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Abandoned Vehicles

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Santo, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    Does anyone have a problem with abandoned vehicles on the lot or lots they service?

    Do you bring it to the owner of the lots attention or just bury it?

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    We bring it up to the owners and the most common response is "bury 'em".
  3. phillyplowking1

    phillyplowking1 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Yea ,we usually bury them till spring.
  4. tileman

    tileman Member
    Messages: 55

    :D After 24 hr Bury them !
  5. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    There is one account that has been quite problematic in this area. We have told the owner/ manager a number of times, but it continued. So then we just quit plowing between cars... callbacks suck. So we told him there would be a $10 upcharge for each vehicle we had to plow around. Man, empty lots are fun to plow!
  6. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I may plow them in lightly the first time,as a warning.After that,we tow them away.

    Plowed in vehicles make a mess of the lot,and doesn't seem very professional.We want our lots clear,not full of junk.
  7. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    A few years ago head of maintenance for a property I did said to bury a car, even got written request!
    So I had to comply with the customers request.

  8. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    Loving them there pixes JD.
  9. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I had a older pickup truck smack dab in the way
    of clearing my lot. PIA swinging and back dragging
    around it ! Worried about nailing it and have some
    chucklehead whining about damage to it.

    Funny tho it was unlocked and FULL of carpenter
    stuff hammers, skill saws, saws alls, levels etc.

    So hooked up a chain and dragged it out of the way.

    NOBODY knew who it belonged too. After 2 months
    I called the sheriffs. Turns out it was stolen !

    I talked to the guy who owned it and the first thing
    he asked was "are my tools in it"? YUp I replied.

    He was happier than a pig in s**t ! Didn't care about
    truck..Just the tools !..............geo

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    couple of yrs ago treir were two cars on our lot

    no keys no note
    pushed them off the property

    couple hours later the guy shows up wants to know where his car is told him we didnt know what happen

  11. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,222

    I think that bury them is a typical response to some one who treaspases on privet property and acts like they own it by leaving there car there.I have done that to a car that was not supose to be there when i came back around for another pass it was gone guess they got the point don't park here or I will make your car into a big snow ball. :D