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enough to go!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DYNA PLOW, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. DYNA PLOW

    DYNA PLOW Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    bout an inch an a half on the ground ,18degree's, i'm going in the morn. gonna try the salter out for the 1st time and maybe putz around with the new plow as well.
    have a good christmas celebration everyone!
    dan
     
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    We have freezing rain predicted for early Monday am so Ill be out in advance to pre-treat. Kinda wish it was going to be snow, but I's takes what I's can gets...
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Does this mean you are using salt this year? I know last year you were useing all mix. What are you useing to spread with?

    Geoff
     
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    I switched to straight salt mid-season last year. Thanks in small part to Alans ribbing lol. I found I need two-thirds less than the mix for better results than 7/2 mix I was using. My material and labor cost actually went down. Less trips to the supplier too as I buy it as I need it.

    I had been using a Buyers single stage but decided it was a POS and can get better results hand-casting so I sold it. A full-size V is not practical for me, and I have been esp lazy trying to find a decent 2-stage tailgate unit. So my shovel guy is now my "spreader".

    Yes you read right. I can be in and out of my largest lot in under 20 minutes. Almost 2 acres roughly the shape of an "E". It would take me that long just to finish f$%&ing with the Buyers, knocking down bridging, refilling etc. My other 5 lots are 1/2 acre each or less so it works esp well on them.

    If , during a snow event, I plow the hills first, spread some material at the top, by the time the flats are done the brine has completely cleared the hill so even if its still snowing another pass is usually unnecessary.
     
  5. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Bill,

    I bought a used 2 stage Fisher Tailgate spreader. It handles a few small lots, and some walkways. I must say the spreader works better than we all expected.

    I will highly recomend this spreder to someone who is looking for a good tailgate. It will also spread sand, if that material is needed.

    The downside is a new one will cost ya 1800 for one that bolts into the bed, and 2K for one that is a hitch mount.

    Geoff
     
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    The spreader I have now cost me $15 per hour and does the job reasonably well so I may wait til spring lol ;)

    A friend has an Airflo 2 stage tailgate and is real happy with it so Ive been on the lookout for a used one reasonably priced (hint hint).
     
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Didnt end up going out. By the time I was ready to hit the hay around 12 the temps were up in the 40s with steady rain so icing was a non-issue.

    Maybe Wednesday???