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Lousy year for plowing here, how'd you do?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by MLG, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 179

    Here in my corner of WI, can you believe we never had a snow storm that I HAD to use the plow for my driveways? Sure, we did have a couple storms, but either the forcast called for warm temps the next day or two and I just let it melt, or in the once instance where I could have used it for the 5", it was just easier to use the snow blower.

    That's it, all we had. Now it's been in the upper 70's low 80's for the last week.

    So how did you fare where you live?
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I had 6 plowing storms 1/2 of my normal 12.
    the worst year was 95-96 season I had 4 plowings
     
  3. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    Terrible winter here in S/E Michigan too. Only plowed 2 times, both storms only 3" :cry:
     
  4. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    contractspayup

    Had 10 plows, normally 20

    A lot of salting tho
     
  5. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    My biggest challenge is dealing w/ the resentment that ties up some of the invoices. Accounting people often times really hate there job w/ the headaches & low pay...I've experienced some deliberate sabotage where my invoices get lost in the shuffle or buried deep in the pile...they never got forwarded to corporate. Now their in deep chit because I had to go over their heads & corporate isn't happy about their screw up. I still need to invoice for two more months of plowing & I almost feel guilty when the temps are holding steady 70-80* for highs w/ night temps in the 50's, but their lack of concern quickly removes any guilt. I probably won't get paid off until July or August for the plowing...in the mean time they still want me to do renovation work on some properties.

    It looks like some places are contemplating going back to a push rate, which I think would be a major mistake on their end since the lake temps will most likely be hitting record highs by next fall. It's all fine by me, but the wrong decision may cost some decision makers their jobs next year, because the invoices could potentially double or even triple. A smart decision maker won't change anything.
     
  6. tjmahl

    tjmahl Member
    Messages: 35

    2 plowing events 1 on Halloween 3 salting events bought new jeep in February never even used it for plowing. slowest winter here i can remember
     
  7. clydebusa

    clydebusa Member
    Messages: 85

    2 salting events here in Tulsa for me. Not complaining too much last year pushed for 14 days 20 hours a day.
     
  8. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    6-9 plows. 30-35 salts
     
  9. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Hold on to your equipment ..... Only the strong survive !!!!!
     
  10. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    One event... 3", was 50* the next day.
     
  11. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    I had 2 for the entire season, SUCKED
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Lovin' life with seasonal contracts!