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Putting a plow on my 86 toyota

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks' started by Stinson, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Stinson

    Stinson Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hey guys,

    I have an 86 toyota that I use for off roading and moving wood and such around my property. I have a long gravel drive way that is sort of steep that I would like to plow.


    I live in MD, so we only get 2-5 decent snow falls per winter. Anyway I picked up an old rusty Meyer ST 78 with an E-46 pump, up and down only. The pump is in rough shape and leaks, and im sure would need a complete rebuild. The ram is pretty rusty too.

    Anyway, I will have to do some extensive modification to make the plow mount work on my truck so I was thinking about ditching the pump and using an ATV winch.

    Any thoughts, would I regret not having the pump? I will only be using this plow for my driveway. Thanks
  2. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    you'll get frustrated soon with an atv winch. i had a 3000 on my my 700 and that struggled to get the blade up when it was wet snow or hitting the pile. you can get a snow way or snow dog. never seen one but i heard they work well on small trucks. add some ballast to the bed.
  3. 2003mikem

    2003mikem Junior Member
    Messages: 26

  4. CQR

    CQR Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Nice write up 2003mikem, I'm glad I didn't see it until after I made mine. I converted a setup from a jeep CJ. So far on year 2 and no problems yet. And its a couple of electrical connectors and 4 bolts to take the pump assembly and lights off for the summer.
  5. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    What hanger are you running on your SAS? I don't think anyone on here has built a plow mount with a solid axle swapped rig, but the 85 that he ^^^ has would be a good reference.
    Nice rig I have an 85 4Runner, if you're interested in ditching the pump in favour of a winch. Just buy a used 8k winch, and use it for wheeling and the plow.