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1-2-2010 plowing video!

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by plowmaster07, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Hi there guys and gals! So I've been plowing for about 3 years now, but these are the first videos that I have taken. It was about 6" of the light and fluffy stuff :) . Let me know what you think!

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    This one is the first one that I did, I had the camera steadied on the dashboard, so it's a little bumpy.
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    Be safe and good luck out there!
    Aaron

    Comments and questions are always appreciated.
     
  2. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    That first driveway should have taken 2:00 min not 6:34

    On that one, work right to left starting with the back-drag against the steps. Don't stop halfway up the drive and then come back to push further. This only adds time.

    Right to left, cleaning everything to your right as you work left. You will be out of there in half the time and you could plow 40 driveways in the time it takes to do 20 that way.

    Just trying to help.
     
  3. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Good point there Timmy. Thing is, it was the last one on my route, so I wasn't really worried about if it took me a few minutes extra. But I will definitely keep your suggestions in mind.

    Thanks
    Aaron
     
  4. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    On the second one, only backdrag away from the steps 6-8 feet, lift blade while backing at the 8 foot mark. Back up 2 more feet, drop blade and hook it to the right. No need to backdrag it 40 feet then plow it back down there again.

    Only a suggestion

    and good song buy the way:)
     
  5. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Yet again, another good point. Thanks!
     
  6. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    We will have you a pro in no time. There is a pattern to every driveway. Have a game plan with your first and last pass. Left --> right/ or right <-- left. Snow away from house/building or prevailing wind.

    Just think, if you can save just 2 pushes on every one, you can push 5 more with the same time/fuel/energy.
     
  7. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Very true. Comparing from the first storm to the second storm of the season, I at least dropped 2-5 minutes per driveway, (also this time it wasn't wet and heavy), but once you get the cob webs off, and a system down. Then you can really rock.
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice videos good chioce in tunes also
     
  9. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    And always push your first pass straitblade. A 8 foot blade clears 8 feet straitblade or 6.8 foot angled.

    This is especially helpful on roads or long drives. You can plow it 14" wider with the same effort. Hug the right side straitbladed on the way in, Angled right on your way out.
     
  10. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Thank you!
     
  11. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    "Hug the right side straitbladed on the way in, Angled right on your way out."

    Which video are you referring too?
     
  12. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    neither really, Just rule of thumb.

    Let's say you're going to plow the second one left to right, which is what you did.

    You're first pass in on the very left side of driveway (house) would be a straitblade. Then back up, angle right and work all the snow down and to the right. Keeping everything to you're left clean so there is no need to go back.
     
  13. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Yeah it makes sense. That is the biggest pita on my route. Just with the entrance and stuff, not very easy to navigate. I'll take some pics so you can see what I am looking at.
     
  14. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Nice videos. Next time get a video with the camera outside the truck. Good choice in music too.
     
  15. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Thanks, Yeah next time I will try and get different angled shots.