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What equipment do you run

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hyfire39, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. hyfire39

    hyfire39 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    What's everyone running for equipment this season?
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    Just look at my sig ~100 driveways
     
  3. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    For this year we are running 2 trucks,
    2003 ram 3500, cummins, flat bed, with a 9'2" Boss power v-XT and an 8' Boss spreader.
    2005 Chevy 2500HD, four door short bed, 2" leveling kit, 8'2" Boss power v-XT.
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  4. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 83

    plowmeister, I have wanted to ask you why do you use a Jeep over a truck? Personal preference or is their more maneuverability for residential drive ways? Any bonuses of the Jeep when doing residentials? Any downfalls of the Jeep?

    Not trying to hi-jack the thread, this sort of follows the theme that OP set out. Also if you have talked about this before in another thread, just point me there and I will go read it.
     
  5. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    I am sure I can answer for Plowmeister. It's simple. Jeeps absolutely cannot be beat for driveway work. The undisputed king of residentials. Even better than the 78-96 Broncos, and better than any Blazers or Tahoes.
     
  6. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Oh yeah, and I run:

    2007 F350 CC DRW, with a Wideout, and Boss Vbox
    1999 F350 CC SRW, with a 9'6" MVP and Boss
    "Matilda" - 1994 F350 Reg cab flatbed with a 9' Ultra and "I think" Buyers stainless Vbox
    1998 Chevy K3500 SRW with 7.5' Unimount and Boss Vbox
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    1995 Ford L9000 3306 CAT 8LL Everest 11' Dust Pan & 11' Wing 12 yard Down Easter Hopper Spreader
    2002 CAT 928G (mostly just used to load sand but, I push banks back with it some)
    2012 Toyota Tundra TRD Rock Warrior 5.7L 8' HD Fisher
     
  8. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

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    Matilda :)
     
  9. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

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    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

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    2007
     
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  11. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 83

    What is the reasoning behind that? I know they're good - I just don't know why. I am a snow blower/shovel guy, so plow trucks are a new frontier to me. Just looking to expand my knowledge.
     
  12. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,073

    What did you end up getting as far as blowers and shovel?
     
  13. hyfire39

    hyfire39 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Run down of our equipment
    2015chevy 2500 HD 8'2''VXT
    2013chevy 3500hd 8’2VXT 2yd ice breaker
    2013chevy 3500hd flat bed 9'2"vxt 2yd boss
    2014chevy 3500hd dump 9'2"vxt 2yd boss
    2015ford f550 sng blizzard speedwing 3yd boss
    2013chevy 2500hd 8'2"vxt
    2014chevy 2500hd 8'2"vxt
    2015chevy 2500hd blizzard speedwing
    2005f-250 8’2boss v
    06Chevy 5500 11' fisher 4.5yd saltdogg spreader
    2014chevy 3500hd service truck
    2014deere 326E 10'arctic
    2014cat 257d 10'boss SK
    2014cat 257d 10'arctic
    2014deere 329e 10'arctic
    10 cat 262d with 10' arctic
    6 cat 272d with 10' arctic
    4 cat 257d with blizzard power plows
    7 cat 908 with 12' arctic
    Cat 924 with 16' arctic
    Deere 624 with 16' arctic
    Cat 914 with 14' arctic
    Deere 4020 with 8' arctic
    5 '14 Deere 758 sidewalk tractors brooms, blowers and blades snow ex drop spreader
    Zplug with blade
    3 2013 deere 758 sidewalk tractors brooms blower and blade snow ex drop spreader
    2015 deere 1575 with broom and blower
    36 toro 721 snow blowers
    Snowplow shovels from 24"-36"

    We do approximately 45 commercial sites including restaurants,office complexes, stand alone buildings, stripmalls,grocery stores, gas stations,retail. 5 healthcare facilities, two warehouse/manufacturing plants, We also do 4townhome complexes totaling 275+ units and approximately 30 residental homes. Along with approximately 20lane miles of private roads
     
  14. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 83

    25 resis and a plower doing sub work for me. Looking to pick up my own plow for next season though and double the resi route.
     
  15. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,073

    Damn. Is that all your equipment or do you lease any of it? What do you do when it's not snowing to need all that?
     
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I started with a PU in 1986by 1988 I had as many customers as I could do. I picked up a Jeep as backup for the truck. I used the jeep once.... parked the truck and sold it the next season. The Jeep cut my plowing time 45% OR put another way I can plow 45% more houses with the jeep in same time as I could with the truck.
     
  17. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,033

    Nice setup, but those straps are wrong on the salter as is the post above yours
     
  18. hyfire39

    hyfire39 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    10 cat 262d with 10' arctic
    6 cat 272d with 10' arctic
    4 cat 257d with blizzard power plows
    7 cat 908 with 12' arctic
    Cat 924 with 16' arctic
    Deere 624 with 16' arctic
    Cat 914 with 14' arctic
    This equipment is on a winter rental program. The other equipment we own is used for grading and landscape work. We do own the pushers though
     
  19. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    How are those straps wrong?
     
  20. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,291

    Yes....... do tell.....