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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by BOSS TOY, Oct 31, 2010.


    BOSS TOY Member
    Messages: 52

    I am a commercial Landscaper with nothing to do when it snows Except move the snow for my customers. For years I have seen damage to my landscapes due to snow clearing and have decided to specialize in this very serious business. I need everything running perfect and have some questions about supplying power to my plow and lights. I have been told many different things. 2004 HZJ Toyota Landscruiser (Mine Truck 6 cyl Diesel) 7'6" Boss straight blade (poly) Thanks
  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    Hey bud,

    I think you will have to be a little clearer on your questions. If you are asking about running power for your plow, you might want to see a mechanic that is good with electrical. As fair as using your plow for driveways, you may also get many opinions on that.

    Anyway, good luck.

    BOSS TOY Member
    Messages: 52


    Plow is installed and works but really hasnt been put to the test. It didnt snow last year in Victoria BC. My parking lots are small So I chose a Landcruiser mine truck which is not a regular Truck. Mount and Harness for my 2009 Boss straight blade was for a Toyota tundra and needed to be modified. I am concerned that I need to have 2 battrys and a alternator that is more than 80 amps, I would like to add some lights this year, and I also run a reciever snowex salt spreader. I am trying to foresee and eliminate any cooling and chargeing problems that may arise with working for 18 hrs straight rather than playing with it all for a few minutes. So far I have a guy that wants to charge me $800 for a new alternator, Someone else want to run plow and accessories from a seprate generator. Not sure what to think.

  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I recomend to everyone that plows to up grade to a second battery. A 100 amp alternator would also be a good idea. Fast charge times, and less draw with higher amperage.

    BOSS TOY Member
    Messages: 52

    So any old alternator works as long as it is 100 amp or more and I can make it fit. Are all alternators created equal. 2 battrys exactly the same 120-140 amp alternator,off the shelf, upgraded wires to battrys and alternator and an isolator. I'm stuck on buying a regular alternator, or getting one specially upgraded with diodes and whatever else, which will cost $800 apparently.