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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by maxpower_454, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. maxpower_454

    maxpower_454 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I just bought a house and have a decent size driveway. I always wanted to get a snow plow since I enjoy plowing a little snow here and there. I figured I could use it for my driveway and then maybe pick up some customers on the side for a little extra spending money. I found a plow and then got to thinking what liabilities would be involved with even plowing a few driveways. Would I need insurance to do that? What about claiming the money on taxes? I don;t plan on doing more than 10 driveways or so (no businesses) so would I need to go through the hassle of getting insurance and everything else for just a fw little side jobs?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. msu1510

    msu1510 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 128

    i would. i am wondering what your neighbor will do when you accidentally scratch his car that was parked in the drive or you pull out in front of a car going down the road. you better have good insurance, cuz they are not going to want to pay for it.
     
  3. msu1510

    msu1510 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 128

    a call to your insurance agent and explain to him what you plan on doing is probably the smart move. good luck
     
  4. maxpower_454

    maxpower_454 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    That's what I did. He's going to get back to me.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    wait till you get an insurance quote and then make more decisions