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Blizzard 2011

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by KMBertog, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Some pics of some equipment removing/stacking/relocating the 20" of snow here in Chicago earlier this week. Work orders keep coming in for us to bring in the big loaders to relocate or haul snow off site! I will keep adding pics as they come in!





  2. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    More Photos:




  3. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    1st pic at the top is the snow drift at the front door to our office :eek:

    It was like that all over the place, some drifts even higher at some accounts
  4. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    Nice pictures it looks like you guys got it good.
  5. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Thanks! We got HAMMERED with snow. I have never seen anything like it in my life. Official measurement at O'Hare airport was 20", but the 60-70 mph winds had drifts 10-12 feet high in some places!
  6. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Couple more of the Cat 924G



  7. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I bet you guys made more off this storm then you will all of the rest of winter!! Great pictures..how did your jeep handle it?
  8. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Well, all of our 40 inch contracts for the season will now be billed on a T & M basis from here on out... So now the BIG money can be made. We are now over 40" of snow on the season.

    I won't lie, it was a struggle in the jeep... Nowhere near heavy enough or powerful enough to crank out that much snow. I actually got it stuck and needed a tug out... luckily i keep a chain with me but just had to wait for someone to come and help me out.

    Oh well, it is what it is! What a nasty storm though. When the lightning came in the middle of the night it was INCREDIBLE!
  9. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    That would have been awesome to see.
  10. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    At first, I thought that the wind and ice had blown a transformer in the near vicinity!!! But then it happened again a minute or so later and I remembered them saying we could get thunder/lightning! I couldn't believe what I was seeing!
  11. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice pics and glad you made it through
  12. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Crazy stuff, we had that back in December. I remember the thunder snow, and the wind kicking up the drifts insanely. During the storm it was nearly impossible to see. We all met at the diner and waited it our for 2hrs. Go make that coin bud!!
  13. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    Thanks guys for the comments! We have been running loaders 24/7 at many accounts since the last flake fell to help move/re-locate/haul away the snow. What a mess! But gotta love the $$$ payup
  14. Freebird

    Freebird Member
    Messages: 41

    Keith what do you run? Do you usually just use the Jeep for residential and as a supervisor vehicle or do you get to run the heavy equipment or just spend storm as a supervisor/backup plow?
  15. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    I am in the jeep and run through my residential run... that usually takes me 4 to 5 hours each run to blow through my residential accounts.

    I then go check on a couple crews and their progress at some of our multi-family accounts. See how much they have left, what their fuel situation is, etc. Relay that info back to "snow command" aka my uncle who is back at the office.

    Usually once that stuff is done i will head back and hop in a salt truck and start hitting accounts that have been all plowed and are ready for salt.
  16. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Very nice pictures.....you got alot of snow
  17. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    I love going out plowing after a big storm. There's just something about being the first one to go down a road covered in fresh powder.

    I went out this morning and one cell tower i plowed had a drift from last night so bad we had to call in the loader. the snow just kept coming around beind my plow because the banks on the road were so high.
  18. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    hey guys I have a ton more pics to add to the thread... I would post them now, but gotta run! more snow falling as i type! time to plow again!