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Distance Between accounts.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PrecisionS&I, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 72

    Just looking for opinions on the distance you travel between accounts with a loader and pusher.

    I have 3 accounts in the same general area and hoping to service properties with a small loader or backhoe with a 10' or 12' pusher.

    Account #1 is a 3.5 acre site in the center of 2 other accounts.

    Account #2 is 1.65 miles to the west of the first account and would be 2 turns.

    Account #3 is .35 miles to the east of the first account and would be one turn.

    I am just looking for opinions on this thanks.
  2. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I would say go for it. A 2 speed transmission would be helpful.

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Most small loaders are quick with 3 or 4 speed tranys so travelling 1 -5 miles is no sweat . Even hydrostatic machines are fast. Thumbs Up
  4. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    I dont have any experience with loaders but I will say here in Maine it is very common to see them on the roads in the city areas. Most have plates on the back. I think you would be fine that's not really that far
  5. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,456

    I have run our loader with the 12 ft box from our yard to a job site (about 2.5 miles) and around town during larger snow events. You really have to pay attention at traffic lights and so on, its wide and people don't give any room. The question is is it legal? 8-6 is the legal width limit and it is an attachment that can be removed and trailered, the law in your area might frown upon it.