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Snowdogg Lead Times

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by Ram 08, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Ram 08

    Ram 08 Member
    Messages: 53

    Does anyone know how long, on average, it takes Buyers to ship plows to their dealers? I went to the local dealer to purchase a VMD75 and they didn't have any so they had to order it. He told me it could be up to three weeks. I'm likely to be buried in snow in three weeks! I thought I read somewhere that they could receive the plow in as little as a week. Just looking for anyones feedback that might have some recent purchasing experience.

    Thanks.
     
  2. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 850

    I guess its a little late if you already bought it.... but I would have called around to other dealers close by to see if they had any in stock. Driving even 3 hours would be better then not having a plow when the snow flies.
     
  3. Ram 08

    Ram 08 Member
    Messages: 53

    They ordered the plow but I haven't actually purchased it from them yet. I did call around and the closest one I could find in stock was $400 more so I decided to order with the local dealer. The other thing I had to consider was they are installing it. So if I had to drive more than an hour or two it would be a pain in the butt to leave the truck with them and go back.
     
  4. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 850

    True, but is not having a plow going to cost you $400?? Not tying to be critical just giving options/thoughts
     
  5. Ram 08

    Ram 08 Member
    Messages: 53

    I understand your point, but I neglected to tell you that I'm not a commercial plower. I'm just a lazy homeowner with plenty of family (elderly and female) and I'm tired of snowblowing/shoveling all of their driveways in the cold. :) To your point, I wouldn't mind doing a few driveways for $ to help pay for the plow.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Depends on the model plow the shipping company and the state of inventory. If Snowdawg is low on the MD75 or waiting for a part to finish assembling more it could take longer then the normal week plus this is the busiest time of year for plow installers it could be your dealer has a scheduling back log. Sounds like he is trying to be straight with you he didn't promise you a week, take your money and leave you waiting. Won't you be glad if instead of a worse case scenario the guy calls you in a week or ten days and tells you he has your plow?
     
  7. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

  8. doggmountrep

    doggmountrep Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Not all dealer have a Loaner program.
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    True, but how is that relevant?
     
  10. doggmountrep

    doggmountrep Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Entertainment - while you wait.

    Colateral etc ..
     
  11. Ram 08

    Ram 08 Member
    Messages: 53


    I agree, I think he was being conservative so as not to disappoint. And you're right, I will be happy with anything less than three weeks.:)
     
  12. Ram 08

    Ram 08 Member
    Messages: 53

    Thanks for your quick response and info ChiTahoe.
     
  13. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    I have them in stock as well if your interested
     
  14. Ram 08

    Ram 08 Member
    Messages: 53

    Thanks Jim. I got it worked out, he was being conservative.