Some hope for the rest of us.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rippinryno, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. OP
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    the original post and this thread is for the guys just starting out. I wanted to follow up to let them know regardless of how much grief i was given in the previous thread that was closed, so far we're good to go. I'm not trying to jinks myself and I'm not claiming that I am pushing mountains of snow, i'm saying that I am on my 3rd month of the contract and it's working.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    You do know the term "zero tolerance ™" is trademarked.

    Have you contacted Tovar for use of there slogan?
     
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  3. Landgreen

    Landgreen Senior Member
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    I don't get your thread. I dont get the self congratulatory pat on the back for yourself especially since it's only Jan 7.

    Does your area only get 2-3 plowable snowfalls per season? If that's the case then any joe blow can rustle up a beater truck/plow, roll the dice and probably sneak through a winter without too much of a problem. To offer hope to others that are serious about beginning a snow removal business with what you have accomplished is a bit underwhelming.
     
  4. OP
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    I'm not using it as a slogan or a brand. Actually, I haven't put it in any sort of writing ever, it's not my standard to invent. But if it helps you sleep better, and troll less...how about 0 tolerance. good?
    It's working, I am updating as the season goes on. Not much more to get.
     
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  5. FredG

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    Maybe he should of bought a new JD 344 with MP and a Denali 2500 HD with a ebling his first experience and year in snow and ice. Oh for one small job. I don't think he was bragging or looking for a pat on the back. I think after everybody jumping on him he was implying he got it done.
     
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Here we go again... no one implied that at all.
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Of course you never said that.

    At this rate, you'll be retired and livin large by March

    Trolled.
     
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  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Fred, reel it back in.

    Nobody has gone down that road, except as Mark pointed out, the OP did.
     
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  9. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    once again, no need for some of the negative comments at/towards another...
     
  10. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Fanatic
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    Nobody bashed the truck or welds? Maybe it was the closed thread. Maybe it was the OP, Maybe it's the Patron and pints. Who knows.
     
  11. Kvston

    Kvston Member
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    I started with a 94 F250 and sno way poly. I hand sanded and salted for ten years to save up for better equipment. Up until last year I ran old trucks-that didn't have plows on them until I put them on. Nothing about that was ideal.

    The desk boys are great for ideals and ideas, but its the stubbornness of the owner that makes a company grow. Yeah crap happens, yes stuff with break, yes you aren't doing it the best way, but make it work make it PROFITABLE so you can get the ideal equipment. Do it your way to get to your goal.
     
  12. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    you think they started at the desk? o_O
     
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  13. m_ice

    m_ice 2000 Club Member
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    Depends...are we talking millenial desk jockeys???
     
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  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm not stubborn, I'm persistent.
     
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  15. Kvston

    Kvston Member
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    Either works fella. Both get ya through. Both serve an owner well.
     
  16. Kvston

    Kvston Member
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    I wonder sometimes if they just grew there or were hatched...
     
  17. jonniesmooth

    jonniesmooth PlowSite.com Addict
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    My best friends was a racer, drag race, stock car, moto cross, snowmobile. The best advice he ever gave me was this.
    "What's the first thing you have to do ,to win a race?"
    "Finish"
     
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    I beg to differ. The first thing you have to do is be able to enter the race. The very last thing you do is "finish". You can't finish a race if you don't have the equipment.
     
  19. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I would have guessed more along the lines of what Ricky Bobby always said...

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  20. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    wow... :laugh::dizzy:
     
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