Plowing, umm how?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Vandora Lawn & Landscape, Dec 14, 2000.

  1. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    This is probably the stupidest question next to what is snow, but how do you plow? Like procedures. I'm contemplating buying a plow, and I think knowing this would be a good idea.
  2. MJ

    MJ Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I found some basics on Chuck's web site. I think he also has a book of Snowplowing he'd sell. You might also do a "search" for "snowplow".

  3. matthew Urban

    matthew Urban Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    see if there is someone in your area who would help show you the ropes, talk to them, ride along with them when you can, and pay attention to the people here, they know their snow.
    good luck
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Mentor, Angel
    from Chicago
    Messages: 239

    Come on out to Chicago, I'll teach you how. I'm not a big time snow company, but I have 25 years experiance at plowing snow and I'll give you free lessons. Can you be here by 6 AM Saturday morning for your first lesson? We have never had this many snow storms in a week in December. I have plowed all the driveways 5 times and some 6 times due to drifting, in the past 7 days. We could have our yearly average snow fall in this month. With the next 3 storms added to what we have now, it could top our yearly snow fall and December is only half gone.
  5. OP
    Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Well Christmas break is coming up..... :)
  6. John Allin

    John Allin Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    SIMA has a video for begining plowers. Basic and informative. Well done and professional. It probably would be very useful for you, and a worthwhile investment.
  7. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    The SIMA video gets my vote!!I have plowed before but it had been a few years,it was a great Re-fresher for me and when I get bored waiting for snow here I can watch it...reminds me of Home.JRB
  8. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    To order the video call 814-456-9550 or visit their web site
    Shame on you John for not supplying this info.
  9. John Allin

    John Allin Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    I knew you'd pick up my slack.... besides.... I'm tired.
  10. BRL

    BRL - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Awww... And we really feel bad for your feeling tired from plowing, salting, stacking, hauling, trips to the bank for the past 20+ days. Real bad. ;)
  11. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862


    So much snow, so little time !!!

    Wish I could be as tired as you are , John.

    Hey Mother Nature!! DO YOU GET THE HINT?

    I WANT SNOW !!!!!!
  12. cutntrim

    cutntrim - Veteran
    Messages: 248

    I feel your pain Eric. We've been out plowing, salting, cleanup plowing, for 12 straight days so far. But really the past 6 days have been the heavy ones. We've maybe gotten 3hrs sleep on average each of the last 6 days. We've gotten 90cm of snow in 3 storms. Now it's scramble around to move/remove piles. We're supposed to get rain all day tomorrow...gross. But, hey I need the rest so I'll take that over more snow. Our next snowfall may be monday...possibly heavy again.