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Anyone have experience plowing an exposed aggregate driveway?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ric3077, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Ric3077

    Ric3077 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    How does it work out? Any part of the driveway get messed up? Any callbacks or complaints when the snows melts? Thanks!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Until it freezes have fun with it. How long is this driveway?
     
  3. Ric3077

    Ric3077 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    it is an L shape driveway and the main run is about 70 ft long...I guess my questions is should we be using lighter equipment on it like snow blowers or shovels? Thanks!
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Here's a trick to use until it freezes. Back blade the whole driveway. It may take a little longer but you won't dig it up.
     
  5. OldMarine

    OldMarine Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    use skids (feet) on the plow or just hover the blade above the surface about an inch. Tell them in advance that there will be movement of the rock but you will come back in the spring and push back what you can. or tell them it's their problem.
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Hes talking about concrete not a gravel drive

    I would use a poly or rubber cutting edge with no shoes
     
  7. Ric3077

    Ric3077 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Correct this is not a gravel driveway...I think the rubber/poly edge sounds like the best option. Thanks guys, any other input is appreciated.