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Well, that was a strange service call

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LoneCowboy, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    The snow ended thursday night, did a few on Friday morning, but most didn't meet the trigger (not quite 2 inches :cry: ).
    anyway, sitting around playing on the computer today (saturday afternoon) and the business phone rings.
    Hello, Lone Cowboy.

    Hi, can you come plow my driveway, I have 2 feet of snow in it.:confused:

    Okkkk, get directions, get the address, etc

    Go put the plow back on again and drive out there.

    It's a couple miles west of me and man the wind must have BLOWN last night, she really does have 2 feet of snow in her driveway and the roads have all been freshly plowed again near her for the same thing. It's all a giant drift, no new snow fell.

    Was an easy driveway though, so what the heck, a few bucks on a lazy saturday day. payup
     
  2. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    Holy crap 2' drifts. Thats a money maker right there. You should keep that one.. Then you can just hope for wind. :)
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Huge
    it hasn't snowed in 2 days (and we only got less than 2 inches)
    amazing
    on teh roads going there, there were 4 foot cuts
    It can really blow out here.
    Like all day 70 to 90mph winds. (gets old)
     
  4. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    I could see that wearing on you fast.
     
  5. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    i plow condos and i got the same call yesterday it all pays the same
     
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I hate plowing condos!!!:realmad: But yeah, I have dealt with a drifted driveway and not even snowing outside. That looks to be what I am gonna be doing tomorrow. As said before, it all pays the same
     
  7. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    Yeah but it happens more often than the snow falling. So let the wind blowwww.
     
  8. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    condos are my thing its easy money.. if you know the board, and how to please 100 people that all want differing results
     
  9. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I plowed two biggies last year. One had 45 units, the other had 80!!! And I was at each for 3 hours or more!!! Just got annoying back and forth, up and down the street:dizzy: But yes, easy cash if you know people
     
  10. xlr8

    xlr8 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I have one resi on my route that has a "drift problem", the snow blows about six feet from the garage door to the driveway where I can get it with the plow for another forty dollars with clear roads and no shoveling/blowing, no problem here
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
  11. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Im with you. I used to do a 300 unit complex. 300 drives, 300 walks, 300 old people, 300 complaints, 300 people who know how to plow better than you, and 300 people who are more important than there 299 other neighbours.

    It took 4 trucks about four hour and that was way to much back and forth for me.

    I want to get bigger in mowing but dont want to deal with condos
     
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Nice, its been drifting here really bad (lots of car accidents on rt 47 because its almost a white out and the "i have 4x4, dont worry" people are the only ones in the ditch or rolled over,etc. We have a path that goes to our field so the dog can go to the bathroom and it has to be shovel about every 4 hrs other wise its back to a foot deep.