To Buy or Not to Buy: The Advantages of Owning a Snowplow

Created October 17, 2017

Owning Your Own Snowplow

If you live in the Snowbelt, you’ve got three options for clearing snow from your property:

  1. Hire a professional
  2. Buy a snow blower (or a shovel)
  3. Buy a snowplow that fits your vehicle

Let’s weigh the options.

Hiring a Professional Snowplow Driver

This is by far the easiest solution, but it does cost money. Depending on their schedule, you may not always be able to get it done as early as you’d like. Buying a snow blower or using a shovel will save money and allow you to clear snow on your own schedule, but it’s time-consuming and labor-intensive. It can also be physically stressful for people with back issues or health concerns.

Advantages of Purchasing Your Own Plow

So what about buying a plow? While it does require an initial investment, many personal snowplow owners find that a snowplow pays for itself over time compared to hiring a snow contractor. It also pays for itself in terms of convenience and ease of use.

Most importantly, it puts you in control. Owning a plow gives you the advantage of clearing your driveway whenever you want. YOU determine the frequency. YOU decide where to build the snow piles. And it gets done in a fraction of the time it would take with a snow blower, from the safety and comfort of your own warm vehicle.

So, if you have a pickup truck or SUV in a region with heavy seasonal snowfall, buying a plow might be the right call for you. With an array of different brands, models and sizes to choose from, plow manufacturers have a solution for most common vehicles.

Want to learn more about how you can benefit from owning your own plow? Consult a property maintenance professional, talk to a dealership, or check out more FISHER® resources.