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looking to go out on my own plowing and salting this year in michigan

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by lark905lark, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. lark905lark

    lark905lark Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i ve been subcontracting the last 5 years. ive been working for a friend for the last 5 years he was paying me 50hr pushing and 60 a ton for salt. i have 2 trucks with spreaders and plows. im looking to go out on my own in michigan because i think im losing out on some money and my friend is not very helpfull. i prefer to do commerical. does anybody have any good tips for me maybe getting into doing banks or other types of commerical i just need some help to kinda point in the right direction. thanks for time.
  2. Carlito

    Carlito Member
    Messages: 39

    Sorry i don't really have any tips for you but i'm curious to know what kind of equipment you have? (year/model etc) What does bulk salt go for down where you are? Does salt pricing fluctuate much during the season?
  3. lark905lark

    lark905lark Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    i have 06 ford f250 western plow with salt dogg spreader. and 09 for f250 western plow and a western spreader. it does depending on the winter last year it did alot
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Keep subbing. Less worries and the money is decent.