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Back from my first day of plowing.......

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mike Hughes, Dec 30, 2000.

  1. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes Member
    Messages: 51

    All I have to say is........What's not to like?

    I get paid to drive in the snow.....i love it. Thank you very much to those of you who have been helping me....I really appreciate it.
  2. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Welcome to the world of plowing
  3. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Did you make out OK Mike? Don't let this storm fool you! They all are not all light fluffy powder like this one. You got to watch out for the 6" and up HEAVY wet snows, then you will see what its all about and you might change your tune!! LOL I billed for an 8" snow, what did you get up by you? This was a very location related storm.
  4. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes Member
    Messages: 51


    Got about 9 to 10 inches here. I agree with you about the wet stuff......and I'm sure it's on the way soon.......but, we'll deal with it!

    Take care,
  5. Chip

    Chip Member
    Messages: 43

    We got unofficially by my measurement 12" here in Ambler. I was out for 18 hours yesterday and 4 today. Guess I'm a light weight I had to call it quits after midnight to catch a few winks. Ready to take a nap before the Eagles play and head out for a New Years party. Happy New Years everyone.
  6. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    we got 6-8 here in Delaware County. Enough to hit all my res. twice. I was out about 17 hrs. Sat and a few hrs on Sunday to take care of a few I picked up while I was out. Did all my billing this evening, had a good first time out. A dozen more would be nice!!! Chip, Mike & dixie, you guys aren't that far from me. Came down pretty fast at times didn't it?? Well, time to stuff the bills in the envelopes and get them out in the morning. Hope the next storm is around the corner!!!!
  7. PAPlow

    PAPlow Member
    Messages: 36

    Hi everyone! Mike & I are new to your forum. Looks like we are all pretty much in the same area.

    Let's hope we get ten more of those 8-10 inch storms.

    Take care all!

  8. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes Member
    Messages: 51

    Ok.........as Dixie1 stated, our most recent storm was really heavy (wet). Well, now that the smoke has cleared, I can honestly say that I still like this work.

    I did learn one thing however.........have a small commercial lot that is on a slight slope......just enough to cause big problems when there is a layer of ice under the snow........got stuck a couple times.......very frustrating at 2 in the morning when no one's around...... Even with those setbacks, I got the lot done in the same amount of time as the previous storm, so, I'm getting faster. :)
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    I'm new into the business this year also. You will find that no matter how long you plow you always learn something each time. I've been around the business for a long time but this is my first year with my own truck. Fast does not always pay offf but it sounds like you are building up your confidence well. Plow safe.

    Happy Plowing
  10. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes Member
    Messages: 51

    Let me rephrase........I'm getting more efficient. :)
  11. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Ahh the power of proper phrasing. I wasn't crackin' on you at all. I'm just a bug about my drivers going too fast. They are rookies and I chew my nails every time the truck is out and I'm not in it. Getting "more efficient" is precisely what I meant about you learn each time out. I wish it would snow here but got a virus (body...not computer) and global warming has gone to my head. Come to think of it I'm probably not makng much sense. Good plowing friend.

  12. PAPlow

    PAPlow Member
    Messages: 36


    That was a hell of a storm we had... wasn't it? Very heavy snow. I hope you got paid more for that one. Charged most of my customers extra due to the weight and size of the snowfall.
  13. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Welcome to the plow club.You picked some storm to jump in.
    Now you can join SIMA and come have some fun in Denver.
    Good luck and again welcome :D
  14. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Mike Nelson

    I'm proud to say that I just submitted my membership to SIMA. Don't know about Denver though.