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Snow in Northern Indiana

Discussion in 'Weather' started by plowindiesel, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I'm in South Bend and the white stuff is starting to get heavier and heavier...time to make some money
     
  2. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    We got about 10" of the white gold. Started out nice and fluffy but as the day worn on in started becoming concrete! All in all it was a good day and now its sleepy time
     
  3. grsp

    grsp Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 89

    can never complain about white gold falling from the sky, but we were caught with our pants down. can't believe i was installing an irrigation system yesterday. we did what it took to get done, but it wasn't pretty. we are usually a well oiled machine. mother nature sure kicked us in the ass today. here in valpo, we officially got 10 inches. tommorrow is another day.
     
  4. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Definately caught me off gaurd. I just brought the mowers home to do clean ups yesterday. Woke up at 230 to see if we had our dusting and :eek:. Had to fly out to morgan twnsp to grab my plow, call subs and get to work. So now I have a trailer of Exmarks sitting in front coated with snow. Im hearing maybe more lake effect Thursday? Well see how the wind blows. Grsp, Im also in Valpo.
     
  5. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,270

    If you guys get more this week, I would drive over to do some plowing if I had a gauranteed 6 hours.

    Let me know if any of you need a hand, I could probably get two trucks out there.

    Erickoehler8@hotmail.com
     
  6. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    good to hear all you guys got to push some of that white gold around...they are calling for more here on thursday but who knows with lake effect
     
  7. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    I just noticed we are under another snow advisory. Calling for a couple of inches of lake effect before its all done buts thats what they said the other night before we got the 10 inches. The snow was a great thing, helped some of my customers get on the ball and stop dragging their feet with getting my contract back. payup Phone has been ringing all day today. Seems a lot of people were not ready as Ive been getting calls for estimates due to bad service. 1st snowfall and people are already shopping around.
     
  8. grsp

    grsp Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 89

    thanks for the offer, but at the present time we are set. i notice your mastercraft link, very cool. we board behind a supra launch.
     
  9. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Spent a good 10 hours in the truck plowing yesterday.... glad to see it fall. I got a call on a contract at about 1am in the morning with the go ahead otherwise I would have slept through most of the early hours!.

    Did you ever have any luck with you applebees CC? I'm in Valpo too if you ever need a hand. I have a decent amount on the plate but it's always good to know someone in case of an emergency.
     
  10. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121


    No luck with Applebees. Went their for lunch after our route was done and talked to the manager. She told me that my bid was exactly what 3 other companies bid but one company came in and bid it for 60.00..:eek: Who ever is plowing it can have it for that price. Management even stated the company probably isnt making any money.

    Yeah, we should trade numbers just in case of an emergency. Good to know people! What is your businesses name?

    John
     
  11. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Hey John - Lot of lowballers out there. I've been laughed at on a couple bids becuase of some of the rates guys are giving. Hard to compete with a guy without insurance and the other overhead.

    Our company is TimberSeal, LLC ... www.timberseal.net

    If you ever need any help give me a call. Office line is (219) 548-2670 and its always forwarded to my cell in the winter months.

    Take Care ~

    Greg
     
  12. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Looks like tomorrow may be a bust. Snow lines look to nail LaPorte and east. Hopefully we will get at least 2" out of the deal. Anything more is a bonus.payup
     
  13. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    2" is good enough for me. Thats my trigger on my commercial work.
     
  14. rdaily104

    rdaily104 Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 35

    LaPorte

    Just looked at weather. Saying up to 8 inches this afternoon until the morning.....
     
  15. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Let it snow let it snow let it snow......... I love this lake effect this early in the season.
     
  16. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    I noticed they upgraded us to a winter storm warning. 4-8 is possible. Not doing anything now. Going out to wire up the new spreader and heading to bed. Looks like its going to be one of those nights. Up at midnignt, 2 oclock, 3 oclock etc.

    John
     
  17. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Lets hope...... I want to do some plowing payup
     
  18. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Man... bummer .... we didn't get anything but a dusting.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  19. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    i was in laporte hunting and couldnt see through my scope. we got at least 6 or 8 inches here in south bend
     
  20. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    i live in north webster but plow in elkhart and went up there this morning found not to much. it sounds like all the snow stop in south bend/mishawaka. the monday snow doesn't sound like to much but we will see. I dreaming of a white thanksgiving.