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Gravel lots

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by OhioPlower, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    One of my accounts has a spot probably 40x60ft that is gravel. I knew it was there and raised the blade some but still pushed some gravel and now there is a gravel pile in the grass. Do you guys spread the gravel back at the end of the season and do you charge for it?
     
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Better off doing it a few times during a melt, that way it isnt too bad come spring. But usually dont charge for it. It is our mess, so we clean it. You can use Clapper's power broom. That thing works magic for gravel:nod:
     
  3. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    dont push it too far in grass!! thats what I do if keep in lot it will fall in lot, not in the grass, you got to tell owner that snow will be keep in lot, it's has gravel in it.
     
  4. 54powerwagon

    54powerwagon Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    i plow snow i don't rake gravel. if it's a big pile i may back drag it come spring. i would leave the gravel part until it is frozen then plow it. do they use this part of the lot everyday.
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Heres what you can do if it every stays cold !!!!

    - Back drag the lot twice, and as long as its cold the lot will frezz, and then you can push it.

    We got some drive ways, that we have to back drag the whole thing because, if not you dig in and its a mess
     
  6. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Yeah I went and cleaned it up today. Only took an hour. Its not like its snowing around here in NE Ohio, had nothing beeter to do. Ill just raise the blade like 4 in. next time.
     
  7. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    1/2 to 1 inch wont hurt, if it's real flat 1/2 inch raise blade will do a good job
     
  8. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    no the gravel spot is about 2 in. above the concrete.
     
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    We dont plow, stone lots have a 3-4" trigger