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First year plowing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by darood01, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. darood01

    darood01 Member
    from GR, MI
    Messages: 75

    All my accounts are driveways in a historical neighborhood which means narrow driveways. Wondering if I should buy a back up truck.....if the price is right?
    I have the ability to buy a 99 dodge dakota with a western 7'6'' plow that has minimal rust on the plow and 90,000 miles on the truck. The truck has been meticulously taken care of, I know the owner.
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    If it's a great buy and you have the money to buy it and you need it then go for it. Peace of mind is worth something.
  3. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    You would have to figure out how many acct. you have and would it be cost effective. Cost/Profit you may plow all season just to get even but have a truck free and clear at the end.
  4. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    I would get it, having a back up is good, but by having a second truck, will allow you to expand, around here when we get dumped on with a big storm, we always get calls to add accounts, and by having the other truck will let you grow, just need to have a driver available to drive it, good luck
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    buy it...you can sell it if needed later
  6. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    I second that. I don't see how you can go wrong
  7. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I wouldnt plow with out a back up truck, If my primary truck fails, i can still get my accounts done. Its always good to have a sub lined up too, just in case. Winters and lake effect can hit us hard here in west mi.

    JKMATHIEU Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Dont spend $ on anything you dont NEED! Get a good sub for backup until you can afford luxuries like "backup" equipment.....They make iron every day! Good luck
  9. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Agreed, If you cant pay cash for it, dont get itpayup
  10. happydays

    happydays Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Buy it, if you can afford it,you need a back up.I have one,when we have a ton of snow I have a guy who I use to help out.