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OK, with the season....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 1olddogtwo, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,500

    Ending, how was ur winter? Under,over, avg or never happened?

    I understand Colorado is having a little Blizzard right now so Buff and crew can weight in in a couple of days. Of course the Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Minnesota guys will get theirs tonight.... How was everyone else's?
     
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,485

    Below avg. Thanks for bringing it up!:rolleyes:
     
  3. motoxguy

    motoxguy Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 295

    Below average and for the Milwaukee area with this current storm they are saying 1-3 which is fine with me. It would really suck pushing 8-10" of wet snow we got to do that earlier this winter and it sucked
     
  4. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Pushed snow 7 times. Last year it was 15 or16 times along with a couple roofs shoveled.
    But logging was great all winter, perfect conditions for the most part.

    Diversification is essential.
     
  5. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    An astonishing 5". A lot of .5" snows. Basically never happened
     
  6. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Well below average as far as snow. We had a ton of salting events here. Last year we probably plowed 30 times. This year maybe 10. For us we made out well considering we are all contracts... And we signed some pretty nice ones this winter
     
  7. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,585

    Close to average maybe a bit below, but it seemed like a light year after the last couple years.
     
  8. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Below average, plowed I want to say 8 times, usually 10+, last winter it was 18 times. Hope to get another good one next year, but that seems like wishful thinking...
     
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Got about half of our yearly average. Hopefully it dries up a bit so we can get back to work
     
  10. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 300

    ~60" below average going into tonight. 9 storms before tonight
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    Average 12 plowable storm so far 8
     
  12. White_Gold11

    White_Gold11 Member
    Messages: 36

    Roughly half of normal times out
     
  13. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Good thinking, This is what I'm hoping for, Thumbs Up
     
  14. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Usually plow around 18 times, besides seasonal invoiced 3 times.
     
  15. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Average winter 18 trips, Per trip jobs, Invoiced 3 times. :laughing: :laughing:
     
  16. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Oops,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  17. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Salting was above average due to a ton of small events.

    Plowing was below average trips, but labor was probably the same due to 3 storms that kicked our butts.

    I think we're just over 50", so 25" below average.

    The sleet storm that only accumulated to 2-3", but plowed like 12+.
    The 10-12" that was nice, wet and heavy.
    Then the alleged 7" that was closer to a foot. Still not sure where they measured that.

    All were long duration, and took a long time to clear. All but the first were plowed more than once, but they were still killers.

    Last year was nice, it was cold and snowy. Quite a few breaks between storms as well, so I could catch up on sleep, so it was enjoyable. '13-'14 was cold and very snowy, don't need that again.
     
  18. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,257

    Pushed 5 times. Salted 20ish, I'm down 30ton from last year. I'm ok with cashing cheques for nothen.. win some loose some, it all works out
     
  19. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Yes Mark, I forgot them small storm salt events, Thumbs Up
     
  20. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,915

    We got a few small one's here. The one big storm. But that was about it. The town called me out for the big storm, so I made some money that day. The plowing for me is just extra income.