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Female Plowers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Big Todd, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. Big Todd

    Big Todd Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I know that this is a prety much male dominated field, but I was just wondering if there are many female plowers out there.

    We have a gal that plows for us this year. She really does a good job despite the fact that she drives the oldest truck in our fleet.

    I got a big kick the other night. We were plowing this large warehouse lot the other night, and about 2am this guy steps outside to have a smoke. She pulls up to him and tells him to get all of the guys inside to come out and move their cars so we can clear the area they are parked in. He does, and within about 2 minutes, all 15 or 20 cars are moved to a spot we had already plowed. That has never happened in the two years we've been doing that place.
  2. THREE W

    THREE W Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    women plowers

    Big TODD....

    My wife will sometimes help plow if really busy, she is easier
    on equipment that most other people who helped.

    We also found that out during wheat harvest in this area,
    female drivers are better for truck drivers in the field. Easier
    on equipment and follow directions better, than hiring temporary people for appx 20 days and are always on time.
    it is a added bonus during the 100+ degree days out in the
    field driving combine. 3w
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    There are a few members on here that are women. At least there used to be.
  4. CAT

    CAT Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    When all else fails

    Call my girl friend.
    She has helped me out alot. When ever we get dump on hard she'll jump in the loader and go. People go out of they're way for ladies. They can just about get away with murder. She runs it just as good as hired help but alot cleaner. They aren't that bad if you can put up with they're ****.
    Not bad for free.
  5. greenquestlawn

    greenquestlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    There is a large LC in Grand Rapids that I used to work at that has had a few women plowers. there is still one. She can plow just as good as us guys.
  6. jason2

    jason2 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 117

    The company I sub for has a few women plowers as well. The grain truck women drivers thing brings back some memories. When I used to farm in ND, on rare occasions we wouldn't have enough people to move all the equipment from one field to the next. We farmed 3,000 acres spread out over roughly 20 miles. Sometimes we would get my grandmother, then in her 70's to help. Quite a site to see this little old lady behind the wheel of a F700 with 350 bushels of wheat on it coming down the road. We'd just leave the two speed in low for her and off she'd go. :)
  7. PamelaRose

    PamelaRose Member
    Messages: 31

    They all wanted to go see the girl in the plow. L O L Guys can be so predictable ;)

    So nice to see what most of you said in this thread. It isnt easy being the only woman on a job site, as a matter of fact it can be quite intimidating at first. As with most of life there are always the jerks to deal with but mostly the guys keep their mouths in check when Im around. As for me I try to be gentle with the equiptment and do the best job I can.

    you guys are great

    *cheer* It snowed last night ! ! ! ! !

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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2002