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uncover anything weird?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by andyman0291, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. andyman0291

    andyman0291 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Has anyone ever found anything like a body or massive amounts of money, or something else strange while they were plowing?

    just curious
  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    I found a tire the other day :rolleyes:
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    found a working cell phone last week
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I've found a couple man hole covers before.
  5. siewertenterpri

    siewertenterpri Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Couple years ago was shoveling a side walk and found a $100 bill thought it was fake, so I went to the bank to see if it was good and it was. Must have used all my good luck then because it's been down hill since then.
  6. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Does a bag of garbage in the middle of the driveway count? Scared the crap out of me when I saw all that stuff come shooting over the windshield.
  7. Pitt4212

    Pitt4212 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Last season while plowing a Residential driveway my front tire sunk down about a foot when I was pushing the snow back at the entrance. When I tried to back the truck up it didn't want to budge, but I played with the plow a little and worked my way out. Turns out it was an unmarked manhole cover in their lawn and I pushed the cover right off and fell in. It was about 4 feet deep and I wasn't sure what was down there because it was the middle of the night so I just pushed the cover back on by hand and never heard anything else about it.
  8. Dodge318

    Dodge318 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    About this time 3 years ago I found a body. It's wasn't fun at all. Seriously, you have to wait around in case the ME has any questions. It was like a 4 hour ordeal. Luckily most of my customers we understanding on why I was late.

    Appaerently the guy was trying to shovel his front stoop and had a heart attack.
  9. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I used to plow parking garage roof tops downtown Cleveland, occasionally a homeless person would run across the roof that I was plowing, right behind the truck. That's pretty freaky at 4:00 AM. We would also have to plow the walks around the buildings and occasionally there would be a snow covered person buried in the snow. They would lay on top of the sewer grids where there was heat, sometimes passed out drunk. One of my drivers came within inches of plowing a guy under, when he shot up out of the snow screaming and then took off running. I got to know some over the years and would help them out if I could. I'd get strange looks from folks sometimes and even rude remarks, as to how I could stand there and converse w/ the "undesirables". People are amazing sometimes w/ how they perceive things. I guess I just realize that it could be me someday as bad things can happen to good people. I have never been assaulted by any of these people, but have been, by more common people in more "desirable" areas by more "desirable" people, which is primarily why my dog rides shotgun for about six years now. His presents alone, makes people think twice before approaching the truck.
  10. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    I had "sparks" as I cut an extension cord once.
  11. McGaw

    McGaw Senior Member
    Messages: 221

    My buddy's dad plowed over a guy. chopped him in half. I guess 5 hours later there was a knock at the door by the cops.

    I personally have driven into a swamp, try explaining to your boss why you need a tow:rolleyes:
    I've ran my snowblower through a mat in the middle of a guys driveway, grass, cat, and garbage.
    sheesh, I gotta get in the good part of town.
  12. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    I had uncovered a lawn on more then one occasion, I know weird huh plowig a driveway and a lawn appears :eek:
  13. siewertenterpri

    siewertenterpri Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Found a raised walkway in the middle of a parking lot once, and a fire hydrant where the one time customer said to pile snow.
  14. MIwinter

    MIwinter Member
    Messages: 42

    I found i just plowed their front yard and the drive was 30 foot to the south? Who'd think the driveway wasn't infront of the garage or house? No big deal I didn't tear the lawn up and I put marker poles for future reference and homeowner never mentioned it and got a $10 christmass bonus from them today.
  15. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Newspapers in plastic bags is mostly what I find.
  16. nosnownogo

    nosnownogo Member
    Messages: 47

    things we find

    My old boss once found his garden hose while using a snow blower .Three hours later everything was good to go .
  17. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I found a 2x4 frozen to the driveway. The plow tripped and then launched the 2x4 into the brand new garage door ! It left a perfect 2x4 imprint in the door. Not my fault, don't leave your toys in the driveway !
  18. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    that must be fun to get it out.! :dizzy:
  19. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    now thats funny i dont care who u are
  20. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    How could you not see that you plowed someone in half? It would be a mess. Only thing ive found is a stolen purse.