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92 Toyota w/8ft Meyer Blade

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by PAGE2004, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. PAGE2004

    PAGE2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    After 25+ years plowing with all kinds of vehicles ... I am AMAZED at the performance of this Toyota.

    The original 7ft Meyer blade did not pivot enough ( side pistons were too short ) and kept leaving snowtrails .

    Added 6 inches to each side , new cutting edge and this thing works very well.

    Toyota = low maintenance and high productivity


  2. grasmancolumbus

    grasmancolumbus Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    I had a 84 with a meyer on it it was awesome perfect little snow truck
  3. grasmancolumbus

    grasmancolumbus Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    mine was only 6.5' from a jeep 8 foot now thats cool!
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    nice driveway rig! Can you get some closer pics of your side extensions?
  5. PAGE2004

    PAGE2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    More Pics

    I used 16G sheet metal ( Home Depot ) some nuts n bolts and welded some new ribbing for support. The biggest change was the weight of the new cutting edge but the truck seems to handle it no problem. Even at 65 PMH on the highway , engine temp is cool and seems just fine.




  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    looks awesome. its strange seeing such a small truck with that big a blade on it. good luck with it
  7. hinikersnowplow

    hinikersnowplow Member
    from on aol
    Messages: 53

    that little of a truck . the tranny will go out in no time soon
  8. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    My first truck was a toyota, 83 4wd. Used it on the farm, hauling, pulling, all sorts of things. Every fall I pulled "loaded" anhirous amonia, usually weighed around 3k pounds. Did this for probably 8 yrs. Tranny never did fold or the engine overheated, nothing.

    These trucks IMO are the best built trucks out there and I own gm products.

    I like your rig and you will do well with it.
  9. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,414

    i dont know what toyota did to those trucks but they are unstoppable. ive had 2 of them, both i bought with well over 200k and beat them to death. they never missed a beat. i think youll be fine wit that thing, engine, trans and drivetrain will not have a problem. only thing you want want to do is upgrade the front suspension anyway you can, sure that thing has some nasty sag.
  10. the_experience

    the_experience Member
    Messages: 75

    The cure to the front suspension on the 2nd and 3rd gen Toyotas is to swap in a solid axle from a 79-85 truck. By removing the overload leaf and adding 3 leafs from a donor pack to the stock rear pack you end up with a strong and very flexible front suspension while 63 inch rear springs from a half ton Chevy in the rear level things out and give you a lot of flex in the rear to match the front.

    I have a real soft spot for the 3rd Gen trucks. I think they are some of the best looking, best built trucks Toyota ever produced...and mine was even built in the US. Great looking truck.

  11. zabMasonry

    zabMasonry Senior Member
    from vt
    Messages: 101

    I agree they are incredible trucks, except for the part where they are made out of compressed rust.
  12. wishingtoplow

    wishingtoplow Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 86

    Could you tell me what you paid for the 92?
  13. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice truck!
  14. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    Fine choice there, I've been thinking of upgrading our moldboards to a 7'6" LD blade and then running wings on top of that. Currently our trucks push 8'6" blades with the wings. We run 6'8" blades out to 8'6" with wings and they handle everything fine. Sure, you can't stack a mountain with them, but they will keep a lot open or handle virtually any driveway. Keep it in low gear and its fine, we run both 4cyl and v6 with 5speeds. We run 2 of them, about to be 3.

    Great choice on the truck!
  15. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Suprised nobody noticed...

    that is not a Meyer blade and pump.

    Its a FISHER...

    Did I say Fisher....that's what I meant.

    Crazy how someone could own this plow and not even know what the hell it is.

    And dude...you've had a bad run....plowing for 25 years and ending up in a ride like that...:cry:
  16. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    no trip edge on that plow, looks like a meyers blade to me on a fisher frame.
  17. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    You guys don't know your blades...

    I Can tell you that is NOT a MEYER blade

    This is what a Meyer steel blades look like.



  18. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    those things go forever... as long as they have not rusted to pieces
  19. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Maybe nobody really cares....or most people aren't here to proof read and point out other peoples errors?
  20. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    us plowers care...

    it's like going to a mechanic shop and saying work on my chevy....when there's is a blue oval stamped on the grill.

    If you don't pay attention to errors...you become a handfull of problems.