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This has to be the mildest winter ever!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    This has to be the suckiest winter I can ever remember. One day it snows a little then back into the 40's the next day. Over and over temp's. up and down WTF!
  2. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I wouldn't care if it was 50 one day, snow storm the next, 50 the next day. Fine with me, as long as it snows.
  3. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070


    It was 60 degrees here yesterday, nothing in sight for us! We have a brand new factory cab kubota with a $4400. snowblower attached, sitting in the shop, and the payments don't stop because there's no snow!! :realmad:
  4. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    January is going to be a big zero where I am at. Salted a few lots once. It doesnt matter how good February is it wont make up for a goose egg this month. I hope all the lowballers and big spenders dry up and go away so we can get rates that we deserve. The accounts dont take into consideration that we are available 24-7 and that if it doesnt snow we are up a creek. Thats why we need fair rates for what we do.
  5. AlwaysGreener

    AlwaysGreener Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I agree with you..There has been 2 low ballers that are selling there stuff in my area. We added 3 new clients today..But we need the snow to make any money. Winter is not over it has just begun...
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    isn't it the other way around? heavy winters kill the lowballer because he landed 300 contracts hoping it wouldn't snow, then he can't keep up. But no snow would be a blessing---I guess unless you do everything by the push.
  7. AlwaysGreener

    AlwaysGreener Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    What I found out about them is that they bought new stuff and had about 180 residential driveways. no insurance so no commercial accounts. They did charge by the push so there overhead was more than what they were making, 8 bucks a driveway:dizzy: . no snow no money.ha ha
  8. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    No, I would say that no snow is much worse than overselling. Even if they lose some accounts because of poor service they still have cash flow which enables most of the clowns to keep afloat but not really accomplish anything.No snow , no cash, no making payments.