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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by brentsawyer, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer Junior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 10

    First off I live in Kentucky and we have had only one plowable storm each of the past three years and about 3-4 events that would be salted each FY. Also, there are very few guys around that do plow so info is scarse and dealers are too. So therefore, in this area it dosen't pay to put alot of money into plow equipment and I have yet to put $1 into anything specific for plowing.

    However, from what I have learned locally, plows usually charge around $150/hr here. With that said, I am looking at buying a plow and spreader for my F-350 PSD DRW dump. I am thinking that I will be best off with a 9' V-plow and am looking on Ebay, equipmenttraderonline.com and anywhere else and hopefully can find a nice one for around $1,500. As far as a spreader, I don't know what to look for but I do know that I will be targeting/plowing lots in the average size of 1 acre and hopefully get about 5-6 this year to start off. I also have another truck 1/2 ton that I can put a spreader on if I need to run 2 trucks at once. I think that this will be sufficient to make a profit this year and provide some cash flow in the off months of landscaping for me.

    What I need help with is recommendations on plows, spreaders, insurance companies, my auto is through Allstate, hourly rates for 9' V-plow, spreader application rates for salting per acre and $ for salting or anything else I need to know before plowing. I know it is alot to ask but believe me, there is hardly anyone around here to get info from. Thanks