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O.K. MN guys, how much are we going to get?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    "They" are predicting 1-3" for Monday, what do you think we'll actually get? I hate 1-3" forecasts, never know if I should put the plow on or wait and see how much we get.

    Joel B.
  2. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    You know its bad in the upper Midwest, when we are getting exceited about a 1" to 3" storm!

    Chuck B.
  3. NoStockBikes!!

    NoStockBikes!! Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    1.5" Just enough to not quite trigger. Yeah, this winter has me pessimistic.
  4. edrenckh

    edrenckh Member
    Messages: 61

    My plow is on, truck is plugged in. I'm ready! I have a few 1" triggers. Let's get plowin'.....
  5. jkkalbers

    jkkalbers Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    our trigger is 1.5" If you don't have your plow hooked up, don't. As soon as you hook it up it won't snow.
  6. Yzal

    Yzal Member
    from ND
    Messages: 46

    our trigger keeps getting less and less. old lady's calling when we get a half inch of snow. its not snowing west of you guys yet but it will be here my 12am. i'll place my bet at 1" or just a little more. weather man has always been a little on the high side all winter.

    plows are on and the heats on in the shop.
  7. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    It would be nice to get 2". That is my trigger for plowing. anything over .5" I have walks to do and usually put down some salt/sand. You know its been a slow season when you get excited over a 1-3" forcast
  8. Mick

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

    People calling at 1"? I wish I had that problem. Up here, they want to wait till there's so much snow they can't get through it. Makes it bad when we get several little snows like we have lately. I just went to see about one drive in particular I do. There is several inches of build up and ruts. Now we got two inches last night with rain and it's frozen. Still can't go up there till he calls. Maybe the temps will get back up and it'll melt.
  9. Yzal

    Yzal Member
    from ND
    Messages: 46

    finished up a few hours ago... final totals 1.5" WOW;) oh well another day another dollar!
  10. NoStockBikes!!

    NoStockBikes!! Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Where's my prize? :rolleyes: I hate being right when I'm being pessimistic.
  11. butler L&S

    butler L&S Member
    Messages: 89

    I actually got to plow my whole route. 2" in the southwest suburbs.

    The center shoe (hoof actually) fell of on my Boss V plow. This is the second one this year.
  12. Yzal

    Yzal Member
    from ND
    Messages: 46

    had about 3 inches last night and blowing, got to do my route 1 1/2 times. tonight there talking 5" whoopy!!! theres about 1/16" of snow on the ground. could be bs but im hoping for more.
    who would have thought that im still up from yesterday morning at 6:30 off of 3" of snow. oh well. i'll tell ya how much we get.
  13. Yzal

    Yzal Member
    from ND
    Messages: 46

  14. drobson

    drobson Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Mick I have the same problem down here, a couple of customers that want to change the trigger to 8" because they only want a plow when they can't get out. I have told them that changing the trigger will increase the price. I try to make it a no brainer to keep it at a 3" trigger with price adjustments. Doesn't work all the time, but it's worth the effort to keep as many at 3" or less as possible.