1. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    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 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

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

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

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

  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    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 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610


    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 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    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 Member
    Posts: 1,185

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

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    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 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    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 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610


    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]

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