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What would you do???

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by krazy, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. krazy

    krazy Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 12

    I am new to plowing for money. I have done it before for a dealership I used to work at. I also have used my fathers truck for sometime to do jobs. Here is my dilemma. My father and I picked up a 94 ford 150 extend cab with a 7.5 foot western unimount on it. It has 130000 miles. It is mint and we had some rust repaired. All fixed and ready, we have 5500 in it. I did not think the rust repair was going to be so high. I have almost ten accounts and have not even advertised yet. I was thinking of maybe getting a used chevrolet half or 3/4 ton and putting a plow on that. The prices I have come up with are around 10000 for a complete set up. Would you run the ford or buy a new chevrolet with less miles and a newer plow setup for the 10000. I will use the truck as a family truck as well. Thanks, krazy
  2. westwind

    westwind Member
    Messages: 79

    make the money back on the first truck, then think about another one. As long as you have the money gaurenteed in service it should not be a problem.
  3. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    i second that, if the first truck is just a plow truck, why did you care about rust???, its not like it will look good after a season of plowing, no matter how carful you are plowing scratches dents and beats up a truck.....
  4. krazy

    krazy Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 12

    Truck was a very nice daily driver. Had a couple spots of rust. My father and I like to have our equipment look nice. Even though its a little older, its mint. I thought we purchased it for 3200 and put 2200 in it its not a bad deal. Find a mint 1 owner 4x4 with a plow for 5400. I would like to buy more if you can find them.
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    If you buy another truck try to get a 3/4 ton. They hold up much better. Less wear and tear they don't even notice the work. With a F-150 your right on the edge of breaking stuff all the time.