Hiniker Plow Removal and Selling Potential

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Old 01-13-20, 11:28 AM
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Hiniker Plow Removal and Selling Potential

I'm in the market for a used Toyota Tundra 4WD truck. I've only been able to find two I like (and in my price range) in the entire nation. One of them has a Hiniker snow plow on it and I'm wondering how difficult it would be to remove and how much could I expect to sell it for? I looked on eBay briefly and the controller is selling for a few hundred, the wiring harness for even more, the mount for over $500, and the plow itself for $3,500. Sounds like I could recoup a good chunk of money. My primary concern is were there any permanent modifications made to the truck to attach the plow and is it something I could easily remove by myself. Here's the link: https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=253908088
 
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Old 01-13-20, 02:51 PM
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Correction, the plow itself retails for over $5,000. This one is used, but in excellent condition. I believe it is a 7.5' mid-size 700 series plow.
 
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Old 01-13-20, 03:21 PM
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I would think it's bolted on although there maybe reinforcements that were welded in place. Crawling under and looking might be the only way to know for sure.
 
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The truck is nearly 2 hours away, so I'd like to know before I drive up there. I think it's safe to assume that the plow can be removed leaving only the mount, which if I had to leave on for some reason wouldn't be too noticeable. Heck, maybe I'll just keep the plow.
 
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They probably weigh over 300 pounds so you would need an engine crane. $18,000 for a 9 year old 100,000 mile pickup? That's crazy.
 
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One person could easily drop it on the ground and drag it into a low trailer.
A couple of guys could get it into the back of a pick up.

It's no longer listed but I would look seriously at what the truck was plowing.
For occasional use on one's own driveway would be ok but there are many using them commercially.
 

Last edited by GregH; 11-22-20 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Opps!..... old post......that's why it's gone.......did you buy it?
 

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