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Go new Hiniker or used Snoway?

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by zorro7, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. zorro7

    zorro7 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey everyone. I'm from Vancouver BC Canada where, believe it or not, we don't get very much snow (maybe 2 weeks total snowfall). However when it does snow, it's usually wet and people pay out the nose to clear it before it freezes. Unfortunately I am the one usually clearing it via snow shovel/blower and where I work (movie production vehicle rentals) has a huge lot that was a mess. We paid out the nose. So I figured this year I'd get a plow. However. I'm the kind a guy that.....if I'm gonna get something that I can recoup my investment on, I'm gonna do it. I started my own O/O Transport and Truck Maintenance company that I am the sole employee. Therefore I figure if I'm gonna buy a plow, I may as well make a little money too and keep it within a highly professional level unlike some of the opportunistic skidsteer owners that work for cash, no receipt, and shody work ethic. Here's my dilema: I've been quoted $3795 for a new Hiniker 8' Trip Edge Poly delivered to my door. (Seems like a good deal, and no I won't tell you from where.:p ) I also have an opportunity to buy a used Snoway 9'1" V Plow Steel for $3000 plus $600 shipping. I don't think I need a V plow for what I want to do with it but it would still be nice to have. I don't like the uncertainty of buying a used plow especially from a distance. I'm leaning to the Hiniker. What do you guys think? Is the V plow worth the extra money for the little bit of snow I'll be dealing with? Thanks in advance. Lorenzo

    P.S. Do any of you know of a better deal than the above mentioned Hiniker? <---- The more important question. :)
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Are those your only 2 options for your area? Haven't heard much good about the Hinikers, and I'm still not sold on the Snoway. Fisher is a pretty big name, and for good reason. No doubt you could also have a Fisher "shipped" as you say. They're an absolute dream to use. Give it a little thought & research

  3. zorro7

    zorro7 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Not the only 2 options since their are really no options up here. No one will sell me a plow up here because I have an F350 Diesel. They won't warranty it. I also have a certain budget I want to stay in since I'm not going to make a career out of plowing snow. If so I'd have to move. We don't get much snow here at all. The price goes from 8' Hiniker delivered for $3795 to the next $4700 before delivery (usually $500 - $600). I just can't justify the extra $1500.
    Thanks for taking the time.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    How used ?
  5. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I would recycle the Hiniker, no matter how cheap.:nod: