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It's been done before .How long have you been plowing poll

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Sep 9, 2008.


How long have you been plowing

  1. Haven't dropped the plow yet

  2. Second year

  3. 3-5 years

  4. 5-10 years

  5. 10+

  6. I'm from NJ and don't see snow!

    0 vote(s)
  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    It's another season so let's see what we have on PS
  2. 76CHEVY

    76CHEVY Member
    Messages: 51

    7 yrs both on my own and for companys, This will be my first yr subing .... no dealing with custmers
  3. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Does riding along in a truck, as a young boy count? Or how about plowing with a wheel horse lawn tractor?:)
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I thought this was a poll? Liar. Started when i was 12 in a bobcat doing my uncles equipment yard and family driveways and when i was 16 moved into trucks and fullsize loaders. This will be my 13th year.

    edit: now the poll shows up
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Plowing on your own ,not sitting on daddy lap.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Behind the wheel for longer then any of you but Grandveiw have lived though i was power angle (get out of the truck and move the blade) before he was alive.:cool:
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Hopefully I'll get a chance to drop a plow this year. Fingers are crossed...
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Plowed the first yr with a 1972 international 2 wheel dump truck full of firewood and a manual plow on it.
  9. ABES

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

    Shoveled/ran a 4 wheeler for 4 years, plowed last year and I loved it Im really looking forword to plowing again this year.
  10. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Plowed for 4 years as an employee, this will be my 3rd year on my own.
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    62 suburban, manual steering, six cylinder (the big six:nod:}, 3 on the tree, Meyer 7'6" w/T-6 modified with a choke cable for the lift gate and a starter switch for the motor.
  12. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    OMG just counted the years and ran out of fingers and toes and every appendage and still needed some more 30 plus here. Where did the time go :cry:
  13. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    This will be my 6th year. Started out my first year w/ just my skidloader w/ dirt bucket subbing by the hour. I've been fortuned enough to get some of my own accounts and add mutiply machines and spreaders.
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I drove the massy tractor plowing snow all the way to the mail box and back when I was 6yr old on the farm.lol

    Plowing for beer money when I was 16yr old, paid under the table. worked for my brother in law... Driving a k5 blazer with a western
    On my own with a 74 Dodge power wagon with a factory installed Meyers in 80.
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    9 yrs .... driving, and a few before that with a shovel
  16. Alaska Boss

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

    Started in the mid-70's by building my own plow,... I cut a barrel down the middle length-wise, and mounted it on a 3-wheeler (before there were 4-wheelers). And I just found it last year again, laying out back in the woods half buried in the ground,... note the cutting edge & the built-in wings!! :D:D

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  17. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    was 12 years old in a bronco 2 plowing the parking/dealer lot in front of where i worked. that was the first time. dosent seem like 14 years ago.
  18. SuperBlade

    SuperBlade Member
    Messages: 62

    ok...lets see made the newspaper shoveling snow on a snowday at age 14. used bobcats and steiners at 15. brought first truck( ford ranger) at 16. subcontracted 18 to 20. Hopefully on my own this year!! so overall plowing with trucks going on 5 years.
  19. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    on a wheel hoarse tractor from age 11 - 14
    pickup, from age 14 - 16
    pickup to 1 tons, skid loaders, age 16-18
    1 tons to tandem axles w/12' blades, skid loaders to wheel loaders, age 18-26
    wheel loaders, age 27
    pick ups and skid loaders till current, age 29
  20. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    well i only counted truck plowing and this will be my 6th season in a truck. If were counting tractors then the 3 freaking cold years on the IH cub cadet then going on 9