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Becoming a Western Dealer

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by BOSSMAN21, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Hey guys, I think this is the right place. I have noticed in my area that there is a huge demand for snow plows, NEW snowplows, and the BOSS and Fisher dealers in my area only get a certain number of plows and once they are gone, tough, head out of town to get one. Anyway, I was wondering how someone would go about becoming a Western dealer of both Plows and Spreaders. I realize probably contacting Western, but is there any specs you have to meet before you can become a dealer? Thanks! Thumbs Up
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    You have to buy a bunch (most manufacturer direct purchases are 20 units or better, plus you need to purchase a parts inventory) and be a retail dealer. Most ( all the real players) manufacturers want you to have a shop and retail location.
     
  3. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Right, this would include me building a shop along with a showroom at a desirable location.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

  5. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Yes, Western requires that you have a full service shop for installs and factory trained techs on site. Perhaps you can be a sub dealer for a larger house until you get your feet on the ground?
     
  6. BOSSMAN21

    BOSSMAN21 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    That is a great Idea. When we said 20 units, does that mean 20 plows of different Models? Also, I would want to sell spreaders as well.