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Well I Am Saying Hello.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by avex, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. avex

    avex Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hello everyone. I am obviously new to this site. I have really been checking things out. I am liking this. I am also looking for work. This seems to be a very nice income stream. I have subcontracted for a guy locally. He did not win the contract for this year so now I have no work lined up. I contacted the company that did win the contract and he does not want to use subs, I can understand that.

    The equipment I have:
    1993 F250 4WD 7.3 Diesel 5sp Ex-Cab - No plow yet
    1997 863 Bobcat SkidSteer - Used this for the last 3 snows. Works fabulously. Open cab.... :(
    2005 3500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab Dually - No Plow yet
    2006 14' Gooseneck Dump Trailer

    I have not buried off into a plow as of yet because I can't justify the purchase with the work load. I live in NE Oklahoma, we get ice primarily and only 2 times a year if we are lucky. I do have GL and Workers Comp.

    I read a post on here in regards to getting into the "biz". Subcontracting if you have the equipment. My question is would it I be justified to find a contractor in another state? Maybe Missouri or Kansas?

    Opinions from the experts is what I am here for. So I have opened up the can of worms. Thanks in advance for all the posts.

    John

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  2. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Welcome to the site..
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I made a cab for my Bobcat out of plexiglass with a wooden door fram with plexi in it for the front that opens.
    It could be a dang long drive in crappy weather to sub out in a different state.
     
  4. avex

    avex Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Kinda what I was thinking, but I just wanted to touch base and get some opinions. I enjoyed plowing. But there just isn't that much here. I wish there was alot more. Oh well. If something happens to come up at least I have this site to refer too.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    subbing sucks if you go far. noone will pay for your drive and we dont get multiple day snows that would be worth travelling for in the midwest.