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Monster Long Walks Advice

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Flawless440, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Picked up 3 new large contracts that were up 1st of the year..
    The biggest is a small city with long runs of walks connecting courts together..
    All these walks are 3' wide.... Thinking a atv is to wide, i have never used one..
    Another guy suggested a walker mower which i do like but ground speed is 5mph

    Dose a 48" blade fit on a 36" walk angled to one side?

    I own a utv thats 4.5' wide thinking about putting a blade on it.. Still think its to wide..
     
  2. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Well if the UTV is 4.5' wide and there are poles or objects close to the walk it may be to wide. How wide is your dingo? Put a blade on that?
     
  3. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    The dingo is a tracked unit, its pretty slow.. If we get a lot of snow or some heavy frozen crap we use it..
     
  4. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    I know this is no help but are you responsible for these properties for tonight/tomorrow's storm? I know you said the contract opened up jan 1 and with no notice the account was yours until now that would suck.

    Wish I had a solution to your problem tho.
     
  5. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I would look into a big two stage blower? Or a lot of shovelers.

    Whats an estimate on how long the walkways are though?
     
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    snowblower for the dingo....don't know how much sidewalk your really taking about, but a dingo w/blower & a couple guys with 1 or 2stage blowers can do A LOT of 3ft wide sidewalks!


    On light snows (2in or less) 2 or 3 guys w/ these http://www.jmenterprises.com/36-WIDE-SNOWGRADER_p_26.html can really knock narrow walks out also.
     
  7. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    3 guys with shovels can do a lot of walkways too! Not sure how fast the dingo is but I would look at the dingo speed with either a plow or blower compared to having 2 guys use 2 stage blowers. Might be cheaper?
     
  8. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Not sure about the speed of his dingo....but most walk/ride behind mini's are 2 slow to effectively use a blade from my experiences. On top of that, traction isn't the greatest....but a blower is a different story.
     
  9. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    48" to 52" atv blade at full angle will clear down a 36" walk.
     
  10. rebert

    rebert Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I would just use one or two 2stage blowers. Unless were talking about thousands of feet.
     
  11. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 300

    If you own a mini skid already get a blower and a broom and call it good.

    Broom for the light snows and blower for the heavier accumulation. Using an asset you already own and consistency from storm to storm
     
  12. XYZSnowPros

    XYZSnowPros Member
    Messages: 36

  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I have a 48'' ATV plow I done a lot of 36'' walks with it
    Long walks is only way to plow walks
    You might plow some grass but not much If I was you I would take 48'' plow and cut it to fit a 36'' walk