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loading docks

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ajslands, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    yes i have a few commercial lots that have loading docks, and was wodering what the best way to clear out the docks were, iam affraid to get in there and end up getting stuck backdragging, and not being able to push myself out with my plow... Any suggestions?
     
  2. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i back drag mine out, but take it out in sections, i dont go all the way in and try to drag everything in one or two shots, i take 15-25 feet at a time, depending on the incline
     
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    If you only have 2 wheel drive might want to pre treat the docks also, otherwise if you have 4wd unless you try you reallty shouldnt get stuck
     
  4. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Flat ones no problem pull in back out. Inclines I agree with redman. After your do it a few times you will know what your truck can handle
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    i have an f-250 4x4 6.0 turbo diesel with a salter and salt in back. and iam 7600 lbs dry and a bout 9500 with all my stuff on my truck
     
  6. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    oh hell, you have plenty of power and weight...if there is a significant incline nose in half way, pull out and then nose back in and finish, you'll be fine
     
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Experience of trying it different ways will be a plus
     
  8. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452


    That and when you go in, start backing up then drop the blade so you have a bit of momentum. vs stopping, dropping the blade and then trying to pull back. you wont want to slid a bit and get crooked inbetwen 2 trrailers... thats not fun trying to wiggle

    or get and ebling like i did :drinkup:
     
  9. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    you like those?
     
  10. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I like it, havent used it yet mind you but it will save me having to take a skid to this specific location.