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new or old truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snoluvr, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    I have posted a thread on pricing a large commercial job. Now my next quesiton is hopefully easier. I have an '03 f-250 5.4, 8' mm2. My current accounts keep me running all over like crazy in a storm.the accounts I have CAN NOT have buildup..at all. the customer knows this costs money and pays a ton. If I get this other 155,000 square foot lot, I have a dedicated sub who only works for me, but am not sure what to do for a truck. Do i go buy another new truck with warranty and low miles? My girlfriend helps me plow when I get behind or need rest, so I plan on giving this truck to her.What do you guys think? Buy a new 350 that can handle a blizzard, 8-11 expanding plow? or would you all buy an old beater??thanks
     
  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    id buy a new/used truck 5000 or 6000 max
     
  3. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    new used whatever you want but heres something to think about:)

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  4. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    Nice Rig!! That is the plow I have been looking at. I have just gotten a 155,000 square foot lot with myself and one other truck. I am thinking about that Blizzard on the next truck. Are you happy with the performance? Better than a Fisher. All I know is I need something to save me time on a lot this large.Enjoy the power stroke.i hear they r awesome!~
     
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    snoluvr

    The Blizzard 810 will save you on a commercial lot 30-40 % in time, the 8611 for 3ton and up could save you 40-50 % in time.
    This is not to mention the less fatigue factor. I run a 810 on my commercial and love it. Get wide.
    Dave.

    PS. Get the newest equipment you can afford.
     
  6. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    thanks! i have no idea about performance yet i just bought it. but the constrution of it is beefy should do great, alls i need is snow.
     
  7. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Ran mine commercial last year. No problems no breakage. That is not to say that there are not things to know. I shall start a new thread Blizzard 810 tips for the new owner.
     
  8. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    that would be great Bolts Indus. tips tips tips tips tips in case you didn't get that tips.
     
  9. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    Thanks for the info on the Blizzard. Is is true they are twice the price of Fisher?? I guess if it is more efficient a higher price is worht it. I am now looking at a f-350 s/c with the 6.0.hopefully it would handle a blizzard just fine. This lot is SO big, I am hoping the equipment is up to the challenge.I change the oil every 2500 and keep on top of other maint. so hopefully no problems. I hate to buy another truck, but what other business lets you work 8-12 times a year and it pays your truck payment.
     
  10. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    no they are not twice the price. i was going to get a 9' fisher xblade (stainless) it was 4200, the regular fisher 9' blade was 3800, diamond was about the same installed. i payed 4700 installed on the 810.