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Other Than Plowing, What's Your Game...?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Allagash, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Allagash

    Allagash Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Well, I know everyone here plows snow but what do you guys do the rest of the year? I'm guessing a lot of landscapers, contractors, and equipment operators? What else?
  2. Mowman62531

    Mowman62531 Member
    Messages: 98

    I farm for a living. We don't get that much snow around here so snow plowing is more of a hobby I guess.
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    i cut phone and cable lines installing sprinkler systems.
  4. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502


    Well...I think I'm the oddball in this discussion...guess what I do? :gunsfiring:
  5. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I put the phone lines together that 04superduty cuts, & bill him for it. payup :D LOL. I work for the regional phone company here as a cable repair technician.
  6. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    04 superduty, hope you have stock in the phone and cable companies. I'm a full time carpenter, and barely plow enough to consider it supplemental income.
  7. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    lucky for me its miss dig not marking the correct phone lines. for some reason they like to mark old drops instead of the one being used. :) so ms dig pays the bill. so far the best has been a 300 ft drop of rg 11 cable that i went through 3 times. for some reason they marked it going the complete opposite way.
  8. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I break stuff.
  9. watchamakalit

    watchamakalit Member
    Messages: 65

    Gottcha beat. I run a furniture store. Plowing is just a hobby for me.
  10. schnitz

    schnitz Member
    Messages: 98

    I work for a window and door company full time, up until the end of last season did lawn mowing and snow plowing, and now I'm kinda toning down on that for awhile so I can get a better grasp on how to run a business.
  11. scuba875

    scuba875 Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I think I have both of you beat as far as oddball Jobs go. I repair and install amusement rides. I do work for parks and carnivals. I also get a lot of warranty work from the manufactures. In the winter I do some rebuilding and am working on building a sound proof trailer with a 500 kw cat generator mounted in it with a distribution panel and storage under the trailer.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2005
  12. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Part-Time Union Grocery Store clerk. 35+hrs/week in the winter (between snows) 12-16hrs/week in the summer.

    Summertime, I mow a little grass. ;)
  13. Gusco

    Gusco Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    I own a Concession business. Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls. I also do COnstruction work from time to time.
  14. wddodge

    wddodge Member
    Messages: 64

    automotive mechanic and hobby farmer
  15. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Same here my dad owns a couple of stores. What lines do you carry? :waving:
  16. jclodfe2

    jclodfe2 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I run a 1, 5, and 11 ton roller for an ashalt company during the warm parts of the year and also own a banquet hall. I keep very busy when not plowing what little snow I get. Oh yeah my degree is in Landscape Horticulture, go figure.
  17. james731

    james731 Member
    from ny
    Messages: 71

    i sit at home and do nothing
  18. wagonman76

    wagonman76 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Mechanical engineer for dust-free bulk material loading equipment, full time job. My degree is in molds/dies. Plowing is a hobby for me too, as well as working on cars (but sometimes I get paid to do that).
  19. Peopleeater

    Peopleeater Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I own/drive the semi with a dump trailer that is pictured in my avatar. As soon as I cough up the 3700.00 for plates, I'm will start. (hopefully)! My degree is as a Network Specialist (Computer Information Systems). I am hoping to start in Home Inspection towards the end of summer, so we'll see on that one. Too much BS with the truck and the maniac 4 wheelers.

    NEVER cut in front of a truck that is coming to a stop. We hhave to drive all the time like the 4 wheelers have to drive in snow. Someday I'm gonna make a pancake, I mean example of someone.( Not on purpose though.) Also people that want to talk on phone or race you to get in front of you, just to have to pass them again cause they got a phone call. Oh, I can't wait!!!


    Hopefully going to make a trip with the ATV this summer. Thinking either Silver Lakes, MI , Northern Wisconsin, or Deadwood, SD.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2005
  20. BJH Snow

    BJH Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I own a window and door replacement business, work part time for the Minnesota Jaycees and build and sell playhouses and sheds.