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plow for residential

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by LarsonLawnCare, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. LarsonLawnCare

    LarsonLawnCare Member
    Messages: 55

    I am trying to find the best plow or alternative snow removal equipment for 30 to 40 driveways. I'd rather not get anything fancy that costs a lot, I am trying to do it cheap this season. I was considering a large snow blower until I heard about a snow sport. Any options?
  2. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    The words 30-40 drives and cheap don't go well together in my mind. Thats a handfull of drives. Too many for a snowblower, get a newer reliable plow and reliable vehicle. And insurance. Do you have all these drives lined up, that sure is a lot for not even having anything to clear the drives yet.
  3. LarsonLawnCare

    LarsonLawnCare Member
    Messages: 55

    last winter I had 20 drives from my lawn mowing customers, I have doubled my customer base, so I am expecting at least 30 driveways this winter. With the 20 last winter, I used a shovel and a backpack blower...never again!!! It took me 14 hours and a few visits to the chiropractor
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    For driveways you will need a plow with downpressure or second best is a backdrag edge on a regular plow. What truck do you have?
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A Jeep and a Sno-Way plow is a great set-up for drives. Both can be found reasonably priced.
  6. LarsonLawnCare

    LarsonLawnCare Member
    Messages: 55

    I have a chevy silverado 1500 4x4
  7. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    I would get a Snoway with down pressure for your chevy. 30-40 drives will easily pay for the new blade, plus the down pressure will make it so you can do more per hour, raising your per hour profit.
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Look around (neighborhood) guys are selling plows all the time, my buddy just got a used western for $500 and it works...
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I would suggest a Fisher X Blade for driveway work. 30-40 stops is def a good amount. You should be bringing in a solid $1000 per 6". Dont cheap out on equipment.
  10. jdo150

    jdo150 Member
    Messages: 55

    I think that a x blade is a little too much for a 1500 truck. I did about 25 drives before with a snowblower and it sucked. I have been hearing alot about the snoway plows might be someting to look into.