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H2 Equipment Suggestions

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Flat-Lander, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Flat-Lander

    Flat-Lander Junior Member
    from monroe
    Messages: 10

    I will be relocating to an area on the TN/NC line and have never lived anywhere that got snow. The area gets about 40-50 inches on average per year. We have a 1/2 mile drive that has several areas that are very steep and turn sharply. We have a stock H2 and were wondering about getting a plow, but like I said, I don't know anything about dealing with snow removal. I was thinking that I would find a plow for the front and put a salt spreader on the back, I didn't know if that would work--but one of my concerns is plowing the gravel driveway, leaving a thin layer of compressed snow that would freeze, making the driveway even worse, so I thought putting down salt over the scraped area would work--probably not even close, I really don't have a clue about this.
    Also, I am looking for something that will do as little damage to the driveway as possible.
    Any suggestions about how to get started, what equipment might work best, or anything else would be greatly appreciated.
  2. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    Sounds like you're on the right track unless you want to pay someone to do it for you. Pretty much anything you do will move some gravel around, especially early or late in the season if the ground isn't frozen. That's part of the joy of a gravel drive :)
    If you're going to buy a plow I'd look at what brand of plow most of the contractors are using in your area using and then find the dealer for that brand. That'll be a good starting point.
  3. jg244888

    jg244888 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    theres lots of talk on here about plowing gravel drive just search and you will learn tons!!!