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I'm SICK of this "dusting of snow" crap

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LoneCowboy, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Day after day, 1/4" to 1/2 of snow
    I get up at all hours, I go out and shovel off the walks, not even enough work to call my shovel guys out.
    I ice melt it, I make like $70, go back out in the afternoon, same thing
    storm after storm, day after day.


    2 inches, that's all I ask, just 2"

    from the local crappy weather people, it's the story of my life "According to 9NEWS Meteorologist Ashton Altieri, the winter weather and heavy snow warnings that had been effect for the Front Range have been canceled""

  2. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    thats all that happens here. theres been about a dozen "dustings" so far this year. last year was the same thing, i dont even think it snows here in michigan anymore. im going to get rid of my plow and just do salting from now on!:nod:
  3. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Be careful for what you wish for. Remener last year. Didn't CO get hit pretty bad?

    My area is kid of the same. We have had 5 or so dustings and 1 3" snow.

    I look for 3" everyother day.
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Dont feel bad. We are supposed to be the snow belt here in Ohio. Well, now all of the snow is going to central/southern Ohio instead:realmad:. I have had one plowable event and 2 saltings.

    I agree with Lone Cowboy, SNOW DAMMIT!!!!!:gunsfiring:
  5. packey

    packey Member
    Messages: 97

    go into the mountains then. One of the guys I know called me yesterday begging for help. Here in craig we didn't get what they forecast but at least it was enough to keep me busy. :) especially covering guys who could not keep their trucks running.
  6. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    We never get what they forecast!! They called for 1/2"-1" mainly on the grass areas and should not stick to the roads! What we got: 4" and it laid everywhere. I'll take it, it just would be nice to be able to prepare with a proper forecast. Afterall, that is what they get paid for, right? The greatest job security: you can be completly wrong time after time and not loose your job!
  7. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Same kinda deal here with the dustings and light snows. I've salted commercials 6 times, and have only plowed one commercial out of five yet this season. I have done the 13 or so resis once. Thankfully most of my resis are fairly zero tolorance and I decide.

    And tonite/sunday morning, and sunday night we are expecting freezing rain and accumulations of! An inch.

    So looks like another one of those deals. Proabably salt the commercials twice and do the resis.

    I cant complain. Last year I didn't salt and it snowed like four times if that.
  8. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I feel for you Cowboy.

    My last two winters where just about a wash out. It sucks too have investments in depending on winter and get crap in return. Lets just pray things get better!! There is still plenty of winter ahead of us!

  9. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Hell, that worked good
    Since I"ve posted that this morning, there is now 4-5" on the ground and it's still snowing hard
    Been out since 3pm plowing the ones that need it and all set up to go tomorrow morning
    woohooo!!!! :yow!:

    ***** all you want, it makes it snow. (apparantly )