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how i spend my time not plowing

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by dayexco, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    city hires us to stack snow with the excavator at their snow dump site. looks like it will be 8-10 hrs a day for the next week or so.

    snow1.jpg

    snow2.jpg
     
  2. Williams Ex Co

    Williams Ex Co Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 24

    Gene..... Do you just have them dump in the slot and then throw to either side from the bench?
     
  3. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    You have a picture of the snow pile?
     
  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i'd like to see that too
     
  5. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    they already stacked it as high as a 950 G cat would stack it..i'm guessing about 16-18'? i ramped myself up on top of the pile, dug that trench all the way to the back of the pile, and either the loader is feeding the tunnel from the front of the pile...or the trucks back in and dump so it doesn't have to be handled twice. btw paul...we're getting a HELLUVA blizzard here right now, can't see 20'
     
  6. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    i will take pics tomorrow of the pile itself. i took those from the cab of the excavator w/my phone.
     
  7. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    Keep digging keyways like that one throughout the pile, you'll be able to stack snow for weeks!
     
  8. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    i wanna see this pile...
     
  9. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    You could make a lot of snow cones for the county fair next 4th of July, I'm sure It'll still be there.
     
  10. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    haha yeah that pile wont be melting for a while
     
  11. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    3M's campus is a couple miles from me. Every year they take snow from their campus's parking lots and put it in one big pile. There's usually a pile of snow left going into June.
     
  12. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    pretty impressive!
    Yes a picture of the "pile" would be nice to see one day!
    Or even a Google earth shot maybe! (but i think google only takes pics in the summer/spring)
     
  13. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    i keep taking pics from the cab of the excavator, need to take one once i get down off pile...the first pic, is of an old fiat allis fr20 loader bucket i converted to fit our 210 case excavator, 2nd is just truck backing up into the cut, 3rd is the 2 loaders cleaning up, i put 19 hrs in stacking yesterday. this has been VERY good deal for us. i'm SURE happy now that USM refused to make the contract revisions i requested, hired a competitor...and gave me the time to do this.

    fr20 bucket.jpg

    pile2.jpg

    pile1.jpg
     
  14. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Thats alot of snow!!! Looks like pretty easy money though.. (meaning not a ton of physical labor)
     
  15. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    WOW!! I got to get me a job like that.
     
  16. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    holly snot, that awsome. deff get some pictures of the pile standing on the ground!
     
  17. justinizzi

    justinizzi Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    What kind of excavator are you running for this job
     
  18. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    you need a melter !
     
  19. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    justinizi, 210 case
     
  20. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Geesh why such a huge machine? Go get yourself a mini hoe! Lol
    In all seriousness, wouldn't a dozer be more productive? And be able to stack higher?