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Plow for Tacoma,which one?

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by Hedgehog, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    OK, I think I finally talked my wife into letting me put a plow on the front of her 2003 Tacoma Doublecab. I only want it for my driveway and a few others therefore putting a 9 footer on my crewcab dually Ford is not practical. Anyway, I've been looking at three different plows and I will list what I like and dislike about them and hope I receive a lot of input on which one is better.
    1) Snoway : like - down pressure / dislike - price and low 18" blade height
    2) Curtis Homepro : like 24" blade height but don't know how it will back blade being light weight plastic/ also question durability of plastic blades.
    3) Blizzard sport utility : like 24" Steel blade / don't know much about this brand
    I wish Fisher still made the LD series for this truck but they don't and I don't think the Homesteader comes close to the above mentioned plows. So, I would like as much input as possible on these three plows and recommendations on were to purchase in my area (southeastern Massachusetts).
    Thank you in advanced,
  2. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    I went with the Fisher Homesteader for my truck... couldn't beat the price. I'm along the same lines as you are, doing my own driveway and helping some neighbors that help me.

    I have the 06 Tacoma Access cab, so realisticaly the same truck.

    The Snoway dealer wanted $4600

    The Meyers dealer wanted $4200

    The Western dealer (Suburbanite) wanted $3700

    And the Fisher dealer (Homesteader) wanted $3176

    So for the price for a new plow thought that was decent, plus I'm not plowing much here in New England, just sick of the mess the town makes for me. :dizzy:

    Up to you what ya' wanna spend, I tried finding something on E-bay but to no luck, I liked the Snoway down-pressure option but couldn't justify the extra money. Also, evryone I know has a Fisher and you can't beat 'em for reliability.

    Just my 2 cents, hope this helps. :D
  3. tinymitymo

    tinymitymo Member
    Messages: 91

    I love my Sno-Way.....:nod:
  4. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I got a price of $3,500 for the Snoway with down pressure. That price was uninstalled.
  5. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Also, how tall is the blade on the Homesteader?
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I have a compete 6.8' fisher LD for a tacoma. I might be willing to part with it. Its mint. I just about gave up trying to find a used tacoma to put it on.

    There are a lot of the fisher LD out there. You can still get the LD from fisher, but you have to buy the plow and then order a NOS fisher mount for it. Which is $$$$ But its the best little plow ever made.
  7. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I remember seeing these plows at a small agricultural fair down in Rhode Island. What do you think of these. www.pathfindersnowplows.com
    Also, what is a NOS fisher mount?
  8. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    in a small, light plow like that; Snoway's down pressure is a huge asset. I had a ST (18") on a 4Runner for years and it was a great setup.....

    According to Snoway's website you can put a 22 on that truck also........
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2007
  9. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    NOS = new old stock. There are a lot of bigger dealers who still have them laying around. Fisher still makes the mount for the tacoma, but they are per build and very pricey.
  10. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    How about the Meyers Drive Pro? I'm sorry, the more I look, the more I get confused.
  11. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Yes you can put a 22 series Sno-Way on the truck. With our DP system you get the scraping weight of a much heavier plow without putting unneeded weight on your vehicle. 5 year structural and 2 year electric/hydraulic warranty comes standard with your purchase.
  12. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    Sorry took so long to get back to ya', If I got that price I probably woulda gone with the Sno-way. The only dealer around here unfortunately came back to pricey for me.

    Every thread I reviewed no-one seemed to knock a Sno-way in the least, but money's money!

    Measures 21 inches, the Sno-way I believe is 26.

    Again, I hope this helps ya', I know it's not an easy choice, making a commitment to a piece of equipment you hope to keep around for awhile!! :D
  13. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I vote Sno-Way.... I have a 9-2 V-plow & it does fine for the most part other than the hydraulics are slower than using a shovel.... I have seen several guys around here that have straight blade snoways & they are awesome.....the Hydraulics are lightening fast & cant be beat.

    if I was ever gonna go back to a straight blade it would be a Snoway...no questions asked....

    as for the 18" moldboard height....if you ever plan on pushing anything taller than 18" you have no business plowing & you better not try it with that light of a truck....ESPECIALLY IF ITS MOMMA"S TRUCK.:eek:

    as for $$$$ check around....this late in the year you may want to wait for the "End of the season deals" or possibly check into a used trade in or demo model....
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  14. PA-plow-at-home

    PA-plow-at-home Member
    Messages: 59

    The info on Meyer's site says that they have fitments for Tacoma's, for model year 2005 to present. I believe that your 2003 Tacoma would need a different mount. Maybe you can call a Meyer dealer and see if Meyer has expanded their line of mounts.
  15. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Personally I would keep away from meyers, they are not well liked. If you don't want to go for a pricey fisher. You could always go with a blizzard 680lt or 720lt. Which is a great little plow.
  16. BenHD

    BenHD Junior Member
    from So NH
    Messages: 7

    I put a 7'6" Snoway 22 series with down pressure & remote on an 05 Tacoma DbCb, installed for $4200. Love it! My drive is 600 feet works awesome, I can scrap my drive down to pavement with this thing, my son has had no problem getting his Celica up my drive all winter....Quick and easy to install!
  17. PA-plow-at-home

    PA-plow-at-home Member
    Messages: 59

    If you get a Blizzard 680LT or 720LT, does the truckside mount with the lights stay attached to the vehicle all year?
  18. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Nope two quick pins and a electrical connector. Takes a whooping 30 secs to put on or off.