New truck! (The Beast)


#261

I’m not gonna lie y’all this sucks! I’ve worked 96 hours on 9 hours of sleep… I know we expanded a lot this year but dang…

I know @Racer has no sympathy lol


#262

Need to quit your day job lol


#263

lol, we reap what we sow. Seriously, happy business is booming, but I do feel for you. I have days when I hate to hear the phone ring.


#264

We had well over 200 phone calls from non route customers… and the going rate I charge for that is $100 a pop for this deep of snow. Turned them all down but 2.

$20,000 turned down the last 3 days :face_vomiting:


#265

Took today off and thought about doing it tomorrow!


#266

@Infinity you should have came down with that snowblower!


#267

That thing is massive… I’m glad we don’t have to worry about snow down here in Charleston but like once every 5 years!!..is that thing gas?..ive never seen one up close. I always wondered do you have to get out to start it spreading or do you do it remotely from the cab


#268

This thread just gets better and better


#269

So is this no longer a pressure cleaning vehicle? Or are you able to take that massive salt sprayer off?


#270

It comes off with a forklift in 30 seconds! It will be a sweet pressure washing rig this summer!


#271

Man i hate when that happen


#272

How many residential drives can 1 rig handle in a day?

And for $100 last year and our 12”-14” of snow, some people baulked when i gave them the price. When i would drive back by and see them shoveling the driveway, my enjoyment was also worth not getting the job.


#273

It depends what kind of blade you are using. If you have a rear mount blade and a front blade where you can back in and pull it out to the street you can do a drive in less than 5 min. On a big snow like this if you just have a straight blade on the front of a truck it can take 8-10 min per drive.

1 day is very vague when it comes to snow removal. My “days” are 23-36 hours straight. so if you could do 20 drives an hour over 36 hours… well you see my point lol

EDIT: you would also have to be a monster to have 700+ residential accounts! I have 20 and I am dropping all of them this summer. I already fired 3 commercial customers after this storm that complained about stupid stuff.

I also got my but chewed so hard yesterday for 30 min by one of our very large customers because I forgot to plow the owners parking spot… I can skip dieting for a few weeks since he took some pounds off the back side of me!


#274

Yes, i was wondering time per drive…

Gotta get that boss’ spot ready man. Im sure pol get real testy in the huge storms


#275

I have 2 dump trucks ordered for tomorrow morning and brought in another rented back hoe. We’re preparing properties now and hauling off snow for the next event. Bank accounts draining fast lol!


#276

The 2 factories actually just called and fired us because of it!!! That sucks! Oh well now I have more free time lol


#277

Thats crazy.


#278

Well, good luck to them getting any better service on this next storm :smirk:

That sucks, though.


#279

I am actually relieved… I just sent them a $6,000 invoice and moved their account to dormant lol

They are a huge crybaby account!


#280

Sounds expensive for your customers! :flushed: