• PlowSite Homepage Upgrade

    Hello again PlowSite community,

    I wanted to post a quick note to let you know that the homepage of PlowSite will experience a major upgrade next week. We’re always looking for ways to improve our users’ experience on the site, and felt that this upgrade was needed and long overdue.

    With this upgrade, you’ll now see the top trending posts as soon as you visit PlowSite, and these will be updated throughout the day. You can also easily access videos and photos. As always, we encourage you to include videos and photos in your own posts to share with your fellow PlowSite users.

    Be assured that all of the forums, content and data that you’ve been accustomed to will remain intact, as will all current site features. You’ll also be able to easily access the full list of forums directly from our new homepage.

    We’re excited to bring you this change, and look forward to hearing your feedback.

    Thanks, PlowSite Team

Sima

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
Only you can decide that based on your individual situation. People new to plowing can benefit from gaining knowledge of the industry. Small operators can benefit from the same, product endorsements and perhaps pick up some contracts. Larger businesses will benefit from networking.

Of course, if you have many years experience, know all the products out there and know everything there is to know about everything, you can always pass on your wisdom to others.
 
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chris k

Senior Member
Location
Foxboro, MA
I wouldn't say that I know everything. I have been plowing for 13 years, 5 of which are for myself. I run 2 trucks doing 70 or so residential and commercial accounts. I guess I just question wether it will help me get some larger conntracts. Basically do people really care who belongs to what.
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
Again, I'd say "It depends". I heard that some cities/states were awarding points to those who belonged to SIMA when awarding a contract. In my area - No. I actually came close to losing an account because I do belong to SIMA. When I mentioned my membership while giving a "sales pitch" the guy asked me why I needed to belong to an organization.

My remark about "knowing everything" was intended as a small attempt at humor (very small). I wasn't implying anything about you, in particular.
 
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chris k

Senior Member
Location
Foxboro, MA
No sweat... I didn't take it as an insult. In years past I have disliked plowing. I have come to the decision that it is easy money, comes with the landscape territory and that I am going to try and grow the snow plowing part of the business. I just did't know if belonging to SIMA would help. Obviously you only get out of it what you are willing to put into it...
So you got the contract?
 

digger242j

Senior Member
Location
Southwestern Pa.
There's a great big link to it at the top of many of these pages, right next to where it says PlowSite (although it changes when you change pages). At the very least it's worth taking a look at it. Many of the regulars here belong...
 

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
www.sima.org

There is also a SIMA Forum here at PlowSite.

IMO? Definitely worth every penny, but as it was said, you get out of it what you put into it.

Do a search here, it has been discussed over and over.

~Chuck
 

Brother1

Member
Location
Metropolitan NY
Just my 2 cents - I joined SIMA the day after I found this site. A lot of great info there (as well as here). Dues are reasonable compared to other organizations.
 
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