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Wake Up Calls

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Alpha Property, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    So you guys just set ur alarms for 3:00 and peek out the window and then either get to work or go back to sleep? There was no snow in the forcast for lastnight here in southern ontario and i awoke to about an inch in niagara, i still gopt leaves on the ground to pick up for customers for annother week, not ready for snow yet!
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    That sounds about right .
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    3:45 AM for me. out the door at 4:00 plowing by 4:15 awake by 5:00:D
  4. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    yup mine goes off at 2:00 and if i think they may need service i go then. otherwise back to bed

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Same here just set alarm and look outside.Cant trust the weather man
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I wait for a phone call from one of you guys to tell me it's snowing.:rolleyes:
  7. dunlaps lawncare

    dunlaps lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    if its snowing the scanner keeps me up have the night thats how i tell
  8. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Can I call you collect :confused: :jester:
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,238

    Must be nice to sleep in until 3 AM.

    Depends on the forecast, sometimes I'm up at 11 PM, otherwise 1 AM at the latest. Takes about an hour for my to get everyone in and the equipment rolling.
  10. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    alarm clock? I don't sleep when we're getting a storm.
  11. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I'm kinda the same way. I get so excited!! Otherwise I wake up around 1 or 2 and get the stuff ready to go out by 3. I call everyone the night before and tell them when I expect them to be at my house
  12. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Usually- if it looks like its gonna snow I'll get the truck ready the night before (plow on, ballast in, load up truck with supplies and shovels etc), then set the alarm for 3A- if I need to work, I grab breakfast and head out- have a 5 hour route so the importaint ones are done by 7A for people to get to work. If not, back to bed until it snows enough to plow.

    Ofcourse- I also had to wake up early to get them all plowed before high school- glad that's over (in college now :jester:)
  13. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    fall alseep and hope that my phone rings,,,,,,,, the only problem is when your sleeping and hear your cellphone ring in your sleep every half hour just to wake up and have no missed calls:realmad:
  14. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Anytime there is a 30% chance of snow drive around at midnight, check radars, weather forecasts, if it looks like there is a chance of more coming, sleep in a parking lot for an hour, recheck radars....drive to far north and south jobs mobilize workers, or go back to bed.
  15. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I check the radar just before going to bed and if I wake up to pee I will check it again. Alarm is set for midnight and I am plowing by 1am.
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  17. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    My internal alarm clock works best for me. I cant really sleep well when I know it is snowing anyway. I am always awaiting the next phone call, from customer or employee, so I sleep very light. I also listen for the town plow trucks going by.
  18. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    I was wondering if someone else was in my time zone. 3am is too late to get the ball rolling.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    I have to be ready at 2am to push unless its really comming down before when I go to bed, then I just get up every hour or so depending on how the radar is looking. We have 24 hour places that have to be monitored so we take turns keepin an eye, that way between dad and I atleast 1 can get a good rest. No point in both guys sitting at the window. I try and get to bed asap before it snows.

    I have parking lot camera on my own lot so I can see how we are doing in I am out of area. Its crazy where we are cause we could have a foot here on the water and 15 mins away couldbe dry.
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,238

    :waving: :nod: :cool: :D