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Need advice

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sdcoston, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. sdcoston

    sdcoston Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am a new homeowner in the vicinity of Pagosa Springs, CO. My home has a fairly steep driveway and is about 1/6 mile long. Recently, I experienced 24" snow fall in one night and was having a very hard time getting in and out. The guy who plows the main road with a grader refuses to go up my driveway despite his very large chained tires ... he's afraid of getting stuck. He did come in once with a backhoe after a 36" snowfall a few weeks back to get me in, but charged 500.00 for the service.

    I own a 1985 Toyota Landcruiser FJ-60 that has a spring-over-axle lift and I have good chains on my 35" tires. I am able to get up the driveway in this even after the 2 ft of fresh snow, but it is somewhat hairy and no one with a more traditional vehicle can get up it.

    My question is if it is possible at all to mount a snowplow to the lifted Landcruiser so I could plow down the hill after such a large snowfall, and thus keep the driveway open.

    If so, what type of plow would be recommended. I'm not trying to get into the business, but probably will need a heavy duty plow for my needs, yes?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Sean Coston
  2. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Yes you can. You might need to modify the mounting brackets. Fisher makes good 6.5 or 7 foot plow. You can find em used pretty cheap. Or you can go with a V plow but probably only find new and are pricey. The Tacome/sr5 mount should fit though.