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What am I going to do......Please Help

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by Pancakeman173, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Pancakeman173

    Pancakeman173 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Hi everyone,
    Please help, I am new at this stuff, but I am learning, I have a 1995 GMC 2500 Sierra. I need a plow for my driveway. GMC 2500 never used as plow. Is this cost effective, I look at a 2007 MM2 Fisher plow in good shape came off a 2007 Ford 350. They were asking 2,000 dollars. Lights are broken on plow has been sitting for three years but still looks good rarely used. I am being told I need the wiring harness for my truck, headlight harness, molcule, three plug harness I need push plates also.....Is there anything else I need? Will this be worth it piece mealing a plow together? Any suggestions will be apprceiated. Pancakeman
  2. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    How large is the driveway, two stage snow blowers work great and throw a ton of snow.
    As far as the mm2 I don't know values of them, but look at it this way - lights $100+ for a set, harness $200+, push plates $400+, nuts, bolts, time, finding all the parts. If your doing it just to plow your own driveway the numbers don't really work. Just my two cents and I could be way off on the numbers.
  3. Sealer

    Sealer Member
    from Ne, Pa.
    Messages: 47

    1st thing I would do is find someone to install it for you...
  4. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    do you really need to fix the lights if your just plowing your driveway?
  5. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Looks to me that at that price and all of the additional parts and money you will need to spend you might as well buy a new unit.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    2K for the plow plus 2K (+/- $200) for new parts, still not installed with unanswered questions (like does the rest of it work.)

    Average 5K buys a new plow installed.

    5K can pay for your driveway to be plowed for a long time.
  7. HEStufrthnnails

    HEStufrthnnails Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Just my opinion ,but first thought is for 2K for a plow that's in really good shape. That sounds like a fair deal. Then if I'm shopping not just buying . I can find the mount, wiring, and lights(take offs- someone always has to have the latest-n-greatest) either on this site or craigslist or even go to your local Fisher dealer and lot of times they have used mounts and take-offs( lights) for sale. At least my Boss dealer does. And if I do the work for approx $500-$700 I have a good plow that should last a long time. On the other hand if I go to the dealer and tell him to do it. My 2k plow is now a $3200.00 plow and for straight blade it's not worth it to me. But on the other hand I'm not a snow blower fan. Heavy snow and warm temps can sure make snow blowing miserable.