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My new toy and old truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Alpha Property, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    My 2000 chev Z71 1500, no plow will be going on it (270 000km's and just about ready to be retired), hopefully i'll have an ok winter and a good enough spring to lease a brand new 2500HD deisel standard cab long box.

    So basicaly i've been cutting grass for 2 years full time now and last winter plowed snow part time. Last winter i lost money plowing snow and renting that JD skid steer to do it with. I got lucky and won $3000 at casino niagara and picked up this 2005 Honda Rubicon 500 with the 5ft waren plow. I hope to get 35-40 resi driveways and hit them all with this 4 wheeler and that will get me off to a good start for the spring, and then the new truck that i'll get a boss 8.2vxt for for the following winter, but for now, this is what i got

  2. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property Senior Member
    Messages: 668

  3. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    thats alot of driveways for a quad, hope they are all small and close to where you live. good luck with it:salute:
  4. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya that is a quit a bit with a quad. but if you want go for it. nice quad btw.
  5. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,374

    You'll be fine, it doesn't snow much in the Niagra area, nice looking machine,I just picked up a 350 Rancher same colour.:drinkup:
  6. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    i know some of you guys didnt belive me last year, but i was shoveling and snow blowing by hand 25 driveways last year befor i got the call for 2 parking lots and annother few houses in january, so that was like 8 plowable events by hand.... i'm 21 and am in good shape, i think i can do 35-40 houses
  7. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i love driving by guys doing parking lots by hand. Plus did u say you cant do it faster but you can do it cheaper. We may need to rethink your business plan. Making money working is better than not working but you need to make a profit sooner or later, we were all 21 once but soon you are not. Do you have insurance and incidentals to pay for? 40 houses will keep you busy. I like the quad though it is way better than by hand.
  8. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    no sir you have me mistaken, i am insured and have a business licence, and have additional slip and fall coverage, and actualy my pricing is high in my area, I rented a skid steer last winter because i was too busy to just use snow blowers
  9. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Man, some of you guys are really critical. Go ask the neighbor boy down the street that shovels 4-5 driveways if he has insurance. Theres lots of guys here that plow driveways with 4 wheelers. As long as they get atleast 25-30.00 for them I could care less how they do them.

    Trust me there are more men out there with plow trucks that plow that don't have insurance trying to make beer money. This guy is just trying to make a living

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    thats alot of driveways?must be urban driveways?, my driveway takes me awhile but i am playing sno removal contractor, so its all good, i stop so i can call my girls shoveling the roof, to tell them to hurry up i am losing my ass, theyve quit on me so many times hahahaha, my gloves are wet dad your on your own.
  11. grosser397

    grosser397 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    can not beat that honda! best on earth. i got a buddy who did driveways a quad and did just fine doing 30
  12. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Thats gonna be fun to plow with.
  13. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    That thing looks like fun, but you could sell it and buy yourself a truck with a plow for that... I've paid less than half that for a couple trucks that plowed all winter. Just a thought. Good luck either way!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/2950538968/" title="052408 004 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2950538968_49758863d9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="052408 004" /></a>
  14. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    nice trck wanna sell it