When Is the Best Time to Buy a Snow Plow?
At Plow Parts Direct, we are often asked, “When is the best time to buy a snow plow or spreader?” The obvious answer to this question is “Whenever you’re ready!” However, for those looking for great prices on snow and ice removal equipment, the ideal time to buy is at the end of the season.
Save Money by Purchasing Snow Removal Equipment at the End of the Season
Buyers often start thinking about purchasing equipment in the months leading up to snow plowing season. But dealers are usually well stocked with fresh inventory in late summer and early fall, which means they have little incentive to discount prices.
As the season winds down in late February and March, dealers may be more eager to move their current inventory to make room for new products. The more snow plows, spreaders, parts and accessories they can sell now, the more they can stock up on fresh merchandise for the next season. Retailers may also be looking to avoid the added expense of storing and tracking their inventory for the next few months and protecting it against damage or theft. When the snow stops and the spring thaw begins, it’s time to start shopping for money-saving opportunities.
Keep in mind that some snow plow retailers offer deals that are only advertised to their email subscribers or social media followers, so be sure to check their social media sites regularly or sign up to get their emails.
Look for the Best Deals on In-Stock Plows and Spreaders
The key to getting a great deal is to buy what the dealer needs to sell. This is especially true after lighter than expected winters, which 2019-2020 is shaping up to be. Dealers may find they have more snow plow or spreader inventory than they anticipated, so set your sights on “end of the season” specials on equipment that is already in stock.
The End of Winter is Also the Best Time to Purchase Parts
Snow plowing is hard on equipment, so you may have depleted your stash of must-have replacement or emergency parts. We are currently offering steep discounts on Western plow and spreader parts, so there is no better time to stock up on the essentials.
Right now, you can take advantage of Plow Parts Direct’s Free Freight February promotion running through the end of the month. When you buy $500 or more in products from our online store, we’ll cover the cost of the shipping.
What to Look for When Buying a Snow Plow
Whether you’re thinking about starting a snow removal business or looking to upgrade your current fleet, you can save hundreds of dollars by buying your equipment at the right time. However, keep in mind that choosing the right equipment is critical, so be sure to work with a reputable dealer that can provide the guidance and advice you need.
There are many things that need to be considered before making a decision on purchasing a snow plow. Chief among them is selecting makes and models that can handle the workload and type of snow removal operations you plan to engage in. Quality manufacturers like Western and Sno-Way have made significant advances in recent years. This means selecting from among the most common models, combined with proper technique, will bring greater efficiency to your snow and ice management operation.