1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

What do you wear plowing???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by HandyHaver, Dec 9, 2000.

  1. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I was just wondering if there are certain brands of clothes,
    gloves, boots hats ect. that may be prefered. I am going to be plowing mostly res. drives & clearing walks. I'll have help with me running the snow blower to do the walks, but I'm sure that I'll be done before they are ( on some) and I'll get the shovel. I can see me being in & out of the truck ALOT!!! I hunt all winter long and know how to dress in layers, have decent boots, gloves ect. Are there any preferences or just common sense.
  2. jaclawn

    jaclawn Member
    Messages: 92

    NO jackets with collars or hoods. My head spins around too many times, and I end up with severe irritation on my neck from the collar rubbing.
  3. RB

    RB Senior Member
    Messages: 197


    I wear carhartt coveralls some waterproof boots ($24.00 from KMart), a headband that covers ears and most importantly a good pair of gloves; the type w/fingers exposed. I put them on when I leave the house and leave them on until I get home.

    I think the key is to be comfortable. Don't worry too much about dressing for artic weather. You'll be working hard and generating some heat.
  4. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Birthday suit with coat and tie. I like to make a good impression on our clients.
  5. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I would think the cold would tend to shrink the impressionable aspects of your appearance................
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

  7. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    What... his ears ??
  8. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    All my guys have Carhartt cloats and lined pants for plowing, the Shovelers get coveralls.

  9. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    All our trucks have heaters.

    Our guys are required to wear collared shirts (polo) and be clean shaven in case they come into contact with a customer.

    I myself prefer a short sleeve polo with dockers. I keep the gloves, carhart jacket (for repairs) and leather coat (for style) in the back seat, but I don't wear that while plowing.

    Turn up the heat, keeps the windows clear!
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    I plow in t-shirt and jeans. A quilted flannel shirt and watch cap on the seat go on when I need to clear walks, the leather coat hanging on the hook behind the drivers seat goes on when I need to deal with a customer. Oh yeah several pairs of insulated work gloves lined up on the floor to dry (courtesy of a friend at the local electric utility).
  11. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    In truck sweatshirt and jeans with rubber boots, outside Carhartt jacket & pants almost indstructable and real warm!!!!!
  12. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Long johns, comfortable jeans, T-shirt, Oh... take the wallet out of the back pocket, makes for a sore back after a few hours.

  13. CCLC

    CCLC Member
    Messages: 91

    Comfortable clothes. If you will be sitting for a while wear comfortable clothes. If you have to get out windproof coat, hat, gloves, and warm sorel boots. Keep the feet warm and dry.
  14. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    In all seriousness from my last post, it's supposed to get to around -15 overnight on Mon/Tues with windchills around -40. 'Style' and looks aren't going to be a concern for us, but rather keeping our staff warm and safe. I'd rather focus on quality of work, rather than how we look; especially at 3a.m.
  15. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    I wear comfortable jeans,a t-shirt,then a long sleeve hooded sweater,and a pair of sorel boots,on the seat i have a polar king coverall in case i have to get out for long time or get stranded,you could sleep in this thing outside at zero and not get cold.I also keep 2 pr of work gloves in the truck,ans a a box of rubber disposable food service gloves,a throw them on when i have to reload the v-box,get dirty under the hood,or adjusting the chain or shovel-they keep my hands clean and are very cheap.I hate dirty hands,Ive got a complex about having clean hands,And i wont even touch my steering wheel with dirty hands,let alone plow for hrs like that.
  16. cowboy

    cowboy Member
    Messages: 75

    hehe not bashing you lazer but I would love to see you sloshing around in the snow in your dockers hehe

    I'd say if you want good cold weather, durable, American made (except for a few carhartt products), clothes go with Carhartt, Key or Walls, I own all three and they are awesome very durable and warm.

  17. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    Why would I be out in the snow?

    I stay in my truck or in the office.
  18. cowboy

    cowboy Member
    Messages: 75

    I was just kidding