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16 foot box

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by adimatte29, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. adimatte29

    adimatte29 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    So i have been plowing snow for the last five seasons and it has been in a one ton truck. I do road construction so i know how to use big equipment. So this year my company wants me to use a huge loader (sorry i dont know the size of the loader) with a 16 foot box in the front of it. I have never used a loader or even a box in front of it and im a little nervous. any one got any suggestions...

    thanks again guy.
     
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    watch out for the following: cars, trucks, people, buildings, well I think you get the idea, lol. Really it's not a big deal. A decent loader drives like a truck. Key thing is to keep aware of where you are, and where everyone, or everything else is around you. As well as keeping your windows clear. If you just go slwo the first few times, you'll get the hang of it, and will be able to speed up as you get more experienced
     
  3. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    ????????

    You say you do road construction, and you know how to use big equipment, but youve never been in a loader????? What do you define: "huge equipment"
    16 feet is a wide swath. You need to be very careful. U should start using a loader with a bucket on it that is half the size as that pusher. Day one, in a "huge" loader, with a 16' pusher is asking for trouble. I would be nervous, as well.
     
  4. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    You should be fine. You will be able to damage curbs very easy....pick up your pusher before you hit the curb and stop before your tires hit the curb. After your done with everything remove the pusher and run parallel with the curbing with your bucket to clear the full length of the parking stalls. Don't push on the curb when doing this.....you'll blow the curb out.

    Keep your pusher ski's EVEN on the ground.....don't ride on the heel or toe. The wear pattern of the pusher tells no lies. You can screw those up quick with too much down pressure and not being level.

    You will have fun with it, and you will have the ability to make serious piles.
     
  5. adimatte29

    adimatte29 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I use a loader almost everyday. I just have never used a loader in the snow or did snow removal with a loader.. thanks for all the replies.
     
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    It's more fun pushing snow than dirt.
     
  7. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989


    :confused::dizzy:
     
  8. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i believe loader pushing is harder to learn at first then a pick up with a plow, but once you getit down it becomes easier than anything else. just remember how heavy that machine is so if you hit anything you will cause severe damage, even to curbing. make sure the pucher is level too, if not you'll wear the rubber out unevenly as well as the shoes on the pusher. you'll be fine though, just go slow at first. ussmileyflag
     
  9. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    something is confusing about this ........
     
  10. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I know that a 972G Cat can spin some good cookies on a iced over parking lot. LOL
     
  11. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Hey Rob......................you're fired! :rolleyes: :p
     
  12. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    and be careful on any truck ramps as they will crab walk [slide sideways] easy .
     
  13. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I work for my self lol