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pretty big let down this year

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by kcm10883, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. kcm10883

    kcm10883 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 7

    So basically, the jeeps under my moms name and she doesnt wanna get sued and in order for my to plow in NJ i need both commercial insurance and a liability policy (correct me if im wrong). Now im not completely loosing all of my investment because im only going to still plow a few friends houses for cash regardless but its a big bummer for me. Now im in college now and garduating in the fall looking to start up a nice snow plow gig for as soon as i graduate to give myself some capital (2nd job). My questions for you are what things should i do to the jeep to make it become a more sucessful plow jeep to make some cash with. Its a 06 SE 2.4L 6-speed manual, metal cloak fenders and 33s, bumpers etc. I just picked up a basically new Meyer 6.5" Plow w/ Easy mount classic snow plow mount, meyer e-57 pump. I also plan on using a quad with a snowblower as a back up being that i already have a snowplower that i get serviced yearly. I was thinking timbrens or HD OME 2.5" suspension light since ill be towing the quad, 8.8 rear axle, regear to 4:88s, and for the plow i would really like a back dragging blade and snow deflector and just back up items (selenoid, chain, hydraulic fluid, etc)..Spreader im going to go with a push one spreader of some sort and thats my starting point. Planned budget will be close to $10K to start up this side gig. Any suggestions and opinions would be awesome got lots of good feedback on this site already


    Kyle C. McCoppen
  2. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Kyle, you should spend an afternoon reading through the "Jeep" portion of the site, lots of info, some ppl would prefer you to do your own work, I have spent many hours reading everything on here about Jeeps and plows.... here are a few links to get you started:
  3. KEC Maintaince

    KEC Maintaince Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 265

    the first thing you need to do is stop depending on mommy to insure and register your vehicle.
    its obvious that she does not think you are responsible enuff to handle the jeep while plowing.
    so the first thing you need to do is get the vehicle in your name and i think but im not sure if you need commercial ins in jersey you have to be 21 yrs old and have a good driving record for decent rates.
    2 trucks with plows and commercial plates runs my buddy 1800 for the plowing season for slip and fall ins.
    now top that with 3200 bucks for his regular comm ins its 3200
    so before a plow touches the ground his ins for the 2 trucks is 5 grand.
    he has a llc and thats with full insurance
    and his credit is good and so is his record.