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how many years have you been plowing for hire

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by powerjoke, Nov 25, 2007.


how many years have you been plowing for hire

  1. 0-1 first year and excited

  2. 2-4yrs still get excited

  3. 5-10yrs the new is gone but still enjoy it

  4. 10-20yrs still enjoying parts of it

  5. 20+yrs plese tell us how long

  6. 2-4yrs don't really care for it

  7. 5-10yrsevery night you think WHY am i still here

  8. 10-20yrs do not enjoy any part of it

  9. 20+ same snow same crap still don't like it, tell us how long you've plowed

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i was reading a post and one member kept referring to his 18 yrs in the snow-buis and i though surely there is someone that's been doing this longer, commercial or residential

    so lets hear it

    this will make my 7th season

    feel free to ad pics to this thread also
  2. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    This will be my 12th year plowing. 2nd year plowing on my own.
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    you forgot to vote yard5864
  4. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    im fired up for my first real year of plowing. just need some snow in jerzee
  5. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    14th season plowing for myself, 20th clearing snow for hire (shovel, snowblower, then plow)

    Attached is the first truck (93 GMC)

  6. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Going into my fourth year... still love every minute of it.
  7. Second Look

    Second Look Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    First year plowing on my own, have done snowblower and such in the past. Can not wait for the snow to fly here in the Finger Lakes!
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2007
  8. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    WOW that's a sharp 93' when was the pic taken?
  9. GreenKingL&L

    GreenKingL&L Member
    Messages: 36

    this will be my tenth winter, I still enjoy it, the solitude at 3:00 in the morning, the caffiene(sp?) high to make it 36 hours straight, the checks when they come in, the 300 phone calls a day, yep, can't for the snow to get here
  10. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Thanks! May something, 1993 (the day I got it!)
  11. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    shoveled for a couple years now this will be my first year plowing. payup
  12. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    You didn't list the category I fall into...10-15 years and still love every moment. There's only been 1 time when I didn't wish it would snow and that's the day my daughter was born.
  13. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Well, the first and second born here will learn to love plowing (should there be little yardmedics in the future), and he/she will also ride in a backpack for mowing too! Baby Einstein in a MP3 player for the munchkins
  14. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341


  15. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    thanks powerjoke i think i will like it too. i am just worried i am going to run my bosses new truck into something but i think if i take my time it will work out good.
  16. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    he must have felt confident enough in you to give you a new truck so go out there floorboard his truck ram his wifes cadilac, at least you know the day can only get better and you'll be more confident too LOL

    you'll do fine
  17. alleghenypaving

    alleghenypaving Member
    Messages: 47

    have 26 years in with the city plowing snow,going on 14 years with my own business.don't want to confuse you so i will explain..i work full time for the city,plowing ,salting.leaf collection.pot hole patching .you get idea. started my own company14 years ago. snow removal, asphalt paving, line-painting, etc. work 6am 2 pm city, from 2pm till whenever for my company.i have 3 drivers that handle the snow thing for me when i'm at my steady job. i keep these same guys busy paving in the summer. so 26 years of plowing still love it.liking what you do plays a big role in your job performance.i could never work in a mill or a office.still always learning easier ways of getting the job done your never too old..
  18. Jim Karns

    Jim Karns Member
    Messages: 31

    Never too much snow!

    Plowing since 1980 - no complaints. Being an owner/operator I still enjoy it. Many long days/nights. Nothing prettier than the country side after a big storm.
  19. OSCLandscaping

    OSCLandscaping Member
    Messages: 32

    My wife and I own the company together, I have been doing this since 1990, she started as a kid shovelling about 1982, her parents used to own the company, we bought the company from them and they retired. She would give it up tomorrow, me I can still find times when I am out there and think I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. Although those times seem to be getting further and further apart.

    The hardest part for us is we have 2 children, one in first grade and one in eighth grade, with the crazy hours we work it puts a real strain on us making sure they are where they need to be at the right times. When we have reliable people, i.e. grandparents, wathching them the job is much more enjoyable.
  20. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Started in 1986 to 2000 then 2002 -

    I LOVE it :bluebounc:jester: Hated the 2 years I had to give it up