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Do i need an extra dump truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Guzzo856, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Guzzo856

    Guzzo856 Member
    Messages: 58

    i picked up 2 apartment complexes and 2 car dealerships, i only have my truck with a plow and box salt spreader, do you think i need a dump truck to pull a loader and have salt in the back for the spreader. cause i need a loader at every job???
  2. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Sounds like you answered your own question?
  3. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Depends on the lot size and how much snow you get, but sounds like you need some more toys.
  4. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    probably ought to have a backup plan in case you go down;)
  5. deereequipment

    deereequipment Member
    Messages: 90

    only YOU really know.
    We don't know what size the properties are.
    We don't know how your contracts are set up.
    We don't know how close to home you are, whether you can run home during a storm to get materials.
    We don't know if you are allowed to stage your loader at the properties before the storm.
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Hook up with a dependable sub. Why spend money unless you know for sure you'll
    have job long enough to make investment in truck worth while. In this economy i
    would be very cautious.
  7. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    You are required to have a new f 550 diesel 4x4 king ranch with a blizzard extendable plow .

    Find a guy with a truck to pull the loader , carry the salt and run the machine , or buy a used plow truck on the cheap , make some money , decide if these jobs justify the purchace of a newer truck .
  8. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 848

    wow ..........