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Leasing a plow truck

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by TwoBrosLawn, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. TwoBrosLawn

    TwoBrosLawn Member
    from 53223
    Messages: 89

    is it possible to lease a truck with plow just for the winter? I am in need a of.a bigger second teruck but my credit is maxed out...good credit but none avaliable to take out another loan.....any ideas
     
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Check with Hertz..There is a hertz rental near me that rents a plow truck witha salt dog salter in it....Worth a shot
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I got a price from Hertz once. I could have easily bought a nice used truck for what they wanted for rent.

    It would probably be more economical to rent a tractor or endloader.
     
  4. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Thats what i thought..It was worth a shot...
     
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,987

    Its good if you plan on buying it out... But sure gets expensive when you go to bring it back.... I found out the hard way.....
     
  6. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    There are some guys that may have older trucks they no longer need. We rented a truck last year for a week when when of ours was in the repair shop. Ask around. You would just have to insure it, and pay a monthly fee.
     
  7. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    I remember looking at Hertz a few years back :dizzy::dizzy: I could not believe the cost
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    First off I'd be more concerned on how deep a hole your getting into.

    2nd ,check with United rentals they do them to .
     
  9. TwoBrosLawn

    TwoBrosLawn Member
    from 53223
    Messages: 89

    My problem is that I don't have the extra money to buy a used truck and I can't take out a loan, I found plenty nice truck for like 5-6K. Thanks for the advice, ill try to figure somthing out
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I sure hope your not bidding scared or you'll never make it.
     
  11. 3311

    3311 Senior Member
    Messages: 332

    Try United Rentals.
     
  12. TwoBrosLawn

    TwoBrosLawn Member
    from 53223
    Messages: 89

    Bidding scared???where did that come from....I'm asking about a bigger truck. I'm sold out for this year....bidding scared who said anything about bidding
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Just the way I read your post. You need money to buy something so you maybe bidding stuff lower then you normally would do if you didn't need the money. I know a few years back United rentals was getting 600.00 a month for a truck with plow and salter on it.
     
  14. TwoBrosLawn

    TwoBrosLawn Member
    from 53223
    Messages: 89

    It hasn't started snowing yet no money coming in
     
  15. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    $600 is a pritty good deal. I thought Hertz was in the $1000.00 area
     
  16. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Can you rent a skid loader instead? Or is there too much travel between accounts that require a truck?

    You could also consider a sub until you generate enough revenue to look for an additional piece of equipment.
     
  17. TwoBrosLawn

    TwoBrosLawn Member
    from 53223
    Messages: 89

    I got one big com. Account that I need the bigger truck for so I've been thinking of just subbing it out for now
     
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Sub it out to someone with more then one vehicle, even if you have to give them 85/90% of the gross then you won't have to worry if they can get the job done or not an 10% "pure" profit is better then an irate customer or costs exceeding income. Particularly if you have just one truck stretched to the limit now.
     
  19. TwoBrosLawn

    TwoBrosLawn Member
    from 53223
    Messages: 89

    That's what I'm gonna have to do, as far as subs how do I know who is gonna show up everytime and not screw me
     
  20. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Ahhh, the million dollar question. Good luck with that. I've had good and I've had bad. No way of knowing until you build a report with them. I'd have a back-up plan ready to go either way.