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Old 04-02-2006, 11:51 PM
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What can I do about sand and little stones...

that are left behind when the snow banks melt?

I never thought about that till I went and looked at a customers property, he's my snow customer, he wants me to power rake but it is a corner lot. As the snow banks melt they are leaving quite a lot of sand and crap. I'm thinking either a scoop hand rake or a heavy duty broom. I don't have a power broom and I don't want to run a brand new power raker through it...

Not quite sure what I should do that would be the easiest.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:25 AM
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a power broom is the only way to go to get the crap out from the snow banks, i have one, working on adding a second one this season too.
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:29 AM
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Power broom or a lot of very intense and hard raking.
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:39 AM
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Yep. The powerbroom with the rubber paddled drum is the ONLY way to go. I raked piled, and removed it with flat shovels for years and years (about 15, as a matter of fact. Then, I got the powerbroom and never looked back. It is unbelievable how these things work in ditches.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:52 AM
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Definately the rubber paddled power brooms, work like a charm.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:19 PM
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Yep. The powerbroom with the rubber paddled drum is the ONLY way to go. I raked piled, and removed it with flat shovels for years and years (about 15, as a matter of fact. Then, I got the powerbroom and never looked back. It is unbelievable how these things work in ditches.
I think I will stick to doing it by hand this first season. The initial cost of this little venture, coupled with the fact I'm not sure how many customers I get makes we want to pass on that rubber broom. It costs 8 hundred bucks here.

What about a high quality stiff broom for Home Depot? there best broom cost 50 bucks.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:06 AM
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No, a broom won't do it. A rake is your best bet if you don't have the power unit.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:31 AM
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A rake will work it just takes a little more time and energy.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:11 AM
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No broom then. I got a ship load of flyers and an ad starting near the end of the week if I get a bunch of work I'll get that power broom.

Just so I know that we're on the same page, the power broom I was looking at was about the size of a trimmer but it had rubber on the bottom instead of the bristles.
I was a little disapointed when I went to go see it, I had a vision in my head of something about the size of a snow blower. But that's a little over board for me I think. I mean if the little one is 800 bucks...
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:45 AM
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Steel-tined rakes, lots of hard work!
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