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Old 09-06-2010, 09:37 PM
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Anyone esle on here plow roads for your local township or any other type of roads. Or im i the only one?? I dont hear to many guys on here talking about plowing roads.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:26 PM
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I plow my own street because it is the primary road and the county dosn't get to it for at least 72 hours.. But I'm not complaining because I know some roads aren't plowed at all! I also know it is unlawful to plow the street because of liability issues, but no body on my street minds, infact their pleased I plow it!
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:56 AM
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We plow roads for the state. We also do a few driveways and a couple of small commercials.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:06 AM
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What about municpal such as municipal Irports? Or fire depts.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:50 PM
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We plow roads for the state. We also do a few driveways and a couple of small commercials.
All i ever plowed was roads. I dunno if i could do anything else. I know for a FACT i want no parts of driveways.

I think roads are the best. Always working with the storm and pushing forward 95% of time. Not this Reverse and Forward 100times in a parking lot. Plus we do alot of messing around. Hanging out at dunkin donuts for hours on end etc. Guess i have it kinda good.
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All i ever plowed was roads. I dunno if i could do anything else. I know for a FACT i want no parts of driveways.

I think roads are the best. Always working with the storm and pushing forward 95% of time. Not this Reverse and Forward 100times in a parking lot. Plus we do alot of messing around. Hanging out at dunkin donuts for hours on end etc. Guess i have it kinda good.
Well, this explains why no work ever gets done, the roads always look like crap, and the municipalities always complain about not having enough money to pay the guys who plow snow... or who are supposed to be anyway.
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Well, this explains why no work ever gets done, the roads always look like crap, and the municipalities always complain about not having enough money to pay the guys who plow snow... or who are supposed to be anyway.
Hey do I need a dot number?
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:01 PM
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Well, this explains why no work ever gets done, the roads always look like crap, and the municipalities always complain about not having enough money to pay the guys who plow snow... or who are supposed to be anyway.
No work ever gets done LMAO you dont have a clue. They dont let us go home intill 3-4 hours after we are done. Just to make sure everything is ok. So we do what we are told by the road master.

This township snow contract has been awarded to my unlce for the past 12 years. Must be doing something right. They love the way we handle things. Dont be mad cuz you prob. work for USM doing Walmarts for 200 per push.

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Hey do I need a dot number?
LMAO thats great
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:11 PM
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Oh and just to let you know we get called out around 1-2 hours before the 1st flake comes down. So we ride around and throw alittle salt and then its back to dunkin for a hot cup while we kill time waiting for it to stick.
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We got a new boss last year he sends us home right after the last flake.We still get to hang out at dunkin donuts though.
so you have everything plowed before the snow ends????
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so you have everything plowed before the snow ends????
We plow with the storm so when it's done snowing we are pretty much done.We squirt some salt, see you later.
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No work ever gets done LMAO you dont have a clue. They dont let us go home intill 3-4 hours after we are done. Just to make sure everything is ok. So we do what we are told by the road master.

This township snow contract has been awarded to my unlce for the past 12 years. Must be doing something right. They love the way we handle things. Dont be mad cuz you prob. work for USM doing Walmarts for 200 per push. :
No it means your uncle is paying off the right people.
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I don't plow roads. But my uncle has a contract for 2 towns with a total of over 50 miles. He has 7 trucks with plows, wings, and sanders and a total of 4 drivers.
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No it means your uncle is paying off the right people.
Maybe i dont really know. But knowing my Uncle i wouldnt put it past him lol.

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I don't plow roads. But my uncle has a contract for 2 towns with a total of over 50 miles. He has 7 trucks with plows, wings, and sanders and a total of 4 drivers.
Hows he like doing roads??
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Hows he like doing roads??
I think he likes it pretty good. But since he is paid by the season he is allways praying for no snow.
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I think he likes it pretty good. But since he is paid by the season he is allways praying for no snow.
I dont blame him lol.
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How does your equipment hold up plowing roads? I know i dropped my blade on my street just for the hell of it and i hit 3 manholes pretty good. Luckily no broken parts but it was not something i would want to deal with for 20 hours
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How does your equipment hold up plowing roads? I know i dropped my blade on my street just for the hell of it and i hit 3 manholes pretty good. Luckily no broken parts but it was not something i would want to deal with for 20 hours
My stuff hold up good. I do the same 6 or 7 roads. So i know where all the manholes are at. I go real slow when i come up too them. Once you get to know where all the manholes etc are at it aint too bad. But i have to replace my cutting edge once a year.
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My stuff hold up good. I do the same 6 or 7 roads. So i know where all the manholes are at. I go real slow when i come up too them. Once you get to know where all the manholes etc are at it aint too bad. But i have to replace my cutting edge once a year.
My uncle said he has to wach out for stumps on the side of the road when he is winging the banks bank. Eaven going slow the wing will come up so hard that it will take the door out.
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