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What should I do??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Stinky, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. Stinky

    Stinky Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am here in east tennessee and every time they yell for snow i have 15 to 20 calls for removal. after four years of this i am considering buying a plow. What would be a good plow and what is the cost? cant even get a price here on a plow. I have a dodge 2500 w/ 360 engine and plowing will consist of commercial lots and drives. any help would be appreciated.
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    $1700.00 to $2000.00 for a Western 8' Pro plow. My personal favorite. U pick up from Northern Indiana.
  3. Mick

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

    Stinky - Welcome to PlowSite. For that truck you're probably going to use an 8' plow. Look into a V-plow. The brand will mainly depend on what is sold in your area. A few common brands in no particular order (except Fisher, since I'm partial): Fisher, Meyer, Boss, Hiniker, Curtis. You could do a "search" on each brand and get insights from people who own them. You might also look on each brand's website. New - you're going to spend about $3500 - $4000 for an 8'. Be sure you have a "Snow Plow" rider on your vehicle insurance. I also suggest General Commercial Liability insurance, especially if you're going to do lots. As was brought up recently, be sure to distinquish between snow "plowing" and "removal". For snow removal, you'll need completely different equipment.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2002
  4. Stinky

    Stinky Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Mick, there are no plows sold here that i can find. thanks for the info. i need to look into the rider for insurance. already have the liability insurance. all people here need is the snow pushed to the side of the lot or drive and salt or sand. if it snows 2" here people go nuts and stay home. it usually warms up and melts in a few days. I figured i would cash in with some off-season work and get some of these people that tear up pavement with bobcats off the road
  5. sledhead

    sledhead Member
    Messages: 77

    Just my .02.
    If you only get 2in. snowfalls max., Your not going to need a "V" plow. Invest in a strait 8ft.
  6. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622


    You say that a 2" snowfall here, where's here? Your location is not filled in.

  7. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    said in his post east tenneesee

    i bought a good used western 7.5 off ebay. had to drive a little to pick it up but well worth the trip. there are several listed on ebay from the east cost.

    may be worth checkin out
    Mark K
  8. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Id look for a a used 7.5-9 ft straight blade,since you dont get much snow.If you dont care,spend 3K and get a new one.