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Christmas Day Snow...PLOW???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PlowboyBlake, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Hey guys, I was wondering your opinion on this. IF its snowing on christmas eve and lasts until christmas morning, Would you plow even if its only and inch or so? Also, christmas day its going to be 36 out and none of the accounts will be open anyways. I am talking about the 9 banks that I do mostly. Just tryin to get your opinions, I would probably say plow it. Tell me what ya think Thanks guys


    Blake
     
  2. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    if the bank has an atm i would def plow it. do whatever your contract states. all in all do what will make the customer happy and put some payup in your pocket whenever you can.
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Banks have ATM machines so they are never " closed " . I never believe the forecast , if the temp doesnt rise , its ice the next business day. And if you are in the plow business and it snows , why wouldnt you plow ? Even on Christmas.
     
  4. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Plowing Holidays

    Is the customer open? Does he need your service? Has the snow fall met your contract trigger? I have had to get up from the table on Christmas and plow for a local company. Nursing homes have there big day then and they don't want people falling. That is the bad part of a service company. When the work is there you better be there too

    Dave
     
  5. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 153

    We plow snow, if it snows, we plow.
     
  6. Ken1zk

    Ken1zk Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Unless you have some kind of "holiday clause" in your agreement you should follow through and fulfill your end of that agreement. payup
     
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    I would plow every last one if that's what your contract states
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    If it snows this Christmas and I have to work, this will be the third Christmas in a row that I have had to do snow removal.
     
  9. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    They are saying up to 2 inches as of now. Plow them all, You would hate it if you lost any contracts.
     
  10. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I'm suprised you don't already know the answer Blake, lol. I could care less if my accounts are open or not, I plow them all when I hit the trigger and in some cases it's 1 inch. Laying down a pallet of salt is always nice too.:D
     
  11. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I hope we get a whole load of snow. I need something to keep my mind occupied.
     
  12. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Hey Blake, haven't seen you around much!

    I'm in the same sort of situation, rain and snow are predicted, with as much as 1-3" possible accumulation. I'm going to treat it, whether with salt or plow it. We all know that if we assume the weather is going to be warm and melt, it'll do exactly the opposite.....
     
  13. Wolfies L&L

    Wolfies L&L Member
    Messages: 35

    You expect your clients to uphold their end of the contract (payment on time), so you must uphold your end (plow at your trigger). Simple as that.
     
  14. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    I just put the plows back in storage today. It's warm and rainy here. No need for plowing and no snow in the forecast, but all I can think about doing is going around and bumping some piles of snow around into the lot so that it can melt, giving more room for the next snow storm. I've always wondered the same thing when temps are going to warm up on Sundays/holidays, etc. I think I consider not doing certain lots to help save the customer money, but then I remember that we have a contract, and oh yeah, one other thing.... I"m the one they write the check to.:jester:
     
  15. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    If we got 2" today then we would go out and plow...I'm just glad we didn't get snow today.
     
  16. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Blake won't be plowing with that truck for awhile, he totaled it.:(
     
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Of course you plow. My contracts all have a 25% surcharge for plowing on Christmas day ever since the year I spent Christmas behind the wheel. Funny I havn't had to do it since
     
  18. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Dido! The minute you don't thats when the sh!t will hit the fan. If they are not open then break up the route. Do some in the AM then do Christmas, after thats done go do the rest.
     
  19. Chevytruck85

    Chevytruck85 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Scrape em' and rape em':drinkup: