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1-7/8/9-10 showing 100 foot piles!!!

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

  1. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    And made $70,000.oo payup !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

    Well not really. Good 8 foot piles tho 2,000 or so feet long........ ussmileyflag

    Can I just say how much I hate driving 15-20 MPH!! Please tell people you know that a snow storm is not the time to be getting MacDonald's or the paper!!
    I cant drive 55.JPG

    Pulling in I knew when the snow blowing off the roof like that the walks on this side would be the challenge of the day to keep clear.
    start.JPG

    1st Pass so I could check the depth on the walks. About a foot.

    1st pass over 1 ft.JPG

    Knew it was going to be a fun plow when I had 3 and 4 foot drifts coming off the piles already there.

    3ft drift.JPG

    Handicap spots was drift blown from a foot down to almost bare pavement the wind was so fierce.

    1ft to 1 inch.JPG

    I cant drive 55.JPG

    start.JPG

    1st pass over 1 ft.JPG

    3ft drift.JPG

    1ft to 1 inch.JPG
     
  2. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    What type of truck do you have? Ford? What blade?
     
  3. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I cleared the walk 1st just to give me a idea on how bad it would blow over again.

    cleared to time drifting.JPG

    drift test.JPG

    About 2 1/2 hours later it did not look good for my back!!!

    2 half hour later.JPG

    2.5 hr later.JPG

    I really hope no one ever used this spot. I know, I know I should chip away at it.

    handicap park.JPG

    cleared to time drifting.JPG

    drift test.JPG

    2 half hour later.JPG

    2.5 hr later.JPG

    handicap park.JPG
     
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I'm gonna guess dodge, from the looks of the dash????


    Where are the action pics?
     
  5. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    I thought it was a Ford Dash, but I cant for the life of me remember what a Dodge's dash looks like. Thanks.
     
  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Back sidewalk that is never used but has to be clear because of fire exits. Never even a foot print back here and hopefully they never have to use the exits.

    bck sidewalk.JPG

    But I make it look nice anyway. (Took this morning because forgot yesterday.

    cleared back walk.JPG

    Start of my 100 ft tall piles!! Really as tall as I can get em is maybe 10 ft if i really push it hard but over all they are 8 ft across on average.

    100ft pile 1.JPG

    100 ft pile 3.JPG

    100 ft pile 5.JPG

    bck sidewalk.JPG

    cleared back walk.JPG

    100ft pile 1.JPG

    100 ft pile 3.JPG

    100 ft pile 5.JPG
     
  7. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Oop, you were right :D
     
  8. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Starting on the lot. Cutting the drifts was easy with this powder puff stuff.

    cuttin the drift.JPG

    Pushing em tall

    pushin tall.JPG

    And wide

    2000 feet long.JPG

    As I told the guy I sub to. If they call about that walk.

    It was clean when I left and I can not babysit unless you wanna pay me.

    clean when i left.JPG

    Even the corner fire exit was cleared with a path. Again a never used door.

    deep path.JPG

    cuttin the drift.JPG

    pushin tall.JPG

    2000 feet long.JPG

    clean when i left.JPG

    deep path.JPG
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Great pics...looks like you got hammered good.
     
  10. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Was for sure one of the better storms I have plowed. I wish they were all like this without the wind.
    Nice to get some hours for January built up as well. payup
     
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Dodge RAM, but you already read that.

    7.5 BOSS SD strt blade. No wings.

    Had no problem getting in nor any problems breaking threw any drifts. I just wish I had a wider blade is all but I like a straight blade for overall use.
     
  12. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    These are from this morning. Because of the wind and one of the 4 lots at this place still had to be cleared even tho there was no snow overnight.

    This is for when they call and ask about the bill when it did not snow.

    hey it did not snow.JPG

    why did i get a bill when it did not snow.JPG


    I hate doing gravel lots and have not done one in a few years. This place has one. After being very careful at first this year and doing it slowly until the ground completely froze. Now after grooming and cold temps this is almost like doing a paved lot now. Gravel rocks still poke up allowing some traction for cars but it has to be the smoothest gravel lot I have ever seen now.

    smooth gravel.JPG

    hey it did not snow.JPG

    why did i get a bill when it did not snow.JPG

    smooth gravel.JPG
     
  13. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    wow reaper....looks great. You do very nice work for that much snow. Im glad you got pounded. :drinkup:
     
  14. nice shots reaper

    hey ,! nice shots of yer work,lol,picture are worth a thousand bucks WORDS ,I MEANT WORDS!!!!!!!! honest
     
  15. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Thanks Tim. :drinkup:

    I try to do a lot as if I owned it and how I would want it. It really keeps complaints down that way and retention of the contract is almost a guarantee the following year.



    Hopefully
     
  16. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Yeah those are def the best word to plow by....i been doing the same lot for 3 years now...and my boss has never gotten a complaint. Granted we dont get the snow you guys get. Now it looks like my route is going to be change cause of someone else screwing up.......going to miss my lot.
     
  17. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Just got this e-mail from them.

    Good morning, XXXX

    First off, thank you for the clean parking lot and entry ways this
    morning! After shoveling myself out of my driveway, it was nice to not
    have to tromp through the snow to reach the office door! :)

    Attached is our activity calendar for the next week . . . I hope you can rest this next week as we've been keeping you so busy lately!

    Have a good weekend . . XXXX
    ___________________

    Sucks about changing to a new lot. Once I get use to a place I really like to keep it and not start out new fixing another guys screw-ups.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Bump so a local guy can look at how blade still pushes clean.

    Truck is for sale.