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Canadian contractors

Discussion in 'Networking' started by snow_guy101, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. snow_guy101

    snow_guy101 Junior Member
    from canada
    Messages: 2

    Im a canadian contractor and man did we have it good this year i think the biggest snowfall this year was a thirty centimeters... but any ways what do you guys think of our winters compared to american winters???
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    I think the most we got was 20 cm and that was even split up. I hope I never see a storm like they have in parts of the States. I can't see pushing 8-12" of snow as fun. The places by the lakes with the lake effect snow can take it's toll.

    Where are you located?
  3. snow_guy101

    snow_guy101 Junior Member
    from canada
    Messages: 2

    im from ottawa ontario but ya for sure i would hate to be the guys that worked the oswego storm. Where you from?
  4. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    I am from Scarborough, and we had it pretty easy this year. Just north of us though conditions are a bit different and we have had some wierd times when we have got snow and pickering hasn't. Wierd lake effect.

    It is also wierd being so close to Buffalo but seeing conditions differ so greatly.

  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    I am in Newmarket, 25 miles north of Toronto. We had an easy year. I think we plowed 9 times but salted 35. I would rather salt then plow any day.
  6. fatboy

    fatboy Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    "I would rather salt then plow any day." Amen Brother!!! 17 years of plowing is getting old! :cry:
  7. oakvillerex

    oakvillerex Member
    Messages: 65

    I'm from oakville and I think I plowed 7-8 times, salted three times that. I would like to have pushed that Barfalo snow. I guess after 3 years the novelty hasn't worn off I still have fun pushing snow around.
  8. Tractor Plower

    Tractor Plower Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I've plowed 9 times this year, but my trigger is 3". In the Hamilton/Ancaster area we had that storm that dumped 50CM. That was quite the storm. The tractors were plowing for the city for almost 60 hours each. Other than that it has been nice litle storms, however I still prefer the big dumps!:redbounce
    I think we get a more concistant winter than most south of the border though, typically. I have a feeling next year we'll be back to a "normal" winter, with more 30cm dumps starting in January. Well, at least I can hope!

  9. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I'll be the first guy from the states to write in (think maybe guys see this & wonder if it was only a Canadian thread, aye?) :p

    8-12" is no fun to push all at once, which is why we don't do that! I do primarily residential, and it's rare exception that I'm plowing a foot of snow at one time. I'm fortunate to have some folks who fly south for the winter, so it's not imperative I get to the driveway at any point during a storm, so that's generally my exception (and I like having a few who don't need out by a certain time -- kinda like snow on Sundays letting me skip the commercials for a while!).

    My area has gotten probably 25-30" of snow all winter, a great bit lighter than normal. Always thought most parts of Canada got more than 30cm. All I can say is I hope most guys have seasonal contracts! Take care

  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    The 10 year average for Toronto's Pearson airport is 45" of snow. This year all we've got is a little over 23" as of March 26. There could be one more left, but it did go up to 20 celcius today so who Knows!!. All are stuff is contracted salt and everthing, so I can't complain as long as the money keeps coming in. Two light winters in a row makes it harder to negotiate next years contract though. Everybody thinks they can expand after a light winter. I wish we had to call the ARMY in every winter.
  11. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Well, it's not a bad theory, considering we see more trucks for sale at rock bottom prices after terribly light winters. It makes expansion more feasible. As you say though, it's harder to get the better contracts after light years. Good luck!!

  12. mole

    mole Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    pristine your correct about conditions im from buffalo plowed 13 times but south of us by the stadium where the bills play they got hammerd, only a 15 min drive from my house they plowed 30x had more lake effect also, wierd year. also before we get yelled at this is the picture forum.
  13. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Do you guys even look at what forum your posting in? This subject might be better suited for the networking forum. This Forum is for STORM PICTURES!!!! Great Job Mod's!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2007
  14. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 992

    thanks columbiaplower I just moved it to the correct forum