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Some Pics of this years fleet

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by joeyg999, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    I have done snow for 10 years. I took a break for 5 and got back into it last year with a contract that was to hard to refuse. Last year I had 1 truck 05 chevy with a meyer mini.

    This year I am climbing the ladder again.

    First is last years truck.

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    Took of the tool box and welded a basket for bagged salt in.
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  2. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    Few more Pics

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    This is the 3500hd when I bought it in sept. I replaced replaced the fenders,hood,doors,rockers,and floor pans.
    130526_0002.jpg Last years salt truck I got sick of 4 tons through the mini>Truck sold spreader on the new 1ton

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  3. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    I've got my DOT inspections done getting lettering and names on the trucks after the first of the year Dam INS renew-ell is coming up in a week.

    We have had a busy month of Dec with 1 storm and salting 4 times. I currently am contracted for 30 acres and am getting it done. The 3500hd had the plow on it for the fist time this weekend and did great. I put a virgin driver in it and he kicked some ass. I learned in a tri axle doing interstate 95 south of boston. I figure learn in the toughest truck and the rest will be easy.

    I have a few good guys working for me and the biggest problem I have is finding more dependable help. I have only been in Kansas 2 years and spend most of my time working.

    I rely a ton on friends and family to get things done. I've got alot riding on this season (every thing I made last year and then some) and it looks like it is going to pay off.

    This thread is being posted to show the guys just getting into this that you can build it from the ground up and not to get discouraged by the bigger guys. Give 110% and you will succeed.

    I only do snow with these trucks and am in the middle of getting a Repo/Tow service going and still working for the man 40-50hrs a week.
     
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    Nice little fleet there.
     
  5. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Nice job on the trucks. Just one question, you do 30 acres with only 3 trucks? How does that work?
     
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    I suppose if its wide open and in office complex or something that's only open 8-10 hours a day. Shopping mall or like I wouldn't see working.
     
  7. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    I've leased on another truck from a friends company dodge 2500 with a 9' hiniker scoop plow. I also have a 05 2500 chevy it just so happened to have a sick plow this weekend.

    We do some large apt complexes where the drive lanes need to be opened during storms. The spots are done when they call in. It is a PITA at times but worth it.

    I rent a lot for trade work that is a central vac supply/ distributor and cross fit gym it is 2.5 acres and our agreement is hit it on the way out then clear loading docks and entrance by 6" and have it complete within 24hrs.

    There is a mix of commercial as well that go pretty quick they all have a 24hr window as well. Every thing is in 5 square miles and I do feel stretched out at times there is also some friends in the business in the area with 5-10 trucks if needed. I have not needed to call them yet.
     
  8. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    That two-tone western hauler is pretty cool!
     
  9. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    Nice job getting back into it. You must be working almost 24/7 with a regular 40hr/week job + snow business + starting a repo business! :dizzy: wesport
     
  10. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Wow that's impressive.
     
  11. ks_grasscutter

    ks_grasscutter Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Pretty sure I seen your ad on the Wichita Craigslist. If you ever need a sub in Hutch I am taking about anything I can get lol.
     
  12. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    I hope to be done working for the man here soon. They did just give a raise too but are very aware of what I am doing. I do know some good people to sub for in the Hutch area PM me and I can get you in contact with them.
     
  13. jbell36

    jbell36 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 221

    don't you do work in lawrence? i swear i saw that chevy duallie leaving pines the other day to go salt...
     
  14. ks_grasscutter

    ks_grasscutter Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I tried to send you a PM on here but I realized I don't have enough posts yet to send PMs haha. Gotta make 3 more posts first.
     
  15. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,993

    Looks like a nice fleet.