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You commercial plow guys piss me off.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GSSFC, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. GSSFC

    GSSFC Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Looking at all the posts with guys getting new stuff, you get to have all the fancy new equipment (toys) to work (play) with. Nothing like getting paid to do that!

    Have a great season, and enjoy your new toys.

  2. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    try commercial instead of grandmas driveway, or run tighter driveway routes and you can have big boy toys.
  3. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    You can join us commercial guys ... just don't lowball
  4. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Your truck gives you entry ... It's 3/4 ton
  5. GSSFC

    GSSFC Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    No worry of that, I'm not even in the business. Just come here to read and research. Just a pathetic homeowner with some worn out junk to clear snow.

  6. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    It might look like fun (work) playing with our toys (equipment) but there have been many, many times when after 16 to 24 hours in the seat during a storm I would give anything to be what you call a pathetic homeowner. It would be fun (warm) looking at my toy (fireplace).
  7. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Glad i read that before i just went to the end and posted!
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    You can have all the payments too and when it's not snowing you can have all the worries,lol :D
  9. GSSFC

    GSSFC Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I am a small business owner too, I get all those joys and then some!

  10. GSSFC

    GSSFC Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I haven't been on in about a month, and the first 10 posts that popped up were, It's early Xmas, look what I just got, brand new yadda yadda. I was so jealous looking at all the fine new equipment you guys were getting gearing up for this coming winter season.

  11. My bowtie

    My bowtie Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Then stay in the homeowner section nd leave us alone...Oh BTW I just picked up my 2011 GMC 1 ton dump with a NEW Hiniker VF plow....Have a nice day
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  12. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    you sir can keep that hiniker
  13. Silverstreak

    Silverstreak Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    ..awl man i rolled up my sleeves for nothin!
  14. downtoearthnh

    downtoearthnh Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    A toy would be a Denali HD with a plow on it. The working trucks and equipment are the necessities of operating a viable business. Isn't that the American dream still?
  15. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    It always looks like fun from the outside looking in.

    After a couple of hours in the seat it's just a job. So be it a little easier in a nice truck but I couldn't see running a business if my equipment was running on a thread.
  16. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    You damn pathetic homeowners with your worn out junk piss me off, coming on here with your not having to shovel it all by hand.

    Last January, about 1/4 done shoveling the second storm 12+ inch storm in two weeks:
    (Notice the depth compared to the shovel. Undisturbed areas with no overhead coverage measured 18 inches in both storms.)

    What I did after that:
    • 6 foot wide front walk (hidden behind piles in this photo)
    • Moved the road windrow back a couple feet so mail could get delivered
    • Second lane in my driveway
    • Enough depth in my level backyard to be able drive back there to park so our vehicles won't slide down the driveway when parked, and to be able to walk to the vehicles/shed/camper/etc

    I think I spent more hours shoveling than I spent at my desk at work in those two weeks.

    I think this year my financial situation has recovered enough to pay someone to plow 12+ inch storms, but he'll be a lowballer with no insurance who doesn't care about his equipment.

    Maybe next year I'll have the budget to get myself some worn out junk.

    There, feel any better about your worn out junk now? :D
  17. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Toys are only toys if you enjoy using them. Agree with an earlier post regarding the long seat time and payments....
  18. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    I'm sure those of us that have plowed longer than 30 hours would agree that the steering wheel makes a good pillow :)
  19. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    For us Canadians, Tim Hortons have good decently clean washrooms that are almost everywhere for those extra long plows
  20. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    It's not all its cracked up to be. Pays the bills though.