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Wierdest place you have plowed?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 04superduty, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    the title says it all, what is a strange/wierd place you have had to plow.
    for me it was an alley, yep an alley, about 10 ft wide by 50ft, between a bank and another building. had to pull off of a main road and unlock a chain to plow out the alley. took maybe 15 minutes if that. soo, i know there some good stories, lets hear them.
  2. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    lol someone legit payed me to plow they're front yard so they could use it for parking for some party they had
  3. PlowOrDie

    PlowOrDie Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 164

    i once plowed an alley which led to 6 garages... 3 on each side.. i believe it was section 8 housing.. all people living in the cruddy houses that attatched..

    3 german shepard dogs barked ferociously at me the whole time i was doing it...

    the asphalt in the alley was horrible also..

    it wasnt a good decision to take that job
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2007
  4. Silverstreak

    Silverstreak Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    presidents day storm in 02'.....27 inches of snow and plowed my way down this lonnnng hill into a graveyard, no asphalt only gravel but it had to be cleared for a big funeral...needless to say got stuck at 3am, went to open my door and pushed 6 inches of snow it was so deep when opening it

    tried snow shoveling for about half an hour, gave up started walking looking for the other plow guy some 3 miles away

    imagine 50 mile an hour sustained wind with sleet stinging your face walking through an old graveyard in the middle of the night in 2 feet of snow


    well the other plow guy had left the church site and i huddled under an arch of one of the wings of the church until i spotted another 4x4 and he managed to get me moving
  5. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I had to plow someones yard once, they wanted all the snow in a huge pile, so they could use it as a snowmobile jump. Its not that easy plowing someones yard without making any marks.
  6. lawnmasters2006

    lawnmasters2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    plowed :gunsfiring: a adult book store...seen some crazy stuff while i was there plowing....hookers an all...gezzzzzz
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2007
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    At an ultralight airport the guy had a ditch full of water for his pontoon equipped ultralight I plowed the lagoon for a model airplane club.
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I plowed a drag strip for snowmobile racing on a local lake. Easy job, nice payup
  9. SnowDozers

    SnowDozers Member
    Messages: 86

    We have one of those adult book stores, and we have one where we push the snow from the lot onto the creek so snowmobiles can use it as a ramp and drive right up into the parking lot.
  10. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I had to plow a path on someones yard so we could get equipment in to cut some trees.
  11. PlowOrDie

    PlowOrDie Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 164

    thats crazy... no matter how manly you are
  12. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Plowing a lot last year, I have a guy come up to me and ask to clear a path for him from the road into the hotel for $100.. The hotel hadn't been plowed yet.
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Not really weird but unusual,

    When I worked at a ski area out west I had to skim snow off of an avalanche deposition pile looking for the body of a buried (hopefully deceased) skier with a sno-cat.

    It became real ugly that last pass when you found them.
    and no i did not take any pics......

    Maybe not the weirdest but ....
  14. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I would have to say an outdoor ice skating rink one winter. It was interesting to say the least trying to push 6 inches of snow out of the opening which is only about 10ft wide.
  15. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    I had to plow a campground 2 times last year. that was pretty wierd.
  16. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    same here and when i was done i had tom go in and have them check i felt very odd being there i never knew they made a 3ft.... never mind
  17. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I would have to say the time a customer asked me to plow into the back of their brand new car which was stuck on the side of the road. I informed them of the potential risks but they didnt care. I approached the car nice and easy, placed the plow on the rear bumper and moved the car......best part.........no damage whatsoever.....
  18. mayfam

    mayfam Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    weirdest place

    I plow a 30 degree incline 2 track and salted it. It led to a open pasture where the home owner had expensive horses. then I had to plow alot of the pasture to make sure the horses didn't walk on deep snow. Very different. But nice people. :dizzy:
  19. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    i plowed a real big section eight apartment complex one time and one time only.1997 got a call from hud, we went to the site and the fellow said when plowing dont stop ,do the roads only, no parking. the snow was about 14 inches deep and all the cars were parked where all the snow went up behind the cars,it was not good we had shovels flying at us snowballs,beer bottles ,never saw or heard any bulletts but these people were pissed ,they were stuck in the complex already three days after storm and now they had to unbury their car.i mean we pushed the snow and it rolled up on,inbetween and under these cars.good thing it was still early in the morning.

    one other was a graveyard ,during the day but we had to walk it with shovels first to find the roads.one good thing ,we never woke any one up......
  20. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I too had to plow a cemetery once. We got an early fall storm, was only supposed to be 2" it ended up being about 12". That was a pain as there were no lumps old snow banks to go by. the road ways are about 10' wide if that! Was still finishing when the procession arrived. The The second car behind the herse stopped, a man got out of the back, came over to my window. He thanked me for doing it, & said I plow too, and I bet this sucked with nothing to go by. Gave me a $100 tip. Turns out it was his wifes funeral.