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best snow removal snow hauler

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by tha_lildude, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. tha_lildude

    tha_lildude Member
    Messages: 46

    im looking at buying a dump truck or something to haul BIG amounts of snow. the lot is the size of 3-5 home depots. it actually is a little strip mall, best buy, lowes, and target, and they are building some other stuff right now, and only half of the lot is taken up. I was wondering what is recommended for hauling the snow away. i do have a loader and all i need is something to load it in. what do you recommend?
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    A good used grain truck. A lot of them only have single rear axles but that's all you need. Just make sure you get one that dumps high enough to get the snow to slide out (some have a limited amount of lift).
     
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I've seen a guy who uses tractors with plows hook up HUGE wagons to them for on site relocation. A genius IMO-probably the only credit I'll ever give the guy (but thats another story). And no it wasn't JDDave.
     
  4. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    you live in Alaska and you dont know what to haul snow in ???????????????????
     
  5. tha_lildude

    tha_lildude Member
    Messages: 46

    well this will be my first year actually doing something big. i know to haul snow in a side dump or dump truck. they do make 4500's, 5500's with dump body's that are decent size. but im looking for recommendations! what is a good size for the price. then i was thinking i could buy a side dumpr for a 4500, and put a plow on the 4500 at the same time. pull the trailer to the lot, unload it, plow, than load the trailer up and load the trailer with snow. they make good sized ones that a 4500 can pull.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Obviously.

    Roll off truck with 3-4 cans.

    You'll keep one truck busy trading all night long.
     
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    can you hire a local trucking firm with tri-axles and dump trailers?
     
  8. tha_lildude

    tha_lildude Member
    Messages: 46

    ok, we are talking a 95 acre land plot. of this 95 acres, probably 20 of it is taken up by buildings, 15-25 of it is taken up of curbs, trees, ect. this leaves 45 acres of parking space and sidewalk space ect. im gonna say its 35 acres just cause. ok 35 acres is 1,524,600 square feet. if it snows 3 inches, i have 14116 yard of snow. is this correct?
     
  9. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    3 inches is 8% of 36" (1 Yrd). so 1,524,600 SF x 8% (3" of Snow) = 121,968 Yards is what you are looking for...i think.
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Thats is correct.

    700 truck loads @ 20 yards/truck.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Yup, 1,524,600 multiplied by .25 then divide by 27.
     
  12. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    :dizzy: This guy doesn't need dump trucks he needs cargo ships.
     
  13. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    come on guys, he can hire whats his face with his 75 snowpushers, all brand new.
     
  14. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    my math sucks by the way so ignore my post above...never claimed to be a math wiz...
     
  15. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    but in all seriousness, they're making you transport offsite all the time or only when you've occupied all allotted parking spaces?
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    giggle, snort, chuckle :drinkup:
     
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    700 loads = almost 30 loads/hour for an entire day.

    Or the guy that can load faster with a bucket. :D
     
  18. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    He has a loader...ROTFLMAO.
     
  19. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,308

    Hauling offsite wouldn't be realistic you would need a melter. As for your 4500 size truck you would be hauling snow for a month for. Good luck it doesn't sound like you know what you are getting yourself into.
     
  20. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598