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Lack of snow in central KY

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LexLawn, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. LexLawn

    LexLawn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I must say that I'm envious of the amount of snow the N east has been getting this year. I decided to go all in this year and add snow removal to my line of services and here in central KY, we aren't seeing anything that amounts to much snow wise. Everyone was saying that we were in for a nasty winter in KY but I've only dropped a blade once all winter.
  2. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    For people like you and I, snow removal is a long term investment. The good news is you should be charging double the guys in the snow belt. My average snow falls over 10 years is 6 events per year, that includes some years with zero. My highest has been 16 events. Iceing treatments can average 4 to 6.

    I pro-rate all plows over 10 yrs. 2 of the 3 trucks are snow only. The killer is insurance, same bill no matter what. Hard to keep labors for sidewalks due to infrequency of snow.

    Just the life in low snow states. In the good years you got to save the money for the bad years!
  3. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Just amazing how much the weather changes over 250 miles. We've pushed more than that this month alone here. Even my guys in southern OH have done 3 pushes, and about 10 salt apps.

    I hope you weren't expecting to make a landfall on snow work!
  4. LexLawn

    LexLawn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I stay very busy 9-10mo per year with mowing and turf services but hope to utilize my plow in the upcoming seasons. We've been primarily doing ice melt applications at all my accounts this season which has been profitable but would really like to add that snow removal money to my bottom line!! Thanks for the reply. All the best
  5. LexLawn

    LexLawn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    What a difference 80 miles north of me makes. I'm heading to Florida with my family on Wednesday and have my crew on call should we get any snow. I was thinking about sending a plow rig to Boston to sub out services for my cousin who lives there.