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Plowing Stone Parking Lot, Tips Anyone?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by ispperformance, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. ispperformance

    ispperformance Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have a small parking lot that is stone, and of course it started snowing before the ground was nice and frozen. For now I am backblading to keep from digging into the ground. I did see a guy that fabbed up a bar for his plow that attached where the shoes attach and he used it for stone parking lots and driveways. Anybody have any pointers or equipment they have made up to help until the ground freezes?
     
  2. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    How about a old cutting edge with a 4" pipe with a slot cut into it and welded on? I just either back-drag or hold the plow up.
     
  3. ispperformance

    ispperformance Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I don't remember if it was here, but a while back I seen pics from a guy that fabbed up a 4" Pipe with some arms welded to it so that it mounted into the slots for the plow shoes. It was a pretty cool looking setup, don't know if it worked or not? I might try welding something like that up?
     
  4. FLMan

    FLMan Junior Member
    Messages: 14

  5. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    I just carry the blade, PITA but it works and does not cost anything.
     
  6. Bigdoghd

    Bigdoghd Member
    Messages: 46

    I have neighbor that just got a plow he shares part of my drive (drives are about 700') . Mines blacktop his is stone, you can see his blade folding over all the time. Then when he merges onto my drive, my dam drive is covered in stone. If we got a long, I'd explain to him, to push the snow inward. Welding a pipe on the botton sounds like a good idea, also
     
  7. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I use a 2" gas pipeline with a skill saw slit down it, notch one end so its easier to push on, works great
     
  8. EME 411

    EME 411 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I use a 8' x 4" x 1/2 steel plate with 8' x 2" x 1/2 welded to it at 30 dgree angle with two pins welded to mount in the shoe slots. The blade cutting edge rests on the flat stock. I have found this works good on my gravel driveway till I can get a good base built up.
     
  9. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
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