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Optimum plow size with Tacoma

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by southshoreman, May 1, 2011.

  1. southshoreman

    southshoreman Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    For months I've been planning to get a Tundra but my budget now has me looking this Fall for a late model 6 cylinder Tacoma. My major concern is that it'll be large and heavy enough to handle a decent sized plow, as I have two, long 300-plus foot driveways to handle. If anyone uses or has used a Tacoma for plowing I'd love to hear what you thought, and particularly as to whether you required ballast or not. Thanks very much!
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    You might beavle to put a 7.5' plow on it but, I think your best bet is a 7' or a little under. The best plow for you would be a 6'9" Fisher LD MM1 but, they are hard to find and I heard that you have to make custom push plates for a Tacoma. If you go with a brand new or slightly used plow the 6'8" or 7.5' Meyer Drive Pro or the 6'8" or 7.5' Snow Dogg MD would be good plows for a Tacoma. Just stay away from the Fisher Homesteader and the Western Suberbanite, they are very light duty and won't hold up for what you are doing.
  3. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    Sorry, but I disagree with the assertion that the Homesteader will not hold up for your purposes.

    I have a 6'8" Homesteader on my 2006 Tacoma and have plowed a quarter mile access road, plus driveway and a large area around the house.

    The plow setup itself is fine, other than the motor being open to moisture and subject to freezing up. Problem solved with an aftermarket motor from ebay.

    I use 120 pounds of ballast (150 is recommended, but 2 sand tubes are a good fit)

    If the area you are plowing is open, you would definitely want the 7'4". I bought smaller because of tight quarters.

    There might be other options if you are considering a pre-2005 Tacoma.
  4. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Go with the Snow Dogg.
  5. nqdeerhunter

    nqdeerhunter Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    u gota build your plow set up for what your doing and to how hard your gona use it i have a 2000 tacoma that i wanted to send out for drive ways so i put a old unimount because they r such good pump and fabed a old 7 foot myers to it talk about a sweet driveway truck ! but only u can say what u need and how hard u / your guys will use it /abuse it
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Do you have any experience with any of the plows you listed? Or a Tacoma?
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    consider a Snoway 22 series. We have done a number of Tacomas and the customers have been very happy. Down pressure and the proper weight balance for your vehicle. It is actually a listed fit for your truck unlike some of the other suggestions made which are not recommended for your vehicle(Fisher LD, Meyer 7'6".)