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Motion sickness

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dan deutekom, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom Member
    Messages: 82

    Does anyone else get motion sickness when plowing. I refuse to plow in a pickup because I get really car sick after about an hour of plowing. Dosn't happen in the tractor or skidsteer or the 5 ton truck. It seems that the pickup is smoother riding and tends to dip and roll more in smooth motions. Any good cures?
     
  2. plowed

    plowed Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    While I haven't been sick from it, I definately still feel the motion well after I've gotten out of the truck. Especially after many hours, I still feel like I'm moving. It's not the most favorite of feelings!

    -John
     
  3. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I never get motion sickness from my truck, however I find if I'm in a car that's relatively smooth driving I get a little wosy.:( I noticed this in my moms car, it's a 2003 Jetta with the turbo. I guess it could also just be the way she drives. I think I'm just used to the ruffer ride of a truck.
     
  4. A.L. Inc.

    A.L. Inc. Member
    Messages: 97

    My wife (girlfriend at the time) was with me one night and after only 3 or 4 driveways, she made me bring her home as she was feeling car sick. She couldn't take the constant forward/reverse, and thought I was going to smash into the garage doors when I backed up to them. She says she'll never do that again. Oh well, she doesn't like the way I drive, either, so she usually does the driving when we go out:drinkup: :D Mike
     
  5. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I don't get motion sick, but when I get home after 12 hours + plowing and lay down my head is spinning, and I can't get the whining sound of the pump out of my head.
     
  6. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    Everything but plowing snow gives me motion sickness LOL.


    Jay
     
  7. site

    site Member
    Messages: 61

    Try ristbands for pressure points on your wrists. Available at the drugstore near dramamine for about $6.00, or look at the horizon and eat crackers (hey, it works on boats)
     
  8. jsaunders

    jsaunders Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Only heard complaints from pass. because their only sitting there not doing anything- where as the driver is always busy:p Joel
     
  9. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    No motion sickness, but my neck tends to hurt from looking backwards so much.

    John
     
  10. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    jbutch83 said it all thats all i ever have problems with, I have heardfrom a few guys I work of getting sick in the bobcat but never from a truck.
     
  11. OffRoadPlow

    OffRoadPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Feel it after a long night, nothing too bad, but I do almost puke when I see Low ballers prices posted up at stores in town:p . Neck hurts, but havent plowed in weeks... Hmmmmm :D
     
  12. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    No motion sickness here, but then again I like cranking in a boat at 60 catching air on the waves.

    The passenger (wife) is another story. Plowed a driveway once and she hated it. I agree that it must be passenger syndrome.

    I told her, she'll have to try driving and plowing sometimes. If it works, I think I can sneak a plow onto her jeep. Figure I can start her with a 6 1/2 or 7 '.:drinkup:
     
  13. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Sounds like a good plan to me ebaron.

    :drinkup:
     
  14. Outdoor

    Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    yes I get motion sickness
    I take dramamine less drowsy WORKS GREAT, provides 24 hrs protection, been taking it for years
    "LET IT SNOW"
     
  15. Temco

    Temco Member
    Messages: 66

    I get a little woozy sometimes in the Bobcat but I attribute it to smelling the diesel fumes, I always have the windows cracked a bit.
     
  16. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Hey Outdoor welcome to plowsite, Iv never heard of dramamine where do u get it, what is it.:drinkup:
     
  17. phishoook

    phishoook Member
    Messages: 79

    Wal-Mart or any drug store.

    If you want something really good, ask your Doctor for the motion sick patches. You need a prescription, but they work great. I've never used them for plowing, just fishing and Six Flags.
     
  18. SIMONE'S LAWNS SERVICE

    SIMONE'S LAWNS SERVICE Member
    Messages: 63

    Never got sick from the plowing, but on the Christmas Eve storm I was up so long with the plowing and Lord knows how many get togethers, that I vomited when I got home-felt fine after a few hours of shut-eye. I also plowed for several hours the other day (12 hours) and I was plowing in my sleep-that sucked. I'm still a tenderfoot though.:p
     
  19. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I was just thinking about this the other night, Seems I dont anymore but man I used to get Motion sickness bad while plowing. It seemed only after 7-8 hrs though and i had to be tired. I found drinking ALOT (even though you pee constantly)(pop works well for me, all the sugar probably) helps and the Dramimine helps big time. Now that I own my company and dont plow for someone else I dont have a problem.

    Now I do hate jumping into bed and still feeling yourself going back and forth. Or having dreams of plowing....
     
  20. OffRoadPlow

    OffRoadPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Welcome Outdoor:waving: . And Greedquest, some of us have dreams of plowing because of the lack of snow, I know what you mean though.... :D