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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by nisntruckin1365, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. nisntruckin1365

    nisntruckin1365 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Hey guys ive been lurking here for a while and finally saved up the money to get a real truck. I traded my 03 Nissan frontier in for a 2007 Chevy 2500 it just so happens that the truck has the plow prep package. heres my question is it worth hanging a blade on a daily driver i.e is there enough money out there to be made. I'm 21 and i have some other bills and such so i don't have the money to get a brand new plow right now. can i get a reliable used one for say $1000? what should i look for? please help
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    $1000? you would really have to peacemeal it together, no one is going to sell a nice, close to new setup for $1k with the wiring that would fit your truck. You can probably find just the plow side for a little over a grand, in decent condition, such as a fisher, western, boss, etc. However, then you have to find the wiring and mount for it. Then if you aren't going to install it yourself, you have to find/pay someone to do that for you as well, figure a couple hundred bucks for that as well.

    My plow was $2300, not installed, not new, not the best looking thing and had some problems at the beginning, so, figure i paid about $2600 for my setup, still not looking very nice. Then $200 for my instal (i knew the guy doing it) and then the restore cost this year (that was optional). So, for something that worked, i was out $2800.

    You could probably find some POS thing for $1k and make it work, but, it probably won't look good and will most likely give you problems at the worse time!

    If you really want to do this, i would suggest investing some money and do it right, it will cost you more in the long run if you don't.

    -mike-
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Check out the classified. There was or still is a listing for a nice plow, sander and a walk behind sander for $1000. The buys are out there. You just have to find them. I got a nice Boss V-Blade for $1700. Complete with everything.
     
  4. mee315

    mee315 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I gotta agree with Mike. Got out of plowing several years ago. I have an 06 2500HD and decided to get a plow for my 400' driveway. Truck-side complete was 1004.00. It was a "special" from a truck supplier in NH. That included a fishstick. Another 200.00 to install the truck side (I throw business to the guy so I got a break normally 400.00 at least). I paid 1200.00 for a three year old fisher MMII. So a little over 2400. I did however, sell the complete wire harness and joystick controller that came with the plow side for 400 bucks on craigslist. (which btw is where I found my plow!!) Be carefull!!! Lots of garbage out there!