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Old 11-30-2006, 12:02 PM
Tapr Lawn Care Tapr Lawn Care is offline
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What do you guys do in the offseason/winter??

Hi, this has been my first year and i made my money back on equipment and such but don't have enough for winter. Just wondered what you lawn care and landscapers did in the winter when the grass can't be tended to. I have a couple people wanting their driveways cleared of snow, would you suggest sinking 2000 bucks in a good snowblower to hook on my john deere, or a push snowblower, or stick with a shovel for this year. I could probably get at least 10 driveways to get me started but is this enough? Should I invest in the winter operations of removing snow, or go get a job??


P.S. the truck I have now shouldn't have a plow attached.


All input is greatly appreciated
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:32 PM
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I plow snow, and Cut firewood. Take any odd job or anything that comes your way to do. Try to find a used snow blower.
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:52 PM
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We do snow removal and firewood. You could check with your local trucking company for P/T work for the holidays (UPS/FED X ROADWAY EXPRESS ECT) the pay is pretty good and some have benfits too. Good luck
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:00 PM
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I rest back up by taking a nice long break. Except when I plow snow using my 01 f-350 4x4 with a Boss 8ft v-plow. I don't shovel sidewalks thats what employees are for.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:14 PM
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I rest back up by taking a nice long break. Except when I plow snow using my 01 f-350 4x4 with a Boss 8ft v-plow. I don't shovel sidewalks thats what employees are for.
DITTO...but i do some of the shoveling/snow blowing
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:32 PM
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plow snow, drink beer, and hook up with as many girls as possible.. its a great life!!!
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:51 PM
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We work all year round !! Advertise! Advertise! Advertise!
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:54 PM
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If no plowing , then I work for my friend who owns a mobile body repair bussiness that cater to wholesale dealers. Easy work but only pays $11/Hr
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:10 PM
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Tapr....your question is two fold. Personally, we are booked through late January right now. When you are starting out its tough until your name gets around. My first winter was real hard financially. I took any kind of work I could get and with the rest of the time, I went and introduced/promoted myself to different contractors that could use my service. I treated each day like a work day....whether I had work or not and did not sit at home. Get out and mingle with potential customers/contractors/wholesale houses/nurseries or whatever. Just keep pluggin' away and something will come of it....
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:15 PM
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