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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jphag, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. jphag

    jphag Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am considering getting into snow removal but don't know much about it. I have a 94 GMC Sierra 4x4 long bed. Some questions are?

    1. Recommend a good blade for this truck.

    2. Do you recommend buying a used blade?

    3. I heard plowing is extremely hard on your truck.

    4. What do you need to charge to cover all expenses involved.

    5. I have a lot of small drives 2 cars wide approx 40 feet long and there isn't any where to push the snow, so what do you do with the snow.

    6. Would it be better to have a snow blower for small drives.

    7. I have noticed alot of guys say they never get out of their truck so what about the sidewalks and areas you can't get with a plow.

    Anything else you can offer would be appreciated:):):)

    Thanks,
     
  2. 92XT

    92XT Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    IMO Try to be a sub-contractor for a company for a season.You will find out pretty darn quick if you want to get into it. And its a heck of a lot cheaper both equip./learning curve wise.
     
  3. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    ummmm

    I have never plowed. I am also new at this. First off what size is your truck? Second I think after reading this site for the last two days I can answer most of your questions. I have never plowed! Use the search and put in some effort. Good luck
     
  4. 92XT

    92XT Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    He is correct . Up above there is a grey shaded line full of

    userCf Faq Product showcase SEARCH it will learn you quickly.
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    truck push snow, with no place to push snow maybe a snowblower would be better.
    A 40' driveway.... your truck with plow is over 1/2 the length of the driveway.