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I have been in the lawn fertilization business for about 10 years now and I am considering entering into the plowing business next season. I have been gathering much information throughout your discussion topics and think that these forums are great ways for everyone to learn. Currently I use enclosed 2wd box trucks and take them off the road during the winter months. I am entirely new to the plowing business. I was wondering if Toyota or Nissan trucks are capable/reliable at plowing small scale areas. Thanks for your input.

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Toyota and Nissan makes very reliable trucks in my opinion. The only concern I would have would be the weight on the front end. If you stick with a lighter plow the truck will probably carry it OK. Also recommend dual batteries to help electrical drain.
These trucks are best suited for driveways due to their small size. Small commercials shoudn't be a problem either.

I have never plowed with this is only my best guess...


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I would visit the truck manufacturers dealerships and talk to them about plowing
with different trucks. The main thing
is the truck must be designed with a snow
plow package - in other words the manufacturer knows or says hey you can plow
with this truck. Snowplow prep usually has
stronger front springs, dual batteries,
heavy duty trans cooler and some other things
for plowing. My preference is a 1 ton diesel. It fits in driveways for me.
With a heavy pro plow any job is easy.
In my opinion the more heavy duty the
easier your work will be on the truck.
Hey it snows every year - a good 1 ton
will go through alot of profitable seasons.
Or buying used and getting a good deal
is what I did. The truck paid for itself.
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