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Sound off if you can count the times you plowed

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by magnum1, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. magnum1

    magnum1 Senior Member
    from ID & ND
    Messages: 249

    How many of you can count the times you plowed this winter on one hand My # is 3
    Thank goodness we were and still are busy enough not to rely on plowing snow for a
    source of income. Part 2: do you plan on staying in this buiss. for the 2012 - 2013 season
    :dizzy:
     
  2. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    i've been out over 30 times so far this season and its not over! i'm sick of the snow lol
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    6 times and that was to many for me!
     
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    4 times here.Topsoil season now.
     
  5. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    between 6 and 8... Some of the light snows were milked (they had to be scraped) others 2" or more.
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    1. 6-10 plows 30-35 salts. 2. Nope, one year with low plow events, thats it. selling 20 plow/salt trucks, 2 loaders, 5 skidsteers, 4 cube vans.
     
  7. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    5 or 8 times here. hell yea im staying in the game. all 4 of my trucks and skidsteer are all paid for. i made a little over 15 grand, all profit. great year!
     
  8. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I can't count to 0... But i will still be in it next year.. A few salt events was the extent of my winter this year. Heck i had my daughter in her baby pool yesterday
     
  9. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    I believe 6 times we went out. Hopefully this season discouraged the "beer money" plowers and they'll get out of it and leave more work for us.
     
  10. KBTConst

    KBTConst Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    9 times and I will still be around next year.
     
  11. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    it wont, they didnt lose any accounts because it didnt press them to get things done beyond thier level of skill. they will be back next year. about the only people that will be out of the game are people doing it for a side job that bought a bunch of new stuff. they will sell it to pay for it.
     
  12. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Four .....
     
  13. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Only dropped the blade 4 times - This season is over, it was in the 80's here last week.
     
  14. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Seven plowable events here, buying more equipment for next year (loader time) almost bought one last fall kinda glad I didn't
     
  15. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Lets see, 1 on Jan 21st and......Yup, 1 this season.
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I will be raising my prices again for sure next season. People will be talking all summer on how we'll pay for next year. So I better take their money so they will have peace of mine.
     
  17. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Fifteen....
     
  18. JD Crawlers

    JD Crawlers Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Plowed 3 times. Didnt even put the chains on the tractor until February. This was the last year for me. Selling the tractor/equipment and gave the customers/business to my brother.

    Andrew
     
  19. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    That didn't seem to be the case by me. Many guys started to completely forget about snow and went on fishing trips and such and their accounts were not serviced when I was driving home after I finished mine. Especially bad when we had those heavy wet snows we had this year.
     
  20. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    1 and im in it for the long haul