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how do you plow driveways?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DaySpring Services, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Just curious which steps people use to clear driveways. Do you plow the approach open first, back in threw the bank and plow the approch out the continue with the rest of the driveway, start at the garage or far end ect?
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    :rolleyes: When you were out plowing the other day how did you do it?
     
  3. 042500hd

    042500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Richard Where are you in WNY?

    I'm in Hamburg. But any way to answer your question if the snow is deep and heavy I'll clear the approach first then back drag from the top of the drive down about the length of my truck. Then back in and push it out. If the snow is light usually I'm able to back drag down to pavement then clear the approach. Hope this helps.
     
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I clear out the approach. I was just curious to everyone else's method.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    lol, I was just wondering what you did?
    First, I plow the road cut& mailbox clear of the snow the city plow left. Then windrow the snow to one side as I go up the drive, then back drag the snow away from the garage at least 1 1/2 times the length of your rig. Go turn around and back up to the garage and plow the snow to where you are stacking it.

    There are different ways of doing it as every account is different.
    It is usually better to plow the snow out of your way than to drive through it.
     
  6. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Back up to the garage, drop both plows, leave.

    Takes 30 seconds.
     
  7. Finally

    FInally, i was waiting for someone else who had a backblade and knew how to do things quickly!~
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    thanks for the onfo!!...
    firstclasslawn=Ho!! Yea!!!I have a back blade too.
     
  9. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,569

    So you two just back up through the berm the city, county plow left.
    You wouldn't push it out of the way with the plow first?
     
  10. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Naah, I leave the V in a V, and the rear has downpressure. Makes it very clean. On the rurals I'll stop and shovel out the mailbox with my custom built snow shovel. Total time would be 90 seconds!

    I have a couple of HOT young ladies. I'll scrape their cars off!
     
  11. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    nice


    nice lol but not everyone was a rear plow but i bet we all wish we did:salute:
     
  12. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Yep! At that rate, we could do so damn many driveways!
     
  13. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766


    Ya, what he said.....Rob
     
  14. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Doing short residentials is hard---only because its against the law to push into the street. Last year, I got the hairy eyeball from the city more than once. This year might generate a ticket.
     
  15. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    Drives with a garage on the end I start at the bottom and go up the side opposite of where I want the snow to go, angling towards the side the snow will go. Right before I get to the garage I turn sharply and push the snow off the edge of the driveway. I then back drag the "quarter circle" that is left about a truck length and then push that over where the snow is piled.
    Then back up and repeat on the othere side of the drive. This time there wil be less to back drag. Then finish the walks and the little bit I missed when backdragging up close to the garage.
     
  16. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    lol i dont plow, but i snowblow.. .i use 32" 12/13hp snowblowers, hand shovel any steps needed and snowblow driveway and sidewalks... dont take too long either a lot of snow.
     
  17. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Sounds great but where do you put the snow? Around here you can't put it in the street or push it across.
     
  18. Fastech

    Fastech Junior Member
    Messages: 29


    This must add a few minutes to each job.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2005
  19. Fastech

    Fastech Junior Member
    Messages: 29


    How much do you charge for this service? :)
     
  20. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    There's a better chance of trading a clean car for sexual favors. :p