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Newbie to snow removal

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by MADPlowing, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

    Hello, my name is Nico and I am a newbie to snow removal industry. I have 2 trucks, Ford 250 and a Ram 1500. I still need a plow for my Ram. I am thinking about going with a BOSS 7'6 standard plow. Any suggestions?
     
  2. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Depends what your plowing and how much snow you get
     
  3. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

     
  4. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    How big are the commercial lots?
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    8 foot I would say
     
  6. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

    I don't have the exact sqft at this moment. I will have that within the week. Just wanted to get a ball park figure.
     
  7. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

    8" for my 1500? I went to Lots of Fun in Schererville, IN and they said that the 7'6 would be the best for my truck
     
  8. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

    Last year was an extreme amount of snow. I am hoping for the same this year.
     
  9. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

    They are small lots. Lawyer's offices.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    Ok, so then why are you.asking for opinions? Go with what lot o fun said
     
  11. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

    Maybe someone with a 1500 knows of a better plow. A salesman will always try to sell you anything. I always research everything I do. I came across this site and thought I'd give it a try.
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    Then see how big a plow you can put on your 1500 then make your own decision.
     
  13. MADPlowing

    MADPlowing Junior Member
    from hammond
    Messages: 17

    I have been researching plows for my 1500 and they all seem to recommend the 7'6. I'm pretty much set on that size. Just don't have a clue on the bidding process. I used to have a older ram with a small plow and only did drive ways. The question now is how much should I charge for commercial? Is there a formula for charging? Sqft x gas x insurance x employee =