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Noise complaints?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by gotgetter, May 29, 2001.

  1. gotgetter

    gotgetter Banned
    Messages: 19

    Yeah, another question,
    This question is more for residentials then commercials. Does anyone ever run into problems with complaints when plowing/snowblowing/shoveling at 3am ?
    Especially when properties are close together.
    Seems that if the customer themselves didn't complain for waking them up, that a neighbor might. Is this ever a problem?
    Thanks again.


    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    I don't know where you are located, but around here it is such a common thing, and people just take it for granted. I think I worry about it more than they do. However, now I have a urethane edge on both front and back blade, so it is a "non-issue". They are quiet!
    Last edited: May 29, 2001
  3. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Last winter I used my big John Deere snowblower to clear several driveway for every storm. There was a few times that I cleared the snow late at night but it did not cause any problem. All my customers slept well and never knew that I was there until the next morning when they woke up and are suprised to see their driveway cleared. There was also several times at night that I was shoveling but it never woke up my customers. I use a strong poly shovels. Steel shovels make more noise. I never have a plowing experience but I am fairly sure that the steel edge do make some noise but I heard that urethane edge make less noise than steel.