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95 unit HOA HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Nosbis, May 21, 2016.

  1. Nosbis

    Nosbis Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey guys, I landed the contract for a 95 unit hoa and have some time before winter strikes wondering what the best/most efficient way to clear 95 individual driveways, sidewalks and walkways leading up to doors? Plow truck, Bobcat with snowblower, crew with wide snowblowers and shovels? These are my options, it is a retirement community and I have heard they are quite particular about there vendors. Also there is approx 1 mile of private roadway that they want snow removal on I.E. Hauled away. I currently have at my disposal a New holland L-175 with 8 foot box plow and snow bucket, 3/4 ton chevy with 8'2" boss v plow, 48" snowblower attached to a 27horse diesel subcompact tractor, a 3520 john deer tractor with 84" rear mount snowblower, and walk behind snowblowers. I know i am going to need more equipment, but what would be the best fit? Is a pay loader nessecary to load 1 mile of roadway worth of snow or could we get by with the skidsteer or even extend the chute on the john deer snowblower and load trucks with that? BTW they have a 2" trigger.
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,915

    Size of driveways?

    Location?

    Annual snowfall?

    No to the loader for the road, depending on your answers to the above.
     
  3. Nosbis

    Nosbis Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    driveways are on average 26'x26' this is in North Dakota and we get an average of 50 inches with the exception of virtual nothing the past few years I got an accurate measurement of the roads and it's more like 2200 foot of road 28 feet wide
     
  4. Epiccookie55

    Epiccookie55 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I'm new to this kind of stuff which is why I'm here also. Beside the fact, if you have walkways up to the front door if they aren't that wide, definitely a drop spreader so you don't waste any salt/sand. Let me know if you have any other questions.
     
  5. Nosbis

    Nosbis Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Yeah that's what I was thinking as well my main problem is deciding what will be the best way to load the snow into trucks, the roads are so skinny I won't be able to use a loader unless I push an 700 foot section down to an intersection for room to load, do you think windowing it off to 1 side and driving next to truck with 3 point snowblower would be effective?
     
  6. Nosbis

    Nosbis Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Also u figured that for every 2 inches of snow there is going to be 700 cu yards of snow to haul off. The dump site is a 20 min round trip from the hoa anyone have any experience with how fast a 84" 3 point blower with a 40 pto horse tractor could fill up a 14 yard truck?
     
  7. Epiccookie55

    Epiccookie55 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Yes, and no. Yes, if there isn't a lot of snow. No if there is a lot of snow because you will have to go really slow. I am also curious on what others will say.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,550

    Ariel shot would be helpful
     
  9. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,319

    How do you bid on work and have no idea of what to use for equipment or how to go aboot doing the work.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,605

    Good for you, hustling up business.


    How much other work do you have?

    Who is going to operate your equipment?
    How maney trained employees do you have?
    And how are you going to keep them employed?


    But you have a couple of months yet.

    Trucking, pricing?
    Snow dump?
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,915

    Beat me to it, cant believe I didn't catch it yesterday. Although beerthirty did come early yesterday.
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,605

    You just write, I can do it for $ X, on a bar napkin.
    Then slide it over to the guy next to Ya,
    Who just happens to be a related.

    Duh...
     
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,550

    Youll never make 10,000 posts with slips like that, Newbie!!!
     
  14. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    You own this equipment? How many employes do you have? Why do you have to remove the snow from the road? What numbers did you bid this at. Have you ever done a complex this big before
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,915

    Pretty sure I have more posts (deleted) than anyone else on PS.
     
  16. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    Just have another Buttwieser, you'll feel better. :nod:

    You guys will be wanting consulting fees next! payup
     
  17. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    Just have another Buttwieser, you'll feel better. :nod:

    You guys will be wanting consulting fees next! Thumbs Up
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,605

    It's not a competition.
     
  19. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    Sorry bout that.
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,915

    You're jealous because you're the first loser.