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Missed Forecast

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by framer1901, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Ok, the forecast was for 1-2 with 2-4 at the lakeshore, done by 9pm or so- the lakeshore got 10-12, still snowing at 3am, oh what a year.
     
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    A good ole fashioned sneaker....I bet they upped it halfway through the snowfall... see? we were right
     
  3. skorum03

    skorum03 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,941

    Nothing worse than that.
     
  4. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    You bet they did and on the 6am news they said "the areas most accurate weather center" Lol
     
  5. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    can you imagine what we would have got if they predicted 10+... an inch, two at the most.... Its been a tough season, and we are only a little over half way and no end in sight. I have given up on the weather guessers. Its up at 330 and run the route, maybe plow, maybe not. that is the hardest part of living where we live. Some of my accounts can have just a dusting and just a mile or two up the road, enough to plow and then some.
     
  6. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    I was kinda caught off guard with yesterday's snow fall too. I was out in my dump truck with the big tag trailer moving a Skytrak when the visibility dropped to about zero on U.S. 31. We measured 10.5" at Macatawa Legends. But only 5" by Lakeshore Drive and Riley street. Nice snow for plowing, but the blower really liked it.
     
  7. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I am in Holland, we had 12" from the 1-4" storm.
     
  8. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Hey Tyler.... where are you plowing these days? I saw you in the gold/tan Ford with the spreader the other day.
     
  9. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Still at WS Mall, year #7 I think.
    Who are you, I don't know who everyone is on this site.
     
  10. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Ben Tinholt used to be with my dad at Ottagan plumbing. Then I had Ben's Grading and Excavating for 6 years. Drove the yellow Kenworth. I have a partner now, Mike Nyland, he worked for Busschers septic for 17 years.
    Mike and I changed the name to Lakeshore Grading and Excavating. We just bought that blue Kenworth, and triple axle trailer from Mike Schaap Builders.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    That sucks!
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Never fear, we made up for it. 2" during the day and 2" at night turned out to be a half inch at the GRR and 2" give or take in Grandville\Jenison.

    Today's foreguess isn't looking much better. Some winter storm we are having............not.
     
  13. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    It's blowing pretty good here in Holland already. Probably 15-20 mph. Snowing too...
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    It's blowing here too, pretty good gusts during the night, but nothing spectacular. Same wind speed.
     
  15. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,619

    sk187

    How is the Tackuchi working out for you, are they a decent machine?
     
  16. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Ahh ok, thought that might be you.
    Things seem to be picking up a bit with excavating work a little this past year.
     
  17. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    P.M. me your number . Maybe we can get connected again.
     
  18. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Its nice so far, have only used it for plowing snow.

    Takeuchi wheeled SS's are just re-branded Terex's.
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  19. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,619

    Thanks for the info
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    And another one blown.

    What did you guys get in Holland?