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Japanese Mini Truck

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Anybody here put a plow on one of those japanese mini trucks? I've bought a second one now and want to put a plow on for doing sidewalks. The plow must be fully adjustable from the cab and must stand up to real usage........This particular truck makes 40 stops on its route every snowfall.

    Any other general comments about the mini trucks is welcome.
     
  2. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Started out in 1993 with an '88 Nissan p/u with a 6'6" Meyer. With the right tires and ballast, she plowed very well. Is this what you are refering to, or are you talking about those little, tiny jap utility trucks?
     
  3. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    The tiny, tiny ones. I'm trying to locate a plow kit for one of them.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    You might beable to get one of those 6' Boss plows that they put on the Polaris Ranger utility vehicle.
     
  5. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    I have a cushman "white truck" and wouldn't waste the time putting a plow on it. They work great in the summer, but park it in winter.
     
  6. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    I need to outfit this little truck for sidewalks and maybe city driveways. Its the fastest clearing method I can think of that is street legal in canada. I've tried trailering bobcats, two speed skidsteers, snowblowers, sweepers.
     
  7. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

  8. Norway-importer

    Norway-importer Junior Member
    from Norway
    Messages: 2

    ... as I said earlier before my post was removed - I have made mountingkits for all the Japanese minitrucks for Meyer since the early 90`s, and they are in the international specbook. You might not get them over there as Meyer doesn`t really follow up on the European deal these days. The kits are available for the Nissan Frontier from 99 - up, the Toyota HiLux 4x4 from 88 to 2005, Mazda from 1994 and up till this years model. If you want I got all the numbers and can send you the speclist if you don`t have access to the Meyer web - extranet site.
    Don`t hesitate to contact me if you need help with those - I know them all ;-)

    Odd Arild Hoel
    Offroader and plower.... for years
     
  9. Danimal

    Danimal Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I think the Japanese K-trucks are an awesome option for mounting a plow on. There was a small dealer here in Wisconsin (Badgerland, I believe) that brought one out to demo at a local hunt club I frequent and it was pretty darn cool. When you compare the bang for the buck in the K-trucks, its hard to go wrong to be able to sit in a heated cab for $5K-$6K IMHO. I do know that the Blackline plows are pretty pricey but my uncle has a mitsubishi mini truck with a manual angle blackline plow and he loves it.
     
  10. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Thanks Danimal.

    The Blackline plows are all power-up/power-down via an actuator (with a max down-force of 500lbs). There are two types of Power angles available...light-duty and heavy-duty (they bill it as commercial duty).

    All depends on if you want complete control of blade angle from inside your cab. If speed is your main issue, then its worth the extra $$$ IMHO.
     
  11. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Do you have any kits that apply to a 1995 Geo Tracker (Suzuki Sidekick) two door?
     
  12. s_melchi

    s_melchi Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I can get you plows for your Mini Trucks and the mounts to go with them.

    About $1900 for the 72" Blackline Commercial Duty Power Angle shipped in the U.S.. They have down pressure and are all electric pnuematic cab controlled. I used to sell the Mini Trucks and plows they work great. Then depending on the truck the front mount will be around $200.
     
  13. The Norwegian

    The Norwegian Junior Member
    from Norway
    Messages: 1

    I am sorry for the late answer.. We have not made kits for the small Zukies - but I guess it is available for Snoway through Germany.
    As the rules are in the US - nobody will rip your plates off if you make your own mount from a different small Japaneese truck.
     
  14. fordzilla1155

    fordzilla1155 Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    I use a cycle country with a downpressure kit on my mitt. A good atv winch is all you need to raise or lower it...
     
  15. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Could you suggest a german website for the Snoway Suzuki plow mount. thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  16. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Check Ebay I did see one that was in Ohio all setup with a plow, lights, and heat.
     
  17. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Thanks for the tip
     
  18. shepoutside

    shepoutside Member
    Messages: 88

    Great thread, and just in time, as I just picked up one myself, for driveways/walkways. Hope it works out ok!!

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  19. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Shep... it will work just fine for you and you'll be happy with the results. Just make sure the front receiver mount is installed properly where you will attach the plow. That is the key and an area that folks have had problems with in the past due to improper installation. Looks like a nice, clean lil Subaru from the picture.

    Let me know if you need any help with your new toy!
     
  20. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 243