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Where can I get a plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 1996Ram2500, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. 1996Ram2500

    1996Ram2500 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I've checked e-bay...the problem is I'm strapped for cash right now. I have some items up for sale, if I sell them all I will have about $1500 in my paypal account. I don't think that's enough. Seems like ebay plows are going for about $2200 (plows hold their value well, esp. at this time of year).

    Do plow dealers finance plows? I will buy one new if you guys think that's smart. If I take on $3000 (or more!) of debt, I will just have to hope for a few bad winters here in Northern Virginia.

    It's a gamble because, I hate to say this, but "what if" this winter isn't that bad? If we have a bad winter like 1995, I'll be kicking myself in the a$$ for a while!

    I could get a no interest or payments credit card (I get these in the mail all the time) for 1 1/2 years and finance a new one. So, is it worth it for go into debt to plow? I know probably won't make $3300 this year, but like someone else mentioned, it's an investment.

    I ski and snowboard, so if I don't get a plow this year, I'll be hoping for tons of snow for you guys and my skiing!
     
  2. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Check to see if you have a Blizzard dealer near by. I just put a new 760LT on my Chevy for $2565 installed. Not sure if they had a finance plan or not, I didn't ask them. If you buy one off ebay for $2200, by the time you pay for shipping I'd guess you could have bought a new one for about the same investment or close to it. I don't know, but good luck and maybe one of the guys on here have a used one they'd sell you...best place to start is right here.

    Buck
     
  3. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Been looking for a plow in No. VA. as well. The Blizzard dealer here says $3400 installed for a 760-LT. Maybe it is just a different market, but that is a $1000 difference.
     
  4. Boutallnite

    Boutallnite Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Last December I put a Snoway plow on my Jeep and made my money back the same season. It was $3400 with install. I put it on a 0% credit card for a year. Paid it off during the winter. So this year it will all be profit. Last year even managed 2 trips out west to snowboard. I can't tell you to get one or not, but that is what I did. I said "what if" a few years back and last year I said "F%*# IT"
     
  5. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    PlowVA, good point. I should have added that the dealer here is probably going to be less as he's trying to get a good number of plows out there for exposure. Sorry about that, I should have mentioned it as I don't want to mislead anyone into thinking that my price was the standard. It is different all over, I did however just read a post not long ago where someone got the same plow for $2800, so like you say it depends on the area.

    Buck
     
  6. PlowVA

    PlowVA Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Thanks Up North. Maybe I'll take a nice "little" drive up to Minnesota and have it done up there. Good excuse to take a trip, huh? Don't think the boss(my wife, in this case) will buy that one though!!! LOL
     
  7. homey1

    homey1 Member
    Messages: 37

    Call around, ALOT! It can be worth a drive to save $1,000 or more Some dealers will have closeouts or nearly new used ones installed in the $2400-2700 range. Then put it on a credit card and make sure the interest rate is low. GOOD LUCK!
     
  8. jonmcmeen

    jonmcmeen Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey 1996Ram2500:

    I just bought a full Fisher plow setup for my 1995 Ram 2500 for $1100 on ebay last thursday. Plow was mint. There are indeed deals on plows, you just have to be pretty savy this time of the year. I had been looking for approx 3 months before I actually came across something that suitable. :drinkup:
     
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,835

    you can buy a full plow setup from cpw they have a lease program with a 1 dollar buy out after the term is over