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HOA Driveways

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by forestfireguy, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We were given a last minute bid oppurtunity, and since we like to service 12 months we're looking at it pretty hard for plowing,salting.sidewalks and landscape maintenance. Here's the deal, it's a 28 building complex with 113 driveways, 63 are 12x18, 50 are 10x18. I'm thinking skid steers with back drag boxes, my question is how many? Blowers on tractors are really not a good option, as many of the driveways are only seperated by a 6 ft strip of turf, and besides I have access to skidsteers, but no tractors..........So how many sidsteers to wrap up a 4" storm in 5(ish) hours, will have a truck woth a V plow in there to clean up after the loaders, Also, whats the best way to salt all these tiny driveways?
     
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    We did a 122 unit complex all patio homes, some single wide, some double, in 4-5 hrs with a skid & 8' plow, we could probably do it in 3 1/2 now with our mods. But that would be pushing it. If the budget allows I would use 2 full size skids (Bobcat S220 or similiar), to be safe, if it is stricly low price, the I would use 1. These tight areas are where skids excell.
     
  3. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    So all the SS has to do is get the snow from the driveway into the roadway where truck/V plow pushs it somewhere?
     
  4. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,380

    My bad posted on the wrong thread.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  5. JpLawn

    JpLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    1 with a 9' blade could handle it. If you have 2 skids available then use 2 on that site. I've never used a pull back pusher. We always run 9' blades with wings.
     
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    Best I ever saw with two skitters was... First machine had what looked like a rear scaper blade that would normally be mounted to a 3 point tractor hitch....this was mounted to the boom, facing rearward, and stuck out about 4 feet from the cab. That machine drove up the shirt drives dropped the blade and 3 swipes pulled it out onto the steet...next machine came along with 2 yard snow bucket and stacked it up... I aware those guys were doing over 60 drives per hour no joke. But that was in a real tight area that mowing wise they told me a 4 man crew would mow 85-100 per day