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Thinking about nxt yr

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DAZ982500, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I currently run a 95 Chevy K1500 with 7.5 Standard and SnowEx Swingate salter.I just purchased this plow for the truck this year.Previous plow was a 8.5 Western that was a bit much for the truck.I put Timbrens on the front/back.The work I have this year is, a dentist office,Hair salon,construction office,medical imaging facility,and a science educational center way up in the hills.Then I do 35 driveways on top of this.This takes me about 12 hours to perform with the assitance from a kid.Lesson this year is to much driving,to many places to cover.Anyway I began to think there is a mobile home park near the observatory that I would like ti bid nxt season, along with a few residentials to lower the time out.Baring whether I am the successful bid,the question I have would be, how or can I perfom this work with this set up.I am guestimating that the Trailer park would take on a light snow 3-6" between 2.5-3 hours.I sure have not figured salting prices,this was my first year doing this.The truck is a 1/2 ton runs great but the blade is a Western ultramount with 2 springs.This trailer park is mainly rouads throughtout the homes.I don'nt really want to sell it(I don'nt know if I will get this job or not) but I am looking to do a few small lots rather residential to much driving and to many complaints. With this set up work why/why not anf if not what is the best option.I am not buying a new truck will look for used and sell this if neceassry.The second question would be what to do with a new blade, sell separate sell with the truck+ salter.Have time Dave.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2008
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I'd wait till you actually get the work to justify any changes. I'd think you could do the mobile home park with a 1/2 ton. But, if you decide you'd be more efficient with a bigger truck, it wouldn't take long to get one. You could still do it with the 1/2 ton till you got the other one. The main thing I see is if they wanted sanding/salting, what they'd take may be beyond the capability of the 1/2 ton. If so, you'd still be able to get something by the time you needed it and use what you've got in the meantime.
     
  3. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I cant see a trailer park wanting to pay for any salting. Not exactly a high dollar neighborhood.