View Full Version : Hello all, I'm new to the forum

Four Star
08-04-2002, 03:58 PM
I know this part is dedicated to mowing, but I did not see any other place to put this question. I just started up my business last year. I'm thinking about doing snow removal for the customers I cut lawns for. What would you recommend as the best way to do it? Should I contract the work out for the entire Winter? Or should I just charge as I do it? If I contract the work, how do I go about charging?


Expert Lawns
08-04-2002, 04:07 PM
hey four star. look near the top of this page on the right, where it says "Plow Site". maybe start there.

where about in detroit are you? i'm from Flint, about an hour north of you.

Four Star
08-04-2002, 04:11 PM

I'm in St Clair Shores(suburb of Detroit, about 15 minutes away)
I tried that plow site, but it isn't working.

Expert Lawns
08-04-2002, 04:29 PM
what kind of truck/equiptment are you using?

Four Star
08-04-2002, 04:58 PM
I'm using my 93 Ranger to pull my stuff. I have a 5x10 Trailer. And I just purchased a 36" Exmark walk behind. I have a Stihl Edger, a Yard machines Trimmer, and a Homelite blower. The blower and trimmer aren't industrial, but they're getting me by for this year.

What about you?

Bob Minney
08-04-2002, 05:21 PM
looks like plow site is havin a bad day-try again later

Expert Lawns
08-04-2002, 05:24 PM
94 dodge ram 3/4 ton, 48'' exmark lazer Z (rider), redmax trimmers, redmax backpak and handheld blowers. 01' US Cargo 6X12 trailer. this is my second year. how about you?

are you plowing with your ranger?

Four Star
08-05-2002, 06:47 PM
I haven't plowed at all, and I probably won't with that truck. Last year I just shoveled snow from the driveways of my lawn customers. This is my second year as well, although my first with the high tech equipment.

08-05-2002, 06:58 PM
I snowplow with a '93 Ranger 4x4. It can't be beat for residential driveways (except maybe by a Jeep!), but it is not really big enough for parking lots (takes to much time).

I charge as I do it, CT winters on the shoreline aren't dependable, so I consider plow income as a bonus.

08-05-2002, 07:35 PM
From what I remember about last winter, most of you guys didn't get very much snow. Snow removal biz last year was terrible. Maybe you should try a different side of it. A Snow Installation Device. :D

08-05-2002, 07:44 PM
thats a grate one hoss lol i wana see snow!!!!!!!:D :blob3: :blob4:

Expert Lawns
08-05-2002, 08:11 PM
you're right. we didn't get much snow at all last year in michigan. i'm glad i didn't put a plow on my truck. talk about debt. i go to school in the winter and have part time job to make payments. i heard putting a plow on a used dodge isn't healthy