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This year I am only one truck, although I have a buddy that I throw work when I can't get back out (say for a residential cleanup after the city came by).

I'm trying to add another truck for next year, hopefully I'll have enough work, and more importantly, a good driver....
 

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actually have 3 think one will be a spare

do our own work plus started doing some comm.subbing
which worked out pretty good









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I am solo, owner operator with one truck and plow, both new. :D I currently am doing residential snowplowing, but might possibly look into a few small commercial accounts in future, but that will depend on my future full time career. ;)
 

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Own the 2 trucks in my sig line, but the 84 is a backup and part time second truck if needed. Otherwise just a solo operator. Hopefully adding a big truck for lots next yr.
 

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I have several trucks and machines going out doing all commercial work and all the big trucks go out with the city plowing streets.
 

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2 trucks, also in my sig line, and 1 skidloader when necessary. Also a few subs as backups.
 

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phillyplowking1 said:
I have several trucks and machines going out doing all commercial work and all the big trucks go out with the city plowing streets.
if i give you my moms street can she have preferential treatment
since im a member lol





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My trucks are usually in Germantown,manuyunk,east oak lane or Roxborough if its anywhere near there ,Sure!:D
 

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2 trucks ... only one with a plow right now because we just replaced one with a brand new truck and yet to get a plow. Father/son company
 

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one truck owner/operator with a few subs & stand by when needed.

Currently doing high end resi. work with one or two laborors on board to handle the blower, shovels & salting. Still looking for a few small lots to get a taste of the commercial end. If it doesn't happen this year, still have plenty of resi work to do this season.

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After 15 years of it, I gave up the all night thing, 24-7, only have about an hours worth of drives close to home then head to the shop to fix the stuff the all-nighters broke. Maybe when the kids start driving (scary) i will put another truck on to keep them busy.
 

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phillyplowking,

That's some tough areas to get around in a storm. Wouldn't want to be coming down "The Wall" in a storm in one of them big trucks:eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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One truck and one back-up. My wife works with me, she does all the heavy work (shovelling) while I site in the warm dry truck and sip coffee and listen to the radio.

Ray:canada
 

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Yea some spots can get real scary.Last year in the presidents day storm one of the 650s got stuck on Shurs Lane which is a pretty steep street had to get a 4x4 backhoe to push it out.
 

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Yes gordyo, you would fall under State et al...

I was just trying to get an idea of the demographics (scary word at times) of the membership. It certainly takes all kinds, and I wanted to see just what kinds they are.

So far it looks like we have many 1 truck operators, that want to grow. Hopefully, with these Forums, you will all grow faster, and with a shorter learning curve than your competition.

I get an e mail, whenever a new member registers here, and I was surprised to see quite a few on the State, and Municipal level. I am glad they are here, as they can share their experiences with the rest of us that do the same work, on a different level.

Not to single anyone out, but GeoffD is a wealth of knowledge. He used to run a bunch of his own trucks and equipment, and now he is doing it on a Municipal level. I always enjoy reading his replies to threads.

~Chuck
 

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I do alot of work over that way. Putting in a kitchen over on Manayunk ave now. It gets scary over there on a dry sunny day.
Not a whole lot of room to get around.


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Solo operator with one truck, friend available for backup if needed. We're thinking about possibly getting into commercial in the near future (I'm all residential now and he's mostly residential).

-Tim
 
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