If you’re new to offering snow removal services, you may think that just any plow will do, but each type of snow plow is better suited for particular jobs. Likewise, you need to have the right-sized equipment for your jobsites.
“For instance, (if) you have a large area that needs to be cleared, smaller equipment will need to make more passes, and will take more time to remove the snow,” says Dan Bitler, with Sebert Landscape based in Bartlett, Illinois. “In this particular case, a larger piece of equipment can clear more snow in less time with less wear and tear.”
When it comes to buying snow equipment, Bitler says to evaluate the safety, cost and added efficiencies of the machine. One of the efficiencies might be being able to get a jobsite cleared faster, freeing up personnel.
He does not advise purchasing used snow removal equipment.
“Buying used snow removal equipment is not always the best idea,” Bitler says. “Simply because you have no insight into any of the problems the machine might’ve had, and when you start to see the problems, you’ve already made the investment and you’re most likely already deep into a job. However, if you do decide to buy used, you should always make sure you purchase from a known and reputable dealer. This decreases the chances of purchasing a faulty machine.”