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1st snow route

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ranger04style, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. ranger04style

    ranger04style Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    thats right- my 1st ever, never even driven a truck with a plow... im a landscraper by trade- and the layoffs have been bad this year- so my boss hands me the route today ( all parking lots no residential)... im kind of pumped- so just wanted to say whats up and letting yall know im gonna be doing a lot of searching on this forum... HAPPY WINTER EVERYONE!!!!!!!:cry:
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Have fun. And remember there are curbs under that snow!

    Welcome to the site.:waving:
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  3. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Welcome to Plowsite. There's alot of great information here and good people too. Have fun this winter plowing,take your time and learn and be safe. Good Luck:waving:
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Since you have never plowed before, Take your route sheet and the truck you will be plowing with and go to EVERY stop during the day (weekends work best because they are usually empty). Look at where you need to start and where you have to put the snow, look for loading docks, curbs, manholes and storm drains (check them for raised edges). Draw a site map and take notes if you think you need to. Then go back and visit the sites in the middle of the night and see how different they look.

    Good luck and be safe.
  5. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    thats what i do and i keep a photo of all accounts in every truck . hope 2 see ya out and who are you plowing for
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Welcome to ps, read and learn! I doubt you will find much help from my post!:waving:

  7. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    With all the lake effect snow over there, you should be kept pretty busy!
  8. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I work out of Lakewood mostly and Kash is over in Rocky River, What kind of truck and plow are you running this year and who are you working for. Good Luck and remember to take your time, leave good distance and watch out for the crazies:dizzy: who think they can run out for lunch during a blizzard....:salute:
  9. ranger04style

    ranger04style Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    f-350 dump- with salt spreader- And i work for Lifestyle Landscape- and its a big red plow thats all i know
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    You may want to find out what kind of plow and sande you will be using and do some research on them so you can fix something if it breaks..
    Be careful and happy plowing.
  11. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    Ditto on everything everyone elase said, BUT I will add WEAR your seatbelt always when plowing atleast. You never know what is under the snow and when the blade trips the truck STOPS and with no seat belt you go flying in the cab. trust me it is NO fun what so ever. I learned the hard way. Took it off to answer the phone, then WHAMO manhole cover. Dash meet my face, face meet the dash and windshield...
    Good luck, Safety is job number one..ussmileyflag
  12. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    We dont sand here in Ohio, We are to good for the stuff:jester:
  13. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Im sure you drive the dump all the time. The mirrors are your best friend. At first I hated plowing in a dump, But after awhile I got used to using my mirrors all the time and I was just as fast as I was in a pickup. Lifestyle. I see you guys around all the time. What lots are you plowing?
  14. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    welcome to plowsite im sure all of us will be some help at some poing weather it will be helpfull information with your plow or helpfull to make the day go by... make sure you check out the "off topic"
    thats where most of us will be
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    If you do that you shouldn't have any prabablems. Good luck!:D And make some money.payup

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    remember its a truck not a bulldozer. treat it like you own it. it not speed that kill its the sudden stop