*****Connecticut Weather*****

Discussion in 'Weather' started by LR3, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 2000 Club Member
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    I’m thankful I’m going on a salt run.
     
  2. Brndnstffrd

    Brndnstffrd Senior Member
    from CT
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    Id like to make back the money I spent on my tire puncture the other day, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen at this rate. Also got a wheel bearing on it's way out, looks like i'm eating that one out of pocket too.
     
  3. aclawn

    aclawn 2000 Club Member
    from SWCT
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  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 PlowSite Veteran
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    well those are nice numbers to look at it
     
  5. fireside

    fireside PlowSite.com Addict
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    Boy,
    With winter never showing up this year again what your guys thoughts on next year? First are you plowing again if so what do you think pricing structures will look like? After looking at the ceiling many nights waiting for the rain I have figured out our new two year average is 3 events that’s it. This year we have plowed only twice with two other salt runs.

    If costs of doing business keep going up is it really worth the headaches? No one wants to hear the real cost of snowplowing.
     
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  6. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 2000 Club Member
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    i think you are going to start to see a transition of only people that own their equipment out right are the ones doing snow. This year i have 3 leased pieces, if they where not on seasonal accounts it would not be worth it to have those pieces. My caterpillar has 4 more payments until its paid off. that machine sits on per event lots. the pushing has barely covered the payments, fuel, and labor over the past three months.

    im excited for everything thats going to be for sale in april.
     
  7. fireside

    fireside PlowSite.com Addict
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    Good point about owning it all. You really think that’s the key. Someday If I decide to keep doing snow I could own my own loader.
     
  8. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 2000 Club Member
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    Salt run tonight....


    Anyone else?
     
  9. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
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    I own 7 loaders, a few are surplus to my needs so I decided to rent one out. The guy rented it after we got the big storm in the beginning of December. So since then he has put about 2 hours on the machine and I have collected $7500 so far in rental fees. My accounts are seasonal and my Construction business hasn’t skipped a beat all winter. Life is great up here. Sorry not trying to rub salt on your wounds. Moral of the story is that it’s much better to own then rent
     
  10. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 2000 Club Member
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    I have a small excavation company aside from our full time company. We opened it last year, I was very surprised to see the phone ring with a job or two a week up until the end of January. I wasn’t expecting that.
     
  11. fireside

    fireside PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well it’s been two not so good seasons here for us lowlanders!! So far we got to plow twice. I do have seasonals but also per push. When you have accounts that bring in 12k on a easy season this year 1100 yea do the math. I will say I’m very fortunate to own all my equipment. This season really making me think if it’s worth it
     
  12. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 2000 Club Member
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    Ask your sons if it’s worth it. I’m sure they will give you a definitive answer.
     
  13. fireside

    fireside PlowSite.com Addict
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    Oh I’m sure but I’m the big dog who pays the bills. You should be happy I’m thinking about show them I money you could get a loader operator out of the deal
     
  14. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 2000 Club Member
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    Yeah I’m hedging my bets.....

    New strategy, get Sean to quit snow....
     
  15. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
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    Last year wasn't too bad, this year has been terrible obviously, but I like to look at three year blocks for gauging "if its worth it". Next season will say a lot in that respect; it usually averages out over 3 seasons. Still a few weeks to go before we're out of the woods...
     
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  16. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 2000 Club Member
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    Isn’t this what we normally do in January before we get hammered in February and March? Maybe it’s just a month off
     
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  17. Avalanche 2500

    Avalanche 2500 Senior Member
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    Last year March 4 we got 12-14" here where the Pats play. Lets hope for one like that ?? :drinkup:
     
  18. fireside

    fireside PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yup that one 14” storm saved my season for sure.
     
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  19. fireside

    fireside PlowSite.com Addict
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    Here is the problem with that thought, if I use past three years yup no more plowing. If I use past two years and next year we’ll very well could be a gold mine of white.

    When bidding I use the past four years. When figuring out a seasonal it’s the terms of contract that tells the story!
     
  20. aclawn

    aclawn 2000 Club Member
    from SWCT
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    The midseason raise the *trucewhiteflag*and then we're like :redbounce: in april.:drinkup:Thumbs Upand in thepayup!:usflag::usflag: We know how new england weather works,plenty of time for a few makeup storms,and plenty of cold coming our way in march.:plowred: Last year we got 21" in 4 storms, between 3/8/19 = 4/2/19.Thumbs Up*newusflag*
     
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