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First Snow is 1", but I have a 2" Trigger

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by olesnowpatrol, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. olesnowpatrol

    olesnowpatrol Member
    Messages: 35

    Well we finally got the white stuff here in my next of the woods. We only got an inch from a weak clipper system. I emailed all my customers to let them know that we got an inch and our trigger is 2", but I can come and plow if they contact me. I figure I will only do this for this first snow...I want to remind people of their options without being pushing.

    This approach make sense? Any other ideas?

    PS Last year at this time we already have 14 inches YTD. I tell my friends who don't like snow they should be paying me for buying my plow truck!
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I guess that's ok, but I wouldn't email them about that scenario again.
  3. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    You could salt
  4. olesnowpatrol

    olesnowpatrol Member
    Messages: 35

    Since this is my side business, my model is that I just plow driveways...no salt, no sidewalks.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Don't set a precedent on coming at 1 inch then they will expect it all the time.
  6. jimmyzlc

    jimmyzlc Member
    Messages: 74

    You sure it was 1", not closer to 2?
  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    A kid I was plowing with a few years back had a good one.

    When we only got an inch, he says,"you just gotta push a little of that snow togther, then stick your tape in that spot... bet you got your two inch trigger now!
  8. kg26

    kg26 Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Love that method walk out side pull tape measure out 2' jump in truck.
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You make good money with walks
    on walks you dont need a trigger
  10. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    eh maybe some of you make good money doing sidewalks and have no trigger.

    my commercial lots don't have sidewalks and all my residentials are on a 2" trigger. I don't show up and do anything unless its 2 inches. that includes sidewalks.