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Snow Plows

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jpeters, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. jpeters

    jpeters Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    This site is great for the beginner. I am looking at starting the snow removal business. I have a 4 accounts lined up for the winter if I want them. My question is what kind of plow is the best? I am located in Southern Indiana, therefore my only options are either a Boss Snow Plow or a Curtis. Those are the two closest dealers. I have a GMC 2500HD regular cab long bed with the 8.1 liter. Gas hog but plenty of power. Also looking for any free advice and anyone else in this area for a possible rate to charge. Thanks!
     
  2. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I would say since your just starting out look for a used plow. most dealers can get parts for most plows. Not sure what to charge in your area but if you give the size of drive ways people can can plobly give you a close estimate.
     
  3. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Curtis and Boss are both great plows. I have a curtis 7'6" and like it alot, i especially like the mounting system. The mount is very low profile compared to the boss mount which hangs a little too low for my liking. with that said both mount/dismount in the matter of 30 seconds. I would get an 8' to an 8.5' plow for the 2500HD depending on what kind of plowing you plan on doing. You wont want to have a huge plow to run in driveways. I would get a new plow, i don't know why anyone would recommend a used plow unless you specifically said you were looking for one. That way you know the plow is good and redy for you to use. Good Luck!!! :waving:
     
  4. jpeters

    jpeters Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for the input and keep it coming!! And pray for SNOW! One other question....Which style of plow should I buy...V-plow or straight blade. What are all of the advantages and disadvantages?
     
  5. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    It's not impossible to find a used plow in good condition.
     
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    curtis the 8ft that plow is worth the money check there website out
     
  7. jpeters

    jpeters Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Yeah I looked at both Curtis and Boss websites. Both look like good plows..What is the advantage of the V-plows...I will be doing both commercial lots and driveways so should I get a V-plow or a Straight blade and how much should I expect to spend? Thanks in advance for replying
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    the v's prob run 4500 to 5000 vs a straight blade 3500 to 4000
     
  9. jpeters

    jpeters Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Is the V-plow worth that much more?
     
  10. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Personally I would go with a straight blade and a set of Pro-Wings....
     
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    I dont think a v plow is worth that much money even the towns trucks dont sport v plows
     
  12. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Start with the dealer closest to your home or office and see what they carry. If you have a problem, it will be easier to manage. I have been plowing snow for 20 years, bought alot of used equipment and have not had any problems with the major brands. I have also used Northman and Hiniker with no problems. ALL plows except the cheap ones have advantages and drawbacks. BUT, if it doesn't work, you want the solution close by. Good luck.
     
  13. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    check out the Blizzards....... :waving:
     
  14. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Amen on the Blizzards, especially the expandable blade. If this winter is strong, I'm going for a new 3500 4x4 dually dump just to push a new blizzard, I don't care where the dealer is!
     
  15. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    The Boss :nod: