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Should i buy another plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by birddseedd, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Dont get your panties in a knot that question was rhetorical.

    IF the snow keeps up for a few more events i think i might be able to pull off a newer plow.

    maybe.

    im setting my budget at 1200. suppose i can worry about the mount next year if its a good enough plow.

    what do you think? know anyone in the kalamazoo area selin one.

    dont want to go under 8'. wasnt thinkin about poly, but. mabye. would be easier on my half ton.

    what do you think of this?

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/pts/3567951806.html
     
  2. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Yes i would.
     
  3. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Snag up the poly one, throw a set of wings on it and buy the correct mount for your truck. Best thing you could ever do for yourself.
     
  4. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    If you can afford it and it will make you more efficient when you plow then I would.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    this winter started slow but has really turned out better than i ever expected. couple inches several times a week over and over. guess its lookin up a little.

    tho i shoudl stop shopping now since i need to wait for payments to come in.
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    no controls or anything
     
  7. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Why not take the 1200 or whatever and trade the Dodge in for a bigger and more reliable truck with a plow already. I dont know what you owe on your truck as it is but even if you have to eat some of it you will get ahead by minimal downtime and maintenance. Im not sure on pricing but a there is a clean 04 2500hd Chevy ext cab with a newer 8ft Fisher for $15,500 around here.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    already tried that. didnt work unfortunately. frankly iv beat up the body of this truck bad enough im not sure itl even match up to what kbb says its worth. but trade in is way way way under what i owe.

    there is a guy thats goign to take some pics of a 97ish 10 cyl dodge with a plow. maybe i can talk him into a payment plan.
     
  9. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    You can get the wire harness and controler this summer. Finish out the season with what you already have. Buy the plow now. Buy the mount with your tax refund. Buy the harness and controler with grass money. Spread it out a little and it wont seem like so much at once. You are determined and I am sure if you take your time this summer AND LISTEN to guys on here you can have that plow installed and ready to work by next fall.
     
  10. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    How big are your accounts? I mean do you need a bigger truck or can you make do with that dodge another few years? For gods sake you made that awful plow work for you as long as you had to I am sure a few more years with the dodge will be a treat. It seems you wont go away easily so my advise for you (given the fact that you are on a very limited budget) would be to up grade to a better more dependable plow and keep building from there.
     
  11. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Poly Plows are usually heavier than steel.
     
  12. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,571

    Maybe he wants a heavier plow on a 1/2 ton? LOL.
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Call Less,maybe he'll sell you a plow.

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  14. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    correct Thumbs Up
     
  15. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Poly also won't rust out like a steel one, snow slides off easily.
     
  16. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    :confused: thicker framing?
     
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    The truck is fine. if i get a better plow that im not constantly working on things would go much smoother.
     
  18. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    how is your truck fine? You just had a thread about how some thing is wrong with your breaks. You also had a thread about how your truck does not have 4x4 right now. If im not mistaken those are two things that a plow truck should probably have, but what do i know:confused:
     
  19. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Most plastics are much heavier than steel. That is why poly plows weigh more.
     
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    The people that actually wanted to give ideas were right. it was the parking break. not sure why it comes up hard. but iv got to pull the lever and lift the peddle a bit more.

    and the 4x4 can be fixed. its just a pain. good for nothing bolt holding the upper control arm has rust that is stronger than the metal bracket its bolted to.
     
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