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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by weasel11, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. weasel11

    weasel11 Member
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    Messages: 59

    1st year to snow REMOVAL. No snow here in 7 years but this year looks different. I have 8 trucks different sizes so all I need is the equip. My accts are 10 gas station lots, 2 warehouses each w/ 2 loading docks and 2 islands, 5 asphalt drives 2 concrete drives and 1 gravel. What do I need? How many trucks could I get by with using? How much time would it take you the Pro that way I can double or triple that:) Salt or liquid? My thanks in advance!!
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    2 trucks and rock salt and a whole lot of luck.:drinkup:
     
  3. weasel11

    weasel11 Member
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    Messages: 59

    thanks for the reply. When's the best time to put down the salt. Scrape then salt or does it matter?
     
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    depends whats in your contract......alot of guys pre salt...then scrape the lot. It leaves a clean finish!




    good luck!:waving:
     
  5. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    where are u going to dump the snow? does it cost u anything to dump it?
     
  6. weasel11

    weasel11 Member
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    Messages: 59

    thanks....
     
  7. weasel11

    weasel11 Member
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    Messages: 59

    On site:) and no cost
     
  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    2 trucks ready to go and a back-up just in case.
    I plow then sand/salt but thats what my customers want.
     
  9. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    have a melter or river or what?

    im just asking bc you said "REMOVAL" thats all
     
  10. weasel11

    weasel11 Member
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    Messages: 59

    what does the sand help with. I assume traction, but yrs ago I learned not to assume.
    Also is a sand/salt mixture if so what ratio

    Hey thanks for weighing in and giving advice
     
  11. weasel11

    weasel11 Member
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    Messages: 59

    WHAT? I'm new to this. I posted in the commercial forum too, because of the amount of viewers they get so you may not have seen all my posts. My company has agreed to do this due to the fact there are NO snow removers still in business here, so they ask me to be prepared. I have 20 trucks single axles and duallies and would like to set up ever how many I would need to get the job done. Salt is in the contract, but will use whatever is best. Just push the snow out of the way no removal necessary. Stacking is not an issue we never get that much snow when it does snow here.
    How's TEXAS? That's where I usually am come Jan. so snow is usually not an issue for me.
     
  12. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    Ok well with 20 trucks you may have enough lol............texas well theres no snow and its only about 45-50 day and 30 at nite but wait until next week and it will be 75
     
  13. weasel11

    weasel11 Member
    from 5
    Messages: 59

    Yeah I was hoping that I would only have to put plows on 2 or 3. It seems like the advice so far confirms this, but I was wondering about the plows that go on the rear. They looked neat in the vids and might work with the small amount of snow we get here, do you have any advice on them.. I'll be in Fort Worth next wk for the NCHA Finals so I'll bet it'll be windy as hell like it always is that wk.