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    Hey All,

    I happened to catch a clip on my local news that discussed this interesting service called "Plowz and Mowz". It's sort of like Uber for yard maintenance. Edit: The story I saw was about a guy with a plow truck who uses the service to connect with customers. He said it's been great for his business.

    I thought some of you guys who line your buckets with cardboard might be able to hire someone to maintain your property , and those with a hungry tractor-work appetite might be able to get involved as a provider. Who knows...

    Check it out https://www.plowzandmowz.com

    Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with this service and I am not a customer nor a provider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Range View Post
    Hey All,

    I happened to catch a clip on my local news that discussed this interesting service called "Plowz and Mowz". It's sort of like Uber for yard maintenance. Edit: The story I saw was about a guy with a plow truck who uses the service to connect with customers. He said it's been great for his business.

    I thought some of you guys who line your buckets with cardboard might be able to hire someone to maintain your property , and those with a hungry tractor-work appetite might be able to get involved as a provider. Who knows...

    Check it out https://www.plowzandmowz.com

    Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with this service and I am not a customer nor a provider.
    interesting. I didn't see a signup for join out team.
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    Not a bad idea if you are into that and have the means to travel. But I too did not see a "sign up".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozsey View Post
    interesting. I didn't see a signup for join out team.
    Great point. Sorry, I neglected to mention that it's downloaded as a smartphone app.

    The first place that I searched for it was the Google Play Store, where it said "see our website at blah blah blah for more information". I just assumed they would have a corresponding link on the website pointing to their app.

    Jeez, I'm too dang old for all this whiz bang mumbo jumbo.
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    I looked into this a while back. If I remember correctly the downside was that you work for their price. Plus you better have good insurance because you will be needing it. No way I would go plowing blindly into a lot sight unseen. Way to easy to cause damage that you will be responsible for.
    Seen 2 good ones on a plowing forum. Both customers were one hit wonders and assured the plow guy that the driveway was clear.
    1. A new kids bicycle was left laying in the driveway. Oviously it was smashed.
    2. A frozen garden hose was just left laying in the driveway. The hose acted like a winch cable and pulled the pipe out of the wall it was hooked to.
    In both cases the homeowner expected the plow guy to pay for the damage.

    Then you have a customer that did nothing until the last 10" of snow fell. Now they want everything moved including the inches of ice underneath. In the 2 pictures you can see what I'm talking about. The right side of the bucket is sitting on a wall of ice. The left side is just hanging a foot in the air. Both of the tractor's front wheels are off the ground in the picture. Trying to scoop into the ice would stop the tractor dead.


    This app just caters to the crowd that can't think far enough ahead to make sure that they have toilet paper on the roll before sitting down. lol

    Them orange hoods do dent nicely don't they? Good thing it was already damaged before I rented it. I bounced a few good chunks of ice off of it myself. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by H-D dealer dude View Post
    I looked into this a while back. If I remember correctly the downside was that you work for their price. Plus you better have good insurance because you will be needing it. No way I would go plowing blindly into a lot sight unseen. Way to easy to cause damage that you will be responsible for.
    Seen 2 good ones on a plowing forum. Both customers were one hit wonders and assured the plow guy that the driveway was clear.
    1. A new kids bicycle was left laying in the driveway. Oviously it was smashed.
    2. A frozen garden hose was just left laying in the driveway. The hose acted like a winch cable and pulled the pipe out of the wall it was hooked to.
    In both cases the homeowner expected the plow guy to pay for the damage.

    Then you have a customer that did nothing until the last 10" of snow fell. Now they want everything moved including the inches of ice underneath. In the 2 pictures you can see what I'm talking about. The right side of the bucket is sitting on a wall of ice. The left side is just hanging a foot in the air. Both of the tractor's front wheels are off the ground in the picture. Trying to scoop into the ice would stop the tractor dead.


    This app just caters to the crowd that can't think far enough ahead to make sure that they have toilet paper on the roll before sitting down. lol

    Them orange hoods do dent nicely don't they? Good thing it was already damaged before I rented it. I bounced a few good chunks of ice off of it myself. lol
    Well, OK then. I guess it's probably best not to drive on the road due to all the bad drivers. Or leave the dishwasher running unattended because it might flood your house. Actually, the more I think about this....

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    I guess it's a way to make a little bit of spending money. The advantage of being a sub for a service is a bigger potential market.

    A good walk about before you operate will probably eliminate most of your hazards but yes there is always the little hidden secrets to worry about.

    I know I ate a few frozen newspapers when I lived in the Chicagoland area and had a walk behind blower and some times helped out the neighbors. That was always fun to get unstuck! Now no one buys newspapers so maybe that isn't a problem anymore.
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    There is a button in the upper right corner that says 'work with us.' I assume this is the sign up...?

    This reminds me of an app I heard about on the radio. Its practically the same, except that there are other tasks than plowing, mowing, and leaf removal. Things like loading objects, stacking wood, etc. For the life of me I can't remember what it's called. I thought about signing up for it, and just doing bush hogging, but the big turn-off was that you can't have custom prices.

    As far as the liability, I would think that the app has protections built-in for the providers.

    EDIT: here is a screengrab of the sign up page. Notice the 'company name' field in the form.

    edit 2: never mind about the pic. My computer won't take a screenshot. Maybe tomorrow. the pic is the wrong one And I can't get rid of it. Can someone please remove it?
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