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Guys who don't plow

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by herb1001, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. herb1001

    herb1001 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Does it bother you guys when you see a truck driving down the road that is perfect for plowing and the guy doesnt have a plow mount on it?

    This always makes me jealous and then mad.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  2. Canplow

    Canplow Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    No keep him out of the biz! more work for me and hey maybe I can buy his plow for cheap!
     
  3. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    I laugh at the ones who didn't have a plow last year and got a brand new one this year because it snowed so much last year.
     
  4. PowersTree

    PowersTree Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    Yep......cause I'm buying his brand new plow in the spring ;)
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You mean the 70 yr old guy with the 2500hd diesel truck who uses it to pull his camper twice a year? Then trades it in every 3 years.
     
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    It only bothers me cause I envy them....................
     
  7. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    i bought a truck like that, an 03 bought it in 05, minor rip in the seat from the guys "janitor keys" and a brand new plow hanging off the front. I'll take it.Plus a newspaper misprint that i held the dealer to, got it for $8500 less than value. Thumbs Up
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Are you serious? How old are you?
     
  9. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Nope. Less competition that way. What bothers me is that around here every 1/2ton or bigger truck HAS a plow on it.
     
  10. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    it bothers me more to see lots of plow trucks around
     
  11. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Kind of what I thought; might be some 16 year old all gun hoe about plowing.

    Can't say that I haven't ever seen a truck somewhere and thought to myself that would make a nice plow truck, but never gave it much thought.

    Like others have said, it bothers me more to see all these trucks that have plows on them. You see so many trucks running around here with plows on them that you ever saw even just 4 or 5 years ago. Everytime you see one its just like *sigh* what accounts are you gonna try taking from me.
     
  12. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    I'm not too worried about them taking work from me because everytime I went out this year, those trucks are parked in their driveways while I'm out working...
     
  13. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Don't laugh, it hurts. I plowed as a company driver for the same landscaper for 12 years. Our businees had some cash this year so we put a plow on our 1/2 ton and I bought a F250 and hung a plow on it. Figured why not, plenty of snow, plenty of work with my own customers and both trucks sub'ing for the same landscaper I worked for. We've been out 3 times so far. Just glad I paid cash for everything and I'm not making payments.
    And yes, before someone starts, I have insurance, pay taxes, etc.
     
  14. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Ok...? So whats your plow rig then?
     
  15. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Whats even worse is i finally saw that meyers commercial for the homeowner snow plow. theyve got the plow on front of a honda suv. unbelieveable.
     
  16. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    nope don't bother me in the least. what bothers me is every dipstick and their brother here has a plow on their truck, and go out plowing without insurance or knowledge of how to use the plow.
    they think the place to put the snow they push is out in the road for the municipal trucks to take away.
    and as quick as the police take one away for doing that, there are 5 to jump in his place.
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What's wrong with that?
     
  18. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    I think the OP was trying to say that it seems wierd for someone to buy a $45K truck to just go get groceries? I have to agree, I can't wait to be the one that gets to buy it cheap when they want to sell it. I don't see any reason to be jelous. If they have that kind of money to spend on something they don't use, I wish I could be the one to plow their driveway!!
     
  19. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    No, more work for me!
     
  20. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Grandview you leave my uncle out of this,LOL.

    He's exactly what you described (same age), but his last truck didn't make it the full 3 years. He had just hooked on his 5th wheel travel trailer last May and started driving up his long driveway then decided to stop at the top of the hill to get his mail, well he put the truck in park (so he thought) and stepped out of the cab and the truck and trailer rolled back half way down the hill then jacked knifed, she was a total loss. It was a horrendous crash.

    Then my aunt say's to him,"What did you do something that stupid for".:laughing: