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Plowing driveways

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MnDLawn, Feb 22, 2008.

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How many plow their own driveways?

  1. Plow

    69 vote(s)
    84.1%
  2. Don't Plow

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  1. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    How many commercial guys out there don't even bother to plow their own driveway?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Not my job!:D
     
  3. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    i tried 2 set the tone from day one that i always come 1st. and the old ladys got 2 get out
     
  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I plow my driveway last, usually the day after the storm!
     
  5. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I have a longer drive. I usually plow 1 pass out, so if the wife and baby have to leave they can. Other than that my drive usually gets finished after all the accounts. My sidewalks on the other hand, I think still have some snow on them from the beginning of the season.
     
  6. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I do a quick cleanup when I head out in the morning. It's usually still snowing then so I cleanup later in the day. My office is at home, so every time I pull in I drop the plow.
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I hit the drive first most times. My wife works for the school system so if it's that big of a storm She will have a snow day anyway.
     
  8. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    I always plow ours either before we go out or after we are done. We also plow my neighbors, so I just do mine while my shovelers are finishing my neighbors.
     
  9. Second Look

    Second Look Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Why would I do that, I get paid to plow and I am to cheap to pay me to do my drive! I have rental propaerty as well and they have to do their own!!! I don't work for free.
     
  10. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Same here. I don't bother with the walks. except the ones that are more traveled. Like the back deck going to the barn and the patio inbetween the house and barn. Otherwise thats it.
     
  11. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,981

    I plow my own after the storm. I want to have a clean base so the next time it snows, I've got a clear measurement.

    However, I haven't mowed my own yard for 6 years now. I leave a mower home and my dad comes over to do it.
     
  12. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    I make my wife shovel :D
    Sometimes the kids will help her out.
     
  13. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,981

    I plow my own after the storm. I want to have a clean base so the next time it snows, I've got a clear measurement.

    However, I haven't mowed my own yard for 6 years now. I leave a mower home and my dad comes over to do it.
     
  14. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    was it really worth posting twice lol

    i plow a pass on the way out then cleanup when i get home
     
  15. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    ....I do mine so I know the plow is working fine before I get a zillion miles from my tools and garage. That and moma likey.:cool:
     
  16. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,981

    I don't know what's going on lately.... it did that to me when I posted a Toro 3650 in the for sale forum the other day as well....

    I apologize....
     
  17. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    i come home from work usually a day after the storm so the driveway is usually shoveled by the time i get home.
     
  18. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I usually do 1 pass on my way out, and then hit it again when I come home. I tried sending my wife a bill for plowing services once, but after the response I got, I never did that again.:dizzy:
     
  19. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,981

    I just barter for other "services"......:rolleyes:
     
  20. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    When I leave and then when I am done. I do the walks the next day. They ticket you if you dont have your walks clear 24 hours after a storm in my city. So it works out well, work 20 hrs straight sleep and then the next day do the walks and then back to sleep.