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getting started plowing

Etlawn

LawnSite Member
Location
Berwyn IL.
Im just getting started plowing this year and need a few pointers on how to go about actually plowing. I am working for my bro in law and he sort of explained a little but I was just curious if you guys have any tips to beginners.
Thanks
 

SlimJim Z71

LawnSite Senior Member
1. Take your time... the faster you go, the more likely you are to break something.

2. Take care of your truck and equipment.

3. Come to a complete stop before shifting gears.

4. Those little aluminum poles with reflectors on the ends help... a lot. Use them anywhere you think you'll be unsure where the edges are.

5. Get a warning light. People will still get in your way, but it does help.

6. PAY ATTENTION TO THIS FORUM!!!

-Tim
 

BRL

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Somerset, NJ
Go to http://www.sima.org & buy the training video. That should cover most of the questions you may have & then the rest you will pick up with experience. Go slow and careful until you get the hang of it. Good luck!
 

John Allin

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Erie, PA
Ditto on BRL.
The SIMA Video is for guys just starting out, and would be a wise investment on your part.
Good luck, and welcome to the loony bin.
 

iowastorm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
. . . and don't forget to put SIMA stickers on your truck; they'll instantly make you a savvy professional
 

diggerman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
And don't put them on your bumper because they are not bumper stickers,place them on your rear window in such a manner as to obstruct your view of important or damaging objects.
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
Yeah, SIMA Videos....

I ordered every one they had for my library.

That order was received in their office October 18, 2000.

~They must be related to my plow parts supplier. ;)
 
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