1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Moving wheel loaders from St.Louis to Elkridge Maryland

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by iluvscag, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. iluvscag

    iluvscag Member
    from STL
    Messages: 56

    Hey guys, currently in the process of moving wheel loaders to help out with the storm over there. Anything you can tell me about bad interstates, places to stay out of etc? I'd appreciate any and all help.

  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,947

    Don't have any helpful answers, but you're just now going?
  3. CELandscapes

    CELandscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Are you coming across 70?
  4. iluvscag

    iluvscag Member
    from STL
    Messages: 56

    You got it, just got called.
  5. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,466

    Better hurry before it melts.
  6. iluvscag

    iluvscag Member
    from STL
    Messages: 56

    Minimums are in place.
  7. twotonballs

    twotonballs Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Snowman don't forget to bring the Bandit he can run decoy.
    Eastbound and down. Your gonna do what they say can't be done. You gotta long way to go and a short time to get there, watch ol Bandit run.
    Don't pull any fuel or trip permits and definitely don't pull into any chicken coops without making them chase you down with lights and sirens. That's the way we rolled out to Denver Colorado a few years back with 10 wheel loaders to help clean up after there back to back blizzards.
  8. twotonballs

    twotonballs Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    We were talking to John Pearson about the hourly rates and cost for the lowboy moves also. I guess you were the low bidder. Good luck and god bless. Keep us up to date on how it's going out there after you get started. It's pretty cool showing up in that kind of a situation. You are everybody's Hero
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    But.... what about the E-Logs and 63mph speed limiter, driving with all the air in your seat and head rubbing on the ceiling while your sandals are kicked off on the floor? How about pulling out at the base of a hill to pass a 62.8mph truck with your 63mph truck and talking trash on the CB the whole way how you have a superior cookie cutter Volvo while you've got the boom mic on your head set flipped up so you don't have to take it off?? You can't outlaw truck, that's only something the steering wheel attendants talk about over coffee and how they did it back in the day by going over their HOS by 25 minutes once. :D
  10. iluvscag

    iluvscag Member
    from STL
    Messages: 56

    Thanks for the info, will definitely update with pics when possible. Should be there by tomorrow at 1230. Nice to have the loaders do more than sit on bare pavement and move silage for once. Not looking to be a cowboy hero hah, just to be safe and effective.
  11. aagroundclearin

    aagroundclearin Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Woot woot ! Keep her moving driver, and be safe !
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,396

    Feel free to use the Walmart parking lots to store the surplus snow.
  13. Flyboy77

    Flyboy77 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    There were some buses that got stuck on the turnpike in PA, but they made it home Sunday night at midnight, so it must have opened up.

    Suggest checking the websites of the DOT's along the way, MODOT's is pretty good about covering road closures.

    Google maps was the best live traffic data for when I was trying to get across the Meremac during the flooding and bridge closures. If it's red it's slow, if there's no color it's closed.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016
  14. iluvscag

    iluvscag Member
    from STL
    Messages: 56

    Thanks alot, I appreciate it!
  15. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 535

    Elkridge is on the south side of Baltimore. All the interstates are open and wet now. Schools will be closed again tomorrow but federal government is going back to work so expect the highways to be jammed especially around the Baltimore airport(BWI) A lot of secondary roads are still blocked. Biggest problem is the intersection, the corners are not pushed back yet and difficult to see around the piles. Big problem is everyone has gotten their drives done already so you end up being the bad guy if you get anything in their drives. What they did here was put the plows straight and did only one pass through each road in the center of the road. Its not pretty but people can function. Remember "cul de sac" is French saying meaning a small road on a steep hill with a bunch of angry frustrated BMW drivers on it and no where to push snow. Good Luck
  16. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 535

    PA turnpike announced this morning Wed AM that they will be closing 70 miles of turnpike between Breezwood and New Stanton to remove 500 abounded vehicles. Apparently passable in one lane only. Must really be unbelievable