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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Jesslynn73, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. Jesslynn73

    Jesslynn73 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    welp, just made it through two of michigans awesome storms as a first time plow driver... working under my father... he kinda just stuck me in the truck and let me go...alone. i havent crashed yet or smashed the plow up so id say im doing pretty good. I've only got about 45 hours under my belt and cant wait for more. so all you old timers and professionals... any advice for me? I'd like to keep on doing this... so i know i need to improve. :mechanic:
     
  2. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    Well from a rookie (2 years experience) Have fun, learn as much as you can. And keep the properties plowed and clean as much as possible to keep the owner happy. Oh and keep your plow maintenance up because if you don't it always seems to be the worst time when something goes bad.

    Good luck! :)
     
  3. Jesslynn73

    Jesslynn73 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    yeah i hear that... Water pump went right before snow was expected to fall one day.... almost had to drive the dodge/ Ugh. ha
     
  4. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yikes. Always a ford for me .
     
  5. Jesslynn73

    Jesslynn73 Junior Member
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    i always take to the Chevy's. :) but anything is better than a dodge. ha
     
  6. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
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    haha old chevy diesels are a good. hahahah duh
     
  7. Jesslynn73

    Jesslynn73 Junior Member
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    lol yeah... i am not fortunate enough to have the diesel, my dad has one but would have to die before i got to even drive it around the block.. it would be nice!
     
  8. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Something I was told a long time ago..."remember, no matter what, it's just snow, it will melt." If you truly love the business, you can make some good money from it, but if you let it overwhelm you...you'll fail. Be patient, be safe, and be smart. Have a plan B, in case everything goes wrong...because some day, everything will go wrong, and keep driving Chevys.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Smart girl already,you'll go far!
     
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Just keep your momentum, and watch out for trees. And boulders hurt too. :cry:
     
  11. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    remember the story of the tortoise and the hare.
    fast may get you there, but it also breaks things so you will loose in the long run.
    slow and steady is the way to go.
     
  12. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Go girl! My wife plows as much as I do.

    Our creed-we are not out to win the race, but to finish every time!
     
  13. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Don't use B+B's special icon in vain.It was designed for our resident guru of everything mechanical--sort of like kissing the Godfather's ring.:laughing: Good luck to you---I like your Dad's teaching method!!!!!
     
  14. Jesslynn73

    Jesslynn73 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    lol thanks everyone!
     
  15. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,221

    Listen to your dad (that's what I tell my kids), never make assumptions and technique / skill will beat speed in the long run.
     
  16. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
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    You will do just fine if you take your time to learn things, so , what kind of truck, plow, and plowing do you do, parking lots, roads, driveways ?
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    One thing she don't like is Dodge!:nod:
     
  18. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
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    That's how we know that she's smart. ;)
     
  19. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    My thoughts exactly!
     
  20. ram4x443015

    ram4x443015 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    we need some pix
     
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