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Experienced input needed

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ridehard44, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. ridehard44

    ridehard44 Junior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 1

    I am seiously considering plowing this winter. I know there is more to this than bolting on a plow and making $$. Things are not that easy. My problem is the only snow I have moved has been in my driveway. I know nothing about the plowing buisiness. I have a truck (F250 diesel) and will get a plow if I can make enough $$$ to pay for a good chunck of it. I would like to sub or plow for someone who would show me the "RIGHT' way to run a plowing business.I know experience comes with time, but the school of hard knocks is expensive, and I would rather learn the ropes from a pro. I am dependable, ambitious and anal about being on time and doing my job. My question is, "is this a realistic goal?" and if it is how would I get in touch with an established contractor? Any input would be helpful.

    Thanks
     
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    to start, find someone to sub from, figure out what he is willing to pay you, that well start you down your bath, i like your ambition, and your additude :) So, once you find someone you feel comfortable subing with, then get them to help you pick out a plow,
     
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Post an ad in the local paper or craigslist as a sub for hire. Drive someone else's truck before you make the investment in your own plow. This biz ain't for everybody.
     
  4. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    well said, putting a plow on ur 250 is a big investment, you'll need a different fan clutch depending on the year and maybe a larger alternator, you'll have a couple thousand to recoup for sure.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Sit back and read all the different posts on this site and that will give you a TON of info.