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Can you put a plow on a 2.7L Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by joleger, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. joleger

    joleger Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hey Guys,

    I am in the market for a light duty truck. I would like to get one that I could also put a plow on for personal use. I am very interested in the Tacoma with the 2.7L engine.

    Could I put a small plow on this truck so that I can plow my 500m driveway?



  2. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Just go to a brands site and input your info. I am sure you can get one. I had one on an old s10
  3. gsxwonger

    gsxwonger Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    i just put one on my 04 tacoma. 2.7. works good so far and i cleaned up a small parking lot. havnet needed to go in 4 lo yet. pushes good.
  4. joleger

    joleger Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks GSX,

    May I ask you what type of plow you have? Do you have the TRD off-road package?
  5. gsxwonger

    gsxwonger Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    im running a fisher mm1 6' 9". no trd on mine. wish i had the locking diff but i havent needed it yet. just using a heavy ballist (about 600 - 700lb) my truck has a 3 inch suspension lift and 2 inch body lift on it.
    i put an add-a-leaf in the back with billistien shocks.
  6. gsxwonger

    gsxwonger Junior Member
    Messages: 26

  7. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    You would never even use diff lock when plowing because it only works in low gear and the first gear in high is low enough I would say. The 2.7 is kind soft to plow with but it would do the job. The 3.4 would be a little better if you could swing it. My opinion anyway.
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

  9. 98tacoma

    98tacoma Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    snowsport plow

    Had a snowsport plow on my 98 tacoma w/ the 4cyl engine, 5sp, pushed great and adds minimal weight to the truck. Have it now on my 02 4runner. Didn't have to do any mods (other than add a front receiver hitch), no ballast. Just put the plow on and go, really couldn't be any simpler. Here's some nice pics of the yota w/ the snowsport at work. Personally, I couldn't justify spending the price of a "real" plow for just doing your own drive. I'm in under $900 for mine.

  10. Averysdad

    Averysdad Member
    Messages: 39

    Had a 6.9 LD on my 95.5 Tacoma 2.7L It handled the plow fine (get some ballast in the back and use low range). Never had problems pushing snow.
  11. gsxwonger

    gsxwonger Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    its a fisher 6,9 ld its 24 inches i think tall and about 472 lbs. kinda heavy for the truck but it holds it well.
  12. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    A Western Suburbanite or Fisher Homesteader (same plow basically) is the probably the the lightest weight fully functional plow you can buy. I know a guy with one on an S10 blazer and it works great. I was thinking I've seen these as low as $2,800-2,900 if you look through sponsor links.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010