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when do you begin to prepare...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fga, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. fga

    fga Member
    Messages: 51

    equipment wise, when do you begin to tune up, and get your equipment ready. like the plow blades/unit.. snowblowers. we usaully don't get snow until january, but we did get a small storm last november, if i remember right.

    thanks.
     
  2. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I started yesteray, wiring up a back rack today. :)
     
  3. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I do not really have an official day to start really any rainy day in the summer, slow time in work, or when my guys need more hrs. we just do a little here and there. Try to have everything finished by late October or early November.
     
  4. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I've been working for half the summer in my 'spare' time.... lots left to do though (alot of it is upgrades and customization, the rest is prepping a 'virgin' truck).

    If anyone is bored, I have two 8.5x11" pages of a 'to-do' list that I will be working on til the end of time. Come on over ;)
     
  5. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    We start October 1st...
     
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Were starting to get things going now,with contrcts going out next week.
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Same over here..
     
  8. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    all my contracts are going out october 1. i started tuning up the truck this week and next week i will be working on the plow. :waving:
     
  9. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,999

    Right after there's 2" of snow on the leaf baggers and I'm not able to get anymore cleanups in.
     
  10. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Sounds like my honey do list Derek, I think it may be 3 pages long though LOL.

    Snow stuff:
    Need to get to Erie next weekend for the 810 Erie Special install.
    SnowEx Frame is getting striped and finished with Por15.
    Wire the new truck for the spreader and back rack.
    Purchase and Install nerf bars.
    What else ?
    Todd
     
  11. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Wait until you get the "honey-don't" list..... ;)
     
  12. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I am just worring about getting contract signed first. Then I got to prep everything. Not only this list below, but a few friends rigs and 4 John Deere garden tractors with plows and blowers for my family to used to plow our road and driveway. Since I never do them.
     
  13. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I started talking to clients about 2 weeks ago. I'm just now scaring the hell out of them with my new contract. No one is accustomed to their snow removal service being so "professional". Actoully I'm just scared of being sued so I have a "hold harmless" in it. Back to the subject, I have been working on my equiptment and paperwork for snowremoval off and on for about 2 weeks. It's getting down to 25 to 35 at night here so winters not far off.
     
  14. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    I already started. My contract runs from Nov.1 to May1.