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I think the fat lady has sung, come on spring!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I think our 2010 season is over. Weather forecast for the next 15 days is sunny and high's are mid 40's. We might get a few more salt runs in but no snow. Just dumped a ton of $$$ in our dump :cry: and now not going to make any of it back. Oh well I'm getting tired of plowing any ways.....come September I'll be sick of mowing,lol
     
  2. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I was going to post a picture but nah.

    I would rather repairs at the end of the season then right at the start.
    How did it compare to last year?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    March is a long month,plenty of snow to come.
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I think we did about 20% more than last year excluding our Baltimore trip. So all-in-all good year. As far as our dump....she still needs some work but it should be 100% running condition. I found a set of complete doors for 150 bucks each and still needs a left front fender and some cab corners then repainted. Body work should be done by the 2nd week of April. So far we dumped about 7k into her but its cheaper than a new one. I'll run it for another year or two then trade it.
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I know, one or two more wouldn't hurt.
     
  6. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    sounds like a good year then.
    run it till its dead.
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Iam sick of mowing by august, right when the grass stars sliwig down, and residential accounts want cuts every 2 weeks, and Ian sick of fall after the first fall clean up! The only thing good about fall is a little bit of mowing, HUNTING WHICH IS MOST IMPORTANT!!!, Nd a little plowing but I hate picking up leaves , PITA
     
  8. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    The fat lady hasn't sung yet because I haven't smelled the sweet smell of my farm topsoil yet going through my screener.Then it's Spring.:)
     
  9. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    I agree with Brian, there ain't gonna be no more snow!!! The weather is gettin much milder & phones are already starting to ring for quotes this Landscape season :bluebounc


    Heres a couple of pics to throw ya in the mood! :waving:


    DSCN1619.jpg

    DSCN1631.jpg
     
  10. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Keep believing it guys, but there are still 6 weeks to go, and alot can happen in that time.
    I will never forget the April 8 storm we got 10 years ago. Everything put away, and cleaning up the yards. At first they were talking rain, then they said rain with 6 inches of snow. When it was over and done we had 18 inches of cement fall from the sky. Then there was 3 years ago, it had been a below normal winter till end of March. Well we got 3 storms in 10 days for a total of 2 feet, in April. Experiance has taught me Mother Nature is to unpredictable. Check out the weather guys, with all the state of the art equipment and they still get it wrong 50% of the time. Winter is over April 15 for me, and not a day sooner.
     
  11. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Hope your right Brian I would like to put plows away. But They will stay on till March 30th so I dont have a run in with Murphy.
     
  12. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Pulling out equipment off sites tomorrow, All salters pulled from trucks, Summer wheels back on trucks, Plows going inside tonight! Goodbye Winter Hello Spring
     
  13. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    ....and then next Monday you can start Aerating & cutting grass!!!

    Be sure to take some pics for us. ;)
     
  14. snowman4

    snowman4 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I remember that. That winter was just like this one and all of a sudden April 16th (day after most contracts we're done, city workers first day at their "summer job") we got 5-10cm of snow!
     
  15. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Really??? I don't remember that storm....

    Ohh yeeea, I was in Turks & Caicos with the brunette ladies!! :cool: :drinkup:
     
  16. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    We got 6" April 16 last year
    oh and creative, is your favorite color blue?
     
  17. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I plowed a few inches May 1st about 8 years ago, none of my equipment gets torn down until mid april and I still keep at least one plow truck and salter ready for another few weeks. Call me crazy if you will...
     
  18. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    This picture was taken out my front window across the lawn on April 2, 2005 after everyone said winter was over....

    April 2 2005.jpg
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Is that Niagara on the Lake? Connection Rd?