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why do you plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by scooled101, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. scooled101

    scooled101 Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 112

    wondering who actually enjoys plowing an who sees it as another job. I enjoy every minute of it I take my wife and daughter with me for an hour or so ever time I go out. The wife actually wants to try it herself and see why people enjoy plowing.so we are going to let her have a crack at it tonight.
  2. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    I enjoy plowing, shoveling, using the snow blower, etc. Gives me something to do.......of course I also enjoy it since we make some extra coin for our company. I'm in landscaping, so I don't do anything else in the winter.
  3. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    when else can you drive like an ass at 3 am always fun to move snow!!!!!
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    i enjoy it but its also a job
    a very very fun job
  5. scooled101

    scooled101 Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 112

    well its nice to see that not everyone has gotten greedy and forgotten about actually enjoying this sport. And yeah it is just like a sport that i can do with my family
  6. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    fun and work. I have a lawn care company, so the service is provided to my lawn and landscaping customers, and brings in extra $ during the winter. There are times it seems like work, and times it is fun, depends on the account and the time of day. When you are hitting snow piles at 5am in the morning, then its fun lol.
  7. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I don't know about it being a sport, snowmobiles are a sport. Plowing to me is work, not hard work, but work just the same. The night time hours suck. This year as of today I have put in around 250 hours of plowing and salting not to mention the countless hours of shop work repairing stuff in the middle of the night so after a while it gets real old. I can't think of a better way to make a living in the winter if you live in upstate NY and you have a summer only job though.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  8. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    love it and wouldn't picture myself doing anything else.
  9. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    I love plowing. Started my whole career doing it and have everything I have today because of it. The easiest job I ever had. The money helps too....
  10. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I enjoy it quite a bit. Sometimes the hours sucks, but none the less, not to often you can have this much fun, and get paid for it!!
  11. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,029

    I've always owned trucks and got my first plow 7 years ago and started plowing for extra income and have been plowing ever since. I have alway's loved working with equipment such as earth moving equipment and snowplowing kind of falls into the same catagory.
  12. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    My first few years it was fun. Pounding on a truck thinking I'm cool, etc. Than as I added equipment and the added responsibilitys and expanding routes, it became less than enjoyable. No doubt, its fun in the moment, but overall its a stressful life style that I wish I could pass up. Fourtuantely the profits can be high and its a job I'm still willing to do.
    Over the years now, I've learned to delegate responsibilitys out and take pressure off of me and the "fun" of it is coming back some.
  13. I don't know where else I can work 1 or 2 days per week and make $10,000 a month. So yeah I like plowing, mainly for the money. It is a fun job though and I find it makes me competitive with myself always wanting to get bigger and bigger.
  14. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,326

    I love it. Like mc1 said "where else can you drive like an a$$ at 3 am," I find it challenging and rewarding, I start out with a winter wonderland and finish with a parking lot, you can look back and see you've achieved something.My wife has started plowing our driveway, and I'm hoping she'll try some parking lots soon.
  15. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    70% of the time - FREAKIN LOVE IT!!!!!
    25% - Work
    5% - Massive panic/anxiety/stress, don't understand why I do it.

    Plowing rounds out the business and provides good income in what can be a slow part of the year. And it's a good excuse to buy cool toys.
  16. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I'll add to the percentages....

    Love it 50% of the time
    Hate it 25% of the time
    Fix the reasons I hate it 25% of the time so maybe as time goes on that 50 will go up...........and always in the back of my head the money really helps !!!!
  17. Get her trained man. It will save you on labor. LOL
    My wife works like an animal for our business. I doubt I could ever find guy as hard a worker as she is.

    BTW, you know Huronview Express aka Ranlee Farms up there in your town?
  18. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 746

    Because i can..
  19. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 746

  20. Michael M

    Michael M Member
    Messages: 80

    I love it,seriously!! I enjoy being on the road at 3am in a blizzard with nobody else out there but plow guys, its peaceful. Also, did I mention very profitable.....payup