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How many hours can you plow?

Discussion in 'Snow Management Safety & Training' started by J_Bryant, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. J_Bryant

    J_Bryant Member
    Messages: 35

    I'm planning my plow schedule this year, Looks like i will be going out in the truck from midnight til 8am, and then hopping on the ATV and doing a few around my home, and riding the ATV down the road to a few places.... I was just wandering what was the longest any of you guys have plowed without getting completely whooped. Last year one time i stayed up all night, went out about 2 am with snow-blowers in the back of the truck, Me and a buddy drove around doing drives with the snow-blowers for about 9 hours, then came home ate, then went sledding with the Lil ones... Then came home and slept for 11 hours strait
  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    When I was younger I did 48 hours straight came come and slept for almost 27 hours since then I won't do more than 18 hours
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Plow till I'm done.
  4. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I'm with grandview
  5. J_Bryant

    J_Bryant Member
    Messages: 35

    well for the first plow, i will be done by 11, but im gonna keep driving the atv around looking for people who hadn't been plowed out yet
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,783

    Sooo..... 2 minutes then back to bed.?
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    36 hrs sleep for 4hrs and in a loader for 18 hrs pushing snow back farther or loading and haul this was in Feb 2011
  8. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    OMG! Thats funny!:laughing:
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    That's what his wife his wife told us.
  10. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    I plow until I'm done plowing.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    How many hours can I plow?........all of them
  12. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I've been in the seat for over 60 straight. I wouldn't recommend it.
  13. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    33 hrs straight plowing and then went to work for 12 hours I will not do that ever again
  14. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I plow till I'm done as well. I think, if I remember right, the longest stint I've ever done was something like 34 hrs straight plowing. Went home, slept for about 3 hours and went and did snow removal for another 14. I won't do it again unless something goes very very wrong.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I honestly can go without sleep, people think I'm a robot or something. My wife doesn't know how I do it.
  16. awgolasplowing

    awgolasplowing Member
    Messages: 52

    2.5 days plowing slept 10 Hrs then back out for 16hrs running the loader removing the snow banks. And I would love to have that much snow again vs. what we have now!:mad:
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    i had a simular thread earlier. the consensus was plan for a 5 hour route for urgent ones. when you get hit and have to do it multiple times you wont have people complaining that you did it twice with others complaining that you didnt come till it was 12 inches.

    then you can add on the ones that dont care if you come during the day
  18. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I believe 50 hours a few seasons back, it was right after I first started plowing. I wasn't tired, until I took a shower, then it was game over. I think I only slept for like 12 hours or so to recoup. And was still tired for the next day or two.
  19. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 722

    I plow until the storm is over. I've done 32 Hrs, slept for 4 hours then went back to stack snow/re-salt for another 10 hours.
  20. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    We follow the towns lead generally plow til 9 or 10 at the latest, then start back at it at 2 am ussually. Everyone needs to sleep at some point. Most of our truck have V plows, then loaders or blowers. It is safer to let the snow build up durring.
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