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The case for NOT doing snow and having WINTER down time…

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Exact Rototilling, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    … charge ones batteries, avoid burnout etc....state your reasons why you DO snow or DON’T do snow removal.


    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    because if I don't do snow removal then i would loose alot of my customers to someone who does.
  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,638

    Because there is not any snow here!:rolleyes:
  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Same here, don't make a lot of money do snow removal. It is true last year was great. But doing property management allows me to keep my foot in the door and my hand in their wallet all year.
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Because I make more money plowing/salting maybe 10x's per winter than it takes me 8 months to make mowing/treating!

    So average 10 snow/ice events times 10 average hours = 100hrs approx.

    Then take 26 weeks of mowing times 40hrs/week = 1040hrs approx.

    So I'll work 100hrs to make what it takes me over 1000hrs in the summer!

    Cant say no to that!
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Because there is much more money in snow and ice management. Plenty of days off between storms.
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    Money is great and I also don't wanna lose my clients. I look forward to the winter most days!
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,359

    Everyone has pretty well covered the reason to do snow.

    It also keeps employees occupied and not looking for other work.

    Although, the plenty of days between storms thing is a little off depending on where you live. A few seasons back, we went for almost 2 months straight. That's when burnout kicks in.....bad.
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Yeah, there have been several years where the repeated battering of storms drove me batty!

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