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First Storm of the Year in New England

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dmjr77, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    It looks like New England is going to be getting its first snow of the year. We are expecting 6" to 12". Just getting in from prepping trucks.
  2. snowbankr

    snowbankr Member
    Messages: 49

    Was doing the same thing here, went and got 2 of the 3 all set, started the last one, warmed it up, went to back up to load sand/salt mix...it "thumped" and wouldn't back up. Goes like a truck possessed forward but NO reverse. Looking for a good 700R4 tranny now. Hired a friend that bought our old truck to cover this event. Way to start the year...just like we ended last plow season..blown tranny.
  3. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Wow that is a bummer. I had 2 headlamp housings that gave me a real fit, but was able to get them adjusted properly.
  4. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    When is this supposed to happen?
  5. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Overnight Sunday into Monday - 6 to 12 inches
  6. canoebuildah

    canoebuildah Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I'm in Oxford County, Maine on the NH border. We are in the 12" - 18" band and usually get the higher end of the forecast due to our elevation.

    It will be my first time plowing with the new truck and plow. It replaced a 97 Dodge 1 ton with 9' straight Fisher. The truck ran fine as long as it wasn't cold or wet outside so it was a perfect plow truck.
  7. ppease

    ppease Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 55

    The new plow is mounted, 1/3 yard on the sander for ballast. Looks like we're going to plow all day. I have 35 new driveways from a guy getting out of it. At least he offered to ride the first time out. Should be fun........
  8. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Sounds like it is going to be a good storm, I am hoping for no problems.
  9. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    Hey Pease. Where are you located in Maine?

    I'm in th Machias area.
  10. 03SuperCrew330

    03SuperCrew330 Member
    Messages: 72

    I just got done plowing my 3" of slop, now people are calling because their plow guy never showed up! payup
  11. frostypuck

    frostypuck Member
    Messages: 54

    Boston Snow

    Man, How'd you get 3 inches? I'm like 15 mins south of the city and it only dropped an inch of snow before turning to rain, so I never went out. I imagine I'll get a couple calls tonite when the slush freezes....

    Chris in Norwood
  12. 03SuperCrew330

    03SuperCrew330 Member
    Messages: 72

    I'm in Arlington brothaaaaaa! Its snowing like mad right now! Seriously.
  13. hdcust

    hdcust Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    We ended up with about 13 " today as of 7 pm I have had enough of snow for this yr....
    hey DMJR how was your day????
  14. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Barely got anything on the ground...maybe 3".
  15. ppease

    ppease Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 55

    I'm in Hope/Union area. Just inland from Camden. Got 12-14 inches. So far so good. Headed out to finish cleaning up.
  16. Ole Tower

    Ole Tower Senior Member
    from MAINE
    Messages: 210

    Well Here it came Down pretty Good 6 inches or So? by Noon--Plowed for 12 Hours Got all My Customers Done? except for this Dusting that Don*t want to STOP!--How Do YOU Guys? Charge for Mulitible Visits?--as most Commerical Customers have to be Kept some What Clean?--w/ Two & some Three Visits & its still comming Down & according to the Watherman? its NOT going to END until Late this Afternoon?--How Do You handel Multi Visits? --OleTower--

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Regarding multiple visits...

    Ole Tower, I simply add to my quotes when I look at the job...if a driveway is $50, I'll say additional pushes will be $35 or something similar...this seems to be a decent method of getting accounts, as almost all my clients have agreed to this. Basically, I'm charging a little over half of my "1st push price"
    Some folks say they charge the same price for 2nd and third visits, but I like to give the customer a little break for the additional pushes...just my humble thinking....heck, I'm not going to make a $$killing$$ at this and I like to think I'm treating folks like I would like to be treated...simple enough in my estimation...!

    One customer wanted a price "per storm" and had a long tiered walkway he wanted shoveled too...well I had to quote him $100 because of the "unknowns" involved...he hasn't called back yet!
  18. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    20 inches in the East Machias, ME area!!
  19. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Got about 6" here in Derry. I'm happy with that. I've got one commercial that' s a 3 hr job and 24 resi's...I was out for 10 hrs. Timing of the storm worked out so ppl got out in the morning and were working all day and I could take my time getting to each location and most ppl weren't home.
  20. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I got ~1 inch of snow and sleet with a little freezing rain mixed in.