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leasing plow truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by heliski989, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. heliski989

    heliski989 Member
    from mi
    Messages: 41

    does any one here plow with a leased truck and what does the dealer think
     
  2. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Maybe iam wrong but i don't think they would allow you to plow with a leased truck. :confused:
     
  3. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    I doubt it too, gotta drill holes in the firewall too plus depending on what you get notch the bumper. Leasing is just like renting, you don't own it so you can't do whatever you want with it
     
  4. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Replace the modified parts, who would Know ? :nono:
     
  5. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    good luck on fixin the hole in the firewall w/o it being obvious
     
  6. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I had a 98 Dodge 2500 and it was Leased with the plow on it.I bought the lease out and sold the truck back to the dealer...
     
  7. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Why not you can lease any equipment.
     
  8. STRONGARM

    STRONGARM Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    You can up here. At one time all my trucks were leased.
     
  9. S.O.D.

    S.O.D. Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    lease

    I also live in Michigan and have leased 2 trucks with plows on them. They just add the plow to the lease price.
     
  10. MIAWPUKEK

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    leased ford f150

    I'm plowing with a leased truck. Nothing to worry about as long as you don't do any damage while plowing. There's no holes drilled anywhere, the fire wall has a rubber tab which allows you to run wires for plow, lights, etc. and I removed the bottom of the bumper rather than cutting it. Plus, instead of drilling holes on the dash for my joystick, I just used the Velcro that came with the package, so it can be easily removed. Never know it was there. I don't think the dealership itself cares too much, it's just the Ford Company that looks for any excuse to void your warranty. :rolleyes:
     
  11. S.O.D.

    S.O.D. Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    My last ford f350 I leased was a powerstroke diesel that came with a plow prep package. The oil pan had rusted out and I took it to the dealer for replacement and they told me they wouldn't cover it due to it being a plow truck it was more lilely to be subject to more salt. That sure was a bunch of B.S. and after fighting with ford they finally changed it. The only problem with leasing plow trucks is all the dings and dents you have when it's time to turn them in.
     
  12. Ken1zk

    Ken1zk Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I'm loking at leasing a new F350 with a Boss v setup from my local Ford dealer. I'll have to cost things out past the old bean counter on the Lease vs. Buy thing. If I have to buy it looks to be a used unit again.
     
  13. jrm123180

    jrm123180 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    When we leased our Highlander, the dealer told us that we can do what ever with it....but if we put on accessories, we lose them when we turn the vehicle in and don't get any extra cash back or anything. If you lease, your better off having the dealer put anything extra on, such as a plow.

    Steve
     
  14. heliski989

    heliski989 Member
    from mi
    Messages: 41

    sounds good

    that is what i wanted to hear i just got an add for a 05 f250 ex.cab 4x4 xlt for 280 a month ...

    you cant beat that if your plowing and dont want to beat the hell out of tyour own truck
     
  15. Henry

    Henry Member
    Messages: 55

    I don't think you can get an XL package for that price. I just gave back my 00 350 xlt and that was $480 per month.
     
  16. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I am sure the dealers would allow plowing with a leased truck as long as they know about it- think about it- how many people would destroy a tranny plowing, remove the plow setup and turn in the truck without mentioning it?

    I personally have never found leasing a vehicle to be a good business deal- your spending almost as much as a loan and you don't even get to keep it when your done- my Dodge cost me $425/month loan- lease payments would have been close.
     
  17. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Yeah its possible to get an xlt for $280 with like $1500 down and have a lease loyalty or employee/family discount.

    I know dodge 3500 diesel's are about $300 with 1500 down.

    I think maybe in michigan cars are a little cheaper because well, its the heartland for cars, and not as much in shipping prices.

    Hell, here, if you can get an employee price, you can get a chevy 2500 v8 with a plow for $22,000. So its just something to think about ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2005
  18. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    They allow it at Miller Auto. They carry Chevy, GMC, Ford, Nissan and Dodge. They said it's ILLEGAL to not let someone lease it if it has a plow. (Under the brands I just listed at least)
     
  19. Evan528

    Evan528 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    I wish there were deals like that around here. My 03 dodge ram 3500 diesel has a MSRP of 41,000. I got them down to $37,000 and have a lease payment of about $500 a month. $300 a month? I wish!
     
  20. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    We lease all of our new trucks and they all come with plows before we pick them up from the dealer, so they definitely know we are plowing with them. Never had a problem with warranty as a result.