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snow for the olympics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bearmtnmartin, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. bearmtnmartin

    bearmtnmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Just saw two truck and transfers loaded with snow headed through the Fraser Valley yesterday. I would guess I'll see a few more today and most likely headed for Mount Seymour, where they are building ski runs out of straw. It must be coming from the top of the Coquihala, so that is.....5 hour rounder? Maybe closer to 6 hours. 34 tonne per load times probably $160.00 an hour or thereabouts equals a lot of money to get ahead of the rain and the melting up there. Maybe Gravel Rat can get his 1 ton on that haul.
  2. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    Cypress Mountain. There are 32 truck and transfers running snow right now but they are all starving for work so I wouldn't be surprised if they are getting less than $100/hour. I will never understand the mentality "I am losing a little bit each trip, but I will make up for it in volume" that a lot of the truckers seem to employ.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    I seen a little bit on the news but I didn't see who's hauling the snow. I don't know what snow weighs per ton I would think rolloff trucks with 40 yard bins would be more efficient.

    Just think of it this way there is your tax money fleeing your bank account.
    It will be the first and the last time you would ever see a dump truck production hauling snow :rolleyes:
  4. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 787

    FYI: A ton of snows weighs about the same as a ton of feathers, or a ton of concrete

    The weight of the snow is relative to weather the sun is out, the ambient air temperature, the core temperature of the snow, What kind of snow it was originally.

    The average snow may weigh 15 pounds per cubic foot and drifted compacted snow may weigh 20 pounds or more.

    I think that's what you were looking for.

    As for roll off bins, those guys are employed right now. I think they should of hired some 80 yard demo bin trucks. And overload them, seeing as word on the street is they're losing 10-15% of the load during transit.
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    It's coming from Manning Park as well, 36 truck and transfers are hauling, every Tom, Dick and Gurpreet is hauling, and VANOC says the 2010 Olympics will be the greenest ever!!!!!
    Hoy hell, all the diesel being burned!!!
  6. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    Before they started to truck the snow it was, did you see the pictures of Cypress?
  7. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,757

  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    The only pictures I saw were of the ski hills where the events are being held, bare ass bare.
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    It is totally unheard of hauling snow and here in the lower corner of B.C. we rarely get snow. Ohwell it is giving the truck drivers some work even thou they probably are barely making any money.
  10. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    On the news tonight they said they were planning to haul 150 loads (truck and transfer) to the slopes, and what about that giant helicopter hauling at over 10 000 per hour:canadaflag:

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