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Get Ready, Northeast!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by thelawnguy, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Doesn't look too bad.

  3. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    my town looks like it's half 1-3, half 3-6. i'm right on the coast so i bet 1-3". funny thing is in the newspaper today they have a picture of one of the new Sterlings with a plow on and chains. I fixed both snowblowers working as of wednesday, flyers up, and enough gas in the truck right now. i've been getting quite a bit of interest in plowing, but i'll see how i make out.

    if we get this storm it will be my first time out plowing, so i'm going to take it slow and learn as i go.

    my snowblowers will be topped off tomorrow, my 5 gallon pails of ice ban topped off and the truck will be driven into the plow tomorrow night with the pins in, jack down. if we get anything, hook up 4 connectors, pull the jack. if we get nothing plowable, pull the pins and go to school monday.

    personally, since i live on the coast i think we'll end up with 3". where i work i bet we get 6".

    i think that post was long enough, but since i can officially be a plower on plowsite i wanted to voice my thoughts on what be my first snowfall plowing.

  4. DaveK

    DaveK Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    The dates for that snowfall are 1/5/01 thru 1/7/01

    Hope it's just a new year glitch.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2002
  5. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Good luck Snow, Let us all know how ya do the first time out.

  6. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Go get 'em, Snow. Have a good first time.

  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Good luck, Snow. Hope you have better luck than I did last year. Got talked into doing a long drive for $40 that should have been at least $80, mainly cause I hadn't set a price in advance. First year I chaulked up to "learning".

    The Weatherbug alarm was flashing when I got up this morning. Shows 3"-6" for tonight. It was pretty accurate last year.
  8. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Im in them middle of the 6-12 zone according to millenium weather,but weather channel is saying 4-7 now,last night they said 1-2.I dont think they know what we are going to get yet,Im ready either way.
  9. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637


    If you could wait till Monday night I will give you an exact forcast for your area.:D

    Good Luck
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    NWS has upped the forecast for my area to 4-8, with 10 possible. Most between 8pm and 4am.
  11. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    just checked out weather.com and read the NWS warning. I guess the low pressure and cold air will be here and the potential for 5-10" does exist. After i finish my homework, i plan on going over my equipment and calling my customers.

  12. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    i plan on heading out around 3 am. all the main accumulations should be down by then. morning commute should be a real treat.
  13. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Got one spreader loaded with salt ready to do some pre apps. Plows are all on. Lots of contractors calling to get sand. Plus a few last minute residentials this morning.

    Supposed to start here around 4-6pm. Looks like the first full event for me.
  14. matthew Urban

    matthew Urban Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    The NWS is saying 5-10" and possibly more for me and TWC is saying 6-12" by midnight.
  15. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    This is a fast mover,and will dump a lot of snow real fast according to TWC.It should be out of here by midnight according to them,giving us time to clean everything up before morning.
  16. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    millenium weather has an update stating a second system will form and possibly give my area another 2-4 inches during the day monday. winters finally here i think.
  17. cutntrim

    cutntrim PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 248

    Pretty light here in S.Ontario. Only expecting around 2" by the time it ends tonight. Went out this morning and did a pre-app of salt at most locations. Might not even need to plow those ones later, maybe salt again. What a difference a year makes.
  18. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Can someone say RAIN :(
  19. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    IM with BERKS. Got to get the plow put on to push all the water
    out of the parking lots tonight. This sucks! I get so sick of the weather forcasting in the mid-atlantic. Im not going to watch anymore, just going to wait till i see white stuff. It is the worst when you get everything ready only to have rain, this happens every time.
  20. snow

    snow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 1,002

    i got back from the fire dept. put a 5 gallon pail of ice ban in the truck, 2 25lb bags of salt, a shovel, and a coffee can to spread the salt with.

    as long as we get something to plow i'll be happy tomorrow.


    here's a pic of my truck at the fire station next to the assistant cheifs plow truck