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Challenge for the plow vets

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by johntwist, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Challenge for the Plow Site vets

    I was thinking different scenarios out of boredom and I came up with a good one for ya' to stimulate some conversation.

    You have a customer with a split-entry style house with a drive under garage in the front. The right side of the single-wide driveway is a retaining wall of railroad ties. The left side is the front lawn, but it slopes way up and has a row of hedges all along the edge of the driveway. The area in front of the garage door is like the bottom of a big sink and there's a trench drain there to deal with water collection.

    Let's assume you can't put it out in the street. I also heard that pushing snow across a street is illegal in many places. :nono:

    Now, where the hell do you put the snow??? :confused:
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2004
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Backdrag it into the street, then angle the blade and push it to the curb as I drive away. Do it every year. :nod:
  3. this sounds like a good job for alot of salt :dizzy:
  4. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    John, it needs to snow. You've got to much time on your hands. :D :drinkup:
  5. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Yeah, you've got that right, I'm bored on top of bored. Mick's gonna laugh when he sees this thread :rolleyes:
    Well, it's going down into the teens tonight, maybe a record low for this early in November. Could be a good sign of things to come! :drinkup:
  6. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Very difficult question. Very simple answer. For every job there is the right tool. The tool needed here is a snowmann rear mount pull plow. Now it is your turn to ask a question. :)
  7. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    lol my wife tells me that too :cry: :salute:
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2004
  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    You still didn't answer where to put it Bolts. ;)
    By the way, :bday:
  9. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Thanks for the congrads:

    That seems to be a dead end question.
  10. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Quote the customer more and use a snowblower. :p :D
    :bday: Bolts
  11. grotecguy

    grotecguy Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Shove it into the garage and let it melt. Then squeegee it to the floor drain. :)
    Or charge an arm and a leg to snow blow it.

    Just my .02,
    Mark K
  12. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176


    Well thank you very much.
  13. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    thats what I do also :rolleyes:


    PS Nolan change your sig ;)
  14. Mick

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

    Yes, I laughed when I started reading this, but not for the reason you might think. At first, it sounded like one I've had for several years. The solution was simple, but might not work for some. The customer actually told me to do this - push the snow across the yard. Then you said there are bushes to keep you from doing that. Then it sounded like where my daughter lived in Augusta. Couldn't backdrag to the street and push to the side because of the sidewalks and bushes between the sidewalk and yard. Bushes actually did line the entire driveway and front of the yard. The other side of the driveway was the neighbors house. There was literally nowhere to push the snow. The solution was a snowblower and blow the snow over the bushes.
  15. Playboy

    Playboy Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    What if theres cars on the street that allready got plowed in from the town? What if you have a V-box and no trailer for a snowthrower.... Just had to add a twist to it... :p
  16. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    No pun intended of course :)

    It's funny, this little scenario has generated more of a variety of responses than I figured. I wonder what other brain teasers I can come up with :rolleyes:
  17. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    :redbounce I JUST WISH I HAD SOME SNOW TO TRY ANY SCENARIO!!! :redbounce
  18. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    I'd just use the Trackless with the blower, or my Case with a blower, and put the snow where ever I want with in 200 ' of the driveway :waving:

  19. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    ME TOO!!!! supposed to happen tomorrow night!
  20. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Backdrag into the street and then windrow it off to the side of the road. If there are cars there that the town plows have plowed in well... they get buried even more by me, then when they get out, i go back and clean to the curb where the car was parked. Sounds like a situation where i just may push a few loads across the street. Shhhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone :nono: