Fisher

Hello,
I found this site recently and have already found a vast amount of good info.
I have been out of the plow business for years. My service business has decided to add plowing as a service for this season. I have a few trucks already set up to do the majority of the work having heavy duty equip and plows.
My issue is this:
I have a 2011 Tundra Limited double cab. I'd like to put a plow on this truck as well. Primarilly to be used as a backup, and most likely to do a handful of residential driveways no more than 100' length and the parking lots of my 5 buildigns. These lots have about 20 parking spaces so they are not huge.
I know the Tundra is a 1/2 ton and isnt ideal for commercial use but I still want to have it available for some smaller stuff. I have researched online, and spoke with the local dealer. I'm finding similar info. I keep hearing that I should stick with a Fisher plow. the HT or SD seem to be the suggested unit. I cant seem to find out what the difference between the 2 of these are. I went to fisher website and see theres a small weight difference, and a 1" blade height difference, I see that one has a chain system and I assume the other doesnt. I've been out long enough to not have much knowledge of what a non-chain system is. Is that better or worse? If the cost between the 2 isn not the determining factor, which set up is better overall? I know the tundra has front end issue with clearance height but my truck has a 3/1" lift with 5100's and stiffer springs so I know it can handle the weight of each plow as well as not have issue with ground clearance. One dealer told me to get the HT and 2 others said SD. Its confusing because I just cant seem to find out what the difference is. From the website I am guessing the HT is designed for a 1/2 ton application so what is the SD designed for? Is it for 1/2 tons and smaller? Or is it for 1/2 ton and heavier? I want to get the biggest, strongest, best set up available to me at this time.
I see a few guys on here have fisher plows and appreciate any advice or comments.
The SD costs a little more than the HT but the cost does not bother me. I dont want to buy something and find out later I should have went with something different.
Any comments are appreciated.
I will be searching the site for more info to add to what I've already found. This place has tons of useful info.
Thanks
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:48 PM
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Theres a member on here that has a 7.5 fisher SD on his 2010 tundra. i have a boss 7' poly just because it was what i could find around here for sale. the tundra is the most heavy duty 1/2 ton truck on the market so you should have no problem with the work you are doing.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:43 PM
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Stay away from the HT, they are very light duty. You should go with the SD, it's a lot more rugged and you will be a lot more happy with it. I like my SD a lot. The only thing I would change is when the poly cutting edge is worn out, I'm going to put a steel cutting edge on it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:14 PM
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PancePance,

The way your truck is setup, with lift in front end etc.. You should have no problem carrying the weight of the heavier duty plows. We run a 7-6" Boss super duty with Boss wings on our 08 Tundra over 700lbs 3 years running no problems. We upfitted the front end as well, the truck drops 1/2 or so when the plow is raised. Good luck

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:15 PM
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I vote for the X-Blade; mine works great (7.5 ft). Sometimes I even use my father's 8.5 ft HD Fisher blade if he's out of town.

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:23 PM
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wow nice truck you have there spudman /\

what lift/tires do you have?
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:39 PM
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I have Bilstein 5100 struts set at 2.5" of front lift with Timbrens on all four corners. For the winter I have Cooper TrailCutter 275/70/18 tires on stock rims. During the rest of the year I run BFG All Terrain 305/65/18 on Ultra Grinder wheels. Looks better in the summer.

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:45 PM
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looks good, im saving for my lift, i will probably get the bilsteins or the toytec 3/1 with BFG AT 295/70/18
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:31 PM
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The Tundra is looking great Spud Man.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:44 PM
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Stock wheels look better I think.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:23 PM
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i took a couple pics today of mine..ps the hood was popped


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Old 12-14-2011, 03:17 PM
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i took a couple pics today of mine..ps the hood was popped

That 7' plow must not clear the tires very good.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:54 PM
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Im liking the back racks on the tundras. The problem im having is im afraid when I put my magnetic light on the roof of my truck im going to scratch the hell out of it. The solution im thinking is im going to put a piece of that clear film on the roof so it dont scratch it. Hopefully it wont blow off going down the highway. IMO Western has got the best mounting system out there with the least amount of junk bolted on the truck and you get to keep your skidplate. The Tundra handles my 7'6'' pro plow great
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:59 PM
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Im liking the back racks on the tundras. The problem im having is im afraid when I put my magnetic light on the roof of my truck im going to scratch the hell out of it. The solution im thinking is im going to put a piece of that clear film on the roof so it dont scratch it. Hopefully it wont blow off going down the highway.

IMO Western has got the best mounting system out there with the least amount of junk bolted on the truck and you get to keep your skidplate. The Tundra handles my 7'6'' pro plow great
This is a video of the rack on my Dad's Tundra. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ae5p-WzJF0 We put our strobe and back up lights on the rack.

You don't have to take your skid plate off with Fisher push plates either. I like the Fisher Minute Mount 2 System.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hey guys i am new to the site and have been out of plowing for a couple of year. I just bought a 2008 Tundra Double Cab with the 5.7 and am looking to put a plow on it. What do you think is my best option and what do i have to do to my truck (lift,shocks?) to make it work best. I would like to put the biggest plow on it but i went to the local plow shop and they only recommend a Fisher HT or SD. Obviously a x blade works from what i see on this thread..... Any suggestion and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:59 PM
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Hey Detour Diablo, I have a Curtis 7'6" SnoPro plow for sale on craigslist in your area. It is currently mounted on my 2011 Tundra doublecab. I paid $4500 new for the set up and I'm asking $3,200. Its two seasons old and always garaged. If interested, call (508) 574-0888.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:36 PM
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Hey guys i am new to the site and have been out of plowing for a couple of year. I just bought a 2008 Tundra Double Cab with the 5.7 and am looking to put a plow on it. What do you think is my best option and what do i have to do to my truck (lift,shocks?) to make it work best. I would like to put the biggest plow on it but i went to the local plow shop and they only recommend a Fisher HT or SD. Obviously a x blade works from what i see on this thread..... Any suggestion and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Since the 7.5' Xblade weighs 742lb and the 8' HD weighs 717lb, I don't see why you couldn't put an 8' HD on it. If I was going to do it again with a Tundra, I think that's what I would do.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:46 PM
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PancePance,

The way your truck is setup, with lift in front end etc.. You should have no problem carrying the weight of the heavier duty plows. We run a 7-6" Boss super duty with Boss wings on our 08 Tundra over 700lbs 3 years running no problems. We upfitted the front end as well, the truck drops 1/2 or so when the plow is raised. Good luck

Hey H20 I Love Your Set Up!
Haven't seen you on the Tundra forum in a while either, Gotta get a meet going again at braintree toyota.
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