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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 04tundra, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    hey everyone, i just registered after skimming through a few sub forums and threads. ive learned a ton already and i hope to learn more.

    a little background on myself, 19 years old, i have been running my own small "business" (uninsured) for 3 years now including cutting lawns, snow removal and a lot of other miscellaneous jobs for customers. i hope to own my own business one day.

    right now i clear 5-6 driveways with my john deere 316 w/ 54'' hydrolic plow. but ive recently started looking for a plow for my 2004 toyota tundra in hopes of getting more driveways /small lots. heres a couple pics and thanks for any help in advance as I'm sure ill be visiting the site everyday!




  2. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    here is my 2004 toyota tundra LTD 4.7 V-8 with a 2.5 lift along with 295/75/17 nitto terra grapplers


    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Nice looking setup. As you grow or if you put a plow on that truck insure it and get business insurance.
  4. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Looks good. I'm not partial to Toyotas, but yours looks great, I really like the lift and 295's. Put a set of Timbrens on the front and it will hold a 7'6'' fine.
  5. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    thanks guys. it has bilstien shocks (upgraded from stock) that are alot heavier duty so from what ive read the timbrens would be a waste. (im part of a tundra forum too.)
  6. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    try and talk to MercerMe.. he is a long time member on here and has a Toyota with a Fisher blade on the front. He can tell you all you need to know. best of luck!
  7. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    nice stuff i think you might want to get some chains or something for those weights on your tractor hahaha i dont know how long those ropes will last. maybe some tire chains too. and ya what kmbertog said mercer will have all the good tundra plow advice:salute:
  8. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Sweet truck. Love the color. Nice weights wesport:laughing:
  9. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    :laughing: thanks for the comments guys. in the first pic of the tractor you can kinda see chains on the tires. and i ended up putting this plastic chafe guard on that rope later on that day after i thought about it some :Thumbs Up:

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    Looks good, everyone has to start somewhere.
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Nice Tundra. Since the 1st gen. Tundras have a lighter front end than the 2nd gen. Tundras they can handle as heavy of a plow. I sugest that you get a 7.5 Boss Sport Duty or a 7.5' Fisher HT. What ever you do don't buy a plow smaller than 7.5'.
  12. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    thanks. im looking at fishers and blizzards. i really like the second gen tundras...i know im gonna take heavy fire from saying this, but im a toyota truck guy. i know its a never ending battle but i guess its whatever makes you happy. i really like the chevy/GMC's too, a 2500 will probably be my next truck.
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Fisher is the best choice between the two IMO. If you can get a 7.5' Fisher SD but, if you can't go with the 7.5' HT if you go with Fisher. Stay away from the Homesteader.
  14. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    lol yeah i heard the homsteader is junk all over the forum
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    If you put it on a small truck like a Ranger or S-10 it would be ok. But, it's not made for a full size truck.
  16. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    no anybody that has one for sale? lol im probably selling this tractor soon
  17. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    get a boss if you can, they are fast and reliable. never had a problem with mine. good to see your out there working hard for being 19
  18. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    thanks for the compliment boss. i cant stand lazyness..always worked hard
  19. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    That is a great start, keep up the good work and you will own a big o fleet one day, when I started my own business all what I had a ford 150 bought it on a credit card LOL.
  20. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Looks great. I started out with a John Deere 160 with a manual angle plow. I don't miss those days. I was doing 10 or so driveways when I was 14, ervery 4"! Gotta start somewhere. Good luck!