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Lost 2 Customers this season

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Doom & Gloom, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    This is the best one in the 11 years I've been plowing! 2 of my customers said that they don't want me to plow this year cause my plow left the brown marks on the concrete. I did a real good job they said but they are picky and want clean concrete, What the crap!
  2. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54

    Rust mabey?

    Clean it up with a little muratic acid at the end of the season.
  3. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Muriatic acid eats concrete. it is probably rust. Could get a rubber cutting edge or tell them to shovel.
  4. Ironwood

    Ironwood Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    You should'nt have any customers. This is the non-commercial forum.
  5. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Another lovely story-My father in law doesn't want me to plow their driveway because he thinks that the plow will rip up chunks of pavement. No curbs, a couple very small cracks that have been sealed. It's a truck, not a bulldozer I explain, it has trip springs, but still he prefers an hour or two of shoveling.
  6. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    he'll think again when its wet snow and he pulls something in his back,lol
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Super duper helpful man. You'll fit in just fine......
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    In all honesty, if they don't want plow marks on their concrete, you didn't do a very good job. You do not have the proper equipment to service the accounts the way THEY want it done. Doesn't matter if you've been plowing concrete with steel blades for fifty years. They don't like it, they write the checks. Sorry.
  9. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    should have known...always one crackup know-it-all in every thread...and your the one!
  10. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Make that two crackup

    And 2cor517 is correct.
  11. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    can you post if you have customers ? :laughing:
  12. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    here Doom & Gloom i well help you out here, what he meant to say, is he "knows someone" who plows for 2 friends in trade for "monetary funds" (or beer) that this year have decided to not ask him "in a friendly manner" to plow because of marks "they believe" he left on their concrete last year even though he did a good job last year

    i am sure that is what you MEANT to say, cheers:drinkup:
  13. Ironwood

    Ironwood Junior Member
    Messages: 10


    sheesh guys I was just having a little fun. But seriously there is a sticky at the top of this forum that tries to address the situation where members post here when they probably meant to post in the commercial forum. I figured it was probably just an honest mistake to start the thread here. Sorry for my misleading, ridiculous post. Have a great snow season everyone.
  14. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613


    What do you mean you left rusty blade marks on their lot??? Did you park your plow and leave it for a few weeks? If not then there is no way your plow did such. If you salt and use cheap salt there is a chance you could leave dots of rust in various areas but, once again that would be rare.

    So, I'd be curious what is really going on.
  15. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    What the crap? Could be glandular.