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A few facts about snow plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mdirrigation, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    1. There is always someone cheaper than you

    2. Something is going to break when you need it the most .

    3. There is a ditch with your name on it , you just havent found it yet.

    4. Old truck or new truck , Ford, Chevy, or Dodge if it gets the job done its a good truck.

    5. Every Customer wants to be first.

    6. The guy in line before you got the last pallett of salt.

    7. The spreader only jams when fully loaded

    8. The wiper blade on the passenger side never breaks

    9. The customer that wants you there first is always the last to pay.

    10. There is always a car parked where you need to pile the snow

    11. You will hit the curb

    12. You will get stuck

    13. The part you must have to fix the pump is on back order

    14. The older you get the heavier the bags of salt become .

    15. The truck will rust

    16. The alarm clock wont go off and you will over sleep



  2. VAhighwayman

    VAhighwayman Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Ain't It The Truth!!
  3. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    LMAO, thats great!! :cool:
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Yes..I would have to agree with some of those. :nod:
  5. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    And I still curse that ditch every time I plow that lot....:nod:
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I've heard flok stories about the justme ditch lol...
  7. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    17. during a big storm people will drive slow but only in front of you.
    i agree with many of these. and just the othernight i was wondering why the drivers winter blade was icing up but the passengers side had very little on it.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2005
  8. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    18. Those customers who complain the most and loudest will be the slowest to pay.
  9. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    19. It's 3am, no one on the road for miles except you trying to hustle to the next lot, and the guy that pulls out RIGHT in front of you, because he can't see you through the 3" x 3" hole he / she brushed off the windshield.
  10. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    # 20, i didn't know that beeping meant you were going to back up!:realmad:
  11. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    21. Old truck or new truck , Ford, Chevy, or Dodge it will break and probably in the middle of that moneymaker lot you can't afford to not do right.
  12. #22 As soon as you pop over the hill, there's a bunch of idiots trying to pull the old lady out of the ditch!!!!
  13. Brookside

    Brookside Member
    Messages: 55

    #23 - There is a frozen rock sticking up with your name on it. (Just found one).
  14. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    When pushing back banks, the curb on your very last push will be magically 2" higher than all the rest, ironically it will be the same bank you decided to take a run at.
  15. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    #25 All customers feel their lot/driveway is your most important lot, and that it will be cleared between 5:55am and 5:59am

    #26 Tree branches will be perfectly trimmed as to cause the most damage to your truck

    #27 The older the lawn (or car, garage door, etc), the less damage you will cause. Damage levels are proportional to the price of the object hit. For example, a 1981 Hyundai Pony will receive a scratch necessitating a $5 bottle of touch up paint, while a 2006 Mercedes/BMW/Cadillac will naturally be a write-off, or as near to it as possible while coming out of your pocket.

    #28 The only square foot of ice left behind in a parking lot will be precisely the same square foot travelled by the chronic complainer with back problems and high heels. And a good lawyer.
  16. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    29. Weather man is never right.
    30. if you go out of town it will snow.
    31. if you are waiting on parts to fix your plow, truck, spreader, you know it will snow.
    32. you can't please every customer.
  17. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    33. You won't get rich plowing
  18. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    30. if you go out of town it will snow

    Isnt that the truth, every time i've taken a long run to deliver a load it snows, EVERY TIME!

    Check the weather, and everything, call home a day after i've left and the first thing out of the wifes mouth, "Weve got 6 inches of snow", How, it was 70 when i left yesterday, get back 3 days later and not a snow bank in sight.
  19. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    34: No matter where you park, the side you park the drivers door on will be up wind.
  20. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    These are all true thats for sure.I have been out of town for 6 days now and the crew back home has gone out 3 times.

    it does seem like the customer that always complains pays last.

    I do feel bad for the guy whos driveway gets plowed last and pays ontime.