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Silverado extended cab vs New Holland tc33

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bwspyder, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. bwspyder

    bwspyder Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    This is my first post on this site so go easy on me! This is my first year getting in to big time snow removal. Meaning more than like plowing two drive ways. I recently bought a 7.5 Meyers with an e60. I'm gonna shoot for getting 20ish hopefully more small drive ways( 30-40ft) due to I can't get a commercial insurance policy until I'm 21 in January. So I have the option to mount the plow on my 03 dmax extended cab 6ft bed 35s and 6 inch lift or mounting a plow on a New Holland tc33 and plowing the smaller drive ways with that. I'm thinking due to the trucks size the tractor would work a lot better. Let me know what ya think.
     
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    You'd have to fab a custom mount for your truck to drop it down or you'll never get the right attack angle with the plow. But with the tractor it's going to take you forever to commute between driveways. Your truck is not "too big" to plow driveways with. I know people that do it with long bed duallys. You only have an extended cab short bed, it's not like your truck's any bigger than anybody else on here, because height and lift kits have nothing to do with plowing other than having to drop your mount.
     
  3. bwspyder

    bwspyder Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Fabing a mount isn't a problem if I go that way. I was hoping in a development of around 200 houses I could probably pick up 20 or so by going door to door and talking to people. That way I wouldn't have to tow the tractor much. But still weighing my options
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,929

    Go with the truck. You have plow insurance correct?
     
  5. bwspyder

    bwspyder Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I tried last week but everyone said I had to be 21. So I can't be insured till January
     
  6. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,018

    So you're going to do it without insurance then?
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,929

    Well might just want to try to plow for a company this year.
     
  8. bwspyder

    bwspyder Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Yes for the first half of the winter. Not gonna try for any commercial jobs. I figure if I wait till January. Everyone will have someone plowing for them already.
     
  9. bwspyder

    bwspyder Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    How would one go about getting hooked up with a company?
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,929

    Not a good idea. If you damage anything, well how you gunna pay?
    There's got to be companys out there looking for snowplow drivers to drive there trucks
     
  11. nnusskern

    nnusskern Member
    Messages: 42

    Call other companies I have had GL insurance since I was 17
     
  12. bwspyder

    bwspyder Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    is gl insurance all i need to plow or do i need a commercial auto policy too?