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Being seen while plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Metro Lawn, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    I just added this truck to our fleet. I decided to try using reflective lettering for some added safety and added attention. What do you think?



  2. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,522

    I like it. Looks very good. That should stand out like the ems vehicles.
  3. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    That is sweet! I like it alot
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I have always been a fan of reflective lettering. :cool:

    It's another cheap but effective warning device.
  5. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Wow!! That tape lights up that truck like a christmas tree!! Looks great!! Maybe add a mini light bar or beacon on top of the cab?
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    No thanks. Whose attention are you after at 2 a.m. other plows ?
  7. conifers4

    conifers4 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Probably for the idiot and drunk drivers on the road at night.
  8. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    I have a LED bar from the truck this one is replacing, just haven't had time to put it on yet.
  9. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Nice! The only thing I was thinking is that truck should be only for business. Wouldn't want to leave the bar on saturday night during the summer.
  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    No problem there. All of my trucks are company trucks. I drive a Chrysler 300 as my daily driver.
  11. Matt10486

    Matt10486 Member
    Messages: 53

    How much did that run you? Any extra?
  12. Skid Mark

    Skid Mark Member
    from ny
    Messages: 81

    i thought about doing that also adding the strobes that go in the headlights
  13. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    That looks really nice.
  14. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Very nice looking set up. Drunks will appreciate the better, brighter target at 3:00 am!
  15. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Depending on what he plows he may be different then others on here. At my commercials at 2am I see no one, however doing apartment complex's for a friend it's surprising how many people feel the need to be out at 2am in a snowstorm.
  16. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    24 hr quickie marts always have business and at least here in ny its dark at more times than just 2 am and depending on his level of service he could be out doing cleanups with the truck and keeping lanes open well before 2am..

    i think its an awesome idea and well worth the coing because not only making you more visible and hopefully safer in a lot it also is awesome advertising! looks nice be sure to post a nice night pic with the lightbar going this winter in a nice storm :D
  17. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    Reflective material can run from 3x to 5x as much as plain vinyl lettering, depending on the quality you buy. The cost for this truck was $300 and I can usually do the same without reflective for $75.
  18. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    LOOKS GREAT. def gonna have to think about doing that with the next truck
  19. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    looks really bright nicely done