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Too all you Tundra guys!!

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks' started by Steel 05, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Steel 05

    Steel 05 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a few questions..... I'm looking to buying a second truck, a 08 tundra is at the top of the list. The other day I spoke to a company who plowed with them last season. All they had were problems. They had boss plows, he said when they installed the plow they had to remove the skid plate which exposed the alternator. He said snow would get up in there and cause problems. he also said they had transmission problems. After learning this I was heart broken. I have a tacoma (2wd) and love it! Have any of you had these problems? If i'm gonna spend 24000 dollars on a truck I need to know if it's gonna hold up. Which plows do you guys have on the tundra? How much do you plow? Thanks
    Seth
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    There are some who say that the Tundra is the best plow truck in the universe.

    I haven't personally heard of any major problems with them, but they are not very popular around here for serious commercial operators.
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    My Dad has a 7.5 Fisher SD on his 2010 and I do all the plowing with it. The skid plate did not have to be removed to put a plow on it. I love it and it plows awsome. It's not a 3/4 ton but, it holds its own against other 1/2 tons. It handles the plow very well and the front end drops less than 1" when the plow is raised. I can honestly say that if I was to buy a brand new 1/2 ton it would almost definatly be a Tundra.
     
  4. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    for 24k you can find a NICEEE fairly new 3/4 gas that will handle a larger plow and handle it better.
     
  5. Steel 05

    Steel 05 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I've been looking. I currently have a 05 hd2500 which plows great. I've had quite a few problems with the truck. I'm getting about 9.5 mpg. Like I said before I have a tacoma and have had other tacoma's which I have had no problems with. I am a solo operator so money is always tight. I just want to make the right choice. What type of mpg's are you guys getting with the tundra? My route is roughly 60-70 miles round trip, so it's costly to plow. But I have to do it. Thank you for all of the responses so far!
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I'll be honest I don't think I get much better than 10mpg plowing with the Tundra. I doesn't matter what you have for a truck, plowing is going to suck the gas up. But, it gets 19+mpg highway and around 17mpg for everyday driving.
     
  7. Steel 05

    Steel 05 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    i get about 12 highway with the hd and about 21 with the tacoma. I'll have to trade the taco in on the new truck, due to the lack of 4x4 on it. Gosh i love that truck.
     
  8. H20-32

    H20-32 Member
    Messages: 90

    Tundra

    We have plowed our 08 Tundra for 3 season with a BOSS 7.5SD and wings not a single problem. Setting up 2nd 08 Tundra in August.Yes the skid plate is removed for the BOSS plows as well, the push plate supports block up the area to some extent. Good luck.
     
  9. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    07 with 7.5 curtis,no troubles with truck or plow. i had to remove the skidplate as well.
     
  10. Wexlerville

    Wexlerville Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Have a 7.5' boss v plow on my 08. The truck has a 3/2" lift. Otherwise stock susp.
    The truck handled the 770+ setup perfect!!! Dropped about 1 inch lifted.

    Would recommend the tundra to anyone!!
    (currently have a 07.5 duramax 2500hd... Needed a diesel for heavy hauling!!)
     
  11. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    Its a toyota what do you expect

    buy ford buy american
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Ya, buy a 2011 F-150 that you can't put a plow on. Thumbs Up The Tundras are built in Texas with more American made parts than the F-150. FYI American is a proper noun so, the first letter is supposed to be capitalized.
     
  13. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122


    your ignorance is showing. try doing a little research. no truck is purely American.
     
  14. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    This drives me nuts...check the tags on the clothes you wear, do research into most of the food you eat, how about those gloves and hat you wear while you are out in the snow. Very few things are completely manufactured in America. Toyota makes a great product and stands by it from what I have expirenced so far. I owned a F-150....and they turned their head to the problems right after it was sold. Oh yea and dont forget the computer that you are using for all of this...I am sure its not 100% American made.
     
  15. wanagofaster

    wanagofaster Junior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 16

    2010 Tundra with Western Ultramount 7' 6'' pro plow. Do light commerical plowing so the truck is never abused. Didnt have to remove skid plate but had to do some cutting on it. Handles plow great and absolutely no problems with the truck due to plowing.
     
  16. landscapingcrew

    landscapingcrew Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 5

    what mount are you guys using with the standard and super duty boss plows? The boss website says that i can only install the 7.5 poly and that mount is not complatible with the other plows. I want to get atleast the standard duty plow but would really like the 7.5 super duty.
    I have a 07 5.7 double cab 6.5 bed, any info will be great
     
  17. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196


    i bet they are using the standard mount. the curtis site only lists a frame for a home-pro plow for the tundra,but it works the same as my sno-pro plow. i did add some extra gussets to the homepro frame just to be sure.
     
  18. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    2005 Tundra owner here. Purchasing a newer Tundra depends on the purpose your going to use it for. It shall handle same to medium size plows legally. If you intend on plowing larger parking lots and require a larger plow. The Tundra which is a half ton, cant legally carry larger plows like the Western Wide Out. My 05 Tundra is great and have not had an issue as of yet. This speaking, I plow up here in Winnipeg, Canada where the snow is light and fluffy due to the cold temperatures.....
     
  19. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Pictures of the WideOut on that 05 Tundra or it didn't happen.
     
  20. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Stik208

    I shall gladly load a few pictures of the Wide Out. You use Ariens? To cheap to afford better machines. Used the Ariens 32inch walk behind mower, what a poor excuse for a walk behind. Same size bag as the 21inch, the height adjustment was awful in design, belt that engaged the blades kept falling off. What does once expect from the cheap price of this 32inch unit...
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011