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Couldn't make it home 1 day this week

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by nsmilligan, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    DOT plow stuck in a drift. Grader plowed from the other direction, but couldn't pull it out.
    Plowed a hole turned around.
    Been quite a winter!

    Bill

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  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    So what did you do with your free time away from home ?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Beer and strippers!
     
  4. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Grandview, guess you don't plow a lot of snow! No beer, just fix what's broken, worry about what going to break. try to get 3-4 hours down toime, before the next 18 hour shift.
    Oh no strippers here within 1000 km

    Bill
     
  5. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    guess I don't plow much snow either cause I would never work any more than 12 hours straight without 6-8 hours a sleep.

    that's the city's rotation where I'm from. work 12 hours then someone else takes over. so why should a private guy like me work any harder or longer than anyone else???
     
  6. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    We had a 30 inch storm and I had to plow for 80 hours with only 6 hours sleep. No other way to get it all done. In a 3-4 incher I am done it 12-14 hours. :redbounce
     
  7. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I'm just not that way and I don't take on business that requires me to operate that way.

    2 inches or 2 feet. I will go out and plow for no more than 12 hours straight before coming home and grabbing at least 6 hours of z's before going back out.
     
  8. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,530

    Not to turn this thread 180 from the topic but since it's mentioned.....most muni and DOT's get around the hour restrictions because they are "providing an emergency service". Do I agree with running 18 hour shifts no, do we do it. Yes we may. There are things you can do to avoid multiple 18 hour shifts but it happens.
    Same on the private side, is running 24+ hours safe, no way. Is it done, yes.
    Like I say in our insurance meetings, even for us it's "legal" to run long hours. But what happens when a driver is driving a overloaded truck and in the 18th hour something bad happens......
     
  9. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Thank you for operating safely. I think people can deal with a little snow easier than they can deal with a plow-equipped truck driven by a sleeping/hallucinating operator.
     
  10. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    you mention it from the "legal" side.

    I'm not even thinking one second about the legal side when deciding to work no more than 12 hours straight then rest 6-8 hours. I don't even know what the law says about how many hours can be worked.

    I only work a max of 12 hours straight because its unhealthy and unsafe to go longer with lack of sleep. to be tired or dazed by lack of sleep and be behind the wheel of any vehicle is unsafe let alone a truck with an 8' plow attached to the front. it's also unhealthy on your body.

    as I think holycow said. people can deal with a little bit of snow vs someone tired and dazed behind the wheel. there isn't anywhere someone has to be or any amount of money that's work 30+ hours behind a plow truck. if there is, those people can hire someone else to remove there snow.
     
  11. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    he plows alot of coffee.
     
  12. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Back to those photos - those are pretty damn INTENSE! (just checked it did say Storm Photos before I hit submit...) Cool shots...
     
  13. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Life on the east coast. Look on the bright side... At least you get fresh lobster lol
     
  14. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    10 Incher about a month ago. Thumbs Up:laughing:

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  15. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Max - did you end up getting "picked up" to plow/pull/rescue those 2 vehicles out in you pic there? Assuming they were stuck?
     
  16. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    They were stuck. Not to sound to mean but if I helped every person that ventured out when they should stay home, I would never get anything done. I only stop if someone looks like they are or may get hurt. This will set the sparks flying. :redbounce :eek:

    In short people need to stay home unless you know you can get around not think you can get around. I have not gone places because the risk is to high. I come back later with more equipment.
     
  17. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Thumbs Up Well said.
     
  18. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Yes - that's the truth...I didn't know if they flagged you down and hired ya - here in NY, these people will throw some nice cash your way, and depending on your timeline, it does literally pay (well) to stop...again all situationally dependent, but you are correct in your statements.

    Hell - look at my LONG ISLAND Photo Thread I started last night...a gent posted a pic of a road there that looks like a freaking parking lot! So ya - agree!
     
  19. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I'm with you on that one.

    to many people are too stupid when it comes to snow and ice. or any weather hazard really.

    so lets wait until there is 2 feet of snow down and then we'll go to the movies or out to eat. maybe we'll go to the store to stock up on groceries once it starts snowing so there won't be so many people there. well I can't go to work cause there's 2 feet of snow on the ground. I think I'll go to the mall and buy that pink shirt I've been wanting.
     
  20. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,155

    Old Sauk Rd...Sauked right in.....Thumbs Up