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Getting back into plowing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by snowman123, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Getting back into snow plowing

    Look at the second picture this first picture is wrong.

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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2010
  2. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    Getting back into snow plowing

    I was wondering if I should snow plow for the town or plow commercially? I was plowing with my dad a few years back and now I bought my truck and hooked up the plow and I am unsure what to do. As far as equipment goes I have a 2000 f250 v10 with a 8 foot fisher minute mount 1 plow setup. I went to the town office and they told me if I was going to plow for the town that they would put me on the list. I was wondering since this is the first time plowing in this town if I would even get called to plow or if I would be sitting at home. As for plowing commercially I have never done that and I was looking at a bid here is the picture of the lot below. I was wondering if it would be to much for my truck and plow. Also do you think that their is enough room to pile up snow in the lot below.


    Thanks for any advice,


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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2010
  3. Mick

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

    You must be kidding!!!
     
  4. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    parking lot to big

    Maybe the parking lot is to big any way what are your thoughts remember this would be my first time doing commercial accounts if I go that route. I am thinking that the town would be a better idea but any input would be great.


    Thanks,
     
  5. Tracy89

    Tracy89 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 167

    If they want u to plow every 2-3 inches ud never leave that lot. My guess would be that ur 8 ft plow would be fine for residential or light commercial but for that huge a$$ lot ud be better off investing in a back blade or box blade....just my two sense. If all you have is an 8 footer i think i would stay away from that....
     
  6. Mick

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

    What I meant was that with your comments and questions, it is obvious (to me, anyway) that you are not ready for this. See Tracy89's advice. I don't know (and neither does anyone on here) if you'd get called for the town. Get a few residentials/lt commercials, just in case.
     
  7. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Well....Brickman or USM would bid that lot out at $65 per-push and $35 to salt...Then they would find some Bonehead to sub it to for $35 per-push and $15 to salt...:dizzy:
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    The lot can be done with 1 truck easy...and your truck at that.

    The problem is...You have no experience and probably should not be bidding on this property.
     
  9. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    I am still unsure of what I am going to do but the problem with that lot is that their are no spots to pile the snow.
     
  10. snoway63

    snoway63 Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Where in NY are you, Im in Suffolk county and need to add a couple of trucks if you would like to learn from working for someone first, also if you plow for the town you need to have liability insurance, did they tell you that?
     
  11. snowman123

    snowman123 Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    snoway

    snoway they did tell me that I needed liability insurance. I am also in Suffolk Smithtown is their a phone number that I can call to talk to you my email is matt5@ssnoc.net


    Thanks,