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New plow, no experience, 1/2 a brain and a 1/2 ass plan.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 10mm, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. 10mm

    10mm Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Just wanted to check in. New to the site and to plows. I work seasonally and am going to try and do a few residential driveways in my neighborhood for a little supplemental income through the MN winters. Not looking to get rich just figure by having something to do in the winter my sanity may remain intact. As well as my marriage as I will surely drink less Beer.

    Really my only fear is crushing someones garage door. I am sure @ some point I will have specific questions but for now just a Hello!
     
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,633

    I would not plan on plowing snow to make you drink less... it surely makes you drink more...:drinkup:

    But welcome!
     
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  3. 10mm

    10mm Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Dang nabbit! I wonder if it's too late to get my money back. This is not good news. My plan is falling apart already....thanks for the welcome.
     
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  4. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    What do you do in the summer months, Labor, Operator, Etc.
     
  5. 10mm

    10mm Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I own and operate an Invisible Fencing company.
     
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,633

    smokey.jpe

    Your gunna end up like the rest of us...

    Bootlegging semis of coors to keep up!
     
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  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    Hello.
    and welcome.
    I see you are planing on a new endeavor.
    Good luck.
    & dont lowball.....


    Next, call your INS agent, tell him you are going to be plowing drives for a little extra $$. Then listen to him when he tells ya its going to cost a "little" more for to insure your new moneymaker.
    Then the next, cya issue, you need is a business , like a llc.

    crush a garage door that falls onto their vehicle.
    Back up and hit the neighbors kid, push the snowbank back that had a snow-fort dug into it, with some kids inside, clip the gas meter.
    tear up the landscaping, hit the yard light.
    What could happen just plowing a few drives for beer money.
     
  8. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    Well when your ready post what your concerns are.
     
  9. 10mm

    10mm Junior Member
    Messages: 7


    Great advice. I am in the process of adding the incidental plowing to my exsiting policy. Waiting on the quote. I am going to just add a dba to my exsiting enterprise. Or do you think I should set up an entirely diffetent llc?
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    Speak for yourself:terribletowel:, the only thing a can of coors is good for is being a target.
    some of us have more respect for ourselves than to put that in our systems. :drinkup:

    :laugh:
     
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  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    naw, i posted before seeing that you already have a business set up.
    a DBA should work just fine.
     
  12. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,633

    Come on Sno... I drink nothing but quality... BUSCH baby!!!

    LOL :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
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  13. 10mm

    10mm Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    My main concerns are damage to property and my truck. Running a 1/2 ton 2015 Tundra. I dont think I have ever seen a Tundra with a plow around these parts. Not sure how hard I need to push it. I do have an atv with a plow and had some less than desirable effects to my sod while stacking.
    Other concerns are this downforce I added to aid in back drag. Hoping it wont scratch the heck out of driveways.
     
  14. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    Why don't you just add completed snow operations to your existing GL. Why can't you plow snow under the fence biz. What do you need a DBA for?
     
  15. 10mm

    10mm Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Contract complications with my licensing. Not allowed to operate another buisiness under the same company. Its a branding issue.
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    ho,,, noooooo,,,, you didnt say "down-force".....
    shhh,maybe they didn't hear you.

    You unknowingly released the Kracken:dizzy:
     
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  17. 10mm

    10mm Junior Member
    Messages: 7


    Lol. Ohh boy....well at least I have thick skin. But hopefully I wasn't a sucker. I just figured adding the downforce would help since I had such a light plow on the truck.
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,882

    New plow, no experience, 1/2 a brain and a 1/2 ass plan.

    Best introduction EVER!!!!!!!!! Thumbs Up:drinkup:
     
  19. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    Dang Sno, how many poor kids are you hitting?
     
  20. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,580

    Just don't want to hear aboot it.
    It seems like there is a story every year.
    it's just my biggest consern/fear as I have had kids dig forts in some of my piles.

    ----

    oP
    On the down pressure. DP it has been discussed, there are varying opinions and methods amongst the members.

    Lol,