Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Bright idea For SNOW REMOVAL


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 02-04-2010, 04:33 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 6
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

You know the funny thing about their logic is that even if you clear the driveway or sidewalk, where are they going to go? When I was in AK clearing snow from the roads I had people stop me all the time to get them unstuck and I would tell them no. When they asked me why I would tell them because you will just get stuck in the road and be in my way, after I clear the road I will be back and get you unstuck.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 02-04-2010, 09:07 PM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
ok here a few results of my research. picked up the skis and tested them out in the back yard and boy my feet are sore just from moving around. but overall the concept worked. i have one sure client for this weekend. she is a nurse and wil be staying at the hospital, so she prepaid me my money and expects her place cleared by the end of the storm, so i will do everything in my power to see that it gets done. as for getting there. i think i may just walk if i cant drive. skiing is fun but clearing snow in ski boots would be a major beach. on a higher note. my landlord's maintence dept has my name and number and may be calling me for snow removal to work for them. Hey its extra money and i'll be clearing the apartment complexe and sidewalks and roads. they use their own maintenance people to do the snow removal and hire some extra bodies for help and its all cash so cant beat that. the pay sucks but if i dont get alot of snow removals signed up and those too far away to get to . i am better off helping them making something versus sitting at home making nothing. something is better than nothing my fiance said. I may also we allowed to use my snow blower but i need to find out if they will re-emburse me for the fuel.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-05-2010, 02:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well keep us posted how it all works during this upcoming snow fall.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-05-2010, 02:00 PM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

well latest forecast. 12-24 inches. the majority wil begin to lay tonight after 10 which mean i gotta wait. it started snowing around 11:30am. and nothing is laying so looks like we'll be expecting a sheet of ice on the ground under the snow in the morning. i may do 1 or 2 snow removal and salt applications around 11pm. just use the shovel so i dont wake anyone up. I already pre-treated my property and another one i am taking care of prior to the storm getting here around 10am this mornign. so hopefully the salt doesnt wash away and will help with the clearing process. I learned a neat trick to keep snow from sticking to your shovels. I read to spray cooking spray like pam or petroleum jelly on the shovel and the snow will slide off. Has anyone else done this before and how efficiently does it work? I'll be here just watching and waiting for temps to drop. The calm storm before the blizzard. I hate waiting sometimes. lol.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-06-2010, 12:05 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You should get some photos of your setup to show us what you were doing.


Quote:
I read to spray cooking spray like pam or petroleum jelly on the shovel and the snow will slide off. Has anyone else done this before and how efficiently does it work?
I don't know! I never experimented with that but it would make sense.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-06-2010, 09:40 PM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

omg i sprayed my shovels and snow blower chute and auger with WD40 and it worked like a charm. the snow just flew off the shovels like it was on fire and shot out the chute twice as far. grant it i had to make 4-5 passes on 1 row to clear but overall it worked great. I managed to clear my sidewalks, driveway, porches, etc. in like 2-3 hours of the blower and shoveling. While i was out i got several calls for snow removal. My fiance was pissed by the end of the day to the fact the phone never stopped ringing. So for Sunday and monday i have 9-10 snow removal contracts lined up. I am extremely excited. My fiance is going to help me with the majority of them and luckly 1 of my contracts is my daughter's classmate. so she can chill there while we do 4 of them. as of now, my car is gone. its under a huge pile of drifting snow. all you can see is 1 window. didnt take no pics though. might tomorrow. before i leave the house. after clearing the sidewalk to my driveway. i have 6-8 foot snow piles next to the sidewalk. So gotta dig out my car in the morning and clear 1 property. then come in rest and get warm for an hour then back out to do 4 more. then home to rest and maybe 1 more. then the rest on monday. all i know is tomororw night and monday night i expect to be exhausted. according to the news. we got between 26inches at bwi airport to 35 inches is local spots. in my backyard i believe i got 28 inches. anyone want some snow.? $10 per cubic foot. lmao. just kidding.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-07-2010, 04:38 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What did you ultimately do to get your equipment around? How did it work out?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-07-2010, 09:24 AM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

I am going to me walking mostly. Since the streets are only plowed with 1 lane. There no where to park my car and i cant double park and block the road. so its look like its going to alot of walking today. Gotta do what I gotta do. But i am heading out now. I slept in a little cause iw as a little sore from yesterday. But i'l catch up with yall later.

paul
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-07-2010, 08:06 PM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 38
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I was only able to do 2 snow removals. OMG that snow is heavy. My snow blower is useless since anything over 8 inches, it jams the auger. One client i must have walked almost a mile up and back on top of shoveling. Luckily the other was right behind me. Then after i warmed up and my clothes were dry. I helped my fiance dig out our car. That was a nitemare. I may have a few more to do tomorrow but i serious need a nice relaxing hot bath. I am pooped. Top it off they are calling for another 8 inches or more on tuesday night. yay me. IS IT SPRING YET? I AM SICK OF SNOW.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-08-2010, 04:19 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Did you get a chance to look around and see what others were doing to remove the snow? Was anything looking like a better way to do it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Doing Snow Removal Again CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 3 12-16-2009 02:52 AM
How to upsell snow removal services - GopherHaul 50 Snow Plow Show Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 12-05-2009 06:03 PM
How to upsell snow removal services - GopherHaul 50 Snow Plow Show Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 12-05-2009 06:02 PM
New Snow Removal Need HELP!!!!!! Michaelmacchiarella Starting a lawn care business. 10 01-30-2009 10:36 AM
How should I bid this job? Snow removal platinum lawncare Community Assistance 1 10-05-2008 01:54 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
Today 09:47 PM
Today 09:53 PM
by avetslawncare
1 13
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
Today 09:21 PM
by aduttonater
17 1,096
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Today 09:17 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
38 4,209
Help create a new lawn...
dlc7101
Today 07:24 PM
Today 07:24 PM
by dlc7101
0 32
hello
oasis_greenscapes
Today 06:18 PM
Today 06:18 PM
by oasis_greenscapes
0 22
Please share video on...
Sprinkler Buddy
Today 02:59 PM
Today 02:59 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
0 28
First big mower decision?
SGL1
03-28-2015 08:58 AM
Today 02:35 PM
by SGL1
19 351
Trailer flooring...
Pattersonllc
Yesterday 02:40 PM
Today 02:06 PM
by SGL1
6 102
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
Today 01:51 PM
by Steve
13 255
Staff at school give me...
LawnCareMan280
Yesterday 09:00 PM
Today 01:39 PM
by Steve
1 167
New to the site
tl757
Yesterday 07:30 PM
Today 01:36 PM
by Steve
1 58
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
Today 01:24 PM
by Steve
10 336
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
Today 01:14 PM
by Steve
11 318
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
Yesterday 02:57 PM
Today 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 79
Engine question
Blue Star Lawn Care
03-30-2015 09:47 PM
Today 06:51 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 110
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Yesterday 11:16 PM
by CurbAppeal1
11 365
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:05 PM
by shadrach
11 446
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
1 89
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
3 125
Tree Service
Yard Elements
09-10-2011 08:19 PM
Yesterday 01:39 PM
by Steve
25 8,664
Hydro oil
googus
03-30-2015 06:45 AM
Yesterday 05:42 AM
by mac83
3 102
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-30-2015 10:51 PM
by SC93
22 669
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
03-30-2015 07:39 PM
by SGL1
30 2,507
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
03-30-2015 07:36 PM
by SGL1
16 645
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-30-2015 07:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 460
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
03-30-2015 07:03 PM
by avetslawncare
11 463
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
03-30-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
4 473
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-30-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
3 245
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
03-30-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
16 3,541
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
03-29-2015 01:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 208
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-29-2015 08:42 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 701
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
03-28-2015 08:37 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 251
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-27-2015 11:17 PM
by lxarth
6 336
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
03-27-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 297
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 1,116
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,540
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,671
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 383
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 267
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,732
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 664
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 176
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 279
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 205
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 171
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 380,786
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 924
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,673
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 325
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 220
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy