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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by billywad, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. billywad

    billywad Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am new to the site and new to the commercial plowing industry. I currently have a '88 Chevy 2500 with a Boss straight plow. I am looking to start by subbing for some guys I know but they all keep telling me I would be more valuable if I had a v-plow. Can anyone shed some light on why. Thanks for any additional info.
  2. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    I don't know what kind of lots you are plowing, for a apartment and storage complexs a v-plow is great. Also a v-plow prob gets a job done faster then a straight blade can. Which would mean less hours you would be plowing!

    Welcome to plowsite:waving:
  3. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Just put a pair of prowings on your plow. A lot of guys still do commercial lots with straight blades. Even if you have a V-plow it will be in straight mode 90% of the time in big lots. I have been cleaning commercial lots with a straight blade for the last 8 yrs. I'm getting a V-plow for this winter because one of the lots that I plow have changed somethings and it has to be plowed a different way that it will be easier with a v-plow. I'm taking my straight blade and putting it on a different truck. Welcome to the site:drinkup:
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Welcome Billy. I have plowed with a straight and a V. the V makes cleaning up alot faster. I will never go back to a straight blade. Cuts my time on each account by a 1/3 with the V.
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    or it means you can get more accounts which lead to more payup
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Only if he has a ton of work!:waving:
  7. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Icey what if your cousin ask you to get a v-plow...would u do it? He has the same work he has last year also!
  8. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    V's are better able to stack snow, and when put in scoop, can contain more snow in front of the truck.:):)
  9. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Well since you are subbing, being more efficient won't really help you because you probably paid by the hour. Now, if you can get $15 to $20 more per hour with a V, then its worth it.
  10. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    they want you to get done quicker so they can make more money its a scam