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Full Day of Plowing on Oct.3, 2008 (Part III)

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Alaska Boss, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Well, since it appears that I'm the only one on Plowsite to have started snow plowing for the 2008-09 winter season already, I took a bunch more pictures of some of the jobs I had today. We ended up with right at a foot of snow that fell on this storm, but now it's +38°, so it's melting now and making a big mess everywhere, so about 3pm today, I called & canceled all the rest of my jobs, because I was just didn't want to dig up all the dirt & gravel in people's yards & driveways. I told everyone that they should just let things melt & after everything freezes up in the next week or two, then we can start snow plowing in earnest. So, these are some shots of what I did today,.. payuppayup:D

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  2. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Had to re-do my own driveway, plus all my neighbors at the same time,...

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  3. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    The snow was getting so sticky & heavy, that it wouldn't windrow hardly at all unless I went faster than I wanted to,.. I was just sort of sliding it forward,...,...

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  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    you lucky dog. truck does fine with no ballast?
     
  5. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Even a Blizzard with wings wasn't containing the snow, and it spilled around the front if I tried to take a full blade width while windrowing,.... and I was making piles almost as high as the truck already,...

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  6. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I sure hope that is a sure sign of winter to come for the rest of us.
     
  7. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    It was in people's yards where the dirt started showing up this morning,...

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  8. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    These piles are big enough tho that they will stay here until next May,... and they will turn hard as a rock in several more weeks,...

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  9. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    The snow in the banks along driveways turned into big balls, and I couldn't "throw" it back as far as I wanted, but after things freeze up I think I can then,...

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  10. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Piles under trees will for sure not melt away anymore....

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  11. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Most driveways stayed ok all day, with banks as high as the plow already,...

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  12. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Wow that looks like fun, the weather channel was talking about how you have gotten the snow also. October is a good snow month for you guys!
     
  13. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    But I have never plowed such "dirty" snow before,... normally all my piles are pure white,...

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  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Any more snow in the forcast?:bluebounc
     
  15. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    This was the last house I did,... then I decided to just let everyone else go,.. and let things be until freeze-up is set. So, from this time on now until April, I gotta be ready to go,... more later,... wesport:salute:

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  16. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    sweet - ....
     
  17. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951


    Not for a couple days at least,.. it's gotta get cold now before we get any more,.. (I hope)
     
  18. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    you must have some good customers to let that slide until it freeze up a bit more .i hate when you start dozing the gravel keep them coming
     
  19. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    Son of a biscuit... that looks fun. Wow, I haven't even picked my plow yet!
     
  20. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    It's very expensive to have gravel hauled & spread into your yard, trying to keep the mud under control, etc, and the last thing people around here want is to have the plow guy come along & plow it all into a pile at the edge of the woods. No one has paved driveways,... heck, we're all happy if DOT can keep the main highway paved,... :dizzy: