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Putting a plow on my 1994 Toyota 4x4 Ext Cab., 6 cyl.

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by andersnd, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. andersnd

    andersnd Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Fantastic Site! I am looking into putting a used plow on my '94 Toyota PU, and I understand a 7 ' is probably my best bet. Can list members advise me as to considerations regarding frame attachment, etc. that I need to be thinking about. I used to plow with a Ford F150 when I lived in Maine 10 years ago, but the Toyota is a very different beast. There are a bunch of used plows out there in the 6' to 7' range (Fishers, Meyers, etc), but few of them have come off of a Toyota.
     
  2. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    Plow for Toyota

    Get a 6 1/2 foot Western Standard duty unimount. It's all I ever used on Toyotas (including my Tacomas) and they work great! Better move fast cause Western is in the process of discontinuing the standard duty plows in smaller (less than 7 1/2 foot) sizes. Ignore all the bunk about using the Western sport utility plow or the suburbanite/homesteader - they're too light duty and far too weak. If you have a 5 speed you might up to the 7 foot standard but no heavier than that. FYI, the automatic trans is the weak link in any Toyota truck; the rack and pinion steering (Tacoma only) is the weak link in the Tacomas...
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2004
  3. lawlopez

    lawlopez Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 6.5 ' Fisher on a '93.
    works ok.
    could use a lift kit, though.
    Likes to drag the plow.

    But my it works out well.

    Most days my wife swipes and plows our driveway!
     
  4. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have a 6'8" Snoway on my 96 4runner.....has worked great for 2 seasons.

    Derek
     
  5. lawlopez

    lawlopez Member
    Messages: 36

    I like the fisher because i have it.

    The minute mount takes way more than a minute.

    still, it's not that bad.

    how much trouble are the other mounts ?
     
  6. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    I always ran Western Unimounts on my Toys/Tacomas - They're probably just a little better than the Fisher, take about 5-10 minutes and only a few minor struggles pushing it around to get it on and off. Not bad with the 6 1/2 std plow cause it's only about 500 pounds. For a little truck it moves snow though!

    I'd never buy another one for a full size truck since they came out with the Ultramount.Too bad they don't make the Ultramount for the small trucks, that's the ticket.
     
  7. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    The Snoway takes 1 minute or less. 3 Pins and 2 cables...

    Derek
     
  8. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    Just out of curiosity how much does the sno-way weigh???
     
  9. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    300 lbs. is what the Snoway weighs
     
  10. sixspeed

    sixspeed Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    Okey dokey - The Western 6 1/2 and the Fisher 6 1/2 each go about 500 lbs...