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What is the Avg # of Events in a winter?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PGHplowguy, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. PGHplowguy

    PGHplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Hello,

    What is the average number of plow and salt events in a winter in Western PA? I believe it is 20 plows/salts and 23 only salts (43 total). Though I may be off. Please reply if you are in a different area and know your #. This is to bid on a contract at a flat rate for the winter. Thank you.
     
  2. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Well i'm in eastern pa and even last season i had 20 events, a season like 2009-10 we had over 40 events, and 2010-11 had about 30
     
  3. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    I'm in Johnstown, PA and we use 21 plowable events per year. We have a lot more lake effect than PGH does though. Never tracked salt only events.
     
  4. nnusskern

    nnusskern Member
    Messages: 42

    I think you may be a little high on the plowable events but that depends on your trigger.
     
  5. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    What part of western PA? Do you get lake effect?
     
  6. magneto259

    magneto259 Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    I'm curious as to what the average number of events in central Ohio is? More specifically Licking county Ohio. Is there a prefered site to look up this I to? Thanks in advance!
     
  7. Nutz4Plowing

    Nutz4Plowing Member
    Messages: 30

    Looking for ten year averages....

    In northeast PA anybody have a ten year average? I just started three years ago and well we all know how those years went. Looking for plow based on two inch push, and salt application average # of applications. Putting together seasonals and would like to have safe ranges for allowables. Any info would be helpful...we get a little more than Philly area if that helps.
     
  8. MetroProperties

    MetroProperties Junior Member
    Messages: 26