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acres of snow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 69pacecar, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. 69pacecar

    69pacecar Junior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 4

    Hi all new to the forms and looking for help. I have just over 115 acres of asphalt to clear and work like to purchase a loader with push box, looking to use everyones knowledge to get the best bang for the buck,
     
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,268

    "A" loader? You'll need a fleet of loaders for a property that large.
     
  3. 69pacecar

    69pacecar Junior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 4

    Right now I can get my hands on a 3 yard loader whats the best push box to use?
     
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Even if you can clear 3 acres per hour your still looking at close to 40 hours per push. The size of the bucket means little to nothing on the size of the box you can put on it. It is all determined by the horsepower, weight, and size of the machine over all. I would venture to guess you need to have somewhere around 5 to 8 loaders on that site with 16 foot pushers to have a chance at even comming close to keeping up with a storm.
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I wanna see a picture!
     
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Of the 115 acre parking lot
     
  8. 69pacecar

    69pacecar Junior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 4

    goggle earth 123 williams st n. dighton ma 02674 to see what the site consists of.
     
  9. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  11. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    How about 2 loaders and a skid and a couple trucks. Or how about I go to bed :)
     
  12. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    How about a Quad? Serious!! You have something to play with this winter.
     
  13. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    That's weird...So much parking for such small structures.
     
  14. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    Notice on the google earth map, it says Manheim, which is an auction company. It's an auto auction place, which typically fills the lot within a couple days, runs the auction, and all the cars are gone come the end of the week... It's an amazing show to watch on auction day, complete organized chaos!
     
  15. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Here is a formula that may help you. It is pusher size to acres based on hourly amounts they average.

    8'......1.8 acres per hour
    10' 1.9
    12' 2.5
    16' 3.7
    20' 5.5
     
  16. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    how about a nice 30' snow pusher.:mechanic:
     
  17. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Lol.................
     
  18. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Theirs a guy that used to work for my contractor (he got the boot for being an idiot and doing stupid **** like this) and he did auction lots and would always brag for going like 70 while plowing. Be told me "I don't care it's not my stuf that's breaking" that was last year. But after the first time I plowed, I realized he was full of SHÎt!




    Joking around again!
    Get a realy long telehandler and put a pusher on that bucket and instead of Making a bunch of passes, push the bucke forward.

    Or you could hire like a few hundred guys with garden Shovels and have them start and just keep shoveling to clear it
    Done joking.

    Mr. Op, do you have a loader or did you say you want to buy your first one.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  19. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    What were you playing on gettin paid for a job like this? Or do you own it?
     
  20. 69pacecar

    69pacecar Junior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 4

    First thanks for all responses and yes viper I 'm the facilities manager, Guys thanks for the formulars on pushers. the good and bad of this site is you can just about find any type plow rig you want the bad is with two auctions a week I only have a couple of days between to clear the area, which means clear a lot move vehicles to it then clear the next spot,This is why i need to move as much snow as possible on a pass.