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Clearing to the pavement

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kipcom, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Curious as to how others clear snow in large retail lots. We always clear curb 2 curb and down to the "dark" as we can get. Then de-ice if required. Also what do you do for a loading dock that is full of snow ( like 4 to 5' ) :eek: is it in your contract ? or is it a special needs clause ? Thanks... Kip

    2001 Dodge 1500 Boss 7.5 SD


  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Loaders with Pushers or Large blades. The pushers were great for an empty lot, the blades were better when cars were still present.

    Single axel 6 or 8 yard dump trucks with 10 blades moved some snow. However the bottom line around x-mas time you had to pile in odd spots, and move the snow later at night.

  3. Chief Plow

    Chief Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    We clear curb to curb, and scrape as best we can. Also, de ice as necessary. 2 of my stores have small loading docks that we clear for them. ( Normally I would charge for this ) but at the time of the bid, it was an oversight on my problem. I would also use a pusher, and a tandem dump or a tri-ax tractor trailer to remove when needed. Sometimes it is tough to get away from having piles around, especially with the winter we had this year.