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Plowing in New Jersey? Should I?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by housedad, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. housedad

    housedad Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi everyone. My name is Bion.

    I have recently purchased a Excursion 2005 V10 (I tow a travel trailer 32Ft.), and I was thinking of doing snowplowing. I have researched like mad about what changes to do to the truck to make it worthy, What plow to get, and talking to potential customers.

    I know, some of you say don't do it to a newer Excursion, but that is what I have, and I could really use some extra cashflow. I figure (hoping?) if the machine is properly prepped and I am careful, I won't rattle it off its frame before I can get a different truck for plowing.

    If I went with it, I would go to V code front (The snow spring for the F250), B code rears, Rancho 9000's, rear air bags, Landyot radius arms, and dedicated F250 17" rims and All-Terrain T/A® KO's just for winter driving. Add possibly a set of Timbrens for the front.

    As far as plows, I like the looks of the Blizzard Speedwing 860 or the Snow-way 29-8 in Poly. It seems that the trip edge will put more strain on the frame of the truck. Chime in and let me know your thoughts.

    Also, I would go through the SIMA course and exam.

    Since I am still going throught the feasability study part of this whole affair, the BIG question is insurance. I live in Southern New Jersey, and I have absolutely no idea what rates are or where to go to price it.

    NJPLOWMAN - If you read this, give me a few ideas if you would. It would be most appreciated.

    There is a ton of work in this area, residential and commercial. But is it worth it in the end $$$$?