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I made the news....

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rywnygc, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 99

    Another plow scam hit Western NY. I decided to help by plowing for free for scam victims. Crazy? Maybe... Another video can be seen at wivb.com under the call for action section, but it doesn't have me talking. I had to record this with my camera, so the quality isn't great....

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  2. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Your doing a great thing, if I lived in the area I would be sure to help out, but Im in MA.

    PS. Thanks for your service.
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That is very generous of you. Karma will reward you.
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Good job. And thanks for your service!
  5. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 99

    I figured since we haven't had much snow at all ( I think we are about 4 1/2 feet below average right now), costs are way down so I could use some of that saved fuel money on these drives. I'm trying to get a Ford Ranger (very small driveways) right now, so that I can dedicate a truck to that route and take on a few more. It's tough though since it's tax time. My normal route is about 20 minutes south of that area. I have a guy that will volunteer if I get a truck for him to run. I have already gotten a call from a church offering a donation for fuel or to put towards a truck.

    I sure hope these scammers get jail time. It's pretty sad when you rip off elderly disabled people and dont think twice about it.
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Vary nice! You will have lots of new customers from here on. Thank you for your services as a vet, and for being a good person!
  7. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Hats off to you... That's a great thing you're doing there.

    BTW... Watch the back of the A-frame when your plow lifts at 1:50 in the video.... The rear of the A-frame lifts a few inches before it starts to pivot... definitely looks like something is broken. Check your main pivot bolt that goes through the pivot beam and the A-frame, and the sleeves that it goes through. Also, the pivot pins that go through the configuration plates into the pivot beam... both are pretty common issues with Ultramounts, and I couldn't help but notice. Just sayin... Hate to see you get screwed with a break-down. :)
  8. Jaysled

    Jaysled Member
    Messages: 54

    Good Job brother!! It will come back to you 10 fold.Thumbs Up
  9. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 99

    Yeah, it's pretty worn.I had it looked at by the western dealer at the beginning of the season and he said that it wasnt going to break, but it moves around while driving. I will take another look at it in the daylight tomorrow though just to make sure. I have a back up beater truck with plow and this plow goes bye bye after this year. Switching over to a Boss VXT.
  10. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 99

    wow, yeah that is moving a lot more...... definitely looking at that tomorrow!
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Nice job
    ? I have for you
    Was the scam lowball prices or was they at the market rate

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Good job man.
  13. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 99

    They were at or above market rate. Some were way above. One woman had a single car driveway that I couldn't even pull my truck all the way into, and they charged her 400 for the season. 12' long at best, no sidewalk.
  14. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services Member
    Messages: 89

    kudos to you!! these scum will get what is coming to them...karma is a bi*ch!!!!
  15. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 99

    Rumor has it they were found and arrested last night. Not sure if it's true, but I'm sure if it is, it'll be on the news today or tomorrow.
  16. warrior88

    warrior88 Member
    Messages: 31

    All I can say is you're the man. I hope they did get whats coming to them. People like that should be shot. You sir are a very special kind of guy. I wish we had more like you.
  17. StrongestDad

    StrongestDad Member
    Messages: 37

    Awesome brother. And I'm sure u will break even this yr in tips and new clients. Next yr will b all profit!!! Go team USA!!!
  18. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Man, Buffalo is giving all of us a bad wrap. Glad you stepped in, even if you only ended up plowing them 2 more times this year your their hero, might want to think about adding another truck next year, I think you'll need it. We pick up 1 or 2 a year from people who were only plowed out a couple times when under seasonal contracts. I am putting together a pamphlet for our company for next year and it tells people what to look for and questions to ask contractor's to hopefully weed out the bad apples.
  19. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    So on that driveway what the rate should be And whats the figure at per vist
  20. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 99

    I wouldn't charge anymore than 225-250 for the season and that may be on the high side. I literally pull in, drop the plow, drag it out, put the truck in drive and push it to the side of the street. Total it takes about 25 seconds, if that. There is no cleanup because my blade covers the entire driveway (plus an inch or two). No shoveling required. The drive is so small that even without my plow, I couldn't legally park my truck in it. I would hang out into the street.