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And so it begins

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JimMarshall, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    No plowing so far for me this year, I've done one salt application. Saw my first 1 season used plow up for sale today on Facebook. Someone learned it wasn't as easy if money as they thought.
     
  2. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,607

    Maybe it will thin out the herd a little and that will be better for pricing in the future.
     
  3. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,067

    There haven't been many "want to get a plow and make all kinds of money" threads since October.
     
  4. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,067

    ^^^ take that back. Just saw a post with a guy asking for a free plow...
     
  5. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Read that too.
    I want a free plow!
     
  6. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Please direct me to this thread lol
     
  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
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  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,602

    Got to love those. That is how I came across the plow on my personal truck. Guy buys brand new MVP3 - plowed 3 times total - backed over a fire hydrant 2nd time out, smoked his trans 3rd time out. He said this plowing snow stuff is not for him.... so I kicked him in the shins and practally stole his plow from him so he had cash to get his trans fixed. :laughing:payup
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    I'm running almost 100% profit on my seasonals.....lol. I know, I know, I'm joking.
     
  10. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    Yea I'm going to love all the fire sales that happen in the next month or so. I'll admit I thought my first year it'd be a get rich quick gig. But knew I was in it for the long haul so I've always owned two plow trucks incase one breaks. Let me tell you I'm not rich yet lol.
     
  11. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,067

    About 2 or so years ago our local news did a story on some roofing company plowing snow. The guy said that he makes more per storm than his roofing company makes in 3 months. Swear to god that after that there wasn't a plow or even a shovel for sale in the entire city. Not to mention I'm sure all his accounts felt ripped off. Everyone wants to get rich from snow, but no body thinks about years like this.
     
  12. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    I make sure to have enough seasonals to cover my bills just for times like this! Lol I'd like to have extra money but no snow oh well. I have a landscape contract getting ready to start paying so deffinately not worried.
     
  13. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,607

    This is far from what we did 2 years ago. Snowed a lot in Dec and then got a major ice storm on Dec 22 2013, I was without power for just over 7 days. Jan 4 or 5 (I think) we got an 18" storm then turned bitter cold.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  14. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I'm the same way. I have just enough seasonal work to pay my utilities, insurance, and salaries for me and the other 2 owners and 2 critical employees over the winter without any snow at all.
     
  15. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 894

    All my resis are seasonal, I split my commercial about 50/50. I'm good till my Feb bills. I do want to plow in jan/feb, but I can also start selling ponds in Feb if need be.

    I'm also expecting a lot of phone calls from customers whose plow company's didn't make it.
     
  16. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  17. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Maybe but it seems there is always someone else to take their place
     
  18. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,607

    Yeah isnt it fun.... :dizzy: