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Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    I think we all broke so much this winter. I know my one sub broke 3 plows in one night lol When we got burried in 18 inches of fresh snow and 2-3ft drifts snow the one night my property management called and asked why I was late. Oh just no reason, I am just screwing around in the snow..... I think I said something to the effect that we are having a hard enough time getting to your locations let alone plowing them.
     
  2. Kenb2920

    Kenb2920 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    You got a good laugh out of me. That is one thing I didnt miss about plowing. The last snow flake falls and people call. In your situation when things break and it puts you behind just a bit, "some" people dont seem to understand. I have only done this work as side pizza money but still like having backup equipment. I ran 2 truck (jeep and GMC3500 (truck and a half we shall say) and when things got bad, I brought on a driver. Of course when things get bad, things break. That still left me hanging. It was still a fun year (a few years back).
     
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    I had 2 subs for 4 locations a hr form me. Then I have a 93 chevy 1 ton dully, and a 92 f250. I broke my transfer case almost clean in half trying to get myself unstuck and grenaded my ford front differential in the same week.. then I hired on another sub to take the route and I split it with another guy thinking he would break down...... he did, busted a yoke on the front axle and had the other guy finish up in the morning. Here are my 2 friends attempting to pull me back onto clear ground. When i broke the case. The one is a 1 ton, the military truck is a 1 1/4 ton and both had rear tire chains on and they had a heck of a time pulling me out. My dully weighed 10k in the pic, when I load the bins on the back clear full it weighed 14k and change. My ford is feather weight compared to the chevy but it will get a front locker when I am done fixing it :walking:

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  4. BrandonG

    BrandonG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Noob here, just wondering when you all think you'll begin cutting grass? Looking like it might not be good to start until May?
     
  5. Kenb2920

    Kenb2920 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157


    Rough day there... As the minutes tick away, you see the dollar signs... I've had some interesting one myself. LOL, it is good to see in the heat of the moment you still were able to capture the incident.
     
  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    I am saying 2 weeks for southern MI
     
  7. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,508

    Some lawns are super close right now
     
  8. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    not with this snow lol I doubt any will be ready next week
     
  9. BrandonG

    BrandonG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Lawn has to be at least 3" before you cut it...I haven't seen anything long enough yet...except maybe some areas directly above septic tanks are getting close.
     
  10. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,508

    Snow shouldn't hurt that much if at all. Ground is still warm. And when the snow melts it will provide more water.
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