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is a 1995 suburban 4x4 w/ a 4 year old myer 7' plow for $5500 a good buy?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by spokanesnow, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. spokanesnow

    spokanesnow Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have a buddy's who dad recently passed away and he has a 90's blazer and and 95 suburban w/ 4 year old, 7', myer plows hooked up. there is no selling prices just open bids. Both rigs have high miles but are in good running order. This guy use to clear the area airforce base parking lot before he passed so i know the equipment is reliable. which one is a better option? and how much is it approximately worth? i have four small commercial parking lots lined up for the winter and around twenty residential removals. We are expecting a big winter in the NW and i want to be prepared! Any help on equipment selection and any clue on what to bill out for plowing with such a vehicle!
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A 7' blade is NOT big enough....The Blazer is a better driveway rig.
    $5500 is WAY too much
  3. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    what kind of blazer is it? k5 or s10? either one will be great for residential. youll be kicking yourself doing resi's with a suburban. lot of blind sports. as for money, i wouldnt offer over 3k for either one.
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Is the Blazer the old big style or the newer small style?
  5. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Last spring i bought a 94 suburban with a 7 1/2 meyers on it for 2800. And that was at a dealer. It had i think 140k on it and very little rust. Ran like a top too. Plus they put a new battery in it. I agree with metallihockey88. Dont go much over 3000. And that suburban has LOTS of blind spots. Ended up finding the 98 i have now and took the plow off the suburban this spring. Sold the suburban and got 2500 out of it which means i only gave 300 for the plow. So theres always that option too. Good luck!
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010
  6. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Couple of pictures of it. Its just how i bought it except for the tires, but they got transfered to the 98 too. Original tires were firestone transforce at with about half tread. Hope this helps!
  7. spokanesnow

    spokanesnow Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thank you for all the help! after looking on craigslist and in the local ads i found about ten rigs w/ plows for sale, some fot alot less. It is the S10 style of blazer so i think ill have to look else where.