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97 Tacoma plow questions

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by jasonlwelch, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. jasonlwelch

    jasonlwelch Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi all,

    First off, I know nothing about plows or plowing. I am buying a house with a 450 foot driveway (all straight and flat with space to push on both sides) and that to me spells "get a plow". I have done a few seasons of heavy off-roading in a built jeep, so I understand gearing
    and how NOT to beat the crap out of your vehicle.

    I have a 97 Tacoma 4cyl 4x4 that I need to put a plow on. I have been offered an old 6' Meyer that was off a Jeep for $250. I have a stick welder, so I can cut and splice if that helps.

    If I were to get the $250 plow, what do I need, and how much should I spend? Is there a do it yourself cheap way? This is only going to be used at our house, I do not expect to go anywhere with the plow. Do I have to get a meyer frame to fit my truck? Or are there generic ones that may fit?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jason in NH
     
  2. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Bad idea

    Look for a plow for the tacoma.

    Check ebay and the bargain news. Lost of plows for around $800-1000 that will bolt right up and plug right in.
     
  3. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    $2200 for a mint 6.8" fisher LD off a 03 tacoma. Complete. Should fit right on your truck.
     
  4. Averysdad

    Averysdad Member
    Messages: 39

    I've got a Fisher LD complete with mounts I'm thinking about selling. It's in very good shape. And I live in Kittery, Maine. Let me know if you want to make a deal.

    brian@brianyurick.com
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2006
  5. jasonlwelch

    jasonlwelch Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks everyone for the input. Next question......

    What years/size tacoma will have the correct pusher plates for my 96 4 Cylinder truck? (I incorrectly wrote 97 in my previous post).

    I found a nice setup off of a 2000 tacoma in the next town over, but I am not sure if the pusher plates will fit my truck. -Jason
     
  6. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Tacomas were the same in terms of Frame from 95-04