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Nj 1/7/2011

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by s. donato, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. s. donato

    s. donato Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    lets get a new one started Thumbs Up

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    Closter, NJ
     
  2. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Hey any clue how much snow we got? I cant wait till it stops so i can get out and make some money. HAHA
     
  3. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    I didnt have time for pics or video today ;(
     
  4. s. donato

    s. donato Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    in my service area i had houses with 6 inches and some with 3. it was really weird.

    just got in. its icy out there though. be careful guys.

    landed 3 new accounts on my own. one of which is my mechanic so i think there may be some barter work in my future ;-)
     
  5. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    We had about 3-4". put in about 3.5 hours, these are the money makers.
     
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice to see someone is getting snow! the storms keep going south of us and I just picked up another account,
    Have fun and be safe,
     
  7. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    Barter work is very very good, Nice move on your part!
     
  8. s. donato

    s. donato Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Thanks ken I thought it was smart. Plus its on a main road that I chill at while its snowing and have picked up a couple customers just by them seeing my truck ;-) its a win win. Plus its in the middle of my service area so its a good place to take five and enjoy a coffee.
     
  9. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    I'll never understand how you can "wait till the storm is over" to plow. Over here everyone has seasonal contracts and believe me if I waited after the storm to plow I'd lose all my clients...
     
  10. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    Well Done, The good move got better!:salute:
     
  11. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    Storm 8 inches or less I wait until it stops, then make my rounds. Do them all one time and I am done. Takes me about 4 1/2 to 5 hours. 40 driveways and 2 small lots. Then I drive around looking for victimspayuppayup, LOL LOL
     
  12. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i also wait untill it stops. im not gonna plow it twice if im only going to get paid once
     
  13. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 779

    Im out as soon as there is an inch on the ground. I have to keep my lots open. Then ofcourse when its done do all the clean up crap.

    I have alot of townhouse complex's that require to keep the main road open at all times.
    So i just open one up then drive to the next open it up and keep repeating...
     
  14. bronco91

    bronco91 Senior Member
    from wyckoff
    Messages: 146

    Anything under 8 inch we wait untile the end. As soon as they are calling for over 8 inch hit everything twice. And our customer like that. It take five truck about 5 hour to do a 150 driveways and 4 parking lots. If it snow during the day one truck take care of two of parking lot to keep them open. That not bad
     
  15. bronco91

    bronco91 Senior Member
    from wyckoff
    Messages: 146

    Anything under 8 inch we wait untile the end. As soon as they are calling for over 8 inch hit everything twice. And our customer like that. It take five truck about 5 hour to do a 150 driveways and 4 parking lots. If it snow during the day one truck take care of two of parking lot to keep them open. That not bad
     
  16. m_falafel

    m_falafel Member
    Messages: 77

    Are you guys mostly "per push" or seasonal? Over here nobody knows per push lolll. I'm beginning to advertise it as another option instead of the seasonal. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one in town to offer it. People around here are soooo cheap, you wouldn't believe it. It's funny how mentality can be so different a few hours drive away!
     
  17. bronco91

    bronco91 Senior Member
    from wyckoff
    Messages: 146

    All our driveway are per push two off our parking lot are per push and the other two are seasonal.
     
  18. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    Mine is the total depth of the snow, one price up to 6 inches, 6-12 double, 12-18 tripple, 18-24 quad and so on up. I may have to go a few times to maintain, but thats how I do it and it works well for me. Been doing it this way for like 18 -20 years
     
  19. bronco91

    bronco91 Senior Member
    from wyckoff
    Messages: 146

    Thats a great way I never thougt of doing it that way.
     
  20. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    I price based on depth of the snow as well. I'm out working @ 2 inches for my commercial places but wait until the flakes stop flying to hit my residential properties!