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Condos...what to use?!?!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NoFearDeere, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    We are picking up 3 condo assoc. with about 60 driveways total, all within 1/2 mile of each other. Im trying to decide the easiest way to clear them...

    Skid loader with snow blade
    Skid loader with snowblower
    Truck with rear Ebling plow

    The driveways are between 30-75 feet in length. (Most are closer to 40 ft)

    What is going to be the easiest and most cost effective way to clear them? Any help is appreciated!:)
     
  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    skid with snowblower ...how do you get close to door? truck with rear plow..plow out to street then plow it off somewhere(seems cumbersome) skid with plow ...back drag and put in yard fairly quickly i would think...........we use skids with plows
     
  3. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    I use skids with blowers... Oh, and the pronovost pxpl; but it looks like I'm the only one.
     
  4. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    How wide are they? Curbs? Obstructions? Can you cast to the side? I assume garage doors are at the end. How close do you have to get? What is your trigger? Sufffice it to say that more info is necessary to properly answer your question.
     
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    how did you get them without knowing what equipment your using?
    are those your choices or what you think would work?

    around here most people use skids with a plow to clear the drives and a pickup for the roads.
     
  6. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Sidewalk crews will get walks and close to garage doors. Driveways have grass on each side and there is a public road in the middle of them which ends in a cul-de-sac. There is a parkway (area between sidewalk and street) on all of them. Trigger is 1 inch or whatever we cant melt with deicer. Driveways are 2 car wide, so approx. 16-20ft in width.
     
  7. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    If possible use a bob cat wth plow!
    thats what we do


    If money isnt a problem go get a KAGe innovation system!
    Used it last year i really like it!
    it will show you exactly how to remove the snow in condo's
    Use the plow to back drag to the street then put the box on and plow it....

    heres a video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayDCGIK6XfE
     
  8. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    What about a SS & pusher w/pullback option?

    Another thing.....it may not be an option for you, but I have thought a small (60-70hp) ag tractor with hydrostatic tran., front 9ft blade, and something like a 12ft ebling on back would be very efficient for small drives.
     
  9. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    WOW! What a good video.......Thanks for showing us that.
    Any ideal what that set up would cost cage and cat?
     
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I thought about a tractor but that will add up quick..$$$ I could buy two used skids for the price of one tractor.

    Another option I thought of was a Toolcat.