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How Many Plows For 08'/09' Season

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LTL, Mar 26, 2009.



  1. 1-3

    7 vote(s)
  2. 4-6

    10 vote(s)
  3. 7-9

    7 vote(s)
  4. 10-12

    16 vote(s)
  5. 13-15

    16 vote(s)
  6. 16+

    44 vote(s)
  1. LTL

    LTL Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    So how did this season measure up? How many pushes did you get?
  2. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    6 pushes for me...sad, but I kicked a$$ compaired to last yr...only had 5...lol
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hit about 30 plows for the season with another month to go.
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Including two over the last two days

    SAD year
  5. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    49 and add another 7 sidewalk clearing and sand/saltings. Total of 56 times I had to do something other than just go and check things out. Most of it in the beginning of the season. Still 2 weeks left of the contract.
  6. LTL

    LTL Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    You New Yorkers and your lake effect snow make me sick. Good for you though.
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You guys from Pa.make me sick with no snow!:waving:
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Plowed 7 times which was pretty good for my area. Last winter i was out twice, which really dissapointed me. I would take 7 pushes every winter. It was nice to get back to avg snowfall here in jersey. :drinkup:
  9. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    5 pushes and 15 salt events much better then last year...:drinkup:

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    I'll say it.....

    I plowed ONE time....
    Thank god, the insurance is paid from the service repair, if it was not, i would have been in the hole....

    at this rate next fall i am putting 2 of 3 plow trucks up for sale....
  11. schrader

    schrader PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,325

    53 times here in Collingwood, shovellers were out 65 times lots of localized lake effect this year. 38 salt runs as well, very busy first half nice slow second half of the year.
  12. Dubliner

    Dubliner Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    20 here, down from 32 last year and down about $16,000. But with snow it's never a sure bet.:drinkup:
  13. karseneau012500

    karseneau012500 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Had between 16 Residential an 25 Commercial pushes here in Rochester NY "good ol lake effect". Started Off strong for DEC and JAN slowed way down past two months.
  14. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    12-15 times this yr. up alot from last yr
  15. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    It's funny how different things are from area to area. It appears that for most guys on here, a "push" is a series of plow jobs that result from a single snow fall/storm. I can't define things like that (if that's accurate), since a single snow storm here can vary from almost nothing to over a foot just a few miles away,.... which I'm sure is also the case in other areas too. But if a "push" is defined as a day when you go out & plow snow, whether one job, or non-stop for 18 hours,... whether it's from a recent snowfall, or the whole winter's accumulation,... then I guess I would have around 150 "pushes" in so far, with break-up not even having really started yet. (I had -6° F again this morning yet, April 2). I started this year on Sept 30th with about 8"-9" (first photo), and have had many jobs lately, on days when it's sunny & beautiful, just punching into & opening up homes & businesses that have been sitting dormant all winter. (2nd photo) I would estimate that I have plowed something on at least 80-85% of all the days since Sept 30, '08, to now. (Sept 30 - April 2 = 185 days @ 80% = 148). When I think about it like that,... using 2 older trucks that gave me 0 problems this winter, and only a few repairs on the plows (more modifications than repairs),.... plowing at least half that time at temps -20° or colder, (a few times colder than -50°),.... I'd have to say it's been a good year for me,.... as long as these dang volcanoes don't get out of hand, and end up making me plow volcanic ash,... :dizzy:

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    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    I had 14 snow events, and use 190 tons of road salt
  17. Montosi82

    Montosi82 Member
    Messages: 62

    10 pushes for me. About 30 miles south of boston. we usually average 6-7 events per year so i'm very happy with the season.
  18. LTL

    LTL Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Alaska Boss, most people consider a "push" to be a storm, usually when a upper level low moves through.
  19. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    30 pushes here in Northern Ind.

    Thank you lake effect snow from lake michigan !!

    It was one of our better snow plowing seasons in a long time.
  20. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Got a little more than 20. And we may be going out tomorrow or Monday to plow. Could definitely use the extra money.