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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bowmans, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. bowmans

    bowmans Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    hey everyone im just starting out in business this year and i want to take my lawn care service "full service" by adding a snow removal service...i have a 1999 chevy s 10 4X4. Im not looking into doing much more then small to medium residental driveways because i know the size of my truck will restrict me. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good plow for an s 10 and any tips i might need to know when using a smaller truck. If i could get a bigger truck i would.
     
  2. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    western makes a 6.5 foot plow for small trucks. i would look for a deal near you and check them out. good luck and happy plowing
     
  3. Mick

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

    Look into a Fisher Homesteader and Western Suburbanite.
     
  4. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    where are you in mid Michigan?
     
  5. bowmans

    bowmans Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Grand Blanc, about 15 mins south of Flint
     
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Blizzard 720lt is the perfict plow for that truck.
     
  7. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Snow-way, western, or fisher. I would check these brands out.
     
  8. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Snow-Way :redbounce
     
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    Ditto over here.. :nod:
     
  10. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    And its made in Michigans UP, :nod: support a home state company, :drinkup: god knows Michigan needs it! :nod:
     
  11. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Use what you have

    Use what you have to your advantage. It seems most people getting into the business now have 3/4 ton crew cabs 8' + size plows. When I lived in Buffalo NY there were tons of Jeeps w/6.5' on them, perfect for small tight, old drives.

    I would advertise yourself as "specializing in narrow driveways" or something like that. Take what you think is a negative and spin-it positive. Flier the heck out of small city drives or older neighborhoods with the smaller driveways, and let them know you have the correct equipment for the job.

    Consider getting a pull-behind plow also, thats another thing those guys with Jeeps in Buffalo had.