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Dealers? Hello.... anyone?

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by JEFFakaMAX, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. JEFFakaMAX

    JEFFakaMAX Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 17

    So my 2 Hinker dealers are no longer Hiniker dealers as of this year. Sure I got the "we'll still stock some stuff" and there's always the interweb, but neither of those install much confidence when it's 3:45am and you need parts.

    So who IS a Hiniker dealer in the Western Burbs of Chicago?

    IDOCTORTREES Senior Member
    from MONTANA
    Messages: 792

    you should be
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

  4. JEFFakaMAX

    JEFFakaMAX Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 17

    I should... and I called to get details.
    It's really easy, all I need to do is order 15 plows and $1500 in parts and I can become a "full" dealer. as soon as I remember where I left that spare $50,000 lying around a dealer I shall be.

    I did learn of 2 other dealers that are somewhat local so it wasn't a complete waste of a phone call.
  5. a.paul

    a.paul Member
    from NH
    Messages: 30

    What's the difference between a "full" dealer and a dealer?

    Reason behind my question is that the Hiniker dealer about 5 miles from me doesn't have 15 plows in stock (unless they're very carefully hidden or come with an optional cloaking device).
  6. ultimatetrucks

    ultimatetrucks Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    You can be a sub-dealer (associate dealer). It is 410.00 + 1 plow and you must have 1 plow at all times to show and you would buy everything at the discount price from the dealer (factory direct hiniker dealer) that signed you up to be the sub. This is great for guys who don't want to do the 50,000 out and stick their neck on the line as I have. Let me know if you are interested can give you more info on it.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  7. JEFFakaMAX

    JEFFakaMAX Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 17

    Yeah, what he said.

    And since you are a full dealer do you have a web site, catalog, or some way I can order parts? I am feeling some sort of unexplained empathy for your aformentioned stuck out neck and feel it is my duty to send some currency your way.

    Or it could be that I just need parts.

    Pulled 4 of them down off the pallet racking last night, one of them got fairly "pillaged" last year.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  8. ultimatetrucks

    ultimatetrucks Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Give me a call 317-745-8572.
  9. Bob Henry

    Bob Henry Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I am in the burbs also and have the same issue, but thankfully the Hinikers don't break down much. But three dealers are Rondo in Sycamore 815-899-4340, Tim Wallace in Plainfield 630-759-6813, and Arlington Power in Arlington Heights 847-241-1530. Tim Wallace is the biggest.
  10. JEFFakaMAX

    JEFFakaMAX Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 17

    FYI Tim Wallace is no longer a Hiniker Dealer. Or so I was told by one of the phone lackeys.

    CPW also seems to be carrying less than usual, and not selling any new Hinikers.
  11. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Why you so worried? Hinikers dont break wesport
  12. JEFFakaMAX

    JEFFakaMAX Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 17

    We have a guy who can break anything. I mean anything! Story for another time...
  13. azandy

    azandy Member
    Messages: 73

    The last year or two, I've bought most extra plow parts and pieces over the phone or online. Have them shipped to my door in a day or two. Most plow parts stores aren't open at 2:00 AM. Just have a solonoid, some extra bolts, hoses made. Most important, A welder and a hot wrench - Will fix anything
  14. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Yeah what he said I have used one since 1997 and only ever had one hose fail.
  15. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    watch out for these guys. getting parts from them is one thing but if you plan on dropping a large chunk of change on some thing ... make sure they are your last resort.
  16. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    ya straight into a curb at 20mph might just bend something, If workers had to use there own truck and plow it would most likely last longer. :D