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Bet that hurt!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  2. icudoucme

    icudoucme Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    I like how he doesn't even try to avoid it.
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,094

    The plow driver also took out the windows in a car dealership in the process, that clip was the outside security cam, this has both outside and inside cams


    The guy from behind the wheel must be related to the "BlackDogg" that got busted for pushing back piles into cars parked on the street last winter.
    I'd post the YouTube link but I'm sure big brother would delete the post due to language.:nono::nono:
  4. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    Had to be some heavy wet slush.
  5. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    That's BS, that driver should be charged with something and fired at the least.
  6. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    He did not get fired for pushing piles into cars, he was plowing the road just like he was SUPPOSED to be doing. Thats what happens when you plow the road properly and make as wide as you can, cars get covered. Fact of life.

    He got fired for his language and posting it on youtube and for no other reason than the above actions made the company and the driver look bad. As for plowing, he was doing his job exactly as asked and as any other road plower would.


    What do you expect him to do, slow to a stop every time there is a pedestrian around?
  7. anz27

    anz27 Member
    Messages: 44

    He should not have done what he did. What ever happened to being courteous? More importantly, he should have not allowed that person to get knocked over. If he had to stop, he should have because its the right thing to do. On the other hand, the guy should not have just kept walking. He should have moved out of the way. Regardless, two wrongs don't make a right.
  8. NThill93

    NThill93 Member
    Messages: 96

    so youre telling me a highway plow should stop for a pedestrian on the sidewalk that he probably didnt even see? :laughing:
  9. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Plow truck is driving way too fast if he is shattering windows with his spray, let alone knocking someone to the ground...
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    i hate when its wet. I was doing a sidewalk when it was wet and kept getting splashed by cars.
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,094

    Precisely, there's no reason to be running at the speed he was while plowing city streets. You never see municipality's around here running more that 20-25mph, most of the time slower.
  12. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    So, if that was your Mother, daughter, or wife innocently walking on the sidewalk to their job, you'd feel the same way? What if was one of your shovel crew? How can you condone "shattering" the glass at the car dealership? Is that not property damage?

    One thing some folks seem to regularily forget, including you and apparently the plow driver as well, is just who the plow truck driver works for. The owner of the dealership and also the guy knocked to the ground pay his wage.

    BTW, that's the kind of speed you drive to wing snow in a rural or interstate environment, not an urban street where you're simply trying to windrow onto the parkway. Plain and simple, the driver's going way too fast, which he knows as well. He's just doing it because he's a ******.............
  13. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351


    What do you expect him to do, slow to a stop every time there is a pedestrian around?"

    Yes, I do. He should at least be slowing down enough to not throw the snow on the pedestrians or buildings. That is, most definitely, not necessary. The snow should not be thrown on the sidewalk at all; a bank along the curb is customary.

    IMHO with 35 years' experience in plowing city streets.
  14. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

  15. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    that doesnt happen in michigan much. our roads are not smooth enough.
  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,094

    I remember seeing that on the Denver news, they get quite bit of rain then snow events that creates a nice layer of Ice. My experience driving around in the Salt Lake Valley is the drivers aren't the best when it comes to paying attention.
  17. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    A similar thing happened on the interstate in my city about 4 years ago. I was driving right at the beginning of a storm and the temps and snow type was just right. I literally counted 55 cars off the road in a matter of 5 miles. I got off that highway the 1st exit available. It was hairy!
  18. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    I almost went off the Highway this year. That day there was a15semi pileup just south of my town
  19. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I thought you DID go off the highway this year? :D Reminder: That pic of the Ford facing the wrong way on the shoulder...

  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Oh. Yes. That was the on ramp at low speeds. Pulled out without much effort.

    I nearly flew off at highway speeds a few storms later

    Started keeping 4x4 on after that