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do you rent your F250?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by readysnowplow, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. readysnowplow

    readysnowplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Has anyone ever rented or leased out their snow trucks for the summer seasons for landscaping companies? I want to rent my F250SD 4x4 but not sure what the going rate is. Anybody ever done it?
     
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    sounds like a terrible idea. if you plan to ever rent your truck out, don't plan to be able to plow with it again. i can only imagine the beating a leased work truck would take.
     
  3. black7.3

    black7.3 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    +1 you cant pay me enough to let some jacka** beat the crap out of my truck.

    Its kinda like, do you know what the worlds fastest car is??



    A rental car..........
     
  4. emerson

    emerson Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    X2. Your truck will be destroyed by people who don't care. Basic landscaping is unskilled labour; they will be the ones operating your gear. Sorry if I've offended anyone, but running a lawnmower or a wheelbarrow doesn't take an apprenticeship or degree.Business owners may be more responsible; but it will be they part time people beating on a rented rig. If they can't afford their own trucks the business can't be sound. The profit margins in landscaping are thin because of the competition. What makes you think they will spend any money to take care of a rented truck?
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Very bad idea
     
  6. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    terrible....
     
  7. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    That truck would see more air time than a 747! Think about how people use and abuse rental equipment.
     
  8. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    worst idea ive heard in a while
     
  9. readysnowplow

    readysnowplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Ok so I guess its a bad idea huh? Lol. Thanks everybody
     
  10. readysnowplow

    readysnowplow Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Ok so I guess that's a bad idea huh? Lol. Thanks guys
     
  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    To answer your question- Try and get $150-$200/week. Make sure they have full insurance, and design a contract outlining everything. Take a major credit card, take 2 address's, a business name, a second contact, and at least 2 phone numbers.

    Sure there are people who will beat on them, but that is about 1 out of every 40 people. You can make a LOT of money renting out equipment, you just need to make sure liability is on the renter, and not yourself.
     
  12. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    duplicate post
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  13. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    i think the odds are the other way. 1 in 40 would treat the truck right. 20 in 40 would not intentionally beat it, but just would not care to treat it as if it was there own, and 19 in 40 would intentionally beat it to hell.

    think about the guys that would rent it - most likely fly by night operations out to make a quick buck that would drop a tree on someone's house, then walk away.
     
  14. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I work for the largest rental car company in the world and oversee the maintenance and repairs (Collision and Mechanical) for both NH and Maine (Fleet is over 4,000 units). They aren't as beat on as people think.