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What's that white stuff called???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SlimJim Z71, Jan 20, 2001.

  1. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    We're going on 20-days with no snow. December was a heck of a month, but now we have nothing. I see more and more grass every day. Doesn't look like there's even any snow in the forecast. How's everyone else doing?

    -Tim
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Tim here in Boston we have been seeing only 3-5" storms about once a week or so mayby more and we have suposably a real snow storn comming here and dumping 6+ Inches tonight but who knows if it's true or not untill it all falls on the groung weather men don't even know.
     
  3. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    SlimJim,
    I think you better move over to Erie and help John out.
    Crazy how the weather works.Some get the whole chicken and some get just the feathers!
    We are suppose to get 5-9 inches tonight.
    Good Luck
     
  4. 4 Saisons

    4 Saisons Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    this fall, the long term forecast were oct, nov & dec, months with higher precipitation than average, jan, feb, and march are supposed to be under average. looks like they're telling the truth.
     
  5. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Feathers? I haven't got that. I am still thinking about spreading salt on the street, then plowing that.

    Yes, that boring in Kansas!!!
     
  6. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Rooster,
    Hang in there I am sure you will get some feathers before April!
    Plowing the salt reminds me of the Post Office commercial.Guy in Florida orders packing peanuts and spreads them all over his lawn to be his snow.Same concept!
    Think Snow....
     
  7. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Rooster, I used to work in KS about ten years ago. Seems I remember busting plenty of drifts with the car on the way to work. If it's any help, not much snow up here in Maine this year, either. John kept it all before it could get here.

    Mick
     
  8. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    S N O W ................... i think.

    Tim,.. whenever you get snow, we get snow , so no snow here yet. I am considering plowing snow off the lawn onto our drive so i can plow it out,..lol










    (I am serious)
     
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Bad situation working out for me here in Dayton Ohio. The storms seem to know that I would like to get to some plowing and the spiral just out of range, or if they hit we fall into the eye. Shucks, Darn and all of that stuff. LOL Happy plowing to those of you that are out there in it. At least here on Lawnsite I listen (read?) about everyone's elses exploits.
     
  10. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Having the same problem in Michigan. About ready to put the plows away for the season. Usually when I do that we get dumped on. Mid Michigan hasn't got any in three weeks.
     
  11. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    OH NO!!! Don't give up yet Eager Beaver. We have to get some more snow before the end of winter. Keep the faith, Bud.
    We're caught in the middle of "The Great Snow Lottery" and we just haven't bought the right ticket yet...hang on.

    The Plowjockey
    Happy Plowing
     
  12. Ken

    Ken Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Come on Rooster, We got nailed in December!!!!

    I live just west of Rooster, in Lawrence Kansas and the snow storm in December was one of the best I've had in a long long time. The schools here were closed for three days and thats a record as far as I know.

    Last winter was the worst for me as I only bladed two driveways the whole winter. I have to say things are looking up as I just sold one of my old Deere hydraulic snow blades for a garden tractor and got my asking price.

    Now like everyone else I need it to snow again as the local stores have restocked up on ice melt and snow shovels. I hope this is a good thing to think that winter is not over for Northeast Kansas. All my equipment is ready and primed to go at a moment notice, PLEASE LET IT SNOW AGAIN.

    Ken
     
  13. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Everyone, Take your plows off!!!

    Because then we all will get snow, it never fails
     
  14. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Ken,
    That 9" we got in December plus a little 2"incher help and December was great!

    But we are past the middle of January, I don't want all the snow, just a little 2 or 3 incher!:)
     
  15. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    My plow has been off for a week. Still no snow. Maybe I should take my spreader off...

    -Tim
     
  16. 1st impressions

    1st impressions Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    SlimJimZ71


    I'm in the same boat as you. Took my plow off 2 weeks ago.
    Even washed my truck. Nothing is working.But hang in there
    for all is not lost.The good news for you is that i'm taking
    a vacation in early February for a week. If this does not help you nothing will. Maybe you can cover me while I am away!
     
  17. SCL

    SCL Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Hey Tim,
    Are you getting the same crap from people like I am?
    You know, the ones who give you the ol' "You must have made a fortune in December, now what are you doing" lines. I just tell them that it ain't over til May in Illinois. Though after going to the Mid Am show I'm ready to get out of the cold and into the dirt. Keep doing that snow dance.
     
  18. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    plows off

    I took my plow off tonight, so maybe we will get some snow next week,(i hope).
     
  19. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    MJ - My brother works in Poland Springs Maine, he called me and complained that he had to pay $20.00 for someone to plow his driveway. Pretty cheap I think, his drive is 1/4 mile long.


    PLOW KID - I think you have the right idea, my might come off tomarrow. Thanks for the idea, (then the snow will come for sure right!:) )
     
  20. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Rooster - Yeah, $20 is kind of cheap even for this neck of the woods, but complaining about it is typical, too.

    Mick