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1998 Mini Truck 4x4

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Badgerland WI, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Just recently finished the plow installation on this 1998 Suzuki Carry 4x4 Mini Truck. She did well in 10"+ of very heavy, wet snow we received overnight & today here in SE Wisconsin. :)

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  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    god those are so aweosme.
     
  3. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    haha theres one down the road from me, even the same color.
     
  4. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    they are popular with schools some states you have to register them as construction equipment
     
  5. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

  6. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    3 words. ! WANT ONE! that thing is friggin sweet!
     
  7. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

  8. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    That thing looks cool, you sure get a up close view Wow!!!!
     
  9. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Where is the rest of the video? I wanted to see if that truck could break throught the snow pile.
     
  10. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Whats the story on the plow? What size and did you buy it or make it? The truck is awesome and would you recommend it to do driveways?
     
  11. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    very cool...I have a 2003 Mitsu Kei Truck....4WD auto trans...nice shape...

    what brand of plow do you have...does their mount fit up easily...what mods etc.

    Dave
     
  12. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    Just think, we will all be plowing with those some day.

    Those are cool though.
     
  13. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Sweet truck

    is it street legal?
     
  14. Rangerman

    Rangerman Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    awesome setup!! Is it deisel or gas.
     
  15. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Thanks for the responses folks. I'll try to answer everyone here in one swipe.

    Most of the imported mini trucks or "Kei" trucks end-up being white from the manufacturer because they are one of those most common service trucks in Japan. Every once in awhile we stumble across a different color that comes through. If someone ever wants a different color, we can always have the body shop shoot it or do a camo-wrap.

    VERY popular with any business having a larger property to maintain (campuses, golf courses, industrial complexes, etc). Mini trucks are street legal in several states across the U.S. and all of Canada (with minor modifications in CN). In the other states, there are no laws on the books for this class of vehicle, so they are considered off-road as a UTV.

    You found that quick Speedy! (no pun intended) I agree that a salter would be PERECT in the bed, or a rear receiver-mount for quick on/off. We regularly mount front & rear 2" receivers for accessories. I agree that the lift speed on the actuator is a little slow, but you just cant find a better turn-key plow package with 500lbs of down-force available. Longer term, I want to start working on a snow-blower attachment... that would be the "cats meow"!

    Thanks Jim.
    We bolted-on a set of Trax and motored right over that pile! ;) J/K On the driveway pictured, I never had any intention of trying to move that pile any further with the truck. Because of space limitations, we simply blew the snow in to the spot we wanted it. I'm quite sure I could've punched through the pile if I wanted to.

    Chris & Dave...
    The plow on the truck is a Black Line 72" (manual angle model). All Black Line plows we offer are power-up/power-down standard. Black Line offers a commercial-duty Power angle option that gives you full remote, in-cab function. The plows hooks-up to a front mount 2" receiver for quick and easy disconnects which are available separately. The trucks are awesome for doing driveways... smaller size, tight turning radius, great field of vision...and a heated cab! I've plowed with an ATV - they are a great option. But I'll take sitting in a toasty cab any day of the week to do the same work.
    Other than the plow, this truck has only a 2" lift installed (can bolt-on 23" aggressive ATV wheels/tires).

    Dave...sounds like a good one! Mitsu's are my second favorite behind Zuki's. Get a plow on that lil work-horse!

    Thanks Supper Grassy.
    You can view the state laws individually here: http://www.iihs.org/laws/minitrucks.aspx

    Thanks Rangerman.
    All of the mini trucks we deal with are gas. The trucks get about 40-50 mpg across the board and absolutely sip gas at lower speeds/idling. This is one of their great benefits.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008
  16. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    i am going to have to show this to a freind of mine who is looking for a new side walk unit i know in ct you can get some special plates for it
     
  17. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Awesome, can it stack snow at all? If it not to much trouble would you mind making a video of it stacking snow? I'm looking into buying another piece of equipment for driveways and am very interested in one of those....