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1.5" or 2" snowfalls?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by GMSNOW, Aug 21, 2006.


    GMSNOW Member
    Messages: 68

    In MN the past few yrs we have not had a great deal of volume of 2+ inch snow falls. I have probably plowed my residential route on average 4-6 times each yr.

    I thought I saw some services starting to plow thier residential route at 1.5 inches. How many of you plow your residential routes at 1.5 inches instead of the old standard 2 inch rule?

    I thought this may create some more income and I love those 1.5 inch snow falls when it comes to plowing and $$ generated.

    Thx for any input.


    WOOFSPLOW Member
    Messages: 76

    Around here most don't want you to drop the plow until 3-4" - some not 'till 6" - and others 8"+! Damn New Englanders:)
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I had one customer who wanted ANYTHING plowed and sanded. But usually, people around here would refuse to pay you to plow anything less than 3". I had one who wanted a 12" trigger (and not 12" accumulated, but 12" in one storm. He'd drive on anything less). I didn't plow for him after he told me that.
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    2-3 inch on the residence. 1/4 inch on the high traffic commercial.
  5. 2003Ranger

    2003Ranger Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Right on, that sounds about right on what the guys are going by around here.