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Would you as a contractor ever pay for a subs Plow?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by teamgreendude, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. teamgreendude

    teamgreendude Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    As the title states, my local dealer gave me a good idea. Also was curious to see if anyone has ever paid to have a new or used plow mounted to a subs truck and have them work off the cost? Seems like a good idea to me if a new guy couldn't afford to choke down a lot of money immediately. Anyone ever done this before?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    And if he quits?

    Or a low snow year

    Or is his truck is totaled or stolen?

    Why should you earn the risk when their is other ways of financing available
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2015
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    What would stop the sub from getting the plow and then running away?
    Question, why would you/anyone hire a sub without a plow?
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Wait till he hits someone with it.
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    If the sub can't afford the equipment how are they going to afford operating costs........
     
  6. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    No - $3500 will buy a nice used plow.
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Depends on the sub and you're relationship with them

    And yeah there's about 100 other variables
     
  8. jonniesmooth

    jonniesmooth Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I have leased the use of my equipment to subs, still do. But all my subs have been friends since jr. high too.
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,489

    x2.
    Why does this "contractor" need you to buy a plow for them?
    Are you a loan office?
     
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I mean if it were your Brother or life long friend then maybe I'd work something out but even then. I've hired friends who mean well but a lot of them have fizzled out just like the rest.
     
  11. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    As long as there is a written contract to protect you why not.
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    Ok, Wright me a contract for a new Snowex, see if you ever find me again.
    Your more trustworthy then 3/4 of the people here.
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I do.

    My loader subs have always used MY pushers.
     
  14. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Wasn't a big company out of chicago paying for plows or was it repairs to plows they would fix?
     
  15. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Why would anyone work for a plow?
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    Bird........
     
  17. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,933

    How does the sub cover costs of expenses if he s not being paid because of his deal ?
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Arctic has rebuild my WO twice. And will supply free labor to repair sub's plows and parts if their on the truck.

    Tovar is supplying salters this year to subs. They need to be returned end of season.

    That's all I can think of.
     
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    Same here too.
     
  20. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,964

    In a word, no. :popcorn: