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how do these people continue to get work.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by rock18201, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. rock18201

    rock18201 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 40

    30year old truck pretty much not road worthy and a backhoe with a snowpusher that looks like it was welded with bubble gum. I would kindly escort this contractor off my property if i were the property manager.

  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Its like that around here. You've got guys running around with a 1978 loader, a 1980 F350 dump, and a 1999 F150 with a poly 7' blade doing Walmarts and large shopping centers. I just don't get it. I see them plowing 3 days after the storm, still trying to get it to pavement.
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    The front half looks cleared :confused:. Maybe they have an agreement that they dont have to clear the back half 100%.
  4. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    where is the truck and backhoe? Dont see it in the picture.
  5. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    Not that i think that is a great job but what is wron with an old loader if it is clean and can still push i know that i would love to have a loader but don't have that kind of money to thro on a machine that sits more than it's used I'm surpeised the whole lowes lot is not cleared

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    You never know what kida agrement they have, people are always looking to save a buck. I gree it is a pretty shotty job though.
  7. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    Low bid. everyone is hungry for work now.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Looks clean to pavement up to the second set of light poles. I bet NBI is on to something
  9. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    talked to the local low baller around here with his POS 1970's tractors and he said they only complain for a while about the second section of lot being icy so they don't even bother salting it. what a joke
  10. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Alot of the nationals bid them that way this year.... clear and salt the entire lot or 1/2 the lot.... looks like this is the results of a 1/2 cleared lot from a national... still a lawsuit waiting to happen
  11. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Around here there a coupe lots that are owned by two differnt people. The store pays for their's and nobody wants to pay for the other half....so it doesnt get done
  12. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Its that way here, you have a stip mall thing with several business in it and some out laying ones close to the road, you get hit and miss clearing, all depending on who pays and who dont.

    Its a pain to work around these lots, trying to figger out what you are susposed to clear and what is not to be touched. I have 3 banks that are this way, were does one property end and the other start? I have no idea and the people I contracted these from don't either...
  13. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    sometimes those big nationals do it that way... only want to pay for the front half or whatever of the lot. i hope that's the case here...
  14. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Hello from a fellow Northeastern Pa resident. I thought this one looked familiar. Is that the new Wal-mart off I-81 in Pittston. I heard some of those outer parcels by that one are gonna be developed. Maybe it's not their property where it's not plowed. Over hear by my house in Honesdale, The local Walmart used to have a steady plower every year in the same excavating co, Then last year a landscape co had them, Then this year it's another smaller excavating co.
  15. srl28

    srl28 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    We lost a large account similar to that this year to a "contractor" that does similar "high quality" work! Honestly at this point, yea I'm still a little bummed about the whole thing but its worked out very well for us and I'm happy. Sucks that the nationals or large chain stores just dont care about the quality and keep with crap like this
  16. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    I dont contract or anything but theres nothing wrong with old equipment... My trucks litterally holey... I know a guy here that has a older v-plow on a K20, clears piles with a 4440 and has oooooold GM trucks to haul snow. His bobcat is the newest thing hes got. He does great. His truck is a beast too
  17. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    first....looks like a sub for a national...only doing what he's paid for. thats problably do but not sure if i could sleep with that liablity hanging over my head.

    two...i run a 78 loader, which is in great condition, and very well maintained...but she need a coat of paint this spring....not all old iron is crap...rant complete
  18. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    X2 old iron rocks!!!
  19. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    ya man whats up with not lovin the old iron. ?

    so you wouldnt like my 79k30 flatbed/dump/mudtruck/dd use/plow rig i got in my signiture pic below ?

    that thing might look getho but dana 60 front/14ff rear fisher speedcaster plow and my sh!t dont break and need a rocket mechanic to fix. and my body panels arnt all made from recycled soda bottles. :dizzy:

    just cause its old and ugly dont count it out.

    and like some have said mabye thats the way thay wanted it cleared out. 1/2 good the other yee so so.
  20. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    same here. 77 bronco, 85 f-250, 70 580 case, 45 farmall A....... never lets us down, and i can fix any of them with a hammer and a roll of haywire.... :mechanic:

    we need some loving for the old iron.... not all of us like making payments on $200,000 worth of gear to push a little snow