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It is time to stake yet?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Clapper&Company, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    When do you guys start staking lots?? I was thinking about starting mine next week.
     
  2. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    I stake when snow is in the forcast. Stake too early and it'll never snow. Besides, when do you usually get the first snow?
     
  3. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    stake too early and your stakes grow legs.:realmad:
     
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,977

    Gotta wait until at least the ground temps get to the 30's. Stake any sooner (unless blizzard is in the forecast) and yes, your stakes will be gone.
     
  5. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    PATIENTS IS A VERTUE

    Dang man we are all ready but crap man give it time
     
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I know we have time, but I like to have them out by Nov. 1st.
     
  7. mrbrickman

    mrbrickman Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 138

    i move it down, we stake all out properties around november 15th around the mid atlantic here, people think they are random stakes and end up stealing or removing them more because they think oh its too early for snow, and we dont want to think about that right now...

    yet do it before the ground freezes, those fiberglass stakes are a real pain trying to get in with hard ground
     
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Way too early IMO. We're still mowing grass likes its spring time out. BTW its 75 degrees here and supposed to be in the high 50's mid 60's next 14 days :cry: We usually do it after fall clean ups are done.
     
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,541

    "We usually do it after fall clean ups are done."


    they way this years goin that could be after christmas
     
  10. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    I was out mowing today and had to mow around more than a few plow stakes.
     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Just leave them in all year long, customers love that. LOL
     
  12. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Year around lol
     
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Use t bar fence stakes and pound them in about 2 or 3 feet, trust me nobody will stealthem because you need a loader to take them out. LOL
     
  14. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL thats good
     
  15. my stakes to get pulled anymore

    dab a little anti-seeze on a few stakes and they leave them alone

    deer season starts Nov 15th
    probably wont see any stakes before then

    mostly painted lathe strips around here for commercial markers

    I use what I think the homeowner likes.
    They dont want their place looking junkie and I only mark what I dont want to hit.
    We have many gravel drives and need to push onto/into yards when the drives
    are 400-700 feet long with trees on both sides.

    Some open areas drift and we mark just to find the drive

    Now use grey conduit , cut to 5 ft and painted at the top
    (wont scratch their car when they back over them and they bend)
    At big box stores -- about $2.50 for 10feet

    We have 70% leaves that havent even turned yet.
    tc
     
  16. shanta74

    shanta74 Member
    Messages: 72

    i work at the high school and we staked both of the schools about three weeks ago we use 1/4 inch fiberglass poles with the tops panted orange
     
  17. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    When the Mowing is done

    I like to put my stakes in the Ground after the Last mowing is completed. I cant wait till after fall clean-up there would be no time. you can always rake and blow leaves around snow stakes. I believe the last cut is this week. Ill most likely put stakes in starting next Thursday.
     
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I like steak on the grill before it gets to cold!:rolleyes:
     
  19. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    The Famer Aalm. says snow fist part of Nov., think I might start rounding up my stakes
     
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I like the anti-seize idea, that stuff stays on your hand forever.