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Mr. I think you need to buy a plow for that truck!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dr Who, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637


    I am driving around the belt-line heading from one of my lots to another and pass by several small strip "malls". this one perticular lot stood out.
    It is about 1-1.5 acers of parking lot and there was this stake bed truck full of bags of salt/ice melt, no spreader on the truck, no walk beind in sight, but this was not what caugt my attition.

    It was the 6 hispanics with shovels, they were clearing the lot with shovels! They had about 1/4 of it done by the time I drove by and I assume they were going to finish it, then throw the deicer down by hand...

    "Mr, I think you should invest in a snow plow if you are going to keep up the snow removal, it may be faster then doing it by hand!"

    I wish I had a took a picture....
  2. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    This is the time to come..:angry:

    And people wonder why they are losing customers..

    I better be quite now.................
  3. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I saw a small Hotel doing it with 4 people and shovels today. Granted it was 3 inches of the light and fluffy but thats how they were doing it. Crazy.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    good luck to them once they get some wet heavy snow lol
  5. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    I bet they are already prepared for more snow, they'll just call up some more cousins.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

  7. fastcarz3

    fastcarz3 Member
    Messages: 34

    ive seen 3 guys with prob a late 80's dually loaded down with prob 2 or 3 yards of sand almost dragging the bumper on the ground. the driver driving real slow and the 2 guys literally shoveling the sand out the back with shovels in what looked to be a 3 acre or so lot. my arms almost started burning just watching them thank god the light turned green and i proceeded on my way.
  8. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Used to be called mexican backhoes, now they are mexican snowblowers
  9. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    Did they have any mexican dump trucks?

  10. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    This reminds me of the time I watched a Culvers manager do their parking lot with a 2 stage walk behind snow blower (probably about a 30in width) for 1 whole season. I would always pass by this place at the end of my route to see him about 3/4 of the way done. It always put a smile on my face.