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

Plowing under semi trailers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IA snoman, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Looking for some info from anyone who has plowed factories or warehouses that need the front of the semi trailers plowed out under the king pins, (5th wheel). back dragging will not work and the height is approx 46" so it has to be shorter than that. Most likely will be using a bigger wheel loader like a Cat 924 or 930.
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    There are companies that make offset angled pushers just for this. There was a thread were a guy built his own pusher with an auger to move snow out from under the trailers but that was some time ago.
     
    FredG likes this.
  3. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    I remember that thread with the auger pusher, You can buy the short pushers just for that reason. From what I hear they work pretty good on the parking areas to.
     
  4. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    I can't remember a client even asking for that. Must be not that fussy. We get tight on them and that's it. You got to clean it up good when they move anyways.
     
  5. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    I recall seeing one recently that was angled and offset so it would windrow the snow out. I will try and see if I can find it. The one with the auger would have to be run by a machine with high flow aux hydraulics.
     
  6. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Pro Tech makes one.
     
    IA snoman likes this.
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,299

    kimber750 likes this.
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,887

  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,887

  10. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

  11. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,681

    Knew someone would remember that thread. I couldn't remember the title of it.
     
  12. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 203

    The ultimate distribution center plow truck

    oshkosh7.JPG

    oshkosh6.JPG
     
  13. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    Oshkosh looks good and ready for work, I remember when you bought it, How did you get it on site, I remember you saying you did not want to register it.
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,887

  15. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 203

    I never registered it. My shop is pretty much right next to the site, so I just went outlaw and drove it down the road to its destination.
     
  16. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,633

    Just hang a SMV triangle and tell the cop this a AG equipment!
     
  17. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    I got triangles on all my stuff, Never been bothered by law enforcement,
     
    Philbilly2 likes this.
  18. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,633

    See, works like a champ!
     
    FredG likes this.
  19. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,237

    AG stuff you don't need a cdl either, Farmers have some advantages. Sometimes I like somebody behind me all lit up if possible.
     
  20. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,583

    yes, but you're going to have to convince the cop you're farming snow.

    i know in some small towns they drive the tractor to the bar, but if you try that in a big city they will ticket you.


    In some areas you need to get a permit, and in some others you can get away with a triangle/lights and or a escort during the storm.

    its best to find out what your local municipality allows first.