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post #1 of 45 Old 10-06-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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to plow or not to plow?

I just wanted to get everyones input on plowing. I have an opportunity to plow this season but am not sure. I never done it but I hear there is money to be made. what do you fellas think? I dont want to kill my truck either.

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Youre truck was built to WORK...not just sit around and look pretty....
If you wear it out......just rebuild or buy another
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It does not snow up here enough to plow very often, but when it does the potential to make some good money far out weighs the potential wear and tear on a truck, especially in this economy. If you dont beat your truck to death, it can start paying you back for all the love and care you've given it

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DO IT! lol get a fisher

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I made alot of money over the years plowing, it also hurt my truck alot, but all in all i think its worth it. I got out of it this year, will i go back when i get a new truck, maybe, but not in the new truck, id buy an old beater...



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got a meyers available for it

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i think you will have to beef up your front end a bit.from your sig pic it looks like your fronts sittin pretty low already.now throw a plow that weighs any where from 500-1k pounds and your springs are really gonna be hurtin.id throw another leaf or two up there for that.can make money though.

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after being in and around plow businesses for quite some time; it seems like plowing public roads is what can beat up a truck pretty bad. -you never know where that raised manhole cover is, pothole, or that granite curb that's leaning out, until you wack it.

my suggestion: if possible secure your own private accounts where you know the lay of the land. then you can go easy without surprise bangs. in this case, i don't see it being too hard on equipment.

i also agree that you could use at least a leaf in your front stacks.

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thanks for the solid advice. sure makes sense to beef her up a bit. especially adding that heavy a** plow on the front

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banks intercooler
banks power pack
285 75 16's
3" dp
DIY tymar intake 6637
stancor 586-902
B&W tow n stow
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ISS Pro trans temp gauge
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after being in and around plow businesses for quite some time; it seems like plowing public roads is what can beat up a truck pretty bad. -you never know where that raised manhole cover is, pothole, or that granite curb that's leaning out, until you wack it.
Man that sure would suck

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