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Looking a brand new Tundra for plowing

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by jayman1967, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Want to buy a brand new Tundra and Minnesota is a Ford 150 state, so I may have to go out of state to buy one, because I need a 8 foot bed. Tundra seems like the best buy for the money compared to Ford, Chevy and Dodge. The dealer by me is a Ford, Nissan and Toyota dealer, and they have over 100 F-150's, but only 2 Tundra's.

    My question is, can a Tundra be used for plowing without cracking or twisting the frame, because I thought you needed a 3/4 or 1 ton to plow? I live on a farm and my driveway is a 3 block long asphalt and only want to use it for that. been using a tractor and it sucks! Lol
     
  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Welcome and yes you can. There are some members on here that have a plow on their Tundras. I don't recall their names, sorry.
     
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    It's doable with plenty of vehicles, I plowed commercially for a few years with a 98 Cherokee.

    There won't be any damage to anything as long as you realize the limitations of plowing with a truck vs heavy equipment.
     
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    I am in Florida so I don't know anything about snow, but my brother-in-law in Maryland does commercial snow removal and he has done a lot of research. He uses F-250s for his business, but he said that for occasional or personal use the Tundra would be just fine. He actually had a 1st Gen Tundra, his personal vehicle, that he had a small plow on to help out the F-250 crews when needed.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    Thanks! I am sure I don't need a high end plow. Was thinking of just getting a $1500 personal plow.
     
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    You might have to beef up the front suspension on the tundra, before adding a plow, as those are pretty heavy:curls:
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    The guy that plows my driveway both for business and my home has a 2007 Tundra and has been going for a long time.
    He uses that for his beater truck and it looks like any other 2007 Tundra.

    Not sure if he beefed it up or not but that thing can push some snow.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Only going to plow up to 4 inches of snow with it. Anything more then that I will use the blower on the tractor. The plow I am looking at is only $1400, it is just a light weight home plow. Don't need anything more.
     
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    Someone also told me to go out and buy a beater $2,000 plow truck, instead using a brand new $50K truck to plow with?
     
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    I just bought a brand new truck and wouldnt put a plow on it.
    I just dont want all the crap in front of it when I go off road.

    Look at the cost of what is being done.
    For example:

    Mowing a lawn my size cost 30.00 a week to mow.
    A zero turn costs around 5000.00 for a good one
    How many times would it cost to pay to have it mowed compared to buying a mower?
    Include gas, blades etc over the course of owning it.

    That is why I bought a 7500.00 mower.

    Cant really justify what you are using a 50,000 truck for because the cost is absurd.
    You do it because you want a nice truck
     
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    I plow a few driveways with my tundra and it plows very well. Stock suspension is fine if the plow is correctly matched to it. I wouldn't buy a lightweight plow, but a standard duty plow like a Fisher SD or HT. I spent $3k for my setup used. New they are closer to $5k
     
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    Given what you're looking at plowing a road basically you won't be happy with a $1500 plow, if it was a standard double wide driveway you'd be fine. Even at 4 inches you're going to be traveling 15-20mph to clear it well and the homeowner type plows aren't built for that.

    The beater truck is an ok idea but another piece of equipment to service. A better option IMO would be to get a cab for the tractor.
     
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    Thanks! My driveway is only 6 feet wide. Probably just stick with the tractor. I live on a farm and don’t have a truck since my 99 Suburban died, so looking forward to it.
     
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    Believe it or not being narrower makes it worse. At full angle a 7.5' plow is about 6.5' wide. You can't really go any narrower on a Tundra since you want it wider than the track width.

    So even angled you're wider than the drive which means you're grabbing turf on each side stressing the plow even more.

    Tractor seems like the best plan for sure.
     
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    Ah! Thanks for the advice!
     
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    This might be best idea. A friend of mine in No. idaho has a real nice tacoma, but uses an old beater Ford 4wd truck just for plowing his long driveway to the road. Why risk the good truck?
     
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    Boss plow. Tows trailers everyday.
    I've used my Tundra for plowing for 6 years with a Boss plow. I also tow my landscaping equipment every day. Close to and over 10,000 every week! Now that I'm at 160,000 I can say that I have plowed in up to a 40 inch storm and many others with no damage. I plow 4 HOA roads with a total of about 5 miles of road and plow about 38 driveways every storm. All Ive done is one set of pads on the front brakes and two sets on the back.
     

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