Looking for a used V plow to fit my F450
And need some advice on a good way to spred salt & sand.
And also any advice on how to charge I'm now charging by the hour and my rate is $50.00 per hr per truck any help would be appreciate
Hop on the bus Emeerald we are taking you to school.
First off drop that per hour $hit. You will make no money at all. At that rate you will make $ 500 in 10 hrs plowing. Most of us here make that in 1-2 hrs. In fact if you are in Southern Ct I will pay you that to sub for me. All my bids are rated to make at least 150-175 per hr per truck. Plus deicing services and sidewalks.
There is a number of ways to price snow removal, give me a call sometime and I will be glad to go over them with you.
Look in the paper, want advertisers or the like, now is a good time to get a sweet deal on a plow. Being that you have a 450, I would look for a boss, they are stout enough to be in front of that truck. I think a 9'2" will be the best size for you.
as far a spreaders are concerned, you really need a v box type. Being that you only have 2wd, you will need alot of ballast, and a full v box will give you that. I like the smith industries stainless over electric model. But I also own gas powered models, and they all work good.
Again if you have any? please call.
Oh yes, please check into www.sima.org
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If that F450 is a 2wd-he's going to be stuck all the time when the spreader is low or empty.I have a friend that plows with a C3500HD GMC,it is 15k gvwr-2wd,in big lots and roads it is great,but in backing situations when the spreader gets low,you might as well park it-my S10 will out push it then.
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