Need Input about truck and plow

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Drew Gemma, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    Local lco is giving it up after 5 years he is moving out west good for me. He has 20 accounts that i consider worth while. A 2003 chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 w/air.
    A boss v plow with all the bells and whistles. plus a spreader. what is the truck and plow worth. truck has 26,000 miles. he want flat money for the accounts but I am only willing to pay % of sales. thanks guys.
  2. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    this is more of a question for the truck. Personally I would go for a blizzard 810 snow plow. The boss plows have a real bad habit of not tripping when in the V and scoop postions. So you can mess them up real bad when you hit something and bend the frame on your truck.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Well, since i was 8, i have been useing the fisher plow that my dads office plows with. I love it. I prefer the trip edge over the trip blade, and the times that they had to have the plow serviced, it was quick and innexpensive (so i heard)! I know i don't have the professional experiance of a true plower but but i can honestly say the next fall, ill be picking up a new Fisher for the truck i get when i get my lisence! Good Luck, just my 2 cents, oh, plowsite is great by the way!!
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    ooops, somehow above post got posted again, sorry!
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    If you plan on using the truck for plowing, you might find if it has a plow package installed, wouldn't want to tear up your front end.
  6. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    These posts are the strangest of all!
    How do we know what the truck is worth?
    We havent driven it, seen it ect.
    Whats the blue book value? you can get that online.
    Whats the price of a used plow? whats the condition?
    Not trying or meaning to be a wise azz but really...
    If ya want only opinions... you'll get a 1000 of em.... You want advice.. do yur own research, take the truck to a shop and pay to have em look it over.
  7. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Hey Drew, keep in mind when trying to determine a value for the truck/plow combo that plowing will normally decrease the value of the truck due to the heavy load that plowing puts on the truck. If it was me I would likely not offer more than average retail for the truck, including the plow and the salter. This of couse would also be based on actually seeing and driving the truck, and making sure the plow and salter function properly.

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