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Snow? Almost forgot what it looked like!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Eager Beaver, Jan 28, 2001.

  1. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Well the snow gods blessed us with 4" yesterday. It was a long 3 week dry spell. I knew if I took the blade off and washed the truck something would happen. December we broke the record books for the most snow. January we broke the record for least amount so far. How is everyone else doing as far as snow falls in their area's for the year?
     
  2. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Two worth plowing. 8 inches total for the season for an area with an average of 77". We must be in for some real Nor-easters. Sorry John and others in the lake effect area - we're probably going to have to take your share, too.


    Mick
     
  3. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    I'm not inclined to share, even though I'm a nice guy.

    We've had about 18" for January, with the seasonal total at the lakeshore of 110", and at the Interstate (2 miles south of the lakeshore where the lake effect kicks in, and where most of our business is at) it's 215".

    We've had 2 days off since November 20th.

    That's in Erie. Doesn't count the rest of our snow business on the coast.
     
  4. pcs

    pcs Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I have not had to plow at all in January. This makes of for December.
     
  5. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I know the western side of the state is getting a lot more snow than we are. Will have to get with one of them and have it shipped over. The storms seemed to split right around us,some going north others going south. I can't complain we sure have got more than last year. I haven't seen the perdictions for Feb. although I know if I take my plow off again here it will come.
     
  6. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    Actually, the lake effect here has shut off in the last 3 1/2 weeks. We haven't got any more than you guys have.

    Our total at Kent County airport is 3.4 inches for January!
     
  7. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    How much did you guys get in December. I know you were getting hit quite hard there for a little while. Went to Grand Rapids right around Christmas and there was a pile of snow around. Almost jumped in the truck before that and was going to hook up with someone over that way to sub for if they needed some help.
     
  8. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Snow? Yes, I did see some on the internet, I did a search and now I remember what it looks like.

    Our 4-8 inches forcast for Kansas City, was a joke as usual. Although I did win a steak dinner from a local weather man, Maybe we will get some on the 29th of Jan, (my birthday),

    John A. if you are tired of plowing in Erie, just send the snow east to Kansas on the east side of the state! :)

    A little sleet now but 34 degrees outside, maybe maybe.

    SlimJimZ71 satart praying!!!
     
  9. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    yeah- we got about 60 + inches in December! We had 82 1/2 inches by the end of Dec. for the season. Thats a whole years worth for us!!

    [Edited by PINEISLAND1 on 01-28-2001 at 05:37 PM]
     
  10. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I figured you guys got about double what we had here in Lansing. We kept hearing it was coming and then the storm would either fizzle out or split and go North and South. We had 33 inches for December and for January we had .3 inches up until Friday when we got about 4".

    Rooster, it was funny but you mentioned your birthday on the 29th. Mine was the 27th and thats when we got the snow.Good Luck on your birthday!!!
     
  11. CCLC

    CCLC Member
    Messages: 91

    You got lucky. We only got 1.75" out of that wimpy snow that flew through here.
     
  12. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Eager Beaver - Blated Happy Birthday. Hope it is true here also.

    Forcast update, Snow back in the forcast for Kansas City, I will beleive it when I see it.

    P.S. The idea of spreading salt on the street and plowing it sure seems good right now :)
     
  13. Lou

    Lou Member
    Messages: 74

    Way out West

    Eager Beaver....know just how you feel. We had 18"in 16 hours one day in November. Just has been spitting since. Everyone here, after that 1st snow, filled their gas tanks, (250 to 500 gal) some got new chains, and generally loaded up for everything we thought we'd need. Well at least we'll be prepared for next year.
     
  14. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I know what you mean about purchasing new equipment. Ended up buying two new snowblowers after the big dump in December. One puked 2 1/2 hours into the big storm but it was defective(they replaced it but only had two more in stock) then went out and bought a 2 stage for the real heavy stuff.They had started with 40 that morning(should of sold snow blowers on the corner) Probably won't ever use the 2 stage again as I never needed it before although it is ready when and if I do need it. Youv'e got to love it!!!
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Eager, you did get lucky, we only got enough to salt, which is OK with me, though. Did something similar, the end of Dec. we bought another folding ProTech (thought we would get all kinds of use out of it after Dec), haven't used it yet.
     
  16. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    I plow in Muskegon, MI on fri jan 26 we got close to 2" so that put our jan plowing way up to 3 times WOOOOOPEEEEE!!! lets all do the snow dance
     
  17. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Has anybody ever dreamt of having a business in two locations? like if your real big business and have enough money to keep like a couple trucks and plows in storage in MI and some mowers and trailers and trucks in like say southern IN and stay in IN in the summer and mow and stuff and then go to MI for the winter to plow, so then you can take advantage of longer winters and longer summers both? this is a dream i know and no one on here could afford it i am sure, even if you kept it all at on place at a time like in IN and had a house in IN and took a few trucks and plows up to MI in winter and left the mowers at home and had like a cottage or something you rent in MI.... this would be cool though... anyone ever had any dreams like this or is there anybody who actually does this???? i don't think a person could afford it or anything or if they might lose customers over it because they'd find someone else who mows and plows for them at no greater cost than you and so they would go with that company?
    Eric