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Can anyone remember it being this bad????

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Snow Picasso, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Just curious if anyone thats been in the business for a long time can remember a winter that started off so bad!!! What happened the 2nd half??? What was the summer like??? :help:
  2. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Back around the mid 80`s we didn`t have any plowable snow here. This kid that was working for me at the time framing houses, bought a brand new dodge, and plow for it. We all felt bad for him, but we still razzed the S#*# out of him anyway!!! :jester:
  3. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    this is typical chicago weather.
    im going to pack the plow away tomorrow and get an early start for spring.
    were expecting warm weather for the next 2 week's. by then it will be the end of the snow season for us in chicago. :(

    < edit >
    the late 90's were like this in chicago.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2006
  4. dbdrgr150

    dbdrgr150 Member
    Messages: 69

    well it looks like i am the kid that bought the new dodge and put a plow on it... i just picked it up dec 19th which was like the day after our last snow
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2006
  5. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Two words

    Season Contract
  6. GSE

    GSE Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Amen to that! payup
  7. dmc337

    dmc337 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    What he just said!
  8. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Boy, you guys have short memories. Weather is in 7 year cycles in the short term.

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    what he said, i'll just keep fishing.:waving:
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Yes thier have been winters worse then this. This business is based on weather, everyone is so worried about the little amount of snow that has fallen so far this year. Complaining or worring about it is'nt going to help the snow fall...Get Over It, or get everything on contract so you don't have to worry. :rolleyes:

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    I am glad I decided not to buy a snowmobile and save my money instead.
  12. sam c

    sam c Member
    Messages: 58

    The winter of 03/04 here in sothern Nh. I put the plow on three times. Anyone who looks at plowing for the short term (less than 5 years) is asking for trouble:nono:
  13. Plow King

    Plow King Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    seasonal contracts payup payup
  14. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    no snow and still a slamming business, seasonal contracts are the way to go .This year we are 55 % above last years sales and we had no snow in Illinois...so keep it in mind for next years bidding !!!! Also this was the first year we pushed for 3 year contracts so it will balance it self out in the end...90 % of our business signed the 3 year contracts the others are mostly residential so you know how they are per push .But for the members that are having a hard time making ends meet this year should consider 1,2,3, year contracts for next season ..just a thought .I too felt noway would my customers sign a 3 year contract but they all said they have other things to worry about than who plows the lots every year . so in 3 years i will have them as a customer again !!!! payup payup
  15. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    the year I get into plowing and some how little snow. But I dont really care, we have all of feb. I bet that in feb we get around 8 pushes in! $$$
  16. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    ONE CAN ONLY HOPE !!!!payup payup
  17. BRAAAP

    BRAAAP Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    New plow and new sled:cry: maybe next year. At least i can still cut firewood
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2006
  18. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I want to apologize to everyone because the lack of snow is my fault. You see, I bought a new truck and plow right before this winter. Had I not done so, it would be snowing every week!
  19. Remsen1

    Remsen1 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I too appologize for the lack of snow. You see... it was 4-5 days after our last plowable event that I made sure my truck was 100% ready for a storm that was predicted for the next day. I even went so far as to put extra socks in it, packed my lunch for the next day, the whole bit... I scared that storm away and I have kept my truck almost as geared up as it was that day and it hasn't snow since. MY bad! :blush2:
  20. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085


    In 1994 we had 3" of slush in one event, the rest of that winter all it did wad rain!