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Driving to where the snow is.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ctplowing, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. ctplowing

    ctplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey all.
    It's been awhile since I've been on here. Mostly because coastal Connecticut NEVER gets actual SNOW anymore.

    Anyways, I'm thinking of driving a little inland and to where the snow will be tomorrow and simply playing the hit or miss game in going drive to drive asking for work. (parking lots if I'm lucky)
    Has anyone done this, or do this on a regular basis? And if so, is it worth it? I mean, I have a $3,500 plow and here in CT, I've made pretty much nothing the last 3 years.

    Thanks and glad to be back. xysport
     
  2. DodgeRam1996

    DodgeRam1996 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    What about hooking up with a local contractor and working for them, at least that way you are guaranteed something?
     
  3. ctplowing

    ctplowing Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Whats the best way to go about this?
     
  4. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    contact local contractors and offer your services.
     
  5. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    I've tried this "follow the snow" idea several times and it only worked once. The time it worked I hooked up with a buddy of mine that ownes a plowing bussiness and helped him out untill he was finished, then I went and did drives.

    The snowfall was the greatest 24 hour snowfall the area had ever seen, so everyone was looking for someone to help.

    I have tried this method several times since and usually don't make enough to cover my gas.

    Bossman
     
  6. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Sounds great on paper, but it is a huge gamble. I would not count on getting parking lots at all, they are contracted out. Only if there is a lot of snow will people flag you down when you drive by, and even then your chances aren't too great to be profitable. Unless you can find a company who needs sub's, I wouldn't do it.
     
  7. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    I think you might want to hang out in CT through the weekend, your gonna get a nice shot on friday then maybe another on sunday, they say about 6" or more. Here on LI we may get less but still better than nothing.