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Noob Checking In

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ZoomByU, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. ZoomByU

    ZoomByU Member
    Messages: 76

    Just checkin in, new to the business. I've been a shovel guy for a couple years and this is my frist year in a truck workin for a friend. I love the work and can't wait to get more experience and knowledge. Currently don't have a blade on my Ranger but thinking about putting one on or waiting till I get a bigger truck. Just looking to gain as much knowledge I can from this site.
  2. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    if u dont have the 4.0 in ur ranger dont waste ur money and welcome to plowsite
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Welcome to the site and to the wonderful world of plowing snow. Save the money you make this year to get a bigger truck. The ranger will work if you only do small drives or lots. Good Luck and happy reading.
  4. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 640

    Welcome to the site. I agree save and get a bigger truck - you won't be sorry.
    As far as Knowledge on this site?? :dizzy: Just kidding - good luck, and work hard.
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Before you buy a truck what kind of plowing are you going to do?

    Lets do some math
    $30/ driveway
    X40 drives
    = $1,200 not bad

    but if you use a smaller truck
    $30/ driveway
    X60 drives
    =$1,800 Better

    thats $600 / storm more that will pay for a set of Ball joints.

    If it is driveways then keep the ranger. it will need more maintenance than 3/4 ton truck, but it is smaller and easyer to plow driveways. So you can plow more of them and make more payup more than making up for the added repairs.
    the right tool for the job, just because most people use 3/4 trucks does NOT mean they need to.

    Yes I used to plow with an F150

    I got a Jeep I plowed once with the jeep and sold the truck I can plow 2X (that is twice) as many drives with the jeep as I did with the truck. I (just me) was plowing 76 drives. I now have 96 drives and a helper with an F250 I out plow him about 3 to 1.