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Driveway Markers?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by kws, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. kws

    kws Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hi all,
    Driveway markers seem really expensive, just wondering how many per driveway to use and if you all have ideas where to get them?:confused:

    We are talking about a single car driveway about three cars long..

  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    On a single car drive, I would use 4. Two on each edge about half way down, and two on each edge marking where the sidewalk is so I know where not to push the snow. If you can't follow a line of site straight line, then you have bigger problems than how many stakes to buy. I get 1/4 inch X 48 inch orange fiberglass rods from angelos, and use my bench top belt sander to put a pointed tip on one end, so they drive in the ground straighter. I think I paid .47 cents a piece this year.
  3. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Good post!:drinkup:
  4. kws

    kws Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Thankyou so much Rc2505 !!
  5. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare Member
    Messages: 90

    I ask all my clients to purchase them and place them....As long as the markers are in place I return in the spring to repair any turf issues. Never had a customer say no. They actually say thanks...Good Idea so you don't tear anything up.
  6. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 888

    Bad pic but you'll get the idea, 4" wide x 48" tall lettered both sides on a flexible fiberglass rod. Two per driveway, less than $5 ea.

  7. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Where are you buying them?
  8. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 888

    I got them thru Neige at a secret undisclosed location in Quebec :eek:, gonna order more for the bobcat routes. Oddly enough my usual guys in ottawa were unable to make these as they are 8" wide folded in 2 and stitched together. Very slick. Very visible each sign has brought in at least one new customer payup. Cheap focused advertising. I'm thrilled. Can't instal them fast enough.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    I use reflectors on a post and I put them near steps and drilled wells, since there are no sidewalks were I plow.
  10. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    i use the fiberglass markers from lowes i also used them for sidemarkers on my atv plow and they worked great for that to but they are allitle pricey