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Here goes, newbie planning for profitable year

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by duane1982, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. duane1982

    duane1982 Member
    Messages: 30


    I'm starting to plan for my first "real" year of snow plowing. I plowed residential driveways last year with a 1993 f150 with a convent. western. Still have the truck but it's got over 200k on the inline and power the last winter month with it was about nil. I bought a 1999 f350 powerstroke that has a chip 4" stainless exhaust 315/75/16's on it. It also came with a 9.5 fisher ez v plow setup with a fisher tailgate sander. Here's my questions:

    1-Is the plow too wide to do residential?. I know it scoops but this truck has no turning radius at all.

    2-I think I have a decent setup to do commercial but what do I need to be prepared for?
    Is there a formula for bidding comm?. I thought it was 100/hr but I'm not sure with fuel skyrocketing. The 2 jobs I'm thinking about are little gas stations in town with relatively small parking lots and one has 2 gas pumps the other has 6.
    3-Is there any parts I should stock up on besides pins shoes and hoses with the ez v and sander?