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Plowing Roads

Discussion in 'Government Property Snow Removal' started by Mackman, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Anyone esle on here plow roads for your local township or any other type of roads. Or im i the only one?? I dont hear to many guys on here talking about plowing roads. :confused:
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I plow my own street because it is the primary road and the county dosn't get to it for at least 72 hours.. But I'm not complaining because I know some roads aren't plowed at all! I also know it is unlawful to plow the street because of liability issues, but no body on my street minds, infact their pleased I plow it!
     
  3. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    We plow roads for the state. We also do a few driveways and a couple of small commercials.
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    What about municpal such as municipal Irports? Or fire depts.
     
  5. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    All i ever plowed was roads. I dunno if i could do anything else. I know for a FACT i want no parts of driveways.

    I think roads are the best. Always working with the storm and pushing forward 95% of time. Not this Reverse and Forward 100times in a parking lot. Plus we do alot of messing around. Hanging out at dunkin donuts for hours on end etc. Guess i have it kinda good.
     
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Well, this explains why no work ever gets done, the roads always look like crap, and the municipalities always complain about not having enough money to pay the guys who plow snow... or who are supposed to be anyway.
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Hey do I need a dot number?
     
  8. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    No work ever gets done LMAO you dont have a clue. They dont let us go home intill 3-4 hours after we are done. Just to make sure everything is ok. So we do what we are told by the road master.

    This township snow contract has been awarded to my unlce for the past 12 years. Must be doing something right. They love the way we handle things. Dont be mad cuz you prob. work for USM doing Walmarts for 200 per push.

    LMAO thats great:nod:
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  9. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Bahahhahahahhaa I can stop laughing! :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  10. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Oh and just to let you know we get called out around 1-2 hours before the 1st flake comes down. So we ride around and throw alittle salt and then its back to dunkin for a hot cup while we kill time waiting for it to stick.
     
  11. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,525

    so you have everything plowed before the snow ends????
     
  12. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    We plow with the storm so when it's done snowing we are pretty much done.We squirt some salt, see you later.
     
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,028

    No it means your uncle is paying off the right people. ;)
     
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,356

    I don't plow roads. But my uncle has a contract for 2 towns with a total of over 50 miles. He has 7 trucks with plows, wings, and sanders and a total of 4 drivers.
     
  15. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Maybe i dont really know. But knowing my Uncle i wouldnt put it past him lol.

    Hows he like doing roads??
     
  16. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,356

    I think he likes it pretty good. But since he is paid by the season he is allways praying for no snow.
     
  17. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I dont blame him lol.
     
  18. mansf123

    mansf123 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 817

    How does your equipment hold up plowing roads? I know i dropped my blade on my street just for the hell of it and i hit 3 manholes pretty good. Luckily no broken parts but it was not something i would want to deal with for 20 hours
     
  19. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    My stuff hold up good. I do the same 6 or 7 roads. So i know where all the manholes are at. I go real slow when i come up too them. Once you get to know where all the manholes etc are at it aint too bad. But i have to replace my cutting edge once a year.
     
  20. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,356

    My uncle said he has to wach out for stumps on the side of the road when he is winging the banks bank. Eaven going slow the wing will come up so hard that it will take the door out.