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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by webbsnowremoval, Jan 14, 2013.

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  1. webbsnowremoval

    webbsnowremoval Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hi i curantly plow 15 drives with my atv. I am wanting to get bigger equipment and work for a frend with a big snow removale company they have big lots they do should i get a truck or a small wheelloder or skidster?
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2013
  2. webbsnowremoval

    webbsnowremoval Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    ok but would it be better to go to a truck,bobcat,or small wheelloder?
     
  3. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    how old are you
    do u have equipment experience/training
    do you have a way to transport skid/loader or money to pay someone to do it

    i would go for a truck like a f250 or 2500 with a v plow
     
  4. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
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    Messages: 1,426

    Depends on how your business is structured, the size of the lot you are on, and what you can afford. I think jumping from an atv to a full size loader is a bit of a stretch. Do you have a truck and trailer to pull it with?

    What do you do during the warm season? Would you benefit more by having a multiuse unit such as a bobcat or a small dump truck?

    Have you thought about insurances, what you will be charging your friend/cost of operating? Much more goes into this than deciding on what type of equipment to buy. Personally, I feel that it is an ass backwards approach.
     
  5. webbsnowremoval

    webbsnowremoval Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I am 16 have lots of expereance running equipment frume bobcats to huge wheeloders i think a pice of equipment would be better sence i can youse it to do anything all year round and already have trailer and f250 7.3
     
  6. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    put a plow on the 250
     
  7. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
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    Messages: 1,426


    Look into some bobcats or similar machines then. I would hold off on the wheel loader unless you can task it for steady work in the warm seasons. Also, and I mean this in all seriousness, brush up on your English a little bit. It will go a long way when communicating with your future clients via email, billing, advertising etc.
     
  8. webbsnowremoval

    webbsnowremoval Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Ok thanks for all the info guys!
     
  9. webbsnowremoval

    webbsnowremoval Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    ya thats the only bad thing.
     
  10. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    I agree Upgrade to a truck with a plow.. Then start buying equipment when you get bigger and have more work on your hands.
     
  11. webbsnowremoval

    webbsnowremoval Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    ya i will eather do a truck or a jeep with plow sence i only have drives right now.
     
  12. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Buy a payloader and tow it with the 250
     
  13. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,488

    Webb, I have a truck for sale on here that is taylor made for you. Get 10 posts and then we could private message. Here is the truck, read through all the posts. You are the type of person who should buy this, it will open you up for all kinds of plowing work.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=141969
     
  14. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    Get a plow for the 250. There is a spell check button. Hit it before you post its right there next to the post button.
     
  15. cda817

    cda817 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Since the original post says that you are planning on subbing for a friend, you should probably ask him what he has the greatest need for.
     
  16. webbsnowremoval

    webbsnowremoval Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Ya he only has three trucks so he would need a machine with box blade
     
  17. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services Member
    Messages: 89

    how proficient are you with a skid loader?? i say small skid steer with a box blade or 88-100 inch bucket.

    check your spelling from time to time, it makes you seem smarter,

    bad spelling all the time is like a gang member talking street slang to a politician... :laughing: