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Starting Out

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Landscape89, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Before Plowing, how did most of you start out removing snow?
  2. mossballs

    mossballs Member
    from MN
    Messages: 73

    Hows that?
  3. DJL

    DJL Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    with a shovel :waving:
  4. cc2004

    cc2004 Member
    Messages: 50

    Craftsman tractor with a snowblower on the front for my own driveway.
  5. Ole JIM

    Ole JIM Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    I have been Plowing SNOW for over 50 yrs & in Answer to Your Question?--Any-One Once You Do get a Plow Vehicle-- some-One? Will Ask YOU to Plow them Out!--a Freind?--Neighbor?-- I live in a Farm Community & a 4X4 pick-Up is Standard Equipment Here!--as every farmer has ONE! & 4x4s started Here right after WW11--when the Military SOLD Jeeps Cheap!--My DAD Used an Ole 1-1/2 Ton Dump Truck for many yrs-- Home Made Plow--w/a Cable hooked to the Dump Body!--Raise the Body--Raise the Plow! Worked Pretty GOOD--Today w/Modern Trucks & All the Creature Comforts--makes Plowing Easy compaired to yrs AGO!--But--Plowing Today is a lot More Expensive! I See & Hear Debates On Which Plow is BEST?--& after Looking them ALL Over!--I Guess? It all Depends On How LAZY? the PLOW Buyer Is?--in referance to how EASY the Plow is to Hook UP? & Un-Hook? My Opinon! I personally Don*t Mind--Working a Little!--as I Used a Manual Plow for many Yrs! where I had to Get OUT & manually Change my Plow Blade Angle!--on an Ole Jeep pick-Up!--But--It Did the JOB!--Now Days w/ Three Way Plows On late model Trucks & Snow Blowers--Plowing is a lot Easyer!--but--FACT! a lot more Expensive!--& Plowing is Still a Sideline! as I personally Don*t Think?--Any-One! could BUY a New TRUCK Equipped w/a PLOW! & Ever PAY for IT just By Plowing?? Plowing is a Convience Service! in referance to Private Driveways & Small Businesess--& All the Talk about being SUED?--Here every once in a While! some-thng Does Get HIT & Damaged! & Plowers & Customers Do get Upset! but NO One Sues any-One!--Here yrs AGO! a Wealthy Family moved into the Neighborhood & the Guy Plowing Hit a Shrub & they Raised HELL & He Paid a Nursury to Replace It--& Quit plowing Them Out!--BOY! Word Speard! & they Couldn*t Get Any One to Plow them Out!--they Finally Bought their Own Plow! & to this DAY No One really has Any-thing to DO w/Them!--Here We Call them the FLATLANDERS!--NOT Considered real Neighbors?--kinda SNOBISH! if You know what I Mean?--Ole JIM--
  6. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Hands and the dog helped out some :dizzy:

    No really I had a old truck I used to clean my driveway and now I do 15 drives with my newer truck.
  7. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Paid a guy with a plow to do it! :dizzy: