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Old 02-08-2013, 02:33 PM
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not bad here yet but there is a car ban @ 4pm first time since 1978
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dude the car ban is ridiclous. How are you guys supposed to work. Plus the fact that if plow contractors cant do there lots that will just make the state of mass a mess tomorrow. No one will be able to get around.
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dude the car ban is ridiclous. How are you guys supposed to work. Plus the fact that if plow contractors cant do there lots that will just make the state of mass a mess tomorrow. No one will be able to get around.
I think that plow trucks fall under "emergency vehicle" but I am still trying to make sure. They say up to one year in jail
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I think that plow trucks fall under "emergency vehicle" but I am still trying to make sure. They say up to one year in jail
I just talked to my parents up in central MA, sounds like they are all hunkered down. They told me about the car ban....I thought it was BS until now!!! Unreal!
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:26 PM
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I would thin they would let plow trucks on the roads....and as far as the one year in jail...it won't happen. The jails are already full. You'll just get a fine.

Take some pics guys! I really want to see this first hand! Good Luck to All!!
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Only have internet on phone. Lost power for a day. I put in at least 50 hours. Still have more to do. I might be able to sneak in 5 hours of sleep tonight. Will post some photos when att gets their sh@t together.
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My truck is in the trans shop now. LOL
25"
I had costumer calling me upset their driveway was not clear 8am Saturday morning and it was still snowing (travel ban til 4pm)
The travel ban was the best thing the state has ever done (wish it was til sunday morning)
Saturday and Sunday my phone was ringing every two min.
broke two snow blowers
I HATE SNOW and I think I lost money, My poor truck
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Dont feel bad Will.

My repairs,
Coolant leak havent checked from where. I just been driving.
Brake lines blew in two trucks. Not sure where kept driving.
Muffler that I just bought fell off and I ran it over.
Driver side windshield wiper snapped off. Still driving.
Guy destroyed my Vplow.
Skidsteer wouldnt turn after 6 hours. I have to check it out, its sitting in a lot.
Snowblower pull cord broke twice.
Other snowblower couldnt handle the snow.
Broke two shovels.
Had my gloves stolen.
Sander stopped working.
Fuse blew that charged phone in truck. I had a dying phone everyday out.

Employees.
Guy got stuck in a ditch. $161 to be pulled out for a $200 driveway.
Sub quit on me and took off with my 6 gallon gas can that was filled.
Driver after working 16 hours went home with truck and went to sleep till 4pm.
I sent the walk crews home at 2:30 am. So they could come back and clear it in the morning. Not one of them came back. I finally found someone at 5pm. By that time the snow was frozen.

Customers.
Residential were happy to just get out.
Commercial were mad about not having enough room for parking. Sorry about those massive snow banks. I cant melt them.
Another was pissed off because there was so much snow coming off the side of the blade that there was a unmovable 4 ft pile on the walks. They also claim I didnt do the walks at all. They just called again saying their guys worked through the whole storm and never seen us. Of course the other building seen our guys but they didnt. Reason why? Because the maintenance men are clocked in and sleeping. I had a 3 man crew alternating between their 2 buildings. They were there every other hour.

The driveway calls were insane. I didnt even look at my phone till sunday. Half of them lived on a hill. I cant push 23" up hill. So I didnt do any of them. I picked up 21 driveways and made $4600 off them. With repairs and gas I probably broke even. I did pick up a few regulars.

I wasnt even answering my phone and customers were telling me that I was the only one to get back to them. About 10 of the driveways I picked up had a plow guy that didnt show. 1 of them the guys showed up on monday when I was doing it. The customer told me he only charged $40, I charged $180. Supply and demand!

It was crazy though. I had to push snow at a angle and drive my truck like a battering ram at it. I probably need a new front end.

I have to go clear some parking spaces then I'm done. I worked 65 hours since friday.

Still no internet but Ill get it soon.
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Sorry to hear about all the problems SECTLANDSCAPING but sounds like you made some money

I had people say i never showed aka blowing snow
oh one more problem I had was lug nut on one wheel came very loose shaking the whole truck

trans shop just called trans just needed service $150
now it's at a regular shop getting overall checked
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Hey SECTLANDSCAPING wish I had a couple extra trucks I would have sent them down to help you out. Sounds like it was just a nightmare for you...hope it pans out.
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