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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SDLandscapes VT, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 298

    Well here it is July and we are starting to think about winter. We had a good first season with the tractor blower resi combo a la Neige and we will be moving forward with that this winter. We have also added the plowing of our shop (which happens to be a small trucking terminal) and because I will have to invest in a snowplow for one of my trucks I want to sign on a few neighboring properties to make the investment worth my while.

    I have a 2009 Chevy 3500 HD duals, dumping rack body with plow prep package, but never had a plow

    I have a 2007 GMC 2500HD with a boss frame and all wiring (disconnected) no plow prep.

    All new plowing will be commercial and light industrial. I would like to team the truck with a skidsteer with an 8' pusher and/or a snow bucket.

    I have a great deal of experience with chain hanging western plows and because of familiarity I lean that way--but we don't have Western dealers local. The local guy has Boss, Blizzard (which he doesn't recommend), and Snow Way--he highly recommended the Revolution. I do really want an expandable plow.

    If you were in my shoes what would you do and why?
  2. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Why didn't he like the Boss or Blizzard brands?
  3. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 298

    He likes Boss, just wasn't too keen on Blizzard. I want an expandable plow
  4. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    9'6" Fisher xv2 on the 3500. Get the fisher wings, and have a far more versatile set up. Over 11 foot wide scoop. And still have a v for the huge snows. JMO.
  5. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Mabey the gmc 2500 with timbrens front and back, and an 8611 lp blizzard? I know its only 3/4 ton, but you would get much more manuverability out of the single rear wheel. My 8611 lp is 3 years old, and its been a great plow. If you have the power to push it, it will move a lot of snow.