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Avg. time to clear 2 lane roadways??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mdd, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. mdd

    mdd Member
    Messages: 48

    i have about 1.5-2.0 miles of 2 lane narrow access road in a cemetary to bid.. was wondering if anyone has any experience with how long this may take??
  2. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    What are you driving, what size is your blade?
  3. mdd

    mdd Member
    Messages: 48

    2 trucks... chevy 3500 with a 7.5 meyer and a 2500hd with a 8 ft boss both straight blades
  4. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    why dont you just drive it?then triple your time.2 trucks with small blades start to finsh about 20 mins
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I do about 3/4 mile of 12' wide private road with a 9' straight blade on a 3500 - two round trips to make sure. Takes about 15-20 minutes with about 4" of snow. There are three fairly steep hills and one tight turn. I'm never much over 5mph.
  6. farmertim

    farmertim Member
    Messages: 95

    Plowing its easy

    But you better figure out how to roll it back in the spring or the middle of a heavy winter.
    Boss or any v-plow will will help but make extra trips to widen out early in the year as to allow for banks later on.
    Before I got a side wing I took three trips to do a common road just to throw back as far as possible.
    The side wing cut that down to in and out and roll back the tops in feb for more room.
    I have about 25 miles of common road or long drives every event and it takes about 5 min for 3/4 of a mile in so about 10 in and out with a 9 foot straight blade, times 3 divided by 100.00 per hour and there ya go, but if your doing drives at the end you have to drive it any way and could cut the cost a bit.