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Tahoe Workz
05-22-2005, 02:24 PM
Hello all-

Here is a picture of a deep driveway I got called to clear last year. Snow was frozen solid and a foot above the garage doors. They even shoveled off the roof into the driveway before they call us to clear...


http://www.tahoeworkz.com/images/TahoeWorkzDriveway01.gif


Read and see more pictures here: Tahoe Workz Snow Removal (http://www.tahoeworkz.com/snow_equipment.html)

bcf
05-24-2005, 08:18 PM
Holy cow! I've never seen snow that high before. Must've been a pretty penny, although probably a whole lot of aggrevation as well.

QMVA
05-24-2005, 09:49 PM
How do you get close to the house with that thing and not start tearing it to pieces. :eek:

Lux Lawn
05-25-2005, 05:18 PM
How do you get close to the house with that thing and not start tearing it to pieces. :eek:

Thats what I want to know.

Thats one big snow drift.

Bad Luck
05-25-2005, 09:38 PM
Holy crap.









































I want one. :nod:

plowman777
05-30-2005, 09:39 AM
glad to see some tahoe participants!....i havent noticed many(any) west coast posters in the past few years.

is it really sierra cement?
can you even use a regular snow plow out there?

Plow Chaser
06-01-2005, 12:58 AM
I live in Sacramento, but get to the snow as much as possible being a former NYer. I've never seen snow like the snow in the Sierras. Here is a pic of my truck next to some snow banks or snow walls as I like to call them in Soda Springs, CA!! Keep in mind the top of my truck is over 6 feet high. You have never seen snow like this!

Ryan

Plow Chaser
06-01-2005, 01:02 AM
Here's another one. I mean, this is just beautiful up here. After a fresh snow, it's a postcard setting!

PlowMan03
06-01-2005, 08:07 AM
Nice Pics Snowplowfan. Nice Highrider as well, you should come check out ZR2.com there is alot of great info about ZR2/Highriders over there. Lots of great people who know there stuff about there trucks.

Mick
06-01-2005, 09:17 AM
Any idea what the building code for a snow load is??

BATTLIN_BLAZES
06-01-2005, 01:35 PM
I have family in Winters Ca. and got to visit lake tahoe when we went out on vacation, awesome country!!!!!! probably one of the nicest areas I have ever visited!! but I remember being told on the trip they had markers on the side of the road seemed like ten foot tall and my father in law saying they get drilled up here with snow and they need the markers that high. also showed us some summer houses on the lake in a valley and said they disappear because the snow covers them. crazy!!! but awesome country!!

itsgottobegreen
06-01-2005, 11:16 PM
Ok that it. I am moving. I want to move snow with one of those things. :drinkup: How much snow do you guys get up there. Also how much to dig out that driveway. payup

Plow Chaser
06-01-2005, 11:50 PM
Here is a shot of the Sierras on Highway 89 travelling around Emerald Bay. By far some of the most beautiful mountains I've ever seen. As for snow, I was mountain biking in North Shore Lake Tahoe over the Memorial Day weekend and there is still snow on the caps of the mountains. Drive up Highway 80 and you will see tons of it yet. I encourage everyone to visit this part of the country.

Ryan

Tahoe Workz
06-04-2005, 10:51 PM
How do you get close to the house with that thing and not start tearing it to pieces. :eek:


It will go through a garage door if you're not careful. It is protected by shear pins but soft wood will still be chewed up. The best bet is to leave about 6 inches of snow in front of the doors. This machine doesn't compact the snow so that little bit left behind can easily be shoveled or usually melts away.

I also mark my driveways with fiberglass poles to avoid sucking up re-bar.

Tahoe Workz

Tahoe Workz
06-04-2005, 10:56 PM
More Sierra Tahoe Snow....

http://www.snoquip.com/images/SideView3.jpg

http://www.snoquip.com/images/Buried1.jpg

Check out my website to see a movie of this machine in action....

Tahoe Workz Snow Removal (http://www.tahoeworkz.com)

Enjoy!

Tahoe Workz
06-04-2005, 11:01 PM
Holy cow! I've never seen snow that high before. Must've been a pretty penny, although probably a whole lot of aggrevation as well.


Hey Matt- Not much aggrevation if you have the right tool. I actually wore out my chains more than anything driving to the property. The roads were bone dry. The driveway took about 12 minutes total and that's because I was getting out and taking progress pictures of the job. If you'd like to see more pictures of this job, foll the link below:

Tahoe Workz Snow Removal in Deep! (http://www.tahoeworkz.com/newspaper.html)

Tahoe Workz
06-04-2005, 11:05 PM
Notice the pile to the right. I shot everything that direction to show how much snow I was moving. The landscape actually drops off there a bit as well so there's more snow there than meets the eye.




And yes to the Sierra Cement. I didn't even leave footprints walking on the untouched driveway. I weigh 250 and didn't even make an imprint!!!

http://www.tahoeworkz.com/images/TW03.gif

ProWorkz.com
07-14-2005, 01:58 AM
Yo Tahoe Workz what street is that house on? I also plow in Incline Village.






2004 CAT 226
2004 CAT 226B
2004 CAT 247B ( Track Machine)
2004 CAT 966 Loader

SIPLOWGUY
07-15-2005, 09:58 PM
Thats a great job!

mcwlandscaping
09-10-2005, 02:04 PM
And I thought i had seen deep snow before!! Unbelievable!

SHOWMESTATERIDE
12-16-2005, 11:54 PM
What do you charge for that?

Ramairfreak98ss
12-21-2005, 10:55 AM
damn that thing makes my snowblowers look like kids play toys or handshovels with motors lol

PremierLand
12-21-2005, 02:10 PM
Doesnt all that snow damage the houses?

paponte
12-31-2005, 02:44 PM
Wow! What kind of machine is that? Got to be a pretty hefty price tag. :eek:

04superduty
01-01-2006, 09:11 PM
Doesnt all that snow damage the houses?
the houses are built with higher snow loads in mind.

04superduty
01-01-2006, 09:13 PM
Wow! What kind of machine is that? Got to be a pretty hefty price tag. :eek:
its a MT trackless and they are not cheap at all. not sure the exact price but probably around 40,000-50,000 or so.

mkwl
01-05-2006, 05:56 PM
Holy c$@p that's a huge snowblower! How much did that machine cost you (not that I need one, just curious)?

Winter Land Man
01-06-2006, 04:52 AM
its a MT trackless and they are not cheap at all. not sure the exact price but probably around 40,000-50,000 or so.

I know the Holder 9700 is around $70,000 plus, with a 75 hp engine, so I'd think the MT Trackless is more expensive.

SGLC
01-06-2006, 08:20 AM
Come on....u don't need a machine like that....just an Agri Fab125 Pro and some magic salt would of gotten rid of that snow.

DOGHOUSE
01-06-2006, 12:39 PM
Aal I Can Say Is, " Pennies From Heaven."

Yaz
01-06-2006, 01:45 PM
That couldn't be one storm. but even keeping up with smaller ones where the heck would you put it with a regular truck?

Tahoe Workz
12-14-2008, 10:43 AM
Holy c$@p that's a huge snowblower! How much did that machine cost you (not that I need one, just curious)?

The MT5 as pictures was around $85K. The Blower was 17K of that. Plus I added options like a power float, rear fuel cell, air lockers, etc... We also put a "Sierra Package" on these stock MT5s to give them more clearance for running chains...

Tahoe Workz
12-14-2008, 10:44 AM
That couldn't be one storm. but even keeping up with smaller ones where the heck would you put it with a regular truck?

Exactly. There is simply no room. And they just keep building more homes! With the blower, I can shoot about 80 feet away in almost any direction. Just hope the wind is working with you!!

Tahoe Workz
12-14-2008, 10:50 AM
Come on....u don't need a machine like that....just an Agri Fab125 Pro and some magic salt would of gotten rid of that snow.

I know companies and homeowners use salt melt up here but it is very much frowned upon. All runoff enters our Lake and this is one of the gems of the Sierra. I would never apply salt up here- especially in a commercial volume. Even the county uses a sand mix that has very little salt content.

No salt = good for our equipment, good for vehicles, good for environment.

I learned the difference when I purchased my first MT3 from the East Coast. Thing was rusted solid. I have run my new machine up here for years and it looks almost new still.

Tahoe Workz
12-14-2008, 10:54 AM
damn that thing makes my snowblowers look like kids play toys or handshovels with motors lol

Ha, Ha.... Don't worry- SIZE DOESN'T MATTER, RIGHT?

:) http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/nephilimguide/smileys/big_smiley.jpg

JDiepstra
12-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Sounds like they need to have heated driveways there. Family friends have a place in Snomass CO and there are hot water pipes under the drive. No accumulation.

DareDog
12-14-2008, 02:35 PM
Those things are sweet the town i live in has one with a blower and a V plow to plow the side walks.

04superduty
12-14-2008, 04:51 PM
That couldn't be one storm. but even keeping up with smaller ones where the heck would you put it with a regular truck?

from what i have read and from what i remember from skiiing thier every winter for 5 years was their are no regular trucks. they do have large plow trucks and a whole lot of graders, all an ugly light blue, but always have to blow the snow off the roads.