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That "F" Word

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Todd Wilmsen, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Todd Wilmsen

    Todd Wilmsen Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 6

    Last year was my first year plowing. I thought I would love it......Not really that "F" word FATIQUE really gets to you. First hour no problem then BAM! Fatique really sets in.

    We'll see how much fun it is this year. Maybe a six pack sittin shot gun will help!! :drinkup:

    Good luck to all this year!!
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,568

    try this..
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I hate to see you after 60 hrs straight!:eek:
    you could always bring one of these!

    sleep.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2007
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Yeah, if you're getting tired after 1 hour in the truck then plowing ain't your thing. I'll admit that I get tired too but that's after I've seen the sun come up twice during the same event...
     
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,997

    FIRST HOUR???!?!?!

    You MUST have misspelled, meant FOURTY hour, right???
     
  7. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Yep he is in the wrong type of work if after a hour he is burned out. Like camden said Ive gone 70 plus hours in the truck with a few 20 min naps. Dark lite dark lite dark they don't pay when it does not snow so you have to work the whole storm and clean up afterwords not to mention repair and resupply afterwords. Sno Farmer has it right have hit my self many time to get the blood pumping........
     
  8. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    man...i sure hope thats a typo, only an hour and your sleepy ???
    how bout getting in the truck on a sunday morning, and finally getting home wednesday night,,,,,,,,,,gotta love this line of work dont'cha
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    It's mind over matter, don't think your tired and you won't be. If you keep saying how tired you are you will fall asleep. We don't work between 10pm and 2am . All of are customers know this and respect it. In extreme weather situations we will go out then but it only happens every few years. For insurance reasons we like to have rested people working for us and we find that when people get a few hours sleep they are much more productive. If you are tired after the first hour, find a new job.
     
  10. Dakotaplowboy

    Dakotaplowboy Member
    Messages: 68

    Get a six pack of Monster energy drinks, three or four packs of energy now pills, and you could go for weeks. Sometimes a quick shot of that four hour enry drink with a monster chaser works too!!!!
    First couple of snow falls, the snow is all I need. I can't sleep when it is snowing. Plowing is to much of a thrill for me still.
    When winter sets in and I see predictions of snow I can't hardly sleep waiting for it. BRING ON THE SNOW!!!!
     
  11. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    73 hrs. straight was the longest for me.... lotta stickin' my head out the window and buying stock in Dunkin' Donuts coffee!
     
  12. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    1 hour?
    I'm not even done with my first comm site in one hour.

    my longest was 48 hours.
     
  13. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989


    First of all, the 6 pack would only hurt you and put you to sleep. Red bull would do the opposite....and I have to ask.......do you squat when you pee too???:dizzy:
     
  14. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Yep this job ain't for you then. I stop after about every 2 hours or so and strech and then get back in my truck and go at it! NO TIME FOR :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping:
     
  15. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    First hour?????:dizzy: The truck aint even stretched its legs then!!!! I think a different line of work is more up your alley like sitting behind a desk. My longest streak so far is 76 hours no sleep, just plowing away. Man the crazy a$$ music I had to play and the windows down with the heat off.
     
  16. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Isn't there a 3 hr. min. to be a member on here? Damn....somebody give that boy some straight caffeine runnin' thru his veins via an I V !!!
     
  17. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Repo.......have we confirmed that we infact are talking to a boy....??? We know its not a man, but it could still be a female. I asked if they squatted when they pee, but got no response.......;)
     
  18. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    I've gone 6 days in my truck before.

    Had some naps, even full out 5 hours of sleep, but never really left the truck except to fill up and empty :p
     
  19. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Century mark

    I hit the 100 hour mark last season during the december blizzard.

    We had a few trucks crap out and way too much snow. Plus the skid-steer was not on line as the push-box was on backorder and all we had was a dirt bucket.

    After 100 hours I went home, crawled in to bed for 4 hours, took a shower, got some high speed food in me and got back out there. 1 hour? You've got to be kidding me. It isn't considered a real plowing event until your butt falls asleep after 4 hours right?
     
  20. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    66hrs is my record. I really dont like to be up for more than 40hrs straight, it gets a little dangerous. But if your exhausted after only an hour you might want to sell the plow. Plowing isn't for everyone.