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Toyota Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CT18fireman, Nov 30, 2000.

  1. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Hey Guys new to this board. Have been plowing for about 7 years. I started with a Toyota which was great for the small drives I had. Now I run three Ford F350's 1 dump, 2 pickups with Fishers and Spreaders. I have a 88 Toyota that I bought as kind of a daily driver because gas is expensive. I am thinking of putting a plow on it for doing small areas. What do you guys think? Would like to find a used Fisher 6.5 or 7 ft. Anyone know where I could get one? Also I have seen six foot spreaders offered. As I have installed beefy rear springs in the truck for towing might consider this for the tight areas. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  2. CCSwanson

    CCSwanson Member
    Messages: 38

    I believe that SnoWay has a 6ft spreader as wel as light weight lexan blades for the Toyota
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I think fisher has a 6'9" plow on the market.

  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    I have a Fisher 6 1/2 ft minute mount on my Chevy S10 blazer,it was originally off an 88 Toyota P/u.The owner wrecked the truck in the summer,I bought the plow about 5 yrs old.I dont know if Fisher still makes them because most new compact trucks cant handle the weight of a steel plow,so the market has shrunk considerably.I know Sno-way makes plows for alomst any small truck,so they must have something.
  5. bdemir

    bdemir Member
    Messages: 89


    heres a website that sells used plows and they have 6'5" fishers for a toyota. http://www.snowplowparts.com/

    i am also thinking of getting a toyota and putting a plow on it. Is there anything i would have to look out for. I talked to a guy and he said that i need to get a 95 or newer and to get a 4cyl and that the 6 cyls were no good. I am wondering wethter the 5 speed will be a hassle.
    He also is a toyota specialist and swears by toyota trucks for plowing. He said that the fisher is the way to go with these trucks and that the snoway was not heavy enough even with the downpressure. His reason was that the plow has to be heavy and down pressure doesent always work.

    I love these trucks and believe that they will plow great with the right setup. I own a 2wd 99 tacoma. I am out looking for a 4x4.

  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I like the older trucks. (pre Tacoma). The 4cyl. 22r motor is indestructable. My 4runner has ove 250,000. They rust but the pickup I am working on now will have a flatbed and small sander. I have heard the tacomas have spring problems and motors aren't as reliable. I swear by fisher plows
  7. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Obviously another expert, probably never owned or used one, but he "knows" all about them.
  8. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    go to http://www.bargainnews.com
    they usuallhave at least one toyota plow for sale every week. Look under truck parts then type in fisher in the search box. Here is one ad from this week. It is in the next town over from me, call me at 860-859-0739 and I will take a look at it if you would like me to.
    86 EFI transmission, $250, 86 EFI transfer case, $200, Fisher plow, $700, roll bar, $350, truck tool box, $30, 86 and up factory alum whls, $250. (860) 886-1263 Jack. Norwich

    [Edited by plowking35 on 12-25-2000 at 03:01 PM]
  9. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Actually that has been in the paper for quite a while. I called the number but no answer and nno call back. May be sold. I have found a plow through SNOW, so I think I am set for now. If anyonne knows of a small sander 6ft or smaller let me know.
  10. bdemir

    bdemir Member
    Messages: 89


    Im no expert.Just trading info. that i heard. Hope im not misleading anyone into buying the wrong thing. I still am thinking about buying a snoway also. Its just info not my personal exp. with the plows.
    Oh and by the way hes located in vermont.


    [Edited by bdemir on 12-25-2000 at 06:16 PM]
  11. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Ex =has been, Spurt=Drip under pressure,, Expert!

    Bdemir, my comment was aimed at your "expert", not at you. Doesn't much matter where he's located, it's obvious his mind is made up, no point confusing him with facts. But when somebody says that weight from the plow is OK but weight transfer via the downpressure isn't, well, right off quick that brands him as BOZO as far as I'm concerned.
  12. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    Alan, how do you like your sno-way v?
  13. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    So far so good, not all that much time on it yet but it is definately faster in the right situation.
  14. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    We run a 1994 Toyota with a 6 1/2' Meyers plow(The only Meyers we run, the other 4 are Fisher) and we love it. We use it for cleanup around cars and in tight spots and also use it for sidewalks, I don't know what I would do with out it. The truck has the 4cy. and is automatic, I would suggest putting a plow on your truck and if you can find a Fisher plow for it even better. Just My two cents
  15. bdemir

    bdemir Member
    Messages: 89

    slc how is the automatic on the toyota. I have heard that the auto transmissions on them are not as durable as the 5 speeds. Everyone i talk to says only good things about toyotas.:D


    [Edited by bdemir on 12-26-2000 at 03:00 PM]
  16. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I have almost 100,000 miles on the Toyota and it has had a plow since new and have never done any transmission work other than having it serviced every Fall, I love the truck we don't beat the snot out of it but we have used it as a backup truck doing larger lots and has held up well I have nothing but good things to say about the truck. I will be trading it in next year and will be a V-6 but I love the truck it is great to have a little run around truck. Just My two cents