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$2000 For Mount!!

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Portdriver, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Portdriver

    Portdriver Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Just got off the phone with local Western dealer. They quoted me $2000 - $1750 parts - $250 labor - for everything I'd need to mount a 7.6 poly pro to my 2011 GMC 2500 w/ plow prep!!!! Are you kidding me? Are they crazy!? How in the world could it cost that much!?
  2. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    for my 05 dodge, 600 for the mount, 700 for wiring... maybe not exact, but close to that.
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    So you need a mount, control harness, battery harness, headlight wiring and isolation module, relay and battery cable, a control, and installation labor... The truckside stuff is half of the complete snowplow set-up. A complete brand new plow is roughly $4500... How much did you think it would be?
  4. Portdriver

    Portdriver Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Tops $1000. The $2000 got me completely off guard! And your right - $4700 for new installed. So why would I or anyone, buy a used plow for $2000?
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    They probably plan on sourcing used truckside and doing the install themselves.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Sounds like a real fair price on labor. Anytime you start building things from the parts department it gets expensive

    Why when asked to appraise a good condition used plow I say the same thing $2500/3000 IF it comes with the truck side mount/wiring and control AND IS OFF THE SAME MODEL TRUCK, $700/900 otherwise
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

  8. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    I usually pick up a used plow and fix it up. I had 1000 in my first, and 1400 in my 2nd Plow.
  9. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Been there, done that... $1600 to move a pro plus from one truck to another... :rolleyes: Came out ahead selling the plow and buying a new one. Thumbs Up
  10. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    The labour is anywhere from two to four hours depending on how hard it is to get at the headlamps and park / signal wires. (some new vehicles allow the dealers two hours just to change a head lamp bulb on one side) The expensive part is the wriing kits, iso module and the new vehicle mount. Everything costs money these days and nobody works for free. I always find it funny how the people I service plows for brag about how much money they make every winter but they complain even more when they have to pay for the equipment they use to make that money. I build service and sell during the day then I plow at night. I see it from all ends. It costs money to make money, that is the reality of business. My policy is: work hard, take care of your equipment, treat your employees with respect and hope to make enough money to be out of debt before you die!
  11. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Just off the top of my head...assuming you dont have a controller...400+ for the mount, 110 or so for iso module,controller 200+,head lamp harness 200+, control harness 180+, power/ground 50, motor relay 13, small power cable 9....add another 200 if you dont have the receivers for the mount. So, 2000.00 no...expensive none the less