How many glad not to plow?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turfcutters Plus, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many solos don't plow in winter?I got out after a successful 7 year run.It's snowing 3-6'' today.I'm so happy i can hardly contain myself!:usflag::cool2:
     
  2. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm the opposite. I wish i was plowing. don't get me wrong, waking up at 2am and seeing it snow and being able to roll back over is a beautiful thing, but i need the money.
     
  3. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm glad, Fall and Winter are the only times I can travel. I go back East to NY, PA, and OH every fall, I've been to Israel the last 2 winters. I couldn't just disappear for 2 weeks if I had snow contracts.:cool2:
     
  4. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats one thing about plowing,you can't travel.Actually its the salting events that keep me home. One day I would just like to enjoy a snowstorm at home. But, the money right now is tooooooo goooood!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im plowing as a sub this winter after giving up my route 6 yrs ago. That was after plowing since I was 17 ( Im 45 now) Made $2300 last week subbing so wasnt bad. The deal I have with the guy is when Im around I will work , When I feel like taking off ( do a lot of 5 day snowmobile trips) I have no obligation.So far so good, Im sure Ill be sick of it again by the end of Febuary
     
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I tried to get out this year by doubling some prices. They were a little slow getting back to me, so I figured I was done with it. WRONG! They still wanted me back. Arghhh.
     
  7. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
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    carcrz bet we couldnt get away with doubling prices on mowing , sure wish we could tho
     
  8. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Carcrz: You guys been getting a lot of accumulating snow up there in Missouri? We've been getting traces to a few inches here in OK, but nothing worth getting excited about. Just wondering.....
     
  9. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
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    So, what can ya'll make plowing? What can you make off a storm? In a day? In a month?
    Just curious.
     
  10. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    Believe me, I was shocked they still went for it. I kind of was hoping they wouldn't. I enjoy my winters off for vacations & time off.

    We've been getting 2 to 3" about every 5 days. It's been nice, but I kind of wish we'd get some accumulation of 7 or 8" so we can really make some cash.

    It really depends on the customer, but a typical 1 to 3" snow & all commercial lots could bring anywhere from 3 to 7 thousand as a one man operation. Keep in mind that ice is what makes such the variation in price. It's not uncommon for it to rain for a few hours at the beginning of the storm producing lots of ice underneath all the white stuff. This is a bear when you have hills. I always pretreat those areas so it keeps icing to a minimum.
     

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