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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jay741, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. jay741

    jay741 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    hi guys im 17 and i think i want to start plowing. do any of u guys plow for the town i mean streets how much do u make? how did u get started? what size plow is 7.6 good? thanks
     
  2. TeeJ

    TeeJ Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Oh dear lord I hope you are American or you will be paying out your nose for insurance.
     
  3. 7.3 Plower

    7.3 Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    Considering that most towns around here use 11' and 12' plows I'd say 7' 6" is a little on the small side.

    You'd probably want an 8 or 9 foot blade at least for doing town roads.
     
  4. Jto89

    Jto89 Member
    Messages: 60

    I plowed for my town for a couple storms and it wasn't my cup of tea. I made like 50 buck an hour i think and you needed a minimum of an 8 foot blade. This is my town I'm not sure about how your town is bigger the truck and blade the more money you make.
     
  5. t.i.b

    t.i.b Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    i plow for the city of lowell,ma. they pay 70/hr. for a 1ton or under truck. most towns around here want a 9ft plow minimum. i run a 8ft and the city dosent have a minimum. a 7'6 would do fine. your getting paid by the hr so who cares if if the plows a little small? as for getting started just walk into the dpw and ask if there looking for guys and what size truck/plow they hire.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  6. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    I plow for my town. Most around here wont take anything less than an 8 foot blade on a 3/4 ton truck. No 1/2 tons at all.
     
  7. jay741

    jay741 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    ok thanks for the info