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Who's tired of plowing?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    After our last go-around with this St.Patti's Day storm I have had it! We were up from Friday afternoon til' Saturday late noon, it never stopped snowing the whole time! I know some of you guys didnt have that great of a season, us either. But we ended up (so far) with 104.4 this season.
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I have had enough. With all of the lake effect we get and then that blizzard or Valentine's day just did me in. I am sooooo ready for spring!!!!!!:nod:
  3. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    after that last HUGE storm we had i thought i had had enough but now i really wish we would get another couple inches.
  4. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I am ready for some warm weather we didn't get the snow here until the end of winter and I got tired of waiting for it to get here. I am ready for some warm weather fun since we didn't get to have a lot of cold weather fun. I am tired of plowing in the morning and by noon it is all melting away.
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    We didn't get that much this winter, but I'm ready for spring. After 12 hours of plowing yesterday all I could think of was spring. That 70 degree day last week was nice. I'm ready to start rebuilding my driveway.
  6. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

  7. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    If we were to get 100+ in Central NJ I could take a year off...take that back, 2 years.

    This last storm was very good for me. Lots of ice and only 3-5 inches of snow /sleet.
    I know my subs were happy to get some hours in this year. Only the second time we got to plow this year. Not once did we get to fire up the snow blowers.
  8. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    not tired

    We have had 80% of an average year of plowing. It is much better than last year as we had 25% of an average years snow plowing.

    Our company could use 20% more work so we can have an average year. I would love to have a year that I was tired of plowing and salting.
  9. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    same here all the ice just laughed at my blowers. Every event was done with the good ole fashion metal flat shovel
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Yeah, I am pleased with our winter season, but am really getting geared up for spring. I love summer, so I cant wait to be cutting grass!:cool:
  11. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    100.3 " here in the Rochester area, and thats the exact norm for the season. Forcast : today 39 afternoon rain or snowshowers lickly Tuesday 30 a few scatered snow showers, overnight low 13. You got to love Rochester weather. If it snows I'll plow it, when it melts I'll mow it. No problems here. I love this sh!t payup
  12. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    im done im going to fl next week to get warm...im jst ready to get the boats in the water and get my pplow money in the bank...
  13. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    I am ready for spring. we only went out 3X this year and 2X was all ice. The ice has done me in. if we had a all snow event I might feel different but it being almost 70 here last week was soooooo nice
  14. weldit

    weldit Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    wish I had been plowing snow

    I am not totally sure if it was the same ice event that you had but the last one we had here in Indiana I spent 40 hours awake, 27 of those hours putting power lines back in the air. I am just trying to get my plow truck (and hopefully spare plow truck and driver) ready for my first season next year, All residential due to my regular job requirements. You guys hit it hard all the time, I wonder how you stay awake going job to job! My bucket truck made a few automatic lane changes that storm!
  15. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I am just sick of the customers complaints disputing their bill. It snows for three days straight but their bill should not be more than the average 2 inch plow time. Just fed up in general!:mad:
  16. KINNCO

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I ditto that one dude! Tried of not getting paid ! :gunsfiring:

    OH yea....they weren't there at 12am and 5am
  17. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    idk... i could go for a few more storms. Here in MN, we prob only went out 4 times. That first week of march tho was brutal. I pretty much worked straight from wed night to sat morning... with a quick 3 hours of sleep in between. Reminded me of that show, Deadliest catch, where they go a week without sleep. Yea it sucked, but it was money. Hopfully next year we get a real winter.
  18. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That is the best show on TV. When I get tired I think of that show and think how worse my job could really be. I little cold and snow is nothing compared to what those guys go through.
  19. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    A friend of mine does that in Alaska. Spends the season up there making money, then goes to Florida to kick back, ride his Harley and spend it.payup Another friend went to see him during Dayton Bike Week. :drinkup: till 4am up at 8am then do it all over again. I did it the last 2 years. I'm getting to old for that crap, but boy did I have fun! Some one needs to stay here and plow snow.
    So if your ever stuck in a ditch while plowing just think, you could be coated in ice standing on an ice covered deck of a boat, getting hit by a wave of ice water. BRRRRR
    I'm not tired, but ready to put the plows away. I know better, my plows stay out till I need my mowers. I have mowed around snow piles before.
  20. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    the St. Patti's day storm definitely kicked my ass.
    it was fun, and profitable, but at the end of it I realized I couldn't deal with anymore, at least not that day, or that night.

    I need to find a backup driver for next year. definitely.