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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by SweetGreens, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. SweetGreens

    SweetGreens Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 4

    I started a Landscaping company in April of 08. I currently have a 2005 Ford F150 Lariat ext cab with a 5.4l v8. I was told that it is not rated for any plows, except a sport plow from BOSS. I have 9 residentials that i will be doing this year. I have a 2005 Bobcat S130 enclosed and heated with a 60" bucket. That is what i plan on using for this year. My question is how effective is this going to be? It has tires not tracks so i dont know how well it will handle. I know it can get a little tipsy when im driving around on hills and stuff. Any help with plow suggestions would be nice to. And also when you guys buy your salt in bulk how do you figure how uch to charge each customer for how much salt you put down? sorry for the stupid questions, i just have no one else to ask!!!

  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You can plow with the 150 with what accounts you have. Look into the Snoway plows with the down pressure.
  3. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Good to be honest, the only guys that are having good luck with tracks are CAT, and ASV. Tires will actually work better for snow than tracks, because it puts more # per sq in. to the ground. Look at it this way, if it is good for mud, ie:floats, it is bad for snow. Big wide tires don't work as good as tall skinny tires for snow. Throw some counter weights on the skid, will help with that littler machine. JMO

    Good point here. You will be good with a Snoway plow w/DP. I just used my new Snoway last night and the DP works great for back dragging. If your going to get a blade for drives, get a Snoway. Personally since you already have the Skidloader, I would just get a snow bucket for $700-800 and some counter weights for $200 and call it good. I don't see why you would want to drop $4-5k on a blade for just a handful of accounts. Your new to the game, so save the money until you start picking up more accounts. JMO again
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Snoways are really good, But I also agree that a small snow bucket on the skid would work out well, atleast until you decide what you want to do long term.
  5. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i wouldnt go the skid route unless your drives are REAL close, travel time in those things sucks between accounts, then if your going to haul it, i wouldnt want to be towing a skid steer in a half ton on snowy roads :cry: i would look at a sno way for your half ton, or a boss if you prefer, but snoway has better plow apps for 1/2 tons.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    26 series Snoway with Down pressure, good fit for both the truck and the job description.
  7. Sal Giovingo

    Sal Giovingo Junior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 3

    I have a snoway it is awsome
  8. Sal Giovingo

    Sal Giovingo Junior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 3

    What makes a v plow so much better?

    :drinkup:What makes a v plow so much better than ::drinkup: