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Driveway Accounts

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mmtwin, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. mmtwin

    mmtwin Member
    Messages: 87

    a FRIEND OF MINE IS MOVING SOUTH. HE WANTS TO KNOW IF I WANT HIS ACCOUNTS. I REALLY DON'T HAVE THE TRUCK FOR DRIVEWAYS. WHAT 2ND VEHICLE DO ANY OF YOU SUGGEST. I WAS THINKING MAYBE A JEEP OR S-1O BLAZER? JUST CURIOUS WHAT YOU MIGHT USE
     
  2. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    How many drives are there? Will you make enough to cover the expense of an additional truck? Other than that I highly recommend a Jeep for the tight drives. I myself use one and love it. I am mainly doing residentials.
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I have all residential this year. I use a 3500 (one ton) as a primary vehicle and a half ton as a back up. I'd use an s10 or Ranger if that's what I had.

    I don't know how many or how big of drives you're talking about, but if you want them - take them. Unless they're just tiny drives, you should be fine with whatever you've got unless it's like a 5500. If the drives are real small, get a snowblower.
     
  4. mmtwin

    mmtwin Member
    Messages: 87

    there are 25 drives to do. ranging from 30-70 per push
     
  5. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    Check out my 97 Jimmy in the for sale section. It's a perfect compliment to your present truck!
     
  6. mmtwin

    mmtwin Member
    Messages: 87

    i find my truck to big for some of the drives. there are many that are long and whindy. big is to big to turn around in there. money is definetly worth it though
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I am driving a cab and a half long box dually. I only have a few driveways but they can be done. I don't know that I would buy and extre vehicle just to do driveways. That seems like good money for the ones you mentioned.
     
  8. mmtwin

    mmtwin Member
    Messages: 87

    the money is definetly there. it is around $900 per route payup payup payup
    just wanted info from people who drive the smaller vehicles.
     
  9. jpunlimited

    jpunlimited Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    jeep fan

    I see people plow with the big truck and the 8ft plow. I do not know how they do the usuall driveway . some of my drives are barely a car width. I have a meyer 6.5 one pass up one back and I can do side pushes to get close the garage. add a back plow it is looking good. but it can't parking lots for sh!!!t. a jeep is a great addition to a fleet.