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A Few Questions.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by njsnowremoval, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Hey everyone im new to the industry of professional snow removal :drinkup: Ive been shoveling and snow blowing for 6 years now and now that im getting my license ill be starting a landscaping and snow removal company. i have a few questions for the snow removal industry 1. my uncle is giving me a super good deal on his 07 F-150 i already have a whole bunch of residental acounts and am starting to look into commercial, Can an F-150 handle plowing? does anyone have a picture of 150s plowing?, also do you guys have a minimum price to Drop your plow for residental accounts, people with small drives are asking? Thanks guys this would be a ig help also if the f-150s to small does anyone have any suggestions? thanks.
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    Yes you can plow with an F150, Will it hold up as well as a F250, no. will you be able to make money to buy a F250, yes

    with the F150 stick to driveways.
     
  3. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I was thinking the same thing but i already have a few commercial accounts lined up so im also looking into a 2004 gmc 2500hd with this withstand commercial plowing?
     
  4. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I plowed with a half ton chev for 7 years before I bought larger, just take it easy
     
  5. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Well there about the same price but the 150 i know the original owner but its a screw and its only a 5 foot bed, for landscapeing its a pita well ill have to see who will give me the better deal
     
  6. 5280TOM

    5280TOM Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    You can do it with a 1/2T but on heavier snows you may find yourself taking a few more runs vs. pushing the truck beyond its limits...good luck!
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    have you thought about insurance?
    what are your operating costs?
    prices to plow vary ALOT from area to area.
    min I charge is $30