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Newbie thinking about buying plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DodgeDriver77, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. DodgeDriver77

    DodgeDriver77 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hey guys. Just joined the site yesterday, and I am very impressed with all the knowledge on the board. Have been browsing all the forums, and I have to say that I definitly like the Calender thread the best..... :nod: thanks avalanche.....

    I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, and I am interested in buying a plow setup (used....not enough dinero for a new one yet). I was hoping some of you could give me some advice on what kind of plow to get (size, type, modifications to my truck), and any legal issues I need to be aware of before I go and buy one (insurance, lights on my truck, etc). I am trying to get a handle on how much it it going to cost me, and what my plan of action should be. I am only going to do it part time, since I am an Electrician during the day. Thanks for any help you can provide.....
     
  2. Ken1zk

    Ken1zk Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Welcome to plow site Dodge Driver. I am just back into the business after a few years off and do I ever wish there was something like this when I started out. As for equipment you will certainly get a lot of input here, I own a meyer and a sno-way and I am equally happy with both units. For lights, I say the more the better, I add high intensity back up lights to the rear of the truck, I have them switched so they only come on only when I need them (plowing season), this was in my opinion the best modification I ever made. Also check you local laws but I would definitely recommend a yellow beacon or small light bar, for some reason a truck seems to become invisible when a plow is mounted on it. Don't ask me why, just happens :nod: For insurance issues every situation is different, your best bet would be to seek the advice of an independent insurance agent, and a good attorney to see what needs you should address, you may also want to ask around of the local guys currently plowing in your area, thats what I did. Good luck