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Face the music!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BRIMOW525, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I know this is a sore subject, but we have to face the music. This winter sux and (for me anyway) should be considered over. Might as well change the oil in the mowers and get the blades sharped, Order mulch and start weeding and mulching. Hell, get the lime out and start will that too. Dallas Texas has had more snow then most of us here in the north east. THAT'S PITIFULL! I used to live in St Albans VT and we ALWAYS had snow on the ground from late november to about early march. I really am beginning to think, This global warming thing is more serious then I thought.
     
  2. DYNA PLOW

    DYNA PLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    something is severly mixed up, there will be many bussineses closing up shop for good in northern wisconsin after several very bad winter seasons....my condolences to all.
    dan
     
  3. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I was tempted to buy seed the other day, it's been in the 60s all this past week.

    At the risk of starting a political debate, I wouldn'y put too much faith in this global warming theory, think about it, how many years has Earth been around? A few billion? And how long have we been recording temperatures? A thousand years or so? There's hardly enough data available to determine a trend as has been offered.

    Better days are coming, February and March often offer big storms. Keep the faith!
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2002
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I don't know... Weatherbug is forecasting (for here) snow this afternoon, tonight, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Keeps saying "no accumulation" so maybe we'll get a good 10" each day.
     
  5. WHITE=GREEN

    WHITE=GREEN Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    i wouldnt count this winter out yet. im only 30 yrs old but if think back in winters past most of the "BIG" storms weve had, im talking 1-2'+, have been in the month of march. who knows, sure as hell not the weather guessers.:D
     
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    february and march usually develop a few good snowstroms. last year we got a few 20 inch storms around now. the weather guesser said possible storm saturday. a ways off, but you can always hope.
     
  7. Manx

    Manx Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    It's been a bad year all together
    This is the first year I plowed on my own (I plowed for my brother in-law before)
    Bought a F250 and sold my F150 & Bought a 8' western poly pro
    and picked up sub work
    I thought I'd do great
    I talked to them at work about flexiable hours, no problem
    Well I ended up being laid off
    So I thought the snow plowing would help
    But I guess even that's in a recession right now
    Better luck next year
     
  8. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I agree with White=Green & Mdb

    Some of the biggest storms I've see have come in February and
    March. Don't get caught with a load of mulch in your truck when what you need is salt....I doubt it will melt much snow.
    Casey
     
  9. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    This winter is boring..... We can't win them all.
     
  10. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I don't know, I realy think this winter is done, but i'm definitly not going back to landscapeing yet. I'm enjoying the break even though i'm still working doing carpentry. I just can't bring my self to get out the landscape stuff, i love it but I need more time to recharge.

    About that global warming thing, i think thats just alota hype. you guys are right I don't even thing they've been recording temps for over 200 years :confused: Anyway I think we just got a bad year, some years are like that. Hope you guys are right about about the big storms in march and maybe feb :confused: Last year I think the majority of our storms where in febuary too, exapt for the blizzard at the end of december.
     
  11. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    I'd like to have been paid even a fraction of what I would have gotten plowing for the extra time I've been spending in front of this darn computer with this slow winter.

    Bruce
     
  12. casey

    casey Banned
    Messages: 180

    So much free time I started a new business this winter.
     
  13. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    At the moment, it's snowing so hard I can hardly see my truck in the driveway. We'll see if it amounts to anything...
     
  14. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    False alarm! It has stopped and the sun's shining, about 1/2" accumalation
     
  15. thegrasscatcher

    thegrasscatcher Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    The warm weather got me motivated to do mulch and a few tree jobs.. ill take whatever I can get. Just dont like days like today where its cold and the ground is wet from rain last night. Oh well.. i can use a break anyways...
     
  16. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    It scared the heck out of me,at my house we got about 1/2",not even 5 miles away,there was 1-1.5" of snow,the roads there were covered totally.What a difference a few miles makes! I salted one account in the heavy area,not an hr later,sun is out,wind is drying everything up.
     
  17. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    John you should try living on the coast. In one storm we had this year one account had three inches while 3/4 of a mile away another account had ZERO inches. The difference was the no acumulation account was on the water and often has less snow, sometimes A LOT LESS :(.