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Anything wrong with this picture?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Peterbilt, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    See any problems here?

    Does anyone think thats this is acceptable plowing?

    This a late season strom last year, the 1" of snow melted by 9AM thats why the lots are eithe wet or dry.

    First pic is a local clinic.

    Pic 2 and 3 are of a large strip mall with plenty of green space just 200ft the other direction.

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  2. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    trees in the way . hahaha
  3. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    They managed to pizz off the fire marshall, the street department, and the lawn company all in just one plow?
  4. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    This is 2 different contractors.

  5. bn building ser

    bn building ser Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    looks great if your a D.S.
  6. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    man i would hate to be on the fire dep. every time we get a big snow the department my dad is Asst. Chief for has to dig a cicle, 3ft on each side of they hydrant. I usually get stuck helpin but cheat and use the quad or bobcat.
  7. ADBsnowremoval

    ADBsnowremoval Member
    Messages: 43

    This might sound simple here, but the easiest way to dig out around a fire hydrant is to actually stomp it out with your boot when able. I ama full time firefighter/paramedic along with my concrete and plow business, and you would be surprised how quickly and painlessly you could simply walk around a hydrant with snow and be able to pack it down enough that it is not in the way.
  8. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    don't know how they get away with that, around here, those companies would be having the man in blue knocking at the door
  9. breadoflife

    breadoflife Member
    Messages: 85

    yea...and when i push across a road like that, i at least clean up and make sure its up over the curb
  10. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Another prime example of "you get what you pay for;" they were probably the cheapest bidder.
  11. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    no need to ever push across a road like that.
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,257

    Nothing at all, brother lowballer.

    That's the way all my lots look. What else would you expect when plowing for beer money.
  13. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Plowing in the Fire Hydrant, Nice- my department would sure be pissed if we rolled up to a hydrant that looked like that, especially if it rained and the snow froze like that! They'd be getting a ticket for sure!
  14. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    This winter we should start a thread on bad plowing pics, should be a huge thread lol
  15. snowman4

    snowman4 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Ur welcome to do that here in Ottawa. I will make sure I get this contract and sub it out to you. Sounds like you can do it pretty fast so I will pay you $1 per hydrant. Oh... just some backgrounder info... Ottawa got something like 14 feet of snow 2 years ago. Happy stomping! tymusic
  16. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    That's nuts. Not that we would want to, but we would never get away with any of that from our clients. The complaints would pour in.

    I had a call last year from a muni so anal (and with nothing to do) they watched our trucks plow a good size site with two office buildings. As they were finishing plowing one of the trucks pulled out of the lot, onto the street and a little snow fell off his plow into the street. Our driver didn't even realize something fell off his blade and kept going.

    He went off on the other truck that was still in the lot, and called the office threatening to fine us. Our tax dollars hard at work.
  17. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    My thoughts exactly, you get what yo pay for!! I think it's time to stop in and ask the property owner are they happy with the service they are getting? An if so, then I would be like, great then can I bring my dump truck loads of snow we are removing from our other lots and drop them off here to!! heck it would not make it look any worse.:dizzy:
  18. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Both these Companies plow by the Hr. I have been beaten out on bids by that company on the fire hydrant job. The other, I haven't bid yet. Maybe next year. That contractor has an "In" with that property. So getting it will be tough.

    There is no quality control with some of these guys. Just blow and go with most of them.

    If you look close at the fire Hydrant, there is a marker sticking up from it. (Red and White). Since this storm was is late march, most the snow had melted away. This is a fresh push. The snow was at least 4ft above the hydrant in january.

  19. jbis1782

    jbis1782 Member
    Messages: 44

    We would have the fire department knocking on our door with a fine. And a new fine everyday the snow is not removed. If one of my guys did that they would be looking for a new job. How stupid can this person be. He must have got a degree for dumbazz university.
  20. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    As I say Pay peanuts get monkeys