What do you wear plowing???

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  1. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I was just wondering if there are certain brands of clothes,
    gloves, boots hats ect. that may be prefered. I am going to be plowing mostly res. drives & clearing walks. I'll have help with me running the snow blower to do the walks, but I'm sure that I'll be done before they are ( on some) and I'll get the shovel. I can see me being in & out of the truck ALOT!!! I hunt all winter long and know how to dress in layers, have decent boots, gloves ect. Are there any preferences or just common sense.
     
  2. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    NO jackets with collars or hoods. My head spins around too many times, and I end up with severe irritation on my neck from the collar rubbing.
     
  3. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    I wear carhartt coveralls some waterproof boots ($24.00 from KMart), a headband that covers ears and most importantly a good pair of gloves; the type w/fingers exposed. I put them on when I leave the house and leave them on until I get home.

    I think the key is to be comfortable. Don't worry too much about dressing for artic weather. You'll be working hard and generating some heat.
     
  4. iowastorm

    iowastorm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 370

    Birthday suit with coat and tie. I like to make a good impression on our clients.
     
  5. HandyHaver

    HandyHaver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I would think the cold would tend to shrink the impressionable aspects of your appearance................
     
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    What... his ears ??
     
  8. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    All my guys have Carhartt cloats and lined pants for plowing, the Shovelers get coveralls.

    Geoff
     
  9. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    All our trucks have heaters.

    Our guys are required to wear collared shirts (polo) and be clean shaven in case they come into contact with a customer.

    I myself prefer a short sleeve polo with dockers. I keep the gloves, carhart jacket (for repairs) and leather coat (for style) in the back seat, but I don't wear that while plowing.

    Turn up the heat, keeps the windows clear!

     
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    I plow in t-shirt and jeans. A quilted flannel shirt and watch cap on the seat go on when I need to clear walks, the leather coat hanging on the hook behind the drivers seat goes on when I need to deal with a customer. Oh yeah several pairs of insulated work gloves lined up on the floor to dry (courtesy of a friend at the local electric utility).
     

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