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Hours in your truck plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PlowTeam5, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. PlowTeam5

    PlowTeam5 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Whats the longest you been in your truck plowing without any breaks of any sort besides driving to another lot to plow. I am curious to see who has the longest length of time. I personally went 28 hours straight in my truck 2 yrs ago during the blizzard we had. I came home and slept for 4 hours and showered and went back out for another 20 hours. Came home and passed out for almost a full day. Whats your personal best?
  2. bigw

    bigw Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    19 hrs straight 2 x with in a few days just last year with the 2 big storms we had here.and it sucked!!!!
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Oh geez, anther one of these threads? Do a search, there is a thread with pages and pages of comments.
  4. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Try 36 hours between the truck and skid steer saw the sun rise twice. Did that two times last year it took a lot of coffee.:dizzy:
  5. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Yeah there is a thread somewhere on here already. I think the worst was the December blizzard we had the end of last year. I know I did at least 36hrs straight, I took a nap in my office chair briefly before the phone woke me up again, prob about two hours. We had guys in and out for 5 days though I think in five days I slept a total of 5hrs. I have plenty of stock in redbull and 7-11 coffee.
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    38 and I hope to never do it again!
  7. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    Based upon all the other threads about this topic, I always get a kick out of how many people stop working to go home and grab a shower... Honestly, your sitting in your truck doing nothing... Who really cares... JMO
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    I work alone cause I like to fart.... my record is 48... Hrs not farts.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I have done 24 hours strait of plowing. After 24 hours I like to get a nap.
  10. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    Mercer how many drives do you do?
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Not enough............Plus some of that 24 hours was riding in my uncles plow truck (plowing roads) between plowing drive ways.
  12. PlowTeam5

    PlowTeam5 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    A shower always makes me feel better and wakes me up a bit.
  13. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    30 hrs when we had 20 inches in 08
  14. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    The runny farts suck! If I said how many, nobody would actually believe me.
  15. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i did 40 some back in 95 started friday night and didnt get done till sometime sunday eveing.
  16. snorider075

    snorider075 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    with how many farts or hours? lol
  17. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    26 hours in last years blizzard. Went home and slept for 12.
  18. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    18 hrs. is my record. As far as I'm concerned, I see no glory in staying up as long as possible and I frown upon it. All it takes it one mistake to make you regret staying up that long and then you lose any possible profit you could have had.

    I think I also read in one of the snow mags, that staying up for so many hours straight is the same as having a blood alcohol content of ....
  19. sven_502

    sven_502 Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 390

    Agreed with pinky demon, its dangerous. My personal record was 40 something ( I could hardly count at that point) on the shoveling crew. I went home and passed out for almost a whole 24 hours. I know a few of those guys have ran a truck for over 70 hours, I know I wouldn't feel comfortable past 20 or so without sleeping for an hour. To top it off I don't drink coffee either.
  20. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    If I remember correctly my longest was 48 hours. Went home and slept for about 36 hours after that. Redbull coffee n cigarettes helped me get through that