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7 acre lot

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowryno, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. snowryno

    snowryno Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 3

    I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how far a F250 V10 with a 9ft v-scoop could push snow? I know the density, the # of inches and other variables come in to play but give me scenarios. Also any idea on the productivity of a loader &16 ft pusher/ acre per hour?
     
  2. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Since nobody else will chime in, here goes. The F250 will push the 9 ft plow just as far as you want it to. The 16 ft box plow on the proper size loader will do about the same as 3 or 4 pickups.
     
  3. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    first what are u working with equipment wise
    # trucks
    salters
    what kind of "loader" wheel , backhoe , or skid loader,
    to push a 16 foot box u need at least a 100 hp loader.. or to do it effictily without beatin on the machine..
    variables. ice, drifts breakdowns, empliyies

    is the lot a large square with light poles, shoping cart "retainers" where u put the carts. small or large islands or large planting areas, open 24/7 traffic

    where are u putting the snow, push to eah side or there are sertian places to put snow, need to be hauled out .

    can you store salt on site??

    well think it over

    sorry for the spellin had a few :drinkup: day off tomarrow
     
  4. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Well this should help:

    2"-4" 4"-6" 6"-8" 8"-12"
    8' Blade 10:28 13:05 15:41 18:18
    8' w/wings 10:22 13:04 15:32 18:03
    9' Blade 8:25 10:32 12:38 15:09
    9' w/wings 8:20 10:25 12:30 15:07
    10' Pushbox 4:00 5:24 6:00 7:36
     
  5. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    pickup vrs loader

    In my experience a 7 acre lot becomes to big to do with just pickups. A 100 hp tractor with a 8'-14' expandable pusher does about 2 acres an hour, in 4 inches. That is with a minimum of obstacles. My loader with a 16 ft box plow and 6' wings does it in halve the time. The loader also pushes the piles way high, losing less parking lot to store snow.
    I try never to have more than 6 inches down to push.
    Hope that helps
     
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    7 acres - on a 2" snow fall with truck about 10 hours with no islands.
    7 acres - on a 12" snow fall with truck about 10 hours until you break truck, loose contract and get sued from slip and fall.

    7 acres - on 2" snow fall with 16' protech and 3 yard loader. 2 hours
    7 acres - on 12" snow fall with 16' protech and 3 yard loader. 7 hours

    You still will need a truck to get tight areas and run curb lines. I have many people who tell me a snow pushers are a waste. Then I have them watch the 16' protech that belongs to my partner. It does about an acre every 15 minutes or less. Jaw drops, hits ground and they usually just start to drool.

    But really 7 acres could be done with a truck and skidsteer with an 8' protech with a good operator. But it would be best done with a truck and 12' backhoe. A 16' might be just a little to big. My partner and myself have a 16' on our 35 acre sit and the other 16' on a 47 acre lot. Along with lots of smaller pushers.
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That's a perfect explanation and funny too!:drinkup:
     
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322


    HAHA isnt that the truth the ford i have been running most of the time this year hasnt made it more than 10 hours before it or its plow breaks down.
     
  9. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    for my truck plowing i have never run out of power while pushing. even in the V it will still push along with a good size pile with any excess just falling off to the sides of the plow. now if you had a blizzard 8611 then i could see you running our of power.
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    You sure it's not the driver!:D j/k
     
  11. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    HA i can run one of our chevys all day long and have no problems and the second i get into the ford everything starts breaking wierd huh.
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That is weird, I thought Ford was the best truck ever made!:rolleyes:
     
  13. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i used to break all the gms at work
    thou my ford breaks too its a hard life out there anybody who dosent break something inst driving or something
     
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    "If you havn't broken anything, you havn't done anything" That's what my dad says anyway.:drinkup:
     
  15. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I thought that was a Toyota? :rolleyes: Aren't imports unbreakable?
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Sorry I meant Toyota!! No hard feeling, fellow canadian!tymusic
     
  17. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Hahahahaha....

    Come on, I'd even rather drive a Ford than a Toyoyo truck..... especially the TuRD package... like I want to advertise to people that my truck is a piece of crap! LOL (Ok ok ok just kidding guys calm down.... I've been laughing ever since they brought out the TRD nameplate...)
     
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Hmmmmm Toyo or Ford Hmmmmmmmm:D
     
  19. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Meh... I'd take the Furd any day... especially if it was the last gen SD with a 7.3 diesel...

    Anyways, as much fun as it is to stir the rice pot, I think we got a little off topic... :D
     
  20. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    My ford pushes snow till the plow is full then it leaves winrows