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#1 twostep ONLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I'm no expert... do you all think I could start a business with this:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Xnr3ld2ewd4


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Sure could, but then you have to get it to where you're plowing via trailer.

That's about the nicest rig ever for plowing and making tall piles.

Weight might be a concern for home driveways.

Nice!


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:47 PM

What did you do scare the driver and cause him to jump out. Very nice thanks for the video.

 

 

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:55 PM

The real question is whether those chains will scratch up that decorative brickwork!


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:02 PM

There is no doubt that there is money in snow removal. And that machine looks to be a dandy! I believe Don Campbell is using one simular.  My dad did have a snow route back in the 70's and I helped.  However his business was installing septic systems in summer and the snow route was just a way to keep the machines going through the winter.

It takes a big investment in equipment. There are two big Bobcats out in the parking lot where I work sitting idle most of the time.

You have to be out in the cold when the rest of the world is asleep. Lots have to be clear when business opens in the morning.

Equipment breaks down and you can't get parts till morning so you need extra equipment to cover the breakdown.

You are dependant on the weather?  After you invest in the equipment if it does not snow you lose money.

And take it from me there is nothing so boring as driving around and around a parking lot for 4 hours straight in the middle of the night(when you should be sleeping)!! Or agrevating as hitting a concrete parking bumper and pushing the blade under a truck at 2am, and having to roll in the snow trying to fix it.

 

About 30 yrs ago I wanted to buy a new Jeep and push snow. The Wife was very skeptical so I did not do it.

As it turned out that was a winter we got very little snow and I would have lost my shirt(don't you just hate having to admit the wife is right?)!

You can make money but think it through, and have a backup plan.

In my opinion it takes a special breed to push snow for a living and I did not make the cut.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 01:58 PM

Pretty good remote control operator



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Posted December 17, 2013 - 02:10 PM

JD, thanks for the story but that video is a remote control loader... this thread was actually a joke :smilewink:






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