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Is this guy using a peice of drain pipe to plow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jlouki01, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

  2. That pic looks like the same one shown on the football broadcast from Lincoln Financial Field(where the Eagles play and the game was postponed tonite). Looks to me like what they roll the tarp up on in the baseball stadiums, may be a corrugated plastic pipe. Prob used to limit damage to the playing surface.
     
  3. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,510

    saw that 2 I was like that actually works lol
     
  4. Yeah looked like it was working pretty well in the live video on TV.........to plow GRASS lol
     
  5. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    Yep thats exactly what it is. Its a 14-24 inch piece of drainage pipe. They push the snow off of the tarps and or turf onto the concrete around the edge and then loaders haul it out of the stadium. Some stadiums also use old Loader tires works pretty good too, just have to go easy on the down pressure
     
  6. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    yeah he's plowing the tarp. Wouldn't want to rip that!
     
  7. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    forget the grass, its so they dont damage the tarp :rolleyes:
     
  8. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,862

    Its used on the turf and grass...
     
  9. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    There was a live clip on the news where he was clearing the turf with it. He was pushing a pretty big pile of snow with it, too.
     
  10. CHCSnowman

    CHCSnowman Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 138

    This is something I found talking about how they control snow on athletic turf.

    Q: What's a typical approach to clearing a field?
    A: It depends on the configuration of the stadium. If there?s room to push the snow off the field onto a rubber track or open area, it can take three hours. On fields that have little room like the college I worked, at we had to plow to one end and then have a backhoe push it through a gate. That can take up to eight hours with a typical 6-in. snow.

    We usually use a 1-ton truck (checking first to ensure there are no leaks from the truck or the plow), a standard 8-ft. plow, and depending on the synthetic surface, a rubber cutting edge or a schedule 80 plastic pipe cut down the middle and snapped on over the cutting edge.

    A polypropylene/polyethlylene 'carpet' laid over a rubber layer can be handled with a rubber cutting edge. It's easier to plow because you can use a rubber cutting edge, but your speed is critical. You can't go over 10 mph until you become comfortable with the surface. There are seams on the field, so you don't want to catch them with the edge and tear the turf. For an 'infill' turf, manufacturers use fibers mixed with rubber, sand or a combination. You can't use a rubber cutting edge or you'll move a lot of the matrix and ruin the turf. This should only be plowed with the schedule 80 pipe fitted over the cutting edge and then secured with straps over the plow.
     
  11. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    sweet cant belive it works