What is the best snow plow for a Toyota Tacoma?

My family and I live in a snow belt and this winter has been hitting us really hard. I think it’s beyond time to get our pickup hooked up with a plow. What is the best snow plow for a Toyota Tacoma?

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Shannon Fitzgerald · Answered on Jan 09, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The best snow plow for a Toyota Tacoma depends on how much money you’re willing to spend and how tough you want your plow to be. You’ll also want to decide what material and type of blade you’re interested in.
Here are your basic options:
  • Polyethylene (plastic) plow: usually lasts longer, but weighs more and costs more.
  • Metal plow: tends to be the most popular choice for Tacomas thanks to its lighter weight and lower cost. That said, metal plows are also prone to rust and wear.
  • Mechanical plow: can handle heavy-duty jobs and can be operated from inside the truck. However, a mechanical plow will require special wiring to install and needs much more maintenance than a fixed-blade plow.
  • Fixed-blade plow: as the name suggests, this plow is set in a fixed position, but requires less maintenance, costs less, and is lighter than a mechanical plow.
Before you install any plow on your Tacoma, it’s crucial that you make sure your pickup can handle a plow in the first place. For a Tacoma, this means you’ll want at least a six-cylinder engine, but ideally an eight-cylinder. You should only be snow plowing with a four-wheel-drive Tacoma, as well.
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