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Fisher HD on Toyota Tundra problem

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Todd NS, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Todd NS

    Todd NS Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi all:

    I'm new to the site and glad I found you. I did check the threads and didn't find an answer to my question although I admit i didn't look through all 150 pages :)

    I'm running a 7 and a half foot Fisher HD on a 2011 Toyota Tundra, I installed a ReadyLift leveling kit on this truck when I bought it. I didn't have one on the 2007 Tundra that I traded for this one. I think it is a poor engineering job by Fisher on the mounting apparatus for the HD plow, or maybe its just that the only place to mount the plow is on the tow hook points on the frame of the truck. With the leveling kit, the plow doesn't bottom out the way it did on the old truck but now after adding about 6 inches of length to the chain, the plow doesn't go low enough to scrape properly on a paved driveway. Is there an adjustment I don't know about?

    I'm about to weld a piece on the the cutting edge to give myself about 3 extra inches so the blade will scrape and I don't go through as much salt.

    Any ideas?

    Todd
     
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Plow lift kit. Theres a Minute Mount 1 on a 2000 F350 thats been lifted about 8 inches. The pin assembly was cut and braced to meet the pushplates mounted on the frame. You may be able to do this with a MM2, but it would need a custom pin rod.
     
  3. Lone136

    Lone136 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I have a 6 inch lift on my Ram and I had to lower the A frame by 6 inches so it would be level with the ground. I think you can see it in my photos I have posted here. I was able to cut the steel at work and bend it just like my A frame then had to weild it in place. It helps when you can do them things yourself
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The A-frame needs to be parallel to the ground for consistent scraping. Fisher HD plows don't scrape that well anyway.
     
  5. Todd NS

    Todd NS Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the replies guys. I think an extension on the cutting edge is what I'll try first. I have some 3/8 plate in my shop, I think extending it and adding a little more angle will help with the scraping. I'll let you know how it works out.

    Todd
     
  6. Lone136

    Lone136 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Good luck. I tried that and it just want work well.The A-frame has to be parallel or what happens is when you turn the plow right or left one side will lift off of the ground or in my case it did. I did try a 8 inch cutting edge and that shopped some, but still had the problem. After I lowered the A fram all is well now and it cuts like a new plow now
     
  7. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 745

    Modify your a frame like this if it's not level.

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  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You will be very disappointed. First, regular mild steel will not last long at all, especially 3/8. Second, the longer cutting edge will trip continuously.
     
  9. Lone136

    Lone136 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Well, in my case mine don't trip continuously, but I also have good trip springs on mine. When I do trip it you know it and feel it too.
     
  10. Todd NS

    Todd NS Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I appreciate all the input. I dont know what I'm going to do yet but it seems like lowering the A frame defeats the purpose of putting in the leveling kit and puts me back in the same situation where the plow drags across curb entries even when it is not angled. If I have to grind off the welds and replace the cutting edge extension once in a while that's probably cheaper in the long run than going through an extra ton of salt every year. The fisher is paid for this year, any recommendations for a blade that scrapes better in the first place and works well on a tundra?
     
  11. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    I've seen X-Blades on Tundras..don't even have to change the mount but those Tundras also had leveling kits so I think you'd be good to go.
     
  12. Todd NS

    Todd NS Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    solution

    I ran into a guy I know who runs a plow operation, he and his father had a similar problem. They went to the 8" cutting edge as one poster suggested, they have since switched to v-blade arctic plows on their trucks and offered to lend me an 8" edge to see if it helped with my problem. The plow now scrapes much better and works fine when angled....up hill and down. I'm going to buy a new 8" edge...problem solved. Thanks again for all the advice.

    Todd