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Driveway and lot marking

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bobwitheclc, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. bobwitheclc

    bobwitheclc Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Have any of you that live in the upper midwest started to mark your drives and lots?
    We have and we are getting some flack for doing so people saying that it is too early. My thoughts were to get the poles in before the ground freezes.

    Thanks in advace for your comments.
     
  2. bbrsq

    bbrsq Member
    Messages: 56

    Haven't even considered marking anything yet. I won't until Thanksgiving time.
     
  3. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I use a cordless drill and boring bit if the ground is too hard.....
     
  4. Mick

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

    I start marking new ones in October. Most of mine stay up year round.
     
  5. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    I usually put them up around the 16-17 of november
     
  6. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    We are doing them today and tomorrow!
     
  7. bobwitheclc

    bobwitheclc Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for all of the replys. I am glad to hear that I am not way to early. Thanks again.
     
  8. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Where would a good place be to buy the stakes? I know about central parts, ant other place cheaper?
     
  9. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    we have only marked a motel we are plowing this year the driveways wait until later becuase it isnt very hard to get the marker in the drit but pavement is pretty hard...

    RC
     
  10. Mick

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

    Don't know about cheaper, but try Angelo's: http://www.angelos-supplies.com/plowparts/catresults.pg?cat='Driveway%20Stakes'
     
  11. hillndale

    hillndale Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 60

    If you buy from Angelo's, don't click on the "link" that offers free hydraulic fluid with $50.00 purchase. They ship the fluid separate with additional charges. I ordered 100 sticks @ .45 a peice. What I thought would be 50 something turned into 70 something after shipping fees. Angelo's is a good place though, to get the sticks. Thanks Mick!

    hillndale
     
  12. Mick

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

    Sorry about the ripoff with the fluid, Adam. I didn't use it when I ordered the stakes, so didn't know about it.

    You're welcome.
     
  13. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I did some last week and I am going to do the rest next week.:D
     
  14. Snowman19

    Snowman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Try j-thomas.com they have some good prices and they are out of Walled Lake,MI they are just about an hour away from us.
     
  15. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    We dont mark any of our lots. I guess most of them have curbs, and I try to have all our guys take a good look at the lots before it snows. Of course most of our lots I'v been doing for years so I pretty much know where all the curbs are. There is one place that does mark there proporty for us, but when we back drag out all there driveways we usually back over the sticks, casue its a retired condo place. I dont mind that they do it, its just that they get in our way at that place.
     
  16. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    i go out a couple days b4 each storm....i dont like ppl stealin them...happened to me 2yrs ago and lost close to 100bucks at one lot
     
  17. Brannick's Snow

    Brannick's Snow Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 48

    we use flags with wire 30" put our logo and phone # on them about 150.00 for a 1000