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advice on driveways

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rfed32, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    how u doing..this will be my 1st year doing driveways, i did parking lots last year but the guy i was working for sold the truck i was in...i just picked up a blizzard 720LT and am plowing for a friend doing his driveway list...if u have any advise for me i would love to hear it...thanks a lot
  2. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Stay on the driveway, Don't hit anything or anyone, and most of all stay glued to this site.:waving:
  3. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I know there are a few driveway posts that you can do a search and find. Some advice you will find is simple such as making sure you take a look at each driveway BEFORE it snows or if possible, installing marking sticks. The best one I saw was that someone said he goes out and takes a picture of each driveway and puts the picture in his route book so he can look at the picture before plowing. He got me thinking so I bought a digital camera and am doing this right now.
  4. tessdad

    tessdad Member
    from S.E. MA
    Messages: 71

    The person you saw with the post about pictures might have been me. I bought a route with 38 or so driveways, I didn't trust my memory. I do the whole route, in order, with pictures, anything that I think might get hidden by snow, I make notes about. If you or your customer puts up markers, the pictures work really well with them to help you know just where everything is.
    I do the route myself, but if I had to have someone "pinch hit" for me, I think my method would be a big help.
    If a customer bails, I just put theirs in the back of the book, if they call me back, I ready to go.