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Snow Shoveling

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GK Snow Removal, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. GK Snow Removal

    GK Snow Removal Member
    Messages: 33

    Anybody with stories of Snow shoveling
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Stories of snow shoveling???????????:confused::dizzy:
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I don't do it,the end!
     
  4. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    I have an opinion of snow shoveling..... #@$%$ @^#%^ $&&&$(**$# .. !!!! And here is some free advise... BUY A TRUCK!!! ... or at the very least a snowblower..
     
  5. Racer593

    Racer593 Member
    Messages: 71

    Once upon a time a boy had a shovel. When he became a man he bought a truck. When he grew smart he got a plow....The End
    (Thats how it went for me anyhow!)

    Chris ussmileyflag
     
  6. eaglegrounds

    eaglegrounds Member
    Messages: 33

    i used one once, quite awesome i must admit.
     
  7. rofoth6

    rofoth6 Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 67

    Shovel? Whats a shovel?
     
  8. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    I was covering a buddies route due to his truck breaking down in a large storm; naturally his stuff got plowed last. When I pulled down the street of the last driveway of his, the people were tryng to get their car unstuck out of the snowbank at the end of the driveway. Thats when the lady (if you can call her that) came after me with a shovel and called me a mulching son of a bi#%! The moral of the story is to avoid shovels at all cost...
     
  9. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Stories ...... on shoveling. It stinks - period. BUT, if you want contracts then you must shovel.
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Hears my snow shoveling storie. I plow with in 2" of my steps, then when I get done plowing I shovel my steps off. The End
     
  11. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I used a shovel once... It sucked.

    People ask me if we shovel sidewalks, and I tell them "only if you want them 8-1/2 feet wide" :D
     
  12. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I shoveled for my uncles company for 2 years wouldn't let me plow :gunsfiring: so i bought my own truck now here we are payup
     
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I agreed to shovel one 15' X 20' deck, and the stairs of one of my accounts last season. The guy didn't live there anymore, doesn't want to sell it, or rent it, he just wants it to look lived in. This year he wants the same, I was originally going to turn him down when he asked, but he pays a really good seasonal rate with additional cost on exceptions, he is last on the list, and pays more for me to shovel then he does for me to plow. Besides, my fat ass needs some exercise. However, I think I'm going to buy an electric snowblower....if you can call it that, I call it an electric shovel. Small, lightweight, and it will get the job done in 5 minutes.
     
  14. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Don't knock though's electric snow shovels. They rock! We've had one for home and it kicks up to 25 feet, fast. It usually beats the big two stage's. The only real drawback is you have to have a cord.
     
  15. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I'm good with the cord, there is even 2 plug ins, one just off his deck and another at the other end...I'm just afraid of those really cold storms...the cord will be permanently molded into a loop & I hate taking equipment inside my rig.
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Get yourself a really nice cold weather cord. They work well. Another good excuse to go to Marden's LOL
     
  17. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Mardens.....I kinda got band from there banned from there.
     
  18. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    There's more than one, you know....We'll have to take this story off line. I don't want your posts getting deleted......

    Most any "major home improvement center" should have them. Your local hardware store might have them too.
     
  19. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,491

    That's a good one!!

    How about shoveling Brick Paver walks, that's when the swear words come out.:realmad:
     
  20. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    B4 i had snow blowers and i did my own accounts (more money for me) I would shovel peoples driveway, sidewalks, and porches... Well i did that for a year and bought a snow blower... And now we just use the plow on driveways, i blow off sidewalks, and sometimes shovel stairs and small paths (if their are any)