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Summer Jobs?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Diesel Sniffer, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Diesel Sniffer

    Diesel Sniffer Member
    Messages: 46

    I was noticing that many of you have some beautiful equipment that is new, or a fleet of vehicles that you are plowing with in the winter. What do most of you do in the summer with this equipment? I would think that most of you do snow plowing as a secondary source of income, but what are you doing with all that equipment in the summer? I know landscaping or lawn care is probably the #1 for most, but just wondering what else you guys do in the summer?
    Hope everyone is having a great, profitable winter so far!
  2. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Lawn care, landscaping etc... is about here!
  3. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare Member
    Messages: 96

    Lawn care is the only way to go. So much money to be made if your good. You make your money in the summer and plowing is all gravy.
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,364

    Same here..... gross about $100k for 6 months in the summer, then gross about $30k in the winter working solo.

    I'd do more in the winter, but I only get about 15 days to work.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I do lawn care but some guys do excavating
  6. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Landscaping from the last snow to the first snow, and also full-time firefighter/paramedic
  7. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I don't know about beautiful equipment, but it gets the job done.

    Hardscape installs & lawn maintenance during the summer.
  8. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    drive a cement mixer during the spring,summer,fall/911 dispatcher/work for a hazmat team/poc fire fighter
  9. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I do asset recovery and repossession all year around which pays for all my toys and equipment. Plowing is the perfect job for me when it snows because I wouldn't leave town anyway when the roads are in bad shape.
  10. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I do stump removal ,lawn care and some minor landscape maintance in the summer.
  11. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123


    I teach during the school year, do landscaping during the summer, and everytime it snows, our school are closed, so I plow. Good extra money on those off days, and everything works out well.
  12. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    throw the mowers and equipment on the trailer, go out and and enjoy the nice weather get a tan and make that money. College degree and the one thing that was most valuable was to be your own boss. To many politics in corporate america. Where can you work for 8 months and make twice the income of an individual who works for 12 months. Winter is like 4 months of vacation. If it is not snowing then i am either at the gym or hanging out at the house with the dogs and looking online for the next cool toy I am going to buy....
  13. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Grading, Excavating, Site maintanence.

    Mostly I do the stuff nobody else wants to or what nobody has ever thought to do.
  14. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I do property management, renovations, and rehab older houses.
  15. Stud Bro

    Stud Bro Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Man we must think alike i just started a poll and noticed this Thread (must be a wisconsin thing) check it out
  16. Diesel Sniffer

    Diesel Sniffer Member
    Messages: 46

    So it is true: All great minds DO think alike! It must be the cheese.....
  17. dunlaps lawncare

    dunlaps lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    full timelawn maintenance&landscaping, part time contractor vol ff
  18. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    landscaping here
  19. PlowinTheSnow

    PlowinTheSnow Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 14

    I cut iron at the scrapyard year round and during the winter I plow in the evnings and on the weekends.
  20. Michael M

    Michael M Member
    Messages: 80


    Full-time Firefighter, Own a chimney business and a plowing/sanding business.