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Leave Machines ON site ...or NOT

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by G.Landscape, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 851

    So I took a little drive around tonight to scope out some sites that we are bidding. I am always curious what other use to plow but a couple of the lots which are rather large (4-8 acres) didn't have any machines on site.

    Granted they could have been on another site close by and they do both but it got me thinking.

    Who leaves machines on site and who keeps them at their yard and drives them out each storm?? How far do you have to actually drive your machines to site if you do that?
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    We leave machines on sites.
    They will generally do a group of sites within a couple square kms.
    Our yard machine always does a route closest to the shop once salt trucks are loaded-gives us the best of both worlds.
    Trucks will then fillup a at depot close to whatever sites they are salting if need be.