Snowplow alone, or front loader too?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mdvaden, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You folks that move snow in winter, do you use just a snowplow, or do you use a tractor and front loader too?

    Or, a front loader alone?
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I currently just use the truck w/ an 8'6" Fisher EZ-V on it. I am in the process of looking for a pusher for my Case skid-steer though.
     
  3. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use plows and a loader but shoulden this be on PLOW SITE:hammerhead:
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    For snow removal you must think of the worst all the time. now on your accounts, what would move a 10 drift and two feet of snow on the parking lot the best way?
     
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    We work in real small parking lots that are a few miles apart. Front end loader would take forever to travers through the streets to get to and from sites. Therefore we use snow plows mounted on pickup trucks.
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can always use the loader to set back the piles that the plows leave later after the storm ends.
     
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    We have contracts that specify where piles are placed/located. Some lots have parking spaces that are taken up (for the year if its cold and it actually snows). They have to sign off on this.

    We have clauses that also specify the cost for utilizing heavy equipment to relocated snow piles.
     
  8. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Use my truck mainly. On a few of my commercials, if the piles are too big and I have no where else to put my snow, I rent a bobcat and come in and move it elsewhere, at an extra charge of course, but the customer knows about it as well since it is stated clearly in my contract
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Some smaller plazas i had in the past i needed to rent dump trucks to remove the snow in the winter of 95 to 96. That sucked:cry: everybody needed the dumps that season big money and short on availability.
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    john dont u know anything u melt it in your hot tub :hammerhead:
     

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