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I need to be in ohio

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sleepyhead, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I see you guys alot of snow 20". I think I will load the pile up and that way. :D Just kiddin
     
  2. topher4519

    topher4519 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I live in ohio. We have lots of snow. Please don't send anymore for a while. Need some sleep.

    Thanks,
    Christopher
     
  3. Plow King

    Plow King Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Broke the pins on my plow and got my skid steer stuck about 4 times. Snow to rain to snow makes for some real heavy snow to push.

    Not complaining tho, I love snow :)
     
  4. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I`ll drive to you guys in Ohio, and load some snow in my truck and bring some back to CT. Kill two birds with one stone. Ease your snow situation, and plant some around here ! :rolleyes:
     
  5. z_plow_master

    z_plow_master Member
    Messages: 49

    we need some snow here in chicago, the snow storms always pass by us, i hope you ohio guys are doing fine, i know snow is good, but lots of it kills the plow and the truck.
     
  6. youngdude

    youngdude Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The city plow trucks are getting stuck in this mess. So far I have 18 inches and drifts well over 30 inches. Tomarrow will be the last day at this!!!
     
  7. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    If I knew I had the work and someone to take the plow out of the back of the truck I would ride up. And work.
     
  8. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    It finally stopped snowing, maybe I can some sleep now only if that dam phone will stop ringing...Rob
     
  9. BATTLIN_BLAZES

    BATTLIN_BLAZES Member
    Messages: 82

    wow what a mess, the added rain really made for some of the roughest pushing ive seen yet!! fortunately everything made it back in one piece.but boy the phone never stopped ringing!!! :nod:
     
  10. mdd

    mdd Member
    Messages: 48

    20 hrs straight in the truck

    real heavy stuff

    over 100 phone calls
     
  11. faughtj

    faughtj Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 46

    What a nasty storm.. like everybody says, some of the heaviest snow I can remember. I had to take some off in layers till I got to the bottom. Even in 4 Lo I couldn't push much of a pile before my plow would trip or the tires would start spinning. I live in Medina and there's probably 13 or 14 inches on the ground. Probably would be 2 feet if it hadn't turned to rain overnight.
     
  12. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,489

    Between 8-10 here with Ice on top. What pain to do. Like was mentioned before it had to come off in layers. Twenty hours out on Thursday and Finished up some residential today. Went by some commerical property's and the city plowed them back in. Had to try moving a block of ice. Not fun at all. :nono:
     
  13. GreatPlains

    GreatPlains Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    What method do you folks use moving the large "blocks of ice" in the drives? Just chip away at it and try to bust it up? Any tricks you can share?
     
  14. faughtj

    faughtj Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 46

    I haven't really found a way to chip it.. I've tried dropping the plow on it but it really doesn't work. What I do is drop my plow, then raise it till it looks like I'll take maybe a 2 or 3 inch bite off the top. I'll push that, then continue until it's gone. I have a 3/4 ton Silverado with 1000 lbs of ballast in the back, not to mention all the snow that's piled in there, and my truck still wouldn't move much in the way of depth, even in 4 lo, and keeping the transmission in "1". My commercial & contract customers weren't too bad, because I plowed them with the storm, and only had to move a couple of inches at the most that had been soaked with water & ice. But all the people who only call when they really need it (actually they don't call until way past the time they need plowed) & flag downs were a nightmare because they hadn't been touched. I turned a bunch of stuff down for fear of getting stuck, if it was real hilly, etc. I had a few people pay for me just to move the 2-3 ft. pile of ice & snow the city put at the bottom of the apron with their plows. A good moneymaker but I'm glad it's over!
     
  15. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

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    last one was in the middle of the storm, measured 2"+ a hour snowfall

    13"-16" in locations and I am still plowing residentials

    as for the hardpack at the end, I have a tracked snowblower for those that goes right through it

    or if it is too deep I just put it in low-lock and engauge the E-lockers and BONNZI
     
  16. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

  17. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    You guys need help we are available . can supply 5 trucks with blades some with V boxes , Coming from Maryland , I can bring back hoes too . If you have the work I can supply equip and men . Emaile me for info . Matt
    rachett1@aol.com
     
  18. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    It took me 3 days but we are finally all dug out...Rob
     
  19. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Weds. was horrible here in cleveland. I took the little s-10 over to my companys retail store to plow the lot and the stuff was so wet and heavy the s-10 could not do it.

    Went to the warehouse and got my bosses new plow truck, a 2005 GMC 2500 with a Boss V-blade plow and even with that truck it was basically full force into the snow to make it move.

    We dident open the store that day. By the time the lot was cleen enough to drive on it was almost noon.

    Snow I like, Ice I hate.
     
  20. Plow King

    Plow King Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    If you went down West Smith Rd, you probably saw me getting stuck :D