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Are you ready??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MSS Mow, Nov 14, 2009.


Are you ready to plow snow right now?

  1. Yes, 100% ready!!

    49 vote(s)
  2. No, not even close.

    32 vote(s)
  3. No, but I could manage if it snowed tonight.

    78 vote(s)
  1. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    I know a few of you have already had some snow, but for the remainder of the world.....Are you ready? Basically, do you have all your equipment serviced, sanders on, plows out and ready, employees/subs lined up, etc.?????? Are you ready if it snowed a big storm tonight? Ignore the fact of whether or not all contracts have been signed up yet or not, I'm just curious if everyone has their "house" in order.
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    lol, i guess i am the first to vote, anways, for the most part i am ready, but i have two new snow pushes i have to finish and paint, before i can say i am ready, also went to start up my one tractor the other day and it has some blow by on the valves, and i have a skidsteer that is still blowing fusses on the light circuit, other then that, i am good to go.
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    If it snowed tonight all I would have to do is put the plow on my truck. My ATV is not eaven close to ready, I have none of my winter acseries on it yet and my plow is in my storage building behind my tractor.
  4. Pennings Garden

    Pennings Garden Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 242

    Spreader is ready to go, just put the plow on and grease everything, should be no more then 30 min.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Been ready for a month and a half...

    Getting 6-12" Tonight.
  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We are still getting trucks and salters ready, pushers and machines are good to go, just need to be moved to sites. Sattelite salt bins going in this coming week. We are still in operation for hardscapes, small plantings and leaf clean ups, we have 2 trucks with salters ready now just in case, plows were hung and run, so they mount up in a couple minutes. We won't set up the other salters until we're finished with other operations for the year and then they'll be in the trucks til spring..............Funny you posted this today, we are having our "snow day" today. We reviewed admin/paperwork/prelim routes this morning, we have plow and salter training this afternoon.
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Just put all winter acseries on my ATV and I got my plow out and it's all ready to go.
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I still have to buy another plow and tires for other truck ....
    If it did snow I'd do what has to be done....PLOW....
  9. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    been ready since the last snow fall!!
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'm ready all year ,never know when a July snow storm will come in!
  11. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 762

    Just started working on truck today... rewiring/priming/cleaning/painting Tomarrow work on getting plow out and adjust sander... Maybe have it all ready by next week end........
  12. me!

    me! Member
    Messages: 31

    I spent all day today working on snow equipment and have a total of 0 of the 4 trucks ready. Worst case i could make it work in a good 10 hours, but it will take till thanksgiving weekend till its ready the right way.
  13. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Been ready for a while, just need snow!
  14. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    i have about half the trucks ready, still doing fall cleanups, so can't get the salter and box ready on the dump till done hauling leaves, but have changed all the fluids out and greased them all up, still have to put some markers on some accts too, and do the drive thru with the guys, don't have all contracts in yet.
  15. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Ive gotta replace a cutting edge, maybe do some touch up painting on the skisteer and decide whether or not im gonna by a new/used jd 5325 tractor or 5425. Then ive got to put markers in on my last parking lot and im ready. But i would still manage if it snowed tonight.
  16. ottawa-ottawa

    ottawa-ottawa Member
    from Ottawa
    Messages: 44

    Im ready ,, blowers are on the tractors, Showels have been bought, Load of backup equipment on hands, WOOHOO !
  17. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Here it is the middle of November and only a 1/3 of us are completely ready. I guess I'm not the only procrastinator out there. lol
  18. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    2/3 snow blowers are ready (one needs a carb cleaning).
    1 plow is ready (still need to pick up number 2).
    Haven't tried the truck spreader yet.
    Sidewalk spreader is good.
    Haven't gotten my salt yet (have 1/2 pallet from last year left over lol).

    So, uhhhhh. I could plow, but not salt much ha. I should be all ready sometime next week.
  19. ALC-GregH

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

    gezzz, I just cut my lawn today! I doubt we'll get any snow for awhile. I have a ATV spreader I have to assemble and a power angle to install on my ATV before I'm ready. Shouldn't take but a few hours. If I knew it was going to snow in the next few days I could be ready no problem but right now, it's still in the 60's around here. :dizzy:
  20. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    The last time I had to mow my lawn was on October 5. It hasn't hit 60 hear in a long time.