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GREAT SITE!!! toyota tacoma prerunner 2x4 trd package

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rjtlawncare, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. rjtlawncare

    rjtlawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    First off great site, first time posting so hopefully i can get people to responsed. I have a 2002 toyota tacoma pre runner with the TRD package. Im looking to plow about 15 driveways and maybe 2 to 3 medium size parking lots. Im looking right know at the SNOWBEAR PLOWS only b/c they have a plow that fits the truck.
    My questions are:
    1. Has anybody plow with these plows? How did they perform/work?

    2. Is there a commerical plow that would fit the tacoma pre runner that is 2x4?

    3. Can you plow with the tacoma pre runner 2x4 with weight in the back? Has anyone every done this? How did it preform?
    I live in Cincy Ohio where we get about 3 to 6 snow storms at about 3 to 18 inchs of snow on each storm. THANK FOR ANY INFO YOU GUY CAN GIVE.ussmileyflag
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Good Luck with that truck.
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I'm not going to lie to you, you are in way over your head with that plow and truck. My first sugestion is get a 4wd truck and my second sugestion is get a comercial grade plow, not a very light duty home owner grade plow. You realy sould have atleast a 1/2 ton truck with a 7.5' comercial grade plow.
  4. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Oh yea, youll get some people to respond, with that 2wd truck and plow you aint doing nothin but sidewalks... oh and with those american flags, you should probably buy american and not a toyota.
  5. Exact Services

    Exact Services Senior Member
    Messages: 198


    You will have a tough enough time driving around with even snow throwers in any kind of heavy snow storm - regardless of studded tires in the back etc. I have a Toyota 4x4. It's great for hauling snow throwers. There is not a snowballs chance in hell I could of gotten to some of my accounts or gotten out of my some of my accounts [plowed in by city street plow while blowing] with out 4 wheel drive. 20" of snow overnight. :dizzy:

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    You can do whatever you put your mind to.

    Find a good welder. Then I suggest getting a Blizzard 8611. Have the welder modify the truck side mount to fit your truck.

    The extra weight of the plow in the front will give you more ability to drive threw the snow. Heck 4x4 is so over rated. For ballast I suggest getting a old semi truck tire. Set it flat on a sheet of wood in back of truck. Now fill tire with concrete. The wood will act as your bottom form and in the spring you will be able to pop that right out with no damage to the paint from the concrete.

    The combination of the plow and the tire will now allow for plenty of traction.

    Good luck and watch those mail box's.
  7. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    If you really want to have have a great plow truck get a 2wd datsun with a 10' western with casters on it you will do great:rolleyes::rolleyes: oh and buy American keep this country moving ussmileyflagussmileyflag
  8. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    If you have some money, I would buy a nice Ford F750(make sure its 2 wheel drive), buy a nice SnoWay 6'5'' plow, put wings on it, and put like 5 or so 4ft logs in the back for ballast, but no bigger than 12'' in diameter, then you would have too much weight for that truck..

    But you could also consider a 12 ft box pusher for your Tacoma. The 12ft would be perfect for lots, talk about productivity!
  9. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Oh theres nothin like a go-ped with a 10' BOSS V, reaper said it best.
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    8611 - now that's just silly. 86110LP would be more suitable.

    Now seriously. I admire your enthusiasm. But it's not going to work.
    You can plow with a Tacoma, and you can plow with 2wd trucks. But you can't plow with a 2wd Tacoma.

    No commercial is going to hire you with that equipment anyway. Save your dough, buy a nice used 3/4 ton 4wd truck.
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I can not edit the post now but should also add.

    Get a good set of tires and maybe set a few pcs. of 2x4 (wood not drive-line) between your springs and axle.

    Again, good luck in all you do. ussmileyflag
  12. Troy5061

    Troy5061 Member
    Messages: 54

    You won't be plowing much with a 2wd Tacoma, we had a 2wd Tundra V6 with studded snows for a delivery truck a few years back and it would barely go in the snow without a plow. I wouldn't suggest trying to freight the back end for traction either, those Tacomas have wimpy rear springs that are known to break pretty easily.
    The only 2wd I would even consider plowing with is a 1 ton with a dump body filled to the top or one with a sander but even then Id rather have a 4wd just for insurance. If you had a 4x4 Tacoma you could get a 6.5' plow and do some driveways with it.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    what you need to do is buy a rear plow, and have one of your buddies with a 4x4 tow you around. thats the only way it will work.
  14. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Don't you just love all the wiseguys here. The guy is asking for advice on equipment and all most of you can do is bash him.

    rj- I'm just a little north of you so I know how much snow we get. I have 4wd but plow alot in 2wd ,but when you get stuck you have to have 4wd. You will be very frustrated trying to plow with 2wd. If you want to do driveways I would buy either a quad with plow or a big snowblower.Send me a PM if you have any other questions.
  15. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Not me.....:angel:
  16. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    :laughing: LMAO
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I didn't mean I'm not a wiseguy. I just was nice on THIS thread for a change....
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    No bashing here. I gave him my honest advice and wished him well.

    If his truck can handle the set up I listed then in all probability he could plow in 2 whl dr. If his truck could not handle what I mentioned then. not so much.
  19. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I would also add 2 things to your truck
    ! a cell phone (to call for a tow)
    2 A good Tow company's number
  20. rjtlawncare

    rjtlawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The tacoma has the off road package that has been very good in the snow. It has the rear diff. lock that has gotten me out of snow when ive been stuck. Which was only once, and that was in 12 inches of snow and I didn't have any weight in the back that winter.

    Thanks for the advice.