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nyc concrete trucks plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by calhoun, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Just saw this on the news. There were, privite company, concrete trucks (front discharge style) with plows. They were plowing the public streets. You'd think NYC public works would have enough equipment. Would this be let out to bid yearly?
     
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    And they use trash trucks also
     
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    They have plows on everything possible.I do have to say most of the time the streets are very clear
     
  4. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    NYC does not get that much snow (wow that was irrelevant) seen plenty of cement trucks plowing and they also use garbage trucks in chicago:rolleyes: How well do you think garbage trucks would plow?
     
  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    garbage and cement trucks both have very heavy duty frames and axles. There is already a hydraulic system on both so it does make sence to throw a plow on one.:D :D
     
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    in stamford we have garbage truck with plow and 50 or so of mack dumps
     
  7. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    NYC has always used Garbage trucks and DOT trucks. They are mostly tandam dual rear wheels with hefty chains I'm sure they occasionly get stuck but I only saw it happen once. I attributed that to the person who was too impatient to let the guy turn, cut him off and drove him into a huge snowbank (blizzard of 96). NYC does hire outside people at times but generally Sanitation does it all! I used to work fot the Transit Authority and we had 2 GMC Brigadier dump trucks to plow, and salt the bus stops within our depot.