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Minimum snow level

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Rsibill, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Rsibill

    Rsibill Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    What are you people establishing as your minimum to plow?
    2"? Are people calling you to plow less?

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    We have 2 bank's that are at 1".

    Another bank pays one of the kids who shovel to stay during the storm to make sure their ATM area is swept clean at all times while is snowing.
  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Home depot is 0.First flake they want salt down.The banks are 1 inch
  4. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    A dusting we are out covering our properties,now pushing we begin most at 1"
  5. Rsibill

    Rsibill Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Residential Minimum Snow Level

    I understand commercial accounts must establish 1" min, due to insurance . . . how about residential, at what point is it NOT worth your while?

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    I don't do res. for many of my own reasons but I when I did I always waited till the snow stopped. Most don't understand going twice and will fight you on pay about it on payday. All depends on you and knowing who wants what and who will pay for what.
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    All residential. 3" trigger. Haven't plowed the full route yet this year. Have been called out for some sanding since we got a couple of freezing rain days.
  8. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    We have one com that has to be done every inch. All the other com places have to be done between 2-4 inches. res can wait till the storm is done.
  9. plowman350

    plowman350 Senior Member
    Messages: 125


    I have two office buildings, and 2 neighborhood streets that get done at 1.5inches. ....wait for the snow to stop first if I have time.

    All residentials are at 2." I've plowed them at less, just to keep those with a slightly "different ruler" happy.

    I have only seasonal contracts. This way nobody complains that "it didn't need plowed." If they complain that it did need plowed....."your contract says 2".
  10. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I have 2 accounts that want it plowed anything over 2" and one for anything over 1" and there are home accounts right down the street.
  11. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I go out at 1/4 of an inch (sidewalks).

    1/2 or 1 inch for driveways depending on owner. Sometimes less even.

  12. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Twp large commercial building that get plow at .75 " salted at anything less
  13. Mark F

    Mark F Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Banks,hotels,business's,hills,stops,turns,are 1" then sand, just sand if less.
    Condos,Aprts on the flat 1.5"- 2". Sand as needed.
    Residential's I only sand,as needed after their plowed.
  14. THREE W

    THREE W Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    All commercials, 2" trigger.

    Anything less gets de-iced at my discretion
  15. Dnipro Max

    Dnipro Max Member
    Messages: 60

    I do residential after 3" of snow, no commercial yet
  16. landcare pa

    landcare pa Member
    Messages: 98

    we start when the first flake flies and police all properties daily in the winter if where nameing the property owners as addtional insured we go at me discretion if im liable for slip and falls we are doing whatever it takes to eliminate them.. we only do commercial work and for people who are willing to pay for service... :salute:
  17. glenspot

    glenspot Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I plow at 4" of snow....

    I would LOVE it if we could go out at 1"... i'd quit my day job and plow full time.

  18. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I start at 2", except the grocery store that wants bare asphalt...
  19. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    All of our accounts are 1" except the US postal service, one bank, one optomitrist, 2 oldfolks homes, and a couple picky residences that are 1/2". When you start messing with anything less than 1", it gets hard to do anything with the pickup blade so the ATV's do most of the 1/2" accounts.
  20. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We do both residential and commercial at 3 inches.