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Any one Plowing this year ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Rain Man, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Rain Man

    Rain Man Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    Is there any one in the US or Canada making any money this year plowing? here in Pittsburgh the weathers been in the 30s, 40s, and 50s all winter. Hard for it to snow with those temperature :(
  2. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Kansas City-No money here!
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Nothing a few miles north of you either, we've had a handful of events but thats it. We've only gone through 60 tons of salt so far, this time last year we were pushing 100 tons.
  4. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Plowed about a half dozen times here in NE Ohio all in the month of January 2012. Plowed more than that just in the month of December 2010. January and February 2011 were banner months for me. Glad I have a day job and snow is just bonus money for me !!!!
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Going to the bank tomorrow to deposit my seasonal checks:)
  6. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    Me too

    Me too, glad to have each and every donation :)
  7. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    ^^^^Highway robbery :) ....... Wish I had a few of those
  8. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    did you not see the rodent on the 2nd ? 6 more weeks . you guys give up way too easy
  9. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I had 2-3 events this year. We might get some snow thursday though.
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    I am paid a seasonal rate. payup So the less snow the better since I need over 40 inches before going hourly.
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


    Messages: 79

    snow yesterday

    Sadly just on the grass not a spot of white on the asphalt or the gravel

    nothing since Oct. 3rd
  13. watatrp

    watatrp Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I've been out 10 times so far this season. Surprisingly, I made more money this January than I did last January. Season total for snow this year is right around 50" so far.

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    For me 3 snowplowing events and 9 ice controls so far this season
  15. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    Only 3 this year and 1bag of salt. On the up side it's only 3/4 of the way through winter. Had snow on Saturday. 4" plowed a few lots
    and that it warmed up to 45°.

    I love my Z
  16. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    I plowed one time this season. I'm hoping to get enough lawns this summer to carry me through the winter so I'm not relying on snow removal. I'm almost there now but it's getting tight.
  17. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    We don't have seasonals in our market. I can see the up side, but also the down side. I would think the customers would demand a much lower seasonal price next year due to dollars spent this year. I know, factor over multiple years, but even a 3 to 5 year average would mean a 20 to 30% reduction.
  18. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Yep, there is a down side.

    Year like last year, I was still bringing money in on my per-push accounts, but my big seasonal ate me up. Luckily the snow fall were bigger each time, so I didn't go through as much salt and did a lot of pushing, but still just squeaked out a profit on it.

    As far as I'm concerned, I'm making up for last year, but would like one more short event at 4" or better for my other accounts just to keep me on my toes. Thumbs Up

  19. Red02F250

    Red02F250 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    No luck here in Northern VA. We've only had 2 events that anything stuck. We've spent more time attaching equipment and taking it back off at each threat of snow than we have actually using it. :(
  20. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I billed 18k in Jan was 3 plow events and 5 salt runs I like to see more salt runs Quick easy money