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Hello To All

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by RedTriton, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. RedTriton

    RedTriton Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    hey guys my name is cam and i am 17 from plymouth,mass this will be my first year plowing. any tips or words of wisdom?
  2. dgerke

    dgerke Member
    Messages: 54

    Welcome Cam best i can offer is Have good insurance, reliable equipment and be safe good luck hope you make some $ this year.:mechanic::mechanic:
  3. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    A plowtruck is not a tank.
  4. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    words of wisdom........ DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!

    But seriously, be sure to have good insurance, Know your costs of doing business (overhead), know your truck and plow, and take it slow
  5. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Read on this site for 10 hrs, learn from your mistakes, be prepared for breakdowns, and take it slow. All the best.
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Don't get in over your head. And just go slow and easy. When you start rushing things break or you get stuck.
  7. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Good luck

    Yes to all the above.

    I would like to add "Know your cost per hour" for your truck and plow. Don't guess at your pricing and don't charge a rate just because that's what everyone else is charging. If you need help with that we can help.

    Also, by a spreader for the back of your truck. You will make more money with that than you will plowing in most any market. Don't give the "good stuff" away. The deicing that is!
  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    read the "stickies" at the top
    good luck
  9. snowman6

    snowman6 Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Like everyone else said. Go slow, have good insurance, and buy a spreader. Best of luck to you.:waving:
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Go back to school and try harder.
  11. RedTriton

    RedTriton Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    thanks guys all great input. a little more info about my self im a senior in highschool who has already been accepted into my target college for diesels and i work at a marina. but in the summer my dad and uncle own a charter boat comany so i do that. and my dad has plowed before when i was younger so i understand the concept of the plow will on do as much damage to anything truck included as you want it to
  12. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Ouch. :laughing:
  13. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    OH!!!!! would you like some butter with that Toast!

    But umm work for someone else!
  14. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    dont listen to ajsland, he stuck on building a shead for a polaris ranger!

    the best advise i can give you is try and find some one to work for that will keep you busy but not over you head!
  15. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    doty dot
    ooo shiney lights!