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complete newbie here

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by countrybiggen, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    WELL FRESH OUT OF THE ARMY AND ALL THE DEPLOYMENTS. SO NOW TO BECOME AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS OWNER DOING WHAT I LOVE TO DO. SO IM GONNA BE A DRY SPONGE AND SOAK UP ALL THE KNOWLEDGE I CAN FROM YALL.
    I HAVE ALREADY PUT IN 2 BIDS ON SOME BIG ACCOUNTS. I DID SO USING THE KNOWLEDGE IVE READ ON HERE SO I THIS WAY THERE WOULDNT BE ANY EXTREME UNDER BIDDING GOING ON JUST HONEST COMPETITION.

    THE EQUIPMENT IS
    DODGE 1500 WITH A 5.9 WITH A 2500 DRIVE TRAIN
    A JOHN DEERE GARDEN GARDEN TRACTOR WITH A HUGE SNOW THROWER
    A WHEEL HORSE GARDEN TRACTOR WITH A MINI PLOW TO MANAGE SIDEWALKS
    28 IN SIMPLICITY WALK BEHIND SNOW THROWER
    THEN A S10 BLAZER WITH CUSTOM 6 FT PLOW TO MANAGE THOSE TIGHT SPACES

    YES I THINK THAT THE PLOWS ON A BLAZER,RANGER, JEEPS NOT INCLUDING WAGONEERS OR THE CUSTOM JEEP TRUCKS ...THE OLDER ONES.

    I HAVE SOME IDEAS OF HOW TO MAKE A CUSTOM SALT/SAND/GRAVEL SPREADER. I HAVE AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY OF 55 GAL. DRUMS SO THINKING ABOUT DOING SOMETHING THOSE SOME HOW,

    GLAD TO BE HERE AND CANT WAIT TO LEARN

    COUNTRYBIGGEN ussmileyflag
     
  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Welcome to plowsite. First off I'd like to say thank you for your service to our country.

    As far as equipment goes...I'm not sure what your financial status is as far as starting this business up, but if I were you I would go buy a used or new plow for your Dodge. Every big plow manufacturer makes one that will fit. You will be much better off with this than you will a custom plow on your Blazer. Not only will you have a nicer set up but it will boost your companies image. You can keep the Blazer for a backup. I would also look for a decent used spreader for your truck. You can pick up an older Buyers that will slide into your reciever hitch.

    Not trying to tell you how to run your business just shooting out some ideas.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Another question ,did you plow before?
     
  4. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Question what was you mos? I have list of mods for your blazer that you will need. Or at least put some thought into doing.
    1. Through out that small alternater and get your self a 145amp one from a 03 suburban with a 5.3 flexfuel. And a 96" belt its a plug and play.
    2. Turn your Tbars 3 times DONOT MAX THEM OUT AT 5 TURNS.
    3. Take off your front pump stops. Get some off a late 90's full size truck from the back.
    4. Do the big 3.
    All vehicles are 1500
     
  5. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    And have fun. I'm running a 2000 blazerZR2 with a snoway 24D :) and God loves the infantry
     
  6. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    My mos was 91BR10
    But I was attached to our scouts and mortars. I only worked on 4 truck through out a of my deployments. The blazer isn't mine its my brother in-laws ...yeah. Well I went to buy the 1500 last night and well we will just say it didn't go through due to his actions prior to me getting there towards my sister. So now km looking at getting something for my 2010 2500 4 door long bed.....yeah its a huge beast. It's a custom cab order so the cab is just huge and the guy who ordered it had order it to be plow ready so the mounts wires and plumbing ...so thinking I'll put something on it.

    I have plowed before I managed the plow operTions when I was stationed in Alaska. Completely different ball game there oh wow is it.


    COUNTRY BIGGEN
     
  7. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Junior Member
    Messages: 26


    Yes I have I managed all of the snow removal on base in Alaska
     
  8. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Welcome to plow site ! Sound like you have a good start but I'm a sure you can find a salter cheeper then making one, JMO
     
  9. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    yeah thats what im understanding, also is salt, rock, and sand a good mix to spread all at once?
     
  10. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Welcome to plow site and thank you for your service..

    First you said you went after 2 big accounts ?? do you have the equipment to do it...

    When it comes to snow... always plan for disaster...(equipment breakdown etc)

    Starting out i think you would be better served getting several smaller account that on big account...If a big account drags it feet on paying it can really hurt , so don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    make sure you haver the proper insurance and sert you company up to insulate yourself against lawsuits...

    good luck, and have fun....
     
  11. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    No advice from me..just a ... "Thank you for your service to the USA"
    and good luck with your business.
     
  12. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I have used rock in the past, but lately I've been useing floor dry insead of rock.
     
  13. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Oh the kitty litter stuff. How is the pricing for that though.
     
  14. mouth

    mouth Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 4

    Thank you for your service for our Country, and good luck with your business
     
  15. branchoutshrub

    branchoutshrub Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thank you for your service. Have a great snow season!
     
  16. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Thank you all. Now to find somebody that's close to Niles that could help me out.
     
  17. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    why are you yelling?
     
  18. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 291

    It's a bad habit he picked up when he hung around us 19 Delta'sThumbs Up
     
  19. countrybiggen

    countrybiggen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Hahaha sorry didn't mean to come across as if I was yelling lol. Uhm actually I type in caps lock when my phone wants to ....darn touch screens. But yes my delta boys and have very strong ties seeing how I was with them on every raid and breach. I miss themm all very much.

    COUNTRY BIGGEN