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Which One?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bklawncare, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. bklawncare

    bklawncare Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 5

    Hey I have a 2004 GMC 2500hd Sierra and Im about to purchase a Western Plow but Im having a hard time trying to decide which i dont have any account so Im trying to decide between a MVPplus V plow or a Pro Plus and or a Prodigy can someone tell which and why?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    What? You don't have any accounts, but you wanna drop up to 6k on a plow?
    Can you tell everyone WHY?
     
  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    What kind of accounts do you hope to get? Or is this just for your home?
     
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    V if you plan on drives, prodigy if you plan on doing lots. I wouldn't waste cash on a straight blade.
     
  5. bklawncare

    bklawncare Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 5

    So you saying get a bunch of account before i buy a plow or are u saying buy a used plow from someone
     
  6. bklawncare

    bklawncare Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 5

    To Dieselss: how do u suggest i get into commercial plowing? And where do u suggest I buy a used plow?
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Sub-contract for someone else for a few years. And you can find used plows all over Craig's list.
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You need get some jobs lined out So you will know what plow to pick and will work best for them jobs
    You be best do diveways to start off get feel of plowing snow then few years of that then jump into Commercial jobs
     
  9. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    On your average drive way,I find straight blades are just as fast as a v. so if that s what you have the most of, a v is a wast money. If you have a lot of drive's that are long or you have parking lots that have a lot of cars in them, then a v is the way to go.
    If it was me buying a plow for an older truck and my first plow .A used straight blade is what i would buy.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    Ok, if this is your first time EVER plowing and your chicago, look to hire on as a sub using there equipment. I know there are companys hiring around there. Try that before you dump some coin and it takes you years to come out ahead
     
  11. bytheyardlandsc

    bytheyardlandsc Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 68

    buy a used poly boss v plow. used Meyers for years, and there nothing but headaches. boss v . yes you should have a plow first how will you service any account you get? boss is low mantenince . jmo.
     
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    We've had Meyers for 20 years with no issues?
     
  13. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686



    It's funny how guys will bash one brand or another.......I find this Very true with Boss owners.....:gunsfiring:
     
  14. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Yes, there are a lot of companies that would hire him as a sub around here, but you're not a sub if you're using their equipment, you're an employee. If you want to sub for someone (equals more money than an employee) you need your own equipment.
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    H.J. I guess I was saying that wrong. The place I plow for, if your not a "full time" employee we consider you a sub. Just our termination.
     
  16. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Gotcha....