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how do I plow???????

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by MATTHEW, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 47

    Can anyone out there suggest a book, manual or any
    other literature that can explain the logistics of
    plowing.(you know-where to start, where to push,
    how to move snow in a tight area) I just purchased
    a Chevy 2500 w/a meyers poly plow. I have not done
    this service before, only lawn maintenance. But I
    have had so many customers ask me to do it that I
    decided what the heck-I'll do it! (as a note, we
    have not had a lot of snow where I live. Maybe 3-4
    good ones--maybe it will come down this year!!!):confused:
     
  2. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Thanks for the plug JD. Yes, I wrote a Snowplowing Handbook. It is available on my website. It is offered at a discounted rate, for SIMA members. It is directed towards those new to plowing.
    Another great resource, is The Basic Snowplowing Techniques video that SIMA sells. It too, is offered at a discounted price to members.

    You can get info on the video, on the SIMA website.

    www.sima.org

    If you really want a ton of resources and insight, you might consider joining SIMA too.

    Welcome to the snow biz!

    ~Chuck
     
  4. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Chuck's page is a great place to look. That's the first site I found when I was starting. I'm also in the process of creating a web-site, but it's not nearly as big as Chucks yet. The link is in my signiture. A good option would be to check out Chucks chat room, or the one I have on my site on a regular basis. If one of us is in there, we'll be happy to answer all your questions to the best of our ability.

    If you're serious about this business, I would definately recommend joining SIMA. It's a great organization to be a part of.

    And last but not least, pay attention to this board. There is a ton of great information here (as well as completely useless information), but either way... you will definately learn a lot here.
     
  5. Doc L.

    Doc L. Member
    Messages: 38

    Get an owners manual for a plow. Like a Meyer or Western. Lots of great free information in those books covering lots of topics related to different situations you'll run up against. Just go to your local dealer and ask them for an owners manual to cover your Meyer. That should get you started in the right direction.
     
  6. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    I agree JD try chucks web site.But you know alot of it is commonsense too look at your jobs before it snows out,bring a some paper and make notes of were you could push snow and remember you have a truck and not a front end loader so were you push it is where it will stay.And always rememver to push back far enough to acomadate more if you get alot in your area.But look at chucks site and get the book and it will go much more into detail for you.Good luck and have fun.
     
  7. delvalle6759

    delvalle6759 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Learning to Plow

    The plow goes up down left and right....but it is alot more complicated than that. I would get invest in a video that shows the basic techniques. You might think the cost is hight but a smart consumer is an educated consumer. Besides knowing is 1/2 the battle. You want to work smarter not harder :angel:
     
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,980

    I always do love resurrected posts. :waving:

    Delvalle-

    How long did you page through to find this post from 4 years ago??? :eek:
     
  9. MIAWPUKEK

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Another good place is on the Boss plow website. they got a load of hints and tips for you when plowing.
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Took the words right out of my mouth..
     
  11. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    or you could ride along with some one who plows :bluebounc
     
  12. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    Matthew how did the first push go 4 years ago and what have you learned in the past 4 years i am sure this post gets read quite a bit
     
  13. Mick

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

    He's not likely going to answer. Last activity was going offline 2/16/02.