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16 hours of sleep in 5 days

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DrewB, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. DrewB

    DrewB Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    well I just got finished plowing in charlotte. I started friday night and we just finished up this morning with only 2-3 hour breaks at a time. I have no idea how you guys can do this all winter up north.
  2. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    its how we roll........ :nod:
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I dont know if you just get use to it or you just stay on "zombie mode" for the season. We're good for 3-5 of those days long storms per season but this year has been really ssslllooowww, actually bored out of my mind. You won't sleep right for a couple weeks now,lol
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827


    I've been sleeping 16 hours a day for the past 5 days sucka...


    I'm the one losing out here.:cry:
  5. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    All winter? Hardly--so far by me in the Southern part of NY,it's been a bust.We would all love to be in your shoes right now--sleep is over-rated.You can sleep in April.:)
  6. smokin4by

    smokin4by Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 98

    yeah its great when hardwood floors feel so soft on your feet........after 44 hrs straight:) you get used it
  7. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    sounds like you got all the beauty sleep you needed, you should check out some of the treads concerning plowing and sleep, a couple guys have pulled 70+ hours no sleep, but i don't recommend it.
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,106

    If you're on PS complaining about your lack of sleep, you're not tired enough... Get back out there and plow some more.
  9. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    lmao, that sums it up nicely:D
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Not only that but that was his first post. :laughing:
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    They aren't used to snow there. So it took him 5 days to plow out that driveway!:)
  12. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    LOL, but it was a double wide! :laughing:
  13. 1daniel1

    1daniel1 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    74 hours of straight plowing and deicing in a 2001 Christmas storm where we got hit with
    5 1/2 feet of snow in 18 hours. Lyed down in my truck and feel asleep in the 74th hour, woke up 2 hours later and I was being towed. Couldn't get the drivers attention (horn didn't work) so I lied back down, waited for him to get to his lot and as soon as he dropped me I started the truck and took off. Got a $170 bill in the mail a week later. Never paid.
  14. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

  15. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    I didn't do it :laughing:
  16. lude1990

    lude1990 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Christmas 2009 I went from Wednesday to sunday afternoon. Just over 80 hours straight no sleep... 4 sunsets and 3 sunrises. But now were only getting this 2 inch or less crap and not really doin anything.
  17. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Did anyone see the tow truck scene in the movie Role Models? LMAO just stand on the brakes and you'll probably get a similar result.... :laughing::laughing::laughing:
  18. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    We are up to 14 days with 16 hrs sleep a day...another 7 more on the way:cry::realmad:
  19. stotts1

    stotts1 Member
    Messages: 42

    :laughing: ^ thats funny stuff :laughing:
  20. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    After awhile you just get used to no sleep or very little sleep